Greying of Hair

We all have might have experienced that moment when we spot the first strand of grey hair. Many of us have taken it casually, while some are worried about their early sign of aging. Typically, the greying of hair starts at an age of 40 but today's scenario is quite different. Now, young adults below the age of 25yrs also complaints about this problem. This is mainly happening due to a bad lifestyle and an unhealthy diet. 

Most of the time the immediate response to this problem is that people opt to dye their hair to hide the menace of grey hair.

What are the causes of Greying of Hair?

1. Lack of Nutrition

Good health can be achieved only by eating right and healthy food. The food we take inside reflects on the skin, hair and overall health.  A balanced diet provides all the nutrients that the body requires to function properly. If adequate nutrition is acquired for the body. It will reflect on the skin, hair, and health. This also prevents from premature greying of hair. 

So, lack of nutrition remains as the primary cause for premature greying of hair.

2. Stress/Hectic Lifestyle

This is a known fact that poor or hectic lifestyle habits lead to stress in the body. Due to stress, the body becomes weak and the health gets affected. So in this category of people, there are more chances of premature greying of hair.

3. Genetics

This is an unavoidable cause which is likely to happen in most of the cases. This is scientifically proven as well. So if your parents experienced the same issues, then there is more possibility of this condition

4. Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Vitamin B12 deficiency can be an important cause of premature greying of hair. The lack of B12 promotes the greying process much faster. Because of this, the greying of hair is a common cause in youngsters as well. 

5. Thyroid Problems and Health Issues

People suffering from the thyroid is likely to suffer from the illness of premature greying. 

6. Smoking

Studies have proven that regular smokers have a high chance of facing premature greying compared to normal individuals. 

Common Symptoms of Premature greying of Hair

Thinning of hair strands

Hair loses its shining and normal texture.

Home remedies for premature greying of hair

1. Amla and Henna Pack 

Take Henna leaves and grind it. Add Amla powder to it. Mix the ingredients and make the fresh paste. Apply this paste over the scalp and keep it undisturbed till it dries. Rinse the hair with running water. Continue this for a month.


Amla and henna work together as natural dyes. They are effective remedies that provide moisture and nourishment to hair.

2. Fresh Henna-black tea Paste
Take Fresh henna leave and soak in water overnight or henna powder in water for 8 hours. Apply this in the hair and allow it to dry. Boil the black tea leaves in water and steep it. Leave it to cool. Prepare the paste of henna. Once the tea is cooled, pour this to the henna paste. Add drops of lemon juice, stir it well until the mixture become uniform. 
Apply the mixture onto your hair using a brush. Make sure if it is evenly applied and covers all grey hairs.  Leave it undisturbed for an hour or until the henna paste is dried. 
Apply this once a month.
Henna acts as a natural dye and helps to restore the pH balance in the scalp. It darkens the hair and also helps in normalizing the oil production in the scalp. The herb is rich in antifungal and antibacterial properties that destroy dandruff.

3. Coconut Oil with Lemon Juice
Mix the coconut oil with Lemon juice and stir it well. Once the mixture is uniform apply it to the scalp. Massage thoroughly to the scalp and till the tip of the hair. When the pack is dried wash off with running water. 

This should be done twice weekly.
Coconut and lemon juice prevents further greying of hair. It delays greying by preserving the pigments in your hair follicle.

4. Curry Leaves with Coconut Oil
In a dry pan pour the coconut oil and when hot, add the curry leaves to it and boil. There will be a black residue formed. Keep it aside to cool. Once the oil is cooled, apply to the scalp and massage properly through the length of the hair.  Keep it for one hour. 
This can be repeated 2-3times a week.

Curry leaves are capable in restoring the melanin in your hair follicles which help to tackle greying. It improves overall scalp health and boosts hair growth.

5. Buttermilk processed with curry leaves
Take a bunch of curry leaves and clean it. Prepare a paste out of it and add it to buttermilk to make it a fine paste. Apply this paste to the hair and leave it until it dries. 
Buttermilk is a good remedy which will soothe the scalp and prevents from greying of hair. Both the ingredients together are very effective in tackling the problems of hair