Last Modified on Aug 12, 2015
What Causes Grey Hair?
A potential cure for grey hair has been much in the news lately, after researchers determined that it was hydrogen peroxide building up in our hair that causes it to turn grey. Oxidative stress causes hydrogen peroxide to build up in our hair follicles, slowly to build up within the hair itself and bleaching the melanin in each hair to grey from the inside. The research team reports that a new form of psuedocatalase, a drug used to treat vitiligo, shows promise as a reliable treatment to reverse greying hair.
Aging sees many of us accumulate gray hairs, but premature grey hair is a possibility as well. In this case, genetics may be at fault; however, stress and nutritional deficits may likewise be the cause of a growing grey hair problem. This matches up with the theory of oxidative stress and hydrogen peroxide, since stress and poor nutrition will increase our body's levels of oxidative stress.
Reverse Grey Hair Naturally
Antioxidant supplements as well as foods and herbs such as green tea or oregano leaf can reduce your body's oxidative stress, to potentially slow or cure grey hair. Mineral and other nutritional deficits can also be addressed, and for our readers blackstrap molasses has been the most reliable dietary aid to prevent grey hair.
[YEA] Hi I'm writing about the posting pasted above. I've been researching into Amla powder. Amla is also known as the 'Indian Gooseberry' (Emblica offinalis) and has been used in India for hair for hundreds of years. It has a very high content of Vitamin C. I would say that it's more of a preventative measure than a cure for grey and falling hair.
Anjuli suggested Lemon and Coconut oil. If you wish to use these, you could definitely mix the Amla powder (available at Tesco supermarket in the UK as well as many asian/Indian grocery stores), into the oil mixture. Some of it will dissolve and there will be a grainy residue.
A lot of vegetable oils are very good for both the Skin and Hair. They are saturated with vitamins and nutrients. You can mix them together too and also use the purest essential oils. I find the following oils very good for the hair: Olive, Shea Butter, Mustard Seed, Coconut, Jojoba, Sweet Almond Oil and Thistle Oil.
Essential oils that you can mix into the blend of oils include Ginger, Rosemary, Lavender, Cedarwood, Benzoin, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang. Only ever use the most purest essential oils.
If you add 5% Vitamin E Oil to the blend it will help keep it from going rancid for longer. Store the oil away in a cool place away from sunlight.
You can mix amla power into the oil when you dispense a little to use it.
Use the oil as an overnight conditioner by massaging well into the scalp and and hair. Wash it out in the morning. If you can't do this then massage it into the scalp and hair and leave it in for as long as you can even if it's only 15 minutes before a shower.
When it comes to washing out the oil. Massage shampoo into your hair first and add a tiny bit of water. If you wet hair first, it will be difficult to get the oil out.
A recipe for intensive oil treatment: 24.5ml Thistle Oil, 24.5ml Olive Oil, 3ml Vitamin E Oil, 0.5ml Vitamin A Palmitate, 50 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil, 30 Drops of Grapefruit Essential Oil and 20 drops of Ylang Ylang.
Or you can replace the above Essential Oils in the recipe by using the following instead: 15 drops of Ginger Essential Oil, 60 drops of Lavender Essential Oil and 15 drops of Cedarwood Essential Oil. Although the oils will improve the condition of your hair and stimulate the hair follicles and your scalp there is no guarantee that they will make new hair grow or get rid of gray hair. It may however help prevent an early onset of hair loss.
Hope this helps. Good luck and God Bless.
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[YEA] The Indian gooseberry Amla is ground into a powder, once mixed with water and massaged into the scalp regularly will help keep hair from going grey. Amla powder is available at Indian specialty shops. Also a mix of coconut oil and lemon are beneficial.
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[YEA] 500mg Ashwagandha with breaky and dinner 5-6 days a week, and I might add not for grey hair, was taken for about a year. Hubby was about 10% grey but not now - no grey. We did not notice it till about 6 months. Has not had any for 6 months and still no grey. He was also taking neem and tulsi for 3-4 weeks on and off and zinc. The zinc was taken only once or twice a week. This is the second time he has got rid of his grey hair without trying, The first time he was young to be going grey.
