The Gray Hair Guide

Maybe you have ever asked yourself why we get gray hair? What are they ?

Well read this:

Why its affected , What are the causes?

As we get older, there is a progressive change in hair coloring, due to braking or stopping the activity of the melanocytes that make the pigment that gives hair color, this makes it go turning gray or white.

They are more common in women than in men (an average of 65% of women who are approaching 40, compared to 50% of men)

TYPES OF CAUSES:

  • PREMATURE: It consists of gray hair appearing before time, around 20 years, and this is due to stress, different diseases or the genetics of each person.
  • WHITE MECHAS (POLIOSIS): It consists of the appearance of white tufts, while the rest of the hair maintains its natural color.
  • PHYSIOLOGICAL CHANNELS: They are those that appear as the age goes by (the most usual ones)
    White hair

Causes:

There are different causes for gray hair to appear:

  • INHERITANCE: When the family history has had gray hair, there is a better chance of it coming out.
  • FOOD: It is said that the deficiency of some minerals or vitamins (iron, copper, zinc, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 …) can produce bad hair coloring, even alopecia (baldness)
  • STRESS: Times of more stress or unpleasant moods can lead to gray hair.

Remedies:

There are people who do not like to see gray hair, they do not have anything strange, but they do not like them, so there are different measures to hide or treat them:

  • PHYTOTHERAPY: The use of plants. They can be used to reassure the person and thus avoid stress or distress, thus preventing them from appearing. They can also be used as a supplement to the lack of vitamins or minerals mentioned above. These plants can be, among others: Horsetail, tea, dandelion, milk thistle …
  • PLANTS FOR EXTERNAL USE: The plants can also be used with external use, which give life and strengthen the hair, in the form of shampoos or lotions, even some add a little dye to also give color.
  • FOOD: You can enrich the diet with foods rich in zinc (celery, asparagus, figs, potatoes, bananas, aubergines …); foods rich in copper (hazelnuts, nuts, legumes or soybeans …); foods rich in iron (celery, corn, spinach, carrots, cucumbers …); foods rich in silica (rice or mango); foods rich in thiamine – Vitamin B1 (sunflower seeds, whole grains, wheat, oats, legumes, oranges, raisins …); foods rich in riboflavin – Vitamin B2 (avocado, cabbage, broccoli, whole grains …)
  • DYES: Dyes can be handy if you want some quick changes. You can dye your hair to make it look more natural an cover up the grey hairs.But its a temporary solution.

Care:

  1. Oils or products that protect against the sun, chlorine  and avoid yellowing.
  2. Special products for gray hair. There are already ranges of products made especially to take care of them (shampoos, softeners …)
  3. Masks and creams with neutral PH, to fill it with life, soften and nourish and revive the white tone (in case you decide to show off your gray hair)