Grey hair is becoming common nowadays and no one are able to get rid of this. Through the natural process of greying of hair is observed for long, however, these days this phenomenon is becoming more common in earlier ages and even in teenagers its frequency is increasing at an alarming rate.It affects all populations indiscriminately and almost all age groups and gender, men, women, teenagers and even children too.
The premature hair gray is nothing but a process where the pigment is not being produced from the cells which produces colour.
The causes of grey hair is still a debate and new research insights are being harvested to reach a to final conclusion to address this condition.
Genetics, vitamins, shock, stress, more exposure to hard water, habits of smoking and lack of proper diet are responsible for grey hair causes.
The main reason for the grey hair is genetic i.e. the offspring is more prone to have grey hair earlier in life if its parent has the grey hair at early ages.
Very often, premature greying can be an indication of illness wherein the graying is not inherited but is brought on by a real illness.
It can happen with a number of circumstances, such as
- hormone discrepancy
- thyroid problems
- pernicious anemia (graying of locks along with signs of exhaustion, difficulty breathing and probably chest area pains)
- genetic disorders
- lack of Vitamin B12 etc.
Minerals & Vitamins especially vitamin B12, zinc and copper are responsible for the proper nourishment of the hair & involved in giving hair its natural colour and deficiency of these vitamins and minerals affects the hair colour.
Now, if someone is at high risk of having the grey hair and both parents are victims of premature hair graying then you should take the proper precautions to delay graying of hairs. The precautions include
- avoiding direct exposure to the sunlight
- use of antioxidants and elemental zinc and copper
- proper healthy diet
- Hair & Scalp Hygiene will help to prevent the high risk group against premature hair greying.
Of course, people will get plentiful benefits if they become highly conscious about their daily eating habits and healthy lifestyle.
Homeopathy studies the underlying cause of premature greying and then treats the cause. It is possible to treat greying particularly when it is caused by an underlying ailment.
In hereditary cases the problem can’t be reversed however it can be effectively controlled. Homeopathic medicines look towards the constitution; they are specific to the individual. Along with the treatment a healthy diet is also a must.