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Premature Greying of Hair – Causes, Symptoms, Remedies and Diet

With age, the hair starts getting white or grey. The early greying of hair is called premature greying of hair. The hair is composed of some kind of cells known as epidermis. Hair grows from hair follicles. Sebum, secreted from sebaceous gland is the source of nutrition, lust-re, and blackness of the hair. The hair cannot be fed externally, it must come to it from the mainstream.


– Faulty diet.
– Stress and mental tension.
– Lack of vitamin B, iron, copper, and iodine.
– Worries and stress interferes with the supply of vital nutrition necessary for the health of hair.
– Scalp not clean.
– Washing hair in hot water.
– Drying it with hairdryer.
– Use of hair dyes.
– Heredity.
– Some kind of illness.
– Vitiligo is a condition in which your skin loses melanocytes, resulting in very light patches of skin and possibly premature gray hair.
– Early menopause.
– Excessive intake of fried oily foods, spices, sour and acidic foods.


– Eat foods that are rich in protein like soya beans, eggs, sprouts.
– Rub Indian gooseberry (Amla) mixed in coconut oil into the scalp regularly.
– Eat foods rich in vitamin B, iron, copper and iodine.
– Application of the fresh juice of the leaves of amaranth vegetable helps the hair to retain its black color.
– Ridge gourd boiled in coconut oil is an effective remedy. Ribbed gourd pieces are dried and soaked in coconut oil and kept aside for three or four days. The oil is boiled till the solid is reduced to a blackened residue. This oil is massaged into the scalp.
– Curry leaves should be taken as it provides vitality and strength to hair roots.
– Drinking butter milk with 2 teaspoons each of yeast and wheat germ will prevent and cure premature greying of hair.
– Applying Fenugreek paste on the scalp an hour before taking bath once in a week.
– Massage your hairs with coconut oil and lemon juice everyday.


Vitamin A Sources: dark green vegetables & yellow fruits such as broccoli, spinach, carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, pumpkin and apricots.
Vitamin B Sources: fresh green leafy vegetables, bananas, tomatoes, cauliflower, cereals, liver, kidney, yogurt, yeast and wheat germ.
Zinc Sources: red meat, chicken & green vegetables.
Iron Sources: beef, dried apricots, red meat, parsley, eggs, wheat & sunflower seeds.
Copper Sources: sunflower seeds, cashews, almonds, crabs and oysters, egg yolk & whole grains.
Iodine sources: banana, carrots and fish.

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