How To Prevent Gray Hair With Foods At Home

We desire great long shiny hair but many people are battling with gray hair. Premature graying can make you look old and interrupt the beauty of your hair. Gray hair can be caused by genetics, using wrong chemical products, environmental pollution, stress or age and also when the melanin in our hair begins to drop slowly.

With this food, you can be able to fight gray hair instead of going for chemical products that will worsen the condition.

1. Lentils

Lentils are packed   with  vitamin B9  also known as folic acid, these vitamin  can increase collagen in hair follicles and  helps to  provide oxygen  to your scalp and promotes cell renewal, vitamin B9 is important for the production of methionine, an amino acid that is responsible for hair colour and fuels the production of DNA and RNA. Deficiency of vitamin B9 does not only leads to premature aging but also other health issues. Try to include lentils in your diet or other leafy vegetables in their raw form in your diet.

2. Henna

Henna is a natural hair dye that can strengthen condition and darken your hair. It is loaded with powerful phytochemicals that adds nutrient to the hair, keeping it healthy, combats dandruff, repairs hair damage, regulates oil secretion and fights premature gray hairs. It is a good conditioner for your hair and restores the natural pH balance of your air and scalp. Henna is not only great natural alternative to the chemical options available in the markets, it is also cost effective and healthy.

3. Sesame Seeds

Sesame seeds are rich in magnesium, phosphorous, copper, calcium, iron and antioxidants that neutralize the aging effect of free radicals on our hair. It stimulates melanin production and gives hair greater pigment. It nourishes the root of your hair with its omega fatty acids, improves blood circulation to rejuvenate hair follicles, acts as an excellent hair conditioner, moisturizes your scalp, their anti-aging properties delay the graying process of your hair and helps fight the existing ones. Mix half cup of ground sesame seeds with honey and apply to the hair, leave for 20 minutes before you rinse.

4. Chocolates

Chocolates contain copper which helps in production of melanin in our hair. Because chocolate is rich in vitamins and minerals, it increases blood flow to the scalp, add volume to your hair, prevent hair discolouration and thinning, its anti-inflammatory properties reduce scalp infection, encourages new cell growth and maintain a healthy scalp. To get rid of gray hair with this method, melt 4 cubes of chocolate and add it in half cup of yoghurt, allow the mixture to cool down and apply to the hair. Let it stay 35 minutes and shampoo your hair.

5. Mushrooms

Mushrooms are high in zinc and copper which promote scalp health and stimulate melanin production that is responsible for maintaining your hair pigment. Mushrooms are useful in promoting   strong hair and healthy scalp. Adding mushrooms to your diet helps prevent anemia due to its rich sources of iron, protect fragile hair and combat hair loss. Mushrooms are rich in selenium which is an essential compound that makes up the structure of your hair.

6. Curry Leaves

It helps to maintain the colour of hair and make them stronger. Regular consumption of curry leaves prevents the hair from graying by removing dead hair follicles and moisturizing  the scalp. Curry leaves are great source of beta carotene that prevents hair loss and strengthen the hair fibers, gets rid of itchy scalp and dandruff. These leaf helps to rescue gray hair by promoting a natural production of melanin, improving the quality of the hair shaft and boost shine to the hair.

7. Nuts

Nuts are rich in protein, nuts like walnuts, brazil nuts, almonds, cashew nuts are great healthy snacks and are rich in omega 3 and 6, protein, magnesium, biotin and vitamins  which is great for healthy hair. Walnuts contain copper which is an important source to prevent your mane from premature graying, seals vital nutrients into the hair, making your hair smooth and silky. Grey hair is caused by the loss of hair pigments and buildup of hydrogen peroxide in your hair follicle. Almonds contain an antioxidant known as catalase which prevents grey hair from the onset and keep the formation of hydrogen peroxide at bay.

8. Berries

Berries are great source of zinc, iodine and vitamin C which are beneficial to the skin and hair. Vitamin C aids in the absorption of iron and protects your hair follicles against free radicals and damages from the body and the environment, produces collagen to help strengthen hair and prevent it from breaking. Vitamin C is a nutrient that is considered critical in promoting the health of your hair from boosting immunity to giving healthy skin and hair. Adding berries to your meal or making berries smoothie is a great way to reduce and get rid of gray hair in no time.

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