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Premature Greying of Hair – Causes and Home Remedies

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When human hair suffers from natural pigmentation at an early age, it causes premature greying. “Hair goes gray when color-producing cells stop producing pigment,” says Jeffrey Benabio, MD, a dermatologist at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego.

"Your level of bone density is related to activity level, your weight, your height, your ethnicity. It’s not related to your hair or the things controlling the color of your hair," says researcher Deborah J. Morton, PhD, of the University of California, San Diego.

  • Lack of nutrition to the scalp due to improper diet
  • Stress
  • Deficiency in vitamins like:
    • Iron
    • Copper
    • Iodine
    • Vitamin B
  • Not cleaning the scalp regularly
  • Using very hot water while washing hair
  • Excessive blow drying
  • Regular usage of hair dyes
  • Hereditary condition

Natural Home Remedy Using Indian gooseberries:

  1. Cut, deseed and crush 4-5 Indian gooseberries to a paste
  2. Apply this paste on the scalp
  3. Leave it for 15-20 min
  4. Wash hair with normal water

Natural Home Remedy Using Curry Leaves and Coconut Oil:

  1. Take 7-8 crushed curry leaves
  2. Add 3 tbsp of coconut oil
  3. Heat this mixture for 5-7 min
  4. Strain the mixture
  5. Massage on scalp when lukewarm

Natural home remedy Using Lemon Juice and Almond Oil:

  1. Take 1 tsp of lemon juice
  2. Add 2 tsp of almond oil
  3. Mix well
  4. Massage on the scalp


  • Massage scalp regularly with warm mustard or coconut oil to prevent premature greying

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