Advice 1: At what age begin to appear the first gray hair

Graying is a natural process, sooner or later, happens with all. However, someone begins to turn gray , barely reaching adolescence, and some live to fifty years without gray hair.
The appearance of the first gray hair is determined genetically
Graying is largely genetic causes, but there are other reasons, for example, nutrition and stress.

For most people the determining factor is genetics. The first white streak will appear in the same age as your parents or grandparents. However, the rate of appearance of new gray hair also depends on the lifestyle and habits of the person.

Exacerbating the appearance of gray hair

Smoking accelerates the appearance of new gray hair. Anemia, poor nutrition, lack of vitamins of group B and problems with the thyroid gland can also contribute to premature discoloration of the hair.

For hair color in humans is responsible for the pigment melanin. This is the same pigment that stains the skin a dark color when you tan. Every hair follicle contains cells called melanocytes. Those, in turn, produce pigments of black, brown, yellow and red, and carried the melanin to the cells which produce keratin, the primary protein that is part of the hair.

At the beginning of the appearance of gray hair, the melanocytes are still present in the hair, but hair color becomes lighter. Gradually, these cells die and the rich colour of hair is nothing.

The appearance of gray hair is an inevitable process of aging. But sometimes premature graying of hair is a result of autoimmune disease. Some people begin to turn gray after 20 years, but they are quite healthy. Severe stress or shock can cause the rapid emergence of a large number of gray hair.

Typically, white people start to turn gray after 30 years, Asians have closer to 40 years, and Africans after the age of 40. According to studies, the age of appearance of the first gray hair in women is becoming more early. Currently, approximately 32 percent of women begin to turn gray before the age of 30 years. This suggests that, besides genetic factors, the hair is strongly influenced by the stress. It is scientifically proven that during times of stress in the body is destroyed the vitamin and its shortage contributes to graying of hair.

Japanese scientists claim that hair follicles respond to stress in exactly the same way as DNA. This so-called oxidative stress, and cause environmental pollution, Smoking and ultraviolet radiation. Between that kind of stress and emotional stress there is a certain relationship.

How to deal with gray hair

Currently, those who want to look young the choice is small: to dye your hair or leave them as is, gray. However, note that white hair is difficult to dye because of their lack of melanin.

Researchers from the Institute L'oreal has discovered an interesting fact. They learned that skin cells and hair equally produce melanocytes. But the skin with age does not change color as the hair. The reason is the absence in the hair follicles of the enzymes that are skin cells. Scientists hope to develop a drug that could reproduce the effect of the enzymes to the cells of the hair preserved the color.

Advice 2 : How to prevent gray hair

Gray hair can be a symptom of old age and the consequence of stressful experiences. To make gray hair never appeared, the person not under force, but to prevent it before emergence is possible.
How to prevent gray hair
You will need
  • henna;
  • - cottage cheese;
  • - mint juice;
  • - the juice of Basil;
  • - fenugreek seeds;
  • - garlic;
  • - med;
  • - olive oil;
  • - nettle leaves;
  • - burdock oil;
  • - castor oil.
Stress contributes to the appearance of gray hair, so to prevent its occurrence it is necessary to live in peace:- every day make time for walks in the fresh air; take a bath with added essential oils or herbs (chamomile, lemon balm, motherwort, sage);- sleep at least 8 hours a day;- in case of severe stress, take a light sedative and drink soothing herbal teas.
Eat more protein foods. The protein contains acid that promotes the production of melanin — the pigment responsible for skin color and hair. Include in your diet lean meats, dairy products, seafood, eggs, fruits and vegetables.
To prevent gray hair will help hair mask. Mix 50 grams of henna, 20 g cheese, 20 g coffee, 2 tbsp of mint juice, 2 tbsp juice of Basil, 20 g of powder of fenugreek seeds. The resulting mixture apply on hair and leave for 2-3 hours, then rinse with warm water.
Slice a few cloves of garlic and RUB it into the scalp. Cover your head with polyethylene and warm towel. After 2 hours, rinse with warm water using shampoo. If the smell of garlic is left, rinse your hair with water and Apple cider vinegar.
Chop the onion and squeeze out the juice. Add to juice 1 tsp. shampoo, 20 g of honey, 1 tsp olive oil or sunflower oil. Apply the mixture on hair and leave for 20-30 minutes. Rinse the mask with water and vinegar.
Dry nettle leaves pour 300 g of boiling water and leave for 3-4 hours. Extract obtained wet hair. Allow hair to dry without wiping it with a towel and not using the Hairdryer. Do this procedure 2 times a week.
Mix castor oil and burdock in equal proportions. Apply the mixture on the scalp and hair. Cover head with a warm scarf or towel. Keep the mask for at least 3 hours, after which wash it off. Oil hard to wash out of my hair, so this mask is best to do in the day.
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