Gray hair was all the rage last year. People spent money trying to get the perfect shade of gray for their tresses but not everyone is ready to jump on that bandwagon. Many with premature graying – including present company – would love to know how to eradicate the blot on our otherwise perfect tresses. This is where prevention and reversal of gray hair come in.
Gray hair can be caused by a number of factors including vitiligo, vitamin B12 deficiency, thyroid problems, low bone mineral density, aging, anemia, genetics, and stress. Quite often these factors aid in premature graying; which is when gray hair sets in before the age of 40.
The root cause of gray hair is a lack of the essential nutrients, especially vitamin A and B group vitamins, along with the minerals copper, iron, and zinc. If you are genetically predisposed to gray hair then there is hardly anything that can be done about it, but if it is caused by any deficiencies or underlying health issues there is hope.
The thing is, reversing gray hair is no quick fix. You don’t just slap something on the hair and reverse the grays overnight. Sure you may rebut by pointing to henna and other dyes but that is simply covering the gray, not reversing it; for when the new growth comes in your roots will still lack pigment. Reversing gray requires a combination of internal and external applications. Simply put, your diet is just as important (if not more important) as the topical treatments you will take care to apply.
Reversing grays from the inside out
As indicated above, the science of graying comes down to the lack of certain nutrients that give the follicles what they need to make the pigment that the hair needs.
If you are able to boost the uptake of those nutrients, then you will be on your way to reversing your grays. The best way to do so is by getting some good ol’ natural super foods, herbs, cereal grasses, and using supplements.
This is a byproduct of sugarcane-rich in B6 vitamins, manganese, magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium copper, and zinc. Consuming a tablespoon of this provides up to 20% of the daily recommended intake of these minerals and vitamins.
Fo-ti herb, which actually translates from Chinese to “black-haired Mr. He” or “black haired man”, has been reported to reverse gray hair extremely fast. The root of this herb can be brewed for tea which can be taken with the molasses.