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The main ways to help reduce the onset of gray is through, Diet, Natural Supplements, Synthetic supplements or ultimately hair dye.
We all hated that dreaded first gray hair and I think most of us can remember how old we were when we saw it. Our first reaction is “how do I stop more gray hairs appearing”
There have been significant advancement in the treatment of grey hair over the last 10 years with all sorts of scientific developments proving to have found the holy grail cure for hair that is going grey.
What you have to realise is that as we get older the melanin in our hair will slowly start depleting and in turn stripping the pigment from our hair. These pesky transparent strands that start appearing in our hair look gray but they are in fact lacking of any color and the contract against the normal hair color makes it look gray.
There are several ways that you can treat the graying process with dyes and supplements. Studies have shown that your diet also has a lot to do with how your hair condition changes over time.
Let’s go through all the options in detail below:
If you look at our top 10 Supplements list you will see that you have quite a few options. These supplements are largely focused on increasing the melanin in your hair. You will notice that the ingredients almost all contain catalase.
Catalase is an enzyme that is naturally produced by our bodies and helps to regulate the hydrochloric levels. As we age these hydrochloric levels increase and are the main cause of melanin being stripped in the hair strand.
By increasing the catalase levels, by way of a supplement, it helps to reduce the hydrochloric levels and the rate at which our hair loses it color. The results with these types of supplements have varied widely with some noticing a different in color within 6 weeks and other noticing now change.
The best vitamins that you can take to help improve the condition of your hair and its growth are
Vitamin A – enormously important in maintaining and developing skin hair and sebaceous glands. You can find Vitamin A in cod liver oil, eggs, yoghurt, milk, carrots and potatoes
B Vitamins – Biotin is one of the best known vitamins for hair growth. A deficiency has been linked to hair loss. Fortunately biotin can be found in most foods including fish, meat, almonds and an array of grains.
Vitamin C – One of the most powerful antioxidants. Not only is it great for hair but for your skin as well. Vitamin C helps create a protein called collagen. Citrus fruits like papaya, kiwis, mango, strawberries and watermelon are great sources.
Vitamin D – Research has shown that this vitamin helps to create new follicles creating new hair strands in the scalp through tiny pores. Foods like fatty fish, tuna, mackerel and salmon are good sources, along with cheese and egg yolks.
Vitamin E – Also an antioxidant and can be found in almonds, spinach and avocados.
Along with all the great vitamins above you also need to add, Iron, Zinc and protein to your site.
Iron which helps to carry oxygen to our cells is an important mineral that helps hair grow. Iron can be found in red meat, eggs, broccoli, lentils, nuts and dried fruit.