How can You prevent Premature Grey Hair Naturally


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Are the premature grey hair making you upset? Well then you are at the right place. Here you will find out how you can effectively tackle it. And, the best part is that you will be able to prevent premature grey hair naturally now! Today I am going to share with you a real life story of one of my closest friends, Riya (name changed). Following is Riya’s journey to prevent premature grey hair naturally who was experiencing this problem from her mid twenties.

Over the recent years, most of the young men and women, especially the women are worried about these premature grey hair. Last year, somewhere around July I went on a ladies day out. We were having a similar talk and three of my friends, Gargi, Riya and Emily (names changed), age 29, 31 and 24 respectively were concerned about the same cause. That is, prevent premature grey hair naturally. We decided to visit an Ayurveda doctor in our city. Riya is closer to me than the other two and she insisted me to accompany her on her visit to the Ayurvedic doctor (known as Vaidya). Whatever he told us, she followed it religiously. And guess what,,, today, the roots of 70% of her grey hair are back to her original hair colour. Even the number of grey hair did not increase further. Riya never wanted to colour her hair, what she wanted was a natural solution to this problem of premature grey hair. Today she is really happy about this decision of using natural products and I find her more confident than ever. Even I have inculcated few of the practices in my routine.

This worldwide problem of premature grey hair arise when melanocytes surrounding the hair follicle curtails the production of the amount of melanin. Or when the melanin production stops completely. Melanin is the pigment that gives hair its colour. Our hair are mostly made up of keratin, a form of protein. As the hair lengthen, the melanocytes surrounding the hair follicle introduces melanin into the hair, which gives the hair its colour.

I have compiled the tips as advised by Vaidya into a handy solution for you all. I hope this will benefit maximum number of people. Check out the following steps to prevent premature grey hair naturally:-

1. Gooseberry to prevent Premature Grey Hair

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Homemade amla ka murabba (gooseberry)

Eating gooseberry is the most effective ayurvedic natural remedy to prevent premature grey hair. Gooseberry is commonly known as amla in India and is one of the richest sources of vitamin C. Eating amla ka murabba empty stomach is really helpful to prevent premature grey hair. Even I eat homemade amla ka murabba daily. Nowadays the gooseberry juice is also easily available.

2. Eat Sesame for No Grey Hair

prevent premature grey hair with sesame

Eating sesame seeds is highly beneficial to prevent premature grey hair. You know what, these seeds are believed to be one of the best foods for anti aging as well. Here in India they are easily available. Eating around one teaspoon of sesame seeds daily is enough. However, eat only in winter season because as per Ayurveda they warm up the bodies. Sesame seeds can be consumed either on its own or by adding in the food like porridge, salads, chutney or can be kneaded in the dough as well. It is best to slightly roast them at low temperature and then grind them into powder in mortar pestle just before its use. In this way our body will get its maximum benifits, but remember, to be eaten only during winter season.

3. Say No to Shampoos

Hey what, no shampoo!!! Then how will I clean my hair? Well, use these natural ingredients to wash your hair in order to prevent premature grey hair. Use one part of amla powder and one-fourth part of shikekai powder soaked overnight in an iron vessel. And yes, no reetha please. I know traditionally reetha is also added to the mixture. However, Vaidya insisted not to add as the addition of reetha in this case will accelerate hair fall.


4. Zinc and Copper Rich Foods

Deficiency of copper and zinc is another root cause for premature grey hair. Check out the following fruits and vegetables abundant in zinc and copper. Dried fruits like prunes, apricots, raisins, dark leafy greens, lentils and legumes, mushrooms. Then we have nuts like almonds, cashew, hazelnuts, peanuts, pistachios, walnuts. Even eating roasted pumpkin seeds will help to prevent premature grey hair. By including these foods in our diet, essential enzymes are released. These essential enzymes help in the production of melanin. A study was done by Biological Trace Element Research in the year 2012. From this study, it was found that there is a considerable link between deficiency of zinc and copper and that of premature grey hair.

Riya followed all the above mentioned natural remedies to prevent premature grey hair religiously. She was able to visibly see the results within six months. Even I have started to follow these steps. And yeah one more thing, please never ever pull your grey hair. As when you pull it, the surrounding hair will also be affected and reduce melanin production.

So now you can really prevent the premature grey hair or you may even reverse it!





  1. This is great! I have dyed my hair for about six years and recently stopped. I was just thinking this morning actually about how I will finally know if gray hairs are starting to come in, ha! Thanks for these tips, maybe I can buy myself some more time without having to dye it!

  2. Thankfully, I am already 43 and I don’t see signs of graying hair. I have noticed a few ones on my husband’s head though. Will let him read this.

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