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Premature Graying

What is Premature Graying?
The Premature Graying problem is largely genetic. Hair follicles contain pigment cells that produce melanin, which gives your tresses their color. When your body stops generating melanin, hair presents itself as gray, white, or silver. (Melanin also provides moisture, so when less is produced, hair becomes brittle and loses its bounce.) "If your parents or grandparents grayed at an early age, you probably will too,".

Canities, or hair graying, is a process of chronologicalaging and occurs regardless of gender or race. The age of graying varies with race and ethnicity. Hairis said to gray prematurely only if graying occurs before the age of 20 years in Whites, before 25 yearsin Asians, and before 30 years in Africans.

The color of human hair depends on melanogenesis, the process of synthesis of melanin and its subsequent distribution from the melanocyte to keratinocyte. The process is thought to be regulated genetically at various levels. The human hair follicles contain two types of melanins: the black-brown pigment eumelaninsmainly present in black and brown hair and the yellowor red pheomelanins in auburn and blonde hair.

It is a growing concern that today even kids as young as ten years old suffer from graying of hair. It was a very rare phenomenon even a few years ago but it is increasing every day. Today even children are not out of bounds of stress and hence graying of hair starts as early as in a ten year old. But to prevent graying of hair you have to know about it a little.

Cause of Premature Graying
Major Causes for Premature Graying of Hair are:

  • Pollution
  • Lack of proper Nutrition
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Usage of Chemical Dyes
  • Keeping Scalp Unclean
  • Consumption of some High Dosage Drugs.

The kind of illnesses that might cause premature graying of hair includes hyperthyroidism, hormonal imbalances, hypothyroidism, pernicious anemia and so on. It can also be caused by excessive damage to the hair that happens from the effect of using chemical dyes frequently, keeping the scalp unclean and effect of some high dosage drugs. Since the reasons of premature graying of hair are varied.

While these are some reasons that cause early graying of hair.

Premature Graying Treatment Summary
Steps in preventing the premature graying of hair:

  • Reduce Stress.
  • Eat Right
  • Quit Smoking
  • Check Your Thairoid Levels
  • Quit Harsher Shampoos
  • Oil Your Hair Regularly
  • Avoid Usage of Perfumed Hairoils

There are a few Homeopathic medicines used commonly for eliminating white hair and preventing premature graying:

  • Lycopodium Clavatum: It is the chief remedy for pre-senility and is also useful in treating premature graying of hair. It is also useful in treating baldness.
  • Phosphoricum Acidum: Used to relieve fatigue and debility, along with nervous exhaustion and gray hair. It is also useful for preventing hair thinning and hair fall.
  • Acid Phos: For treating hair graying and hair fall.
  • Lycopodium: Early graying, associated with exhaustion, bloating, and other digestive problems.
  • Silicea: Cures exhaustion.
  • Thyroidinum: Works on the Thyroid problems.
  • Psorinum: Useful in treating gray hair, especially when they appear in spots.

Other great homeopathic remedies for white hair are Nat Mur, Graphites, Sulphur, and Thuja.