Preventing Gray Hair

Preventing Gray Hair

Authored By Ben Fisher

So you want to make sure you don’t grow any of those dreaded grey hairs? Some of us don’t like to grow old gracefully, but we shouldn’t have to!
There are a few things you can do in your daily routine to make sure you are doing everything you can to delay the onset of those pesky grey hairs.
Follow the tips below to give yourself the best chance possible at keeping your beautiful, rich coloured locks…

Coconut oil
Coconut oil is an age-old beauty elixir. Not only is it superb for your hair and skin it is also excellent at keeping those grey hairs at bay. To combat grey hairs with coconut oil all you need to do is massage it into your scalp and comb through your hair. The oil will enrich your skin and hair with moisture and lauric acid, both of which help to strengthen and soften your strands. The antioxidants contained within the oil also go a long way towards preventing greys.

Probably the biggest cause of grey hair is STRESS. Stress can cause premature ageing in a number of different ways from wrinkles in the skin, to health conditions and the worst of all, grey hair. They key is to de-stress. Take time out every day to give yourself a little time to relax. Read a book, or set some time aside to chill out and do something you enjoy.

Make sure you are drinking enough
Staying hydrated is imperative when it comes to fighting off those grey hairs. Reduce caffeine and alcohol and focus on increasing your water intake. Also be careful with how much deep fried, spicy and acidic foods you are consuming as these can dehydrate your body and reduce moisture. Lack of moisture and dehydration prevents nutrients from reaching your hair follicles, which can turn them grey, so drinking water pays off!

Consume more copper
Did you know that tasty little walnuts are a fantastic way to hold off grey hairs thanks to the small amounts of copper they contain? Copper can actually help to boost the production of melanin (the pigment that gives hair colour) meaning having a decent supply can help you keep your hair colour for longer. Another way to get copper in your diet is by taking a multi-vitamin each day because most of these contain copper. Other examples of foods that are rich in copper include almonds, pumpkin seeds, turnip greens, lima beans, yams, spinach, and most meat.

These tips will make all the difference when it comes to preventing the manifestation of those unwanted greys. As with any list of proven methods for alleviating or entirely preventing a problem, your best bet is always to incorporate as many of them as possible into your daily structure to give yourself the best chance possible of avoiding the issue at hand. Give them a shot!


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