Gray hair just comes naturally with age along with fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. These are the most common signs of aging that can manifest even as young as your late thirties to early forties.
Now, let’s just preface this article by stating that you should never, ever be ashamed of these qualities. Signs of aging are completely normal and if you desire, you should wear them loud and proud!
However, we can’t deny that the ultimate goal for a lot of people is to age gracefully and ward off these signs for as long as possible. If it happens, it happens, you know? But it definitely feels much better if you can prevent them and keep your hair, skin, and body young and healthy for as long as you possibly can. Signs of aging often also mean that there are nutrients lacking and to improve the appearance of signs of aging naturally means that you are also improving your overall health.
So, how does one organically prevent probably the most visible and common sign of aging, gray hair? Here are a few ways you can restore gray hair naturally and bring back your original color.
Manage Your Stress
Studies show that stress is one of the number one causes of gray hair. Stress can manifest itself in multiple aspects of your physical appearance and health so it’s always important to manage your stress accordingly. Make sure that you are practicing proper self-care and giving yourself time to relax and unwind. You only have one body, take very good care of it! Don’t let the stress get to you and make time to do things that you enjoy. In the long run, you will be improving your health and preventing signs of aging like wrinkles and gray hair from manifesting.
Health Is Wealth!
There are instances when gray hair is a completely normal thing and a part of the natural aging process. However, there can also be instances when it’s a sign that something is wrong. Premature gray hair can appear when there are issues in your lifestyle. It could be due to stress, smoking, an unhealthy diet, fitness problems, or even mental health. A change in lifestyle can greatly contribute to restoring gray hair naturally. A healthy lifestyle will ensure that your body is getting the nutrition that it needs making your hair as healthy as possible, strong, hydrated, and pigmented.
Protect Your Locks
Damage is an everyday occurrence for your hair. Anything can damage it from environmental factors like UV rays and humidity, to friction, heat, and chemicals that you put on your hair. It’s true that some damaging practices can definitely be avoided but some are just a part of everyday life. However, there are ways that you can protect your hair and minimize the damage as much as possible. Lessening heat styling, wearing a heat and UV protectant, choosing products with organic ingredients, and avoiding the use of harmful chemicals are all ways that you can improve your hair’s health and prevent premature graying and loss of pigmentation.
Antioxidants Is the Way to Go
From what we’ve talked about so far, you can definitely assume that your overall hair health can play a role in restoring gray hair. Antioxidants are a huge part of maintaining your physical health and your hair health. When you don’t consume enough antioxidants in your diet, free radicals and toxins take a toll on your hair and body. There is actually a term for this called “oxidative stress”. When your body experiences oxidative stress, you age a lot faster and your hair loses its pigment. Make sure that you include foods that are high in antioxidants into your diet for healthy skin and hair.
Polygonum multiflorum is a plant that naturally grows in China. It’s a traditional remedy in Chinese medicine that has been used for ages. Besides fighting diseases and illnesses such as cancer, inflammation, Parkinson’s, and even Alzheimer’s disease, polygonum multiflorum is also believed to provide anti-aging benefits for the hair. This plant has been used to prevent gray hair in traditional Chinese medicine. And now, there’s proof that it actually works! Studies show that polygonum multiflorum can naturally reverse the process of depigmentation and restore your hair’s natural color.
Indian gooseberry extract is famously known as amla oil, the traditional Indian remedy for healthy hair. Studies show that amla oil can help with faster hair growth and healthier hair. It’s also been used as a gray hair remedy in traditional Indian beauty rituals. You can consume amla juice every day or apply it as a topical treatment to your hair once a week.
Research shows that curry leaves also work as a natural remedy for restoring gray hair. It has also been used as a remedy in traditional medicine. Furthermore, curry leaves are also rich in antioxidants, beta-carotene, and protein which are all nutrients that help keep the hair healthy and pigmented. This is another favorite Indian beauty secret when it comes to hair health and reversing gray hair. You can crush the leaves using a pestle and mortar and mix in some yogurt to apply to the hair as a treatment.
Put Down the Hair Dye!
Now that you know that it’s possible to reverse gray hair and get your natural hair color back, you can put down the hair dye and give your locks a break from all that damage! Try out these natural remedies and pair them with Mayraki’s Anti-Gray Restoring Treatment to really maximize the benefits. With a stellar hair care routine, a healthy lifestyle, and anti-gray hair powerhouses, you can bring back your hair’s gorgeous natural color while also improving your hair’s overall health.