White and grey hair is what we see on the heads of our parents and grandparents. It covers the heads of the wise and aged throughout media and in popular culture- Santa Claus, Dumbledore from the Harry Potter series, and that grandfather on your favorite Mediacorp show. In fact, this salt and pepper look might even be considered popular among the older generations for its uniqueness.
However, we have always been seeing this as something that only happens to older people, and not something that we have to worry about at a young age. Grey hair will eventually find its way onto our heads, but for someone in their 20s, lush, black hair is what we take for granted. Finding a few grey and white strands amongst your healthy black hair might not be something to be startled about, but what happens if you find your entire head of hair- something you were once so proud of, turning completely grey?
For most people, hair only starts to turn grey or white in their 50s, so seeing it happen when you are simply just a young adult who is simply stepping into society for the very first time. Especially for girls, where hair is such an important defining feature and something that many women take great pride in, finding that you are suffering from premature greying can be devastating. With the society becoming increasingly focused on how we look, many women are especially concerned about their appearance, wanting to look their best.
After all, the 20s are supposed to be one of the best times in your life, and you will want to be able to enjoy yourself, go out to meet others and have fun. Premature greying can no doubt take a serious toll on your self-confidence, and perhaps even stop you from going out to experience all life has for you. So if you are suffering from premature greying, and wondering why this is happening to you, read on, and we will provide some tips for you to deal with this condition.
Before getting into the remedies that you can take, it is important for you to have some basic understanding on exactly what you are suffering from. The reason why your former black hair is turning grey or white is because the colour-producing cells have stopped producing the pigment that give it that rich and deep colour. Your hair follicles contain pigmentation cells, which are also called melanin.
While these cells are tiny and might seem insignificant, they are responsible for giving our hair its natural colour. The higher melanin content generated by your hair follicles, the darker your hair will be. Conversely, the lower the melanin content that is generated by your hair follicles, the lighter the colour of your hair will be. Another possible reason is that naturally occurring hydrogen peroxide might have built up in your hair, causing it to be bleached.
This is similar to the bleaching process when you visit the hair salon to get that all so popular rainbow unicorn hair colour. Typically, white people (caucasians) start going grey when they are in their mid 30s, but we Asians are usually luckier in that aspect. Normally, Asians only start to see signs of greying when they are in their late 30s or after that. Hence, if you start to see your hair turning white or grey in your 20s, it will be considered as premature greying.
Young lady with grey hair
The causes of premature greying is still something that remains highly debated, and there is no definite, conclusive evidence that points towards a specific cause. However, there are studies that have shown that the following factors contribute in some way or another towards premature greying.
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You are truly what you eat, so what you choose to consume everyday will definitely affect your health and show up on your body. Many health and body problems start with what we choose to put into our bodies, and making sure that you consume healthy food in a balanced diet is key to ensuring that you keep these problems at bay. Here are a few foods that have been said to be great for those who are battling with premature hair greying, so check them out and remember to include them in your diet!
Homeopathy has become increasing popular as a treatment for premature greying of hair. These treatments are based on dilution, and through this method, the dormant curative power of drugs can be increased. When you go to a homeopath, he will take a detailed history of your symptoms and the progression of your greying hair. Based on what he finds, he will then prescribe homeopathic medicine for you to treat the problems that you have with your hair. While the medicine prescribed to every individual will be different based on their specific condition, here are a few common homeopathic medicines that are used for eliminating and preventing premature greying of the hair:
Home remedies are all the rage today, and there is often no harm in trying them. Unlike taking medicines that are laden with chemicials that can ultimately be bad for your body, these natural home remedies are, as their name suggest, all natural, and will not result in long term damage to your body and health.
Do note that all these natural home remedies can get messy and it requires quite a lot of determination and diligence to do it own your on regularly. Also there is no guaranteeing that it would work for you! So what is the most practical way of dealing with grey hair?
If you have read this article, and are feeling a bit lost on what to do, fret not, as there are professionals out there that can help you with your problems. Bee Choo Ladies is a great place for hair treatment, and with our established name in this field, you know that you will be in good hands, so rest assured that we will take great care of your hair.
Bee Choo Ladies is located in Bugis, Singapore @ 5 Pahang Street S(198606).
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For those who are suffering from premature greying, Bee Choo Ladies has a solution for your problems. Bee Choo’s Essential Vitamins and Hair tonics is a great and effective supplement that can be used on your hair and scalp. It is recommended that you apply this tonic daily to supply your scalp with essential vitamins and minerals. These vitamins and minerals will maintain the health of your hair, and allow to have naturally beautiful, strong and shiny hair.
This treatment is not only for those who are currently suffering from premature greying of hair. Even for those who think that they have a healthy scalp, maintenance is key to having a healthy scalp for life. It is always easier to start early, and prevent these scalp conditions from happening before you start to see signs of them. Even if your hair is black and strong today, it can turn grey and white in the future, when the melanin pigment is no longer produced at your hair follicles. Melanin is key to healthy looking hair, as it gives your hair its color and also provide it with the moisture that it needs.
At Bee Choo Origin, we use a special herbal paste in their hair treatments for those suffering from premature greying of their hair. This herbal paste contains both Ginseng and Dang Gui, which are known to have anti-aging properties and will help in delaying the growth of white or grey hair. They also have the effect of stimulating blood circulation in your hair follicles, which will help to maintain the health of your scalp.
Besides making sure that your hair is healthy and targeting your greying problems from the inside, this specially formulated herbal paste also works to cover up your grey hair. It has a natural dyeing effect which will help to turn white and grey hairs into a dark copper blonde colour, while still leaving your natural hair colour unchanged.
Premature greying of your hair can be a huge toll on your emotional wellbeing and your self-esteem, especially when you start discovering these grey strands appearing when you are still so young. In a society that focuses so much on how we look, this can be devastating for someone in their 20s, who are living the best years of their lives.
We definitely do not want something like our hair to stop us from having the fun and adventure that we can have while we are still young and healthy, so make sure to make lifestyle changes to ensure that your hair is kept healthy and in its best condition. If you are currently suffering from premature greying, stay strong as it is not the end of the world! Look into the treatment methods that we have suggested here, and you will definitely find something that will work right for you.