5 Ways to Reverse Grey Hair

How To Deal With Premature Greying?

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Over 40% of people on our poll reported that they are struggling with grey hair. Premature greying is becoming increasingly common, with added stress levels, environmental changes and products we consume. Nature has a few secrets to reverse premature greying and retain your hair’s original colour. These include amla, kalonji, hibiscus and castor oil, which are commonly used in Anahata’s haircare range. You don’t need to keep colouring your hair or get expensive treatments: simple practice these 5 rituals, have some patience and watch your hair improve.

One shot of freshly squeezed amla juice in the morning boosts melanin production in the hair follicles. This helps reverse grey hair by limiting oxidative stress on the hair. It can also be applied topically on the scalp when mixed with coconut oil. Amla is a superfood for hair because it has phenolic compounds and antioxidants, that boost hair health.

Castor oil can slow down the process of premature greying and has been an Indian household staple for many reasons. Apply 2-3 drops of Cold Pressed Castor Oil on a wooden comb and deeply comb the hair while applying mild pressure on the scalp. This exercise is great to improve blood circulation and detangle the hair, allowing the oil to gently penetrate the scalp and stimulate healthy hair follicles. You can use our wooden neem comb to reduce your scalp’s contact with plastic brushes or combs.

Yoga poses that increase the flow of fresh oxygenated blood to the scalp are excellent to slowly reverse grey hair. Yoga is an effective method to de-stress, which also helps since stress often triggers premature greying. Practice these 3 asanas daily (if possible) to see a remarkable change in your hair health. 

Asana 1- Shirsasana

An optimal pose to centre the mind, improve blood circulation and balance the body, the headstand is an advance level asana. It reduces balding, reverses greying and improves hair health when practiced regularly. The inversion method is supposed to grow your hair by 2 inches per month- so why not try!

Asana 2-Halasana

The plough pose is an easier way to supply fresh oxygen to the tips and roots of the hair. In this inverted pose, the body is shaped like a plough with the legs bent all the way behind the head, the toes touching the ground. It is extremely good for thyroid, which is often the cause of massive hairfall.

Asana 3- Sarvangasana

The shoulder stand is another way to invert the body and ensure the blood circulation in the scalp is activates. With the hands on the hips and legs at a 90 degree angle, this asana can be done on your bed as well. Remember to close your eyes and envision thick, dark, healthy hair while doing this pose.

Hair oils that contain hibiscus and kalonji are sure shot ways to stop premature greying. Both these ingredients are powerhouses and help the hair follicles produce melanin, which reduces with age. Since ancient times hibiscus has been used by women in the South of India to maintain their thick, long, black hair. Hibiscus is known to be a natural dye packed with iron and Vitamin C, that can bring back darker hair. Anahata’s hibiscus hair oil is a traditional, hand-crushed blend of unique herbs and flowers. Rich in amino acids and Vitamin C, it strengthens the hair follicles, nourishes the roots and prevents hair fall. The natural protein in Hibiscus promotes hair growth and hibiscus reduces hair fall while providing deep conditioning.
A popular pranayama, known across Indian households, Kapalbhati comes from two words: Kapal (forehead) and bhati (bright). It is a centering breathing exercise that calms the mind, detoxifies the nasal tract and purifies the systems within. Ideally, you should sit in padmasana, bend slightly forward, close the mouth, inhale one long deep breath and exhale in short, forced breaths. This pranayama increases blood flow to the scalp, which improves cell turnover and stimulates healthy hair.
Greying hair has many causes including genetics, diet, stress, environment and diseases like thyroid. It is smart and better to invest in a natural lifestyle that can prevent premature greying and enhance overall health, instead of doing expensive treatments and colouring, that could harm the hair. You can practice each of these rituals weekly, along with using natural shampoos and practicing sambrani for hair. We hope these rituals have given you an insight into nature’s wonderful solutions for everyday problems. Share this with someone who could benefit from this information. To know more about the hibiscus hair oil, click here

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