Grey Hairs in your early 20’s?

Grey Hairs in your early 20’s?

If you're here, chances are you've noticed a white hair and found yourself pondering, I'm still so young. Why am I getting grey hair?"

How does hair turn grey?

Melanin is the pigment that gives your skin, hair and eyes their distinctive colours. Hair turns colourless (white) when the body stops producing melanin. Apart from this, your hair can also turn grey if you have inherited the gene from your family, have a low protein intake, are perpetually stressed and have nutrient deficiencies.

What happens if you pluck your grey strands?

Heard the myth about five new white hair popping up if you pluck one?

While that may not be true, “The best way to take care of your greys is to stop plucking them out. The first thing to observe is that there is a high contrast between your naturally coloured hair and your greys. These pieces can be spotted very evidently. When you start plucking out the lighter strands, especially around the top of your head just like normal hair they start to grow out again. But the problem here is that now you have tiny white hair sticking out of your head on that mane of black making the whites even more prominent than before. If you allow your greys to grow with the rest of your hair, they blend in better with your natural hair, won’t stick out and the breakage-prone frizzy strand will eventually settle as the length increases. Plus, plucking, especially if you use too much force, can cause inflammation at the hair root, therefore causing those strands to grow out thinner and more breakage-prone.

Is it treatable?

Medically speaking, there is no definite treatment for white hair. 

In Ayurveda, the Nasya treatment or nasal cleaning is stated as one of the best treatments for Pitalya (premature greying of hair). The Bhringaraj taila, Nimba taila have been advised to use during Nasya treatments.

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