Shampoos & Vitamins
Most of us
realize we are getting older when gray
hair starts to appear. Premature
graying may begin as early as the teens or
twenties, but most for people it starts in
their late thirties to early forties. The
majority of Caucasians will half about half
of their hair gray at the age of fifty.
When it starts, grey hair is not usually
Why does hair
turn gray? Every hair follicle is
surrounded by cells that contain melanin, a
pigment that determines the color the hair.
The amount of melanin will determine whether
the hair is blond, brown, black, red or
anything in between. As we get older the
cells that contain melanin slowly die. Less
melanin means that the hair will be
translucent and appear white, grey, or
Hair does not
turn gray overnight. It is a gradual
process. Once a person notices the first
few gray hairs it may take ten or more years
for the hair to really look gray. Graying
usually begins at the temples, spread to the
crown, and finally moves around to the back
of the head.
Graying hair is inevitable, but it might
be possible to slow it down with the right
combination of vitamins and minerals