The color of hair changes to grey when the colour-producing cells of the body cease to produce pigment. It is also possible that hydrogen peroxide that occurs naturally is built up and this bleaches the colour. The normal age for greying in white people is their mid-30s, for Asians, it is late-30s and for Africans, it is mid-40s. In case the greying occurs before this period, it is known as premature greying.
It is not true that premature greying is caused only due to medical problems and stress. It is due to the absence of a pigment called Melanin.
A tube of hair tissue surrounds the scalp where the root of the hair is located. This is called a hair follicle and it contains the pigment cells which produce melanin. The melanin production capacity of these cells reduce as we get older. Hereditary factors and genetics play a major role in premature greying as well. Some other factors include:
1. Medical Conditions:
Thyroid Problem: Thyroid glands when underused or overused affect melanin production causing premature greying
B12 deficiency causes premature greying
Vitiligo: Damage to pigment producing cells causes this condition which leads to premature greying
2. Lifestyle choices: Common aspects of a person’s lifestyle, such as faulty diet, smoking, Excessive use of hair dryers etc., can affect the pigmentation of hair.
1. Consumption of curry leaves and their inclusion in your diet would help in reducing premature greying.
2. Ashwagandha, which is known to increase melanin production, can be applied on the scalp to avoid premature greying as well.
3. Amla, which is an Indian gooseberry is recommended for treating premature greying. It is first cut and dried, after which it is mixed with coconut oil and then applied on the hair. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist and ask a free question.
By Dr. Uday Naik, Homeopathy Growth of hair may occur either on its own or after a particular treatment, inducing hair growth. There are various treatments as well as solutions for preventing and treating hair fall. Loss of hair occurs due to various reasons, including fungal infection on the scalp, genetic reasons, head injury and extreme fever. Homeopathic treatment is one of the finest branches of medical treatments that have been proved to be highly effective in curing hair fall and in promoting growth of hair. • Homeopathy is a stream of...
By Dr. Alok Kumar , Homeopathy Hair loss or alopecia refers generally to the loss of hair from the scalp region. About 95% of hair loss conditions occur due to hereditary factors, which are referred to as androgenetic alopecia. Hair fall can also denote a serious underlying medical condition such as ovarian or adrenaline gland tumours, hypertension, HIV/AIDS or Diabetes among others. Side-effects from certain medications like chemotherapy treatments or anti-depressants can also result in hair fall. Hair fall can happen to anyone and at any point of time in life. Permanent...