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[SIDE EFFECTS] Avoid Corn Syrup - Grey hair
Someone mentioned that copper is needed for your hair to keep its color, and if you do a search, you'll find that's true. Americans especially are severely depleted of copper. I read somewhere that corn syrup sucks the copper out of your body, and corn syrup is in MANY of our processed foods, so thats no surprise. Blackstrap molasses, as someone else said, is one of the best possible natural sources of copper, and is a good supplement for many other problems as well. I'm nearing 60 and have only a few grey hairs, that started appearing after I hadn't taken any blackstrap molasses for quite a few months. When I take the molasses, my hair color slowly comes back. I just add it as a sweetener to tea, or make a tea of ACV and BSM. Takes a little getting used to, but I definitely look and feel better when I take it regularly.
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[YEA] B12 deficency result in white hair. Take supplement for b12.
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[YEA] My husband and I started taking bee pollen over twenty years ago, we are both now in our fifties. We have our full hair color, but it seems like most of our friends are grey - or dye their hair. Many female friends 5-12 years younger tell me that they are more than half grey - so they dye to cover it. I've read that bee pollen sometimes restores color to grey hair. So I be live it is possible. we just feel happier and healthier on it - so we've kept it up. We let it slip this winter and then I got that wicked cold that is going around - the long one.
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Blackstrap Molasses Cure for Gray Hair
Home Remedy Ingredients
- Blackstrap Molasses - 1 Tablespoon
Nutrient and mineral rich blackstrap molasses undergoes an additional refining step over the stuff you ordinarily find in the grocery store. Adding a daily tablespoon of blackstrap molasses to your diet can restore needed nutrients to your body, slowing and perhaps reversing your hairs transition to grey. Many people like the taste of it in coffee!
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[YEA] Blackstrap molasses really fixes gray hair! This is what I've been doing:
I use Plantation Blackstrap Unsulphured Molasses. You want a molasses with the nutrients in it. Some molasses is just for baked items and the iron and other nutrients are stripped from it. Just look at the label.
I take 2-3 tbs 3 times a day. Just wash it down with milk or coconut milk or something.
I saw results in 24-48 hours. I'm a brunette, and those short gray kinky hairs around my face softened and straightened out and turned light brown. After three days, those hairs darkened a little more and really blended nicely with the rest of my hair.
I stopped taking molasses for three days and on the third day, the gray gradually began to come back.
I think you have to take this every day to keep the gray away.
I hate taking the molasses no matter what it's mixed with lol...
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[YEA] I have replaced the sugar in my coffee with BSM, and have been having it in shakes. I have been doing this for 4 days and I SWEAR my greys are already disappearing. I am shocked! Its also a LOW GI sugar, much better for you than normal processed white sugar. You can 100% replace sugar with it.
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i have been using BSM from past 2 and half months.But didnt see any improvemement on my grey hair. Could someone please tel me how can I make sure whether its working or not.
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Can you please tell me which is the best grey hair remedy?? Colloidal minerals, melancor or BlackStrap molasses?? I've been taking Blackstrap molasses since 10days.
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Miami, Florida, US
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] I have been taking BSM for close to a year. I use it as my sugar, a spoon in my coffee, in oatmeal. As a sweetener in most things I would use sugar in. My hair is very fair and to be honest, I'm not sure because I break down and use color every once in a while. But I do think it has toned down the grey. Stays a dark blond with sunny highlights.I hope for a bit more dark as time goes by. I still think it is very good for me to have stopped the sugar.
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I bought plantation brand organic blackstrap molasses unsulphered and it has 0 copper. The store said that pretty much plantation is the only company that does the blackstrap molasses. What should I do? Will it help with grey hair?
I just purchased Plantation Organic Blackstrap Molasses. My main purpose is to get rid of grey hair. I have been reading that the copper in it, is what gets rid of the greys. My bottle has 0% copper. Online, every bottle I look at, doesn't even mention copper. Where can I find the brand that contains copper?
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hi there, I recently came across this site while doing research to reverse my rapidly greying hair. I am very interested in all the posts citing Blackstrap Molasses as a viable remedy. Most of the posts list copper as the primary effective element in this treatment. Today I went to the grocery store to purchase the recommended brand mentioned in the majority of posts, but the nutritional information lists the copper content as 0%. Am I missing something here? any advice or information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
[NAY] Today is the 7th week I've been taking 2 tbsp of Blackstrap Molasses every morning for my gray hair. I have black hair and I've had gray hair since in my 30's. And I don't see any change of my hair color from the roots. I had high hopes because I am extremely allergic to Permanent hair dye. It makes my scalp swell up & itches like crazy & I been using temp hair dye but the color fades fast. I was hoping to at least get a slight darker change of my gray. But no results here. I will keep taking it for couple of months longer. I'm not giving up that easy LOL!
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