Having grey hair has admittedly become trendy. It suddenly isn’t as bad as it seems anymore, and some people even want them. But when it happens prematurely, due to stress, genes or age, then there’s a problem. It’s worse when it announces it’s presence in little strands, streaks and patches.
Many believe that grey hair is a sign of wisdom and isn’t some devastating plague you need to run from. This doesn’t make its appearance attractive for some people, especially the young. It was once believed that grey hair occurs when the cuticles of your hair deteriorate due to reduced pigment. But recent research proves that when the body lacks important nutrients (like B12), it produces hydrogen peroxide, which can actually bleach hair.
Greying comes naturally when you are 40 and over. But when the greying process begins prematurely, you may need to find a solution. Luckily, grey hair is reversible and the solution is as natural as it comes.
Simply enrich yourself with the right fruits and vegetables. That’s such a yummy way to get your hair back to health.
Down to the root
No one said you shouldn’t keep your natural hair if you want to. People are slaying with a head (partially) full of white hair. But if you want to delay the ageing process by holding on to your pretty dark locks longer, you should add these to your meal timetable to get yourself looking as young as you are.
Since new research reveals the cause of grey hair as the presence of hydrogen peroxide, the body requires antioxidants to fight it. Hydrogen peroxide is naturally produced in our bodies as a by-product of regular metabolism. It is formed from exposure to X-rays, second-hand smoke, stress and pollution. A high concentration of hydrogen peroxide can cause signs of ageing such as wrinkles, arthritis, brain degeneration and heart disease.
Fruits and vegetables are packed with antioxidants that can help slow the ageing process and keep you and your hair healthy and luscious.
One of the fruits that can help you boost your hair and skin health is the tangerine. It contains B12 (amongst other vitamins) that can help slow down the greying process. According to nutritionist Frida Harju-Westman, “Vitamin C helps the body produce more collagen, while vitamin A helps the hair stay hydrated by increasing the production of sebum.”
Your mother always made you eat your vegetables, and you may have complained about that. But if you know your greens, then you know leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale are hair food. They are high in vitamin C and E content that encourage blood circulation all the way to your scalp.
Almonds are rich in vitamin E which help increase the catalase levels in your body. Catalase is an enzyme that acts as a powerful antioxidant. As you grow older, go through stress or have a poor diet, your body makes less of the enzyme. Almonds, therefore, help you keep your hair in topnotch shape.
You need to eat the right fruits and vegetables that contain the right amount of minerals, vitamins and more to get your lustrous hair back. You can also check out these simple makeup tips to leave you looking younger.