Graying of the hair can occur for various reasons and at various ages. Some people see their hairs grey as early as their 20’s, whilst other go into their 40’s without greying.
Even though this phenomenon is pretty much unavoidable, there are things you can do to delay it, hide it, or make it look better. In this blog post, we will go through some of them.
Causes of Grey Hair
Unfortunately, hair graying is mostly a genetic issue. Hair colour is controlled by melanin, which stops producing at a certain age. Once you stop producing melanin, your hair turns grey. The actual science behind it is a bit more complex, and involves one specific melanin called eumelanin, but it is not worth going deeper into.
As you’ll see below, there are lifestyle choices and regimes that can improve melanin production, thus delaying the greying of the hair.
Delaying Grey Hairs
Your diet is the most efficient way to delay the greying of the hair. Vitamin B in particular is said to aid in this matter. Some foods that include this vitamin are: fish, meat, eggs, and dairy. Of course, you can also take it as a supplement.
Smoking also contributes to grey hair, so make sure you stop it as soon as possible if you’re serious about this condition.
As a final advice, take good care of your hair. Understand that shampoos vary in quality and that cleaning your hair every day isn’t necessarily good. As a first step, find out what type of hair you have and based on that, purchase the right shampoo and use it accordingly.
Hairstyle and Grooming Tips for Grey Hair
Having grey hair isn’t the end of the world. In fact, nowadays, some people are dying their hair grey to stand out. Here are a few examples of hairstyles that age gracefully: