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 Hair becomes white or grey due to the lack of  pigment melanin  in the hair. Since hair consists of dead cells, once grey or white hair is formed it cannot be changed. Hairs seems to become grey overnight,  if the pigmented hair falls off quickly.  The age at which a person's hair becomes white depends on hereditary factors, but diet , lifestyle and stress can also cause premature graying . . Some of the home remedies for preventing formation of grey  or white hair are:

1. Amla or Indian gooseberry is a popular home remedy. If  fresh amla are available , a paste of amla can made and applied to the hair. Dry amla can be ground into a powder, mixed with water and massaged into the hair. Otherwise amla hair oil can applied to the hair. Dried amla is also available for eating but the pouches are expensive - 200 g cost Rs 45 (about US$ 1)

2. Take black tea (without milk or sugar) and massage it on the roots of the hair.  Leave it on the hair for an hour and then wash it away. This will coat the hair strand, hide the grey colour.


3.Massage the scalp with coconut oil (with lemon) or almond oil. Vegetable and essential oil also contain nutrients for slowing the greying of hair.

4. Processed foods and junk foods contain many preservatives and should be avoided. Fish and other seafood contain iodine which is required for melanin production. Also eat nuts and other food which contain copper.

5.Some people  have used a mixture of  blackstrap molasses, brewer's yeast and wheat germ to prevent formation of grey hair. However, blackstrap molasses may not be available in all countries.


6.Curry leaves are boiled in coconut oil and the mixture can be applied to the hair to prevent formation of white hair. Ribbed gourd should be soaked in coconut oil for 3 to 4 days and the mixture should be boiled. The oil produced should be massaged into the scalp.


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