Common Habits That Cause Premature Greying Of Hair

No matter how cool you are with aging, you simply cannot deny the fact that when you spot those first grey strands, your internal alarm bells start ringing really, really loud. It’s so bad that you only think about how fast you are getting older and the endless march of time.

If you notice grey hairs in your twenties, the feeling of helplessness becomes even more acute. Although it is very natural to start getting grey hair the moment you turn 20, no amount of rationalisation can help you in coming to terms with this.

While most grey hair happens due to genetics and our lifestyle, there are some things you can do. A few habits can increase the graying of your hair. Keep a lookout for these:

Deficit Of Vital Vitamins

Given that everyone is now a fitness fan, there’s a good chance that we have a somewhat balanced diet. You’ll notice a premature greying of your hair if you have a low intake of any vitamin (vitamin B-6, B-12 or biotin), vitamin D or vitamin E.

Pro-Tip: Include whole citrus fruits in one of your meals. Many citrus fruits are rich in vitamins and other essential micronutrients. Try getting some sunlight in the morning. Instead of running on a treadmill, jog in the open.

Lack Of Hair Hygiene

Hair hygiene is a foreign concept to most men, as we all know. Men don’t spend the time and effort to choose a shampoo or conditioner because of ignorance or simply not caring. Even worse is the fact some men use regular soap bars for hair washes.

Pro Tip: Talk to a dermatologist or a trained hairdresser about your hair type and hair conditioners. You should also use them immediately after you purchase them instead of letting them sit in the cabinet.

Not Oiling Hair

For great scalp health, oil massages are essential. It doesn’t matter which oil you use, most oils have a balanced nutrient content that will work wonders for your hair and scalp. If you don’t shampoo your hair regularly, not getting regular oil massages could also cause fungus to build up.

Pro Tip: Regular oil massages are a good idea. To get the best out of your oil massages, heat the oil a little. When heating the oil, you can also add garlic.

Using products that don’t suit you

It is worse than not using the right hair products. Strong anti-dandruff shampoos are not recommended for people with brittle hair. The same goes for medicated shampoos or conditioners.

Pro Tip: Before you buy a product, make sure to research your concerns thoroughly. Before you try anything herbal or medicated, consult a dermatologist.

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