You’re standing in front of a mirror, brushing your tresses, when you suddenly notice a white strand peeking at you from the reflection. And you immediately start to wonder how you can get rid of it. Is there a way to reverse gray hair to its natural color?
Unfortunately, no. Your hair gets its natural color from a pigment called melanin. When the melanin-producing cells (melanocytes) in your hair follicles die or cease to function, whether due to oxidative stress, hormonal imbalance, nutritional deficiency, or your genes, your hair goes gray. Since there’s no way to revive the dead melanocytes, your hair cannot regain its natural color. However, there are plenty of ways to prevent hair graying.
- Amaranth Leaf – Cooked Amaranth leaf is rich in vitamin C and meets 90% of your daily requirement of the vitamin. A potent antioxidant, vitamin C can reduce oxidative stress and prevent premature hair graying. How To Use – You can stir-fry Amaranth leaf, add it to salads, or add it to any recipe that calls for cooked spinach.
- Sage And Rum – Sage is traditionally used as a topical treatment for graying hair. It may also promote hair growth and prevent hair thinning. Plus, sage is commonly used as a sleep aid. So if stress and sleeplessness are causing your hair to turn gray, sage could be of help. How To Use – Place 4 tbsp dried sage leaves in a pot with about 4–5 spoons of water. Boil and cover, then let the mixture steep for 2 hours. Strain the leaves and add 4 tsp rum, 1 oz glycerin, and several drops of vitamin E. Using a cotton ball, rub the mixture into your scalp.