Anti-Gray Hair Natural and Tested Solutions
Jul 07, 2022 | By Maria Eliza Pineda
Gray hair is a normal manifestation of aging. The body goes through a lot of changes and this is just one of them. For a lot of people, the goal is to ward off the typical signs of aging for as long as possible. And it’s understandable, right? We all want to stay youthful for as long as we can and age gracefully.
Gray hair is one of the most visible signs of aging so it makes sense that it is one of the first things that people want to start getting rid of. The majority will just dye it and cover it up. However, this isn’t the most practical solution nor is it the healthiest thing you can do for your hair. People can spend up to $65,000 on hair dye to cover up those grays in a 25-year period alone. That’s a lot of money! Imagine having an extra $65,000 to spend, right?
Permanent hair dye, the dye most often used to cover up gray hair, is also more damaging to the hair. Putting your scalp and strands through this process regularly can result in a vicious cycle. More damage = more grays. Not to mention the other complications that can come with this damage such as hair fall, dryness, dandruff, and more.
This is why a lot of people are considering other safer and natural options to remedy their gray hair. This is both a more practical solution and better for your hair. So, how can you reverse gray hair naturally? Here are some tried and tested solutions.
Here’s a fun fact: I found my first gray hairs in my early twenties. After switching from the products I was using at the time to ones that use organic ingredients, the gray hair never came back and the quality of my hair improved drastically. Organic ingredients are a lot safer and gentler on the hair. You can be sure that there won’t be any weird or harsh reactions. Hair products often contain various chemicals that may seem harmless at first but can cause adverse effects in the long run. Going organic is your safest bet and the best thing that you can do for your hair.
P.S. Besides going for organic ingredients, be sure to also look for sustainably-sourced organic ingredients! We love our hair but we also love taking care of the environment, right?
Health Is Wealth
Obviously, hair health doesn’t just exclusively rely on the products we use to take care of it. Most of our hair’s health still comes from the body’s overall nutrition. When hair is healthy and nourished, it stays strong, thick, and pigmented. Studies show that nutritional and vitamin deficiencies,smoking, and oxidative stress all contribute to rapid aging and premature gray hair. To make sure that no gray hairs show up earlier in life, eat a healthy, balanced diet, ditch the bad habits, and keep yourself feeling fresh and fit.
Ancient natural remedies for gray hair used in traditional culture include Indian gooseberry, curry leaves, and polygonum multiflorum. Traditional Asian medicine swears by these ingredients and they have stood the test of time. Many people still use these methods nowadays. However, the one ingredient that has been scientifically tested and proven to provide ideal results is the polygonum multiflorum plant.
Recent studies have confirmed that the plant possesses properties that stimulate pigment production in the hair. If for whatever reason pigment production stops and the hair turns gray, polygonum multiflorum can help increase melanin production and restore your hair’s original color.
The Mayraki Anti Grey Restoring Treatment uses the power of polygonum multiflorum and combines it with the perfect mix of ingredients to not only restore the hair’s natural color but also help nourish and keep it healthy at the same time.
Don’t Stand the Heat
You ever notice how hair can get some natural highlights during the summer? Or that when you heat-style hair, the color starts to lighten a bit? There’s an explanation for this! Heat and UV damage can actually fade your hair’s pigment. Now, this may be cute when you get those natural highlights in the summer, but it’s not such a good sign. It means your hair is getting damaged and the lightening can even lead to the complete depigmentation of hair a.k.a. gray hair. It’s important that you always protect your hair from high heat and harmful UV rays. Get a good heat protectant and try to lessen heat styling by trying out no-heat methods or just going au naturel more often!
I think we’re all familiar with the association between stress and aging, right? People say that stress causes wrinkles, eyebags, and yes, gray hair. It’s no surprise that this has been confirmed and proven scientifically. When your body is under a lot of stress and your mental health is suffering, it manifests itself in different ways through your physical health. People get wrinkles, feel fatigued, age faster, get sick, and get gray hair. Stress management and self-care is key! Your mental health is just as important as your physical health and it requires the same amount of attention. Give yourself time to unwind and do things that you enjoy. Everything else will follow including your physical health, skin, and hair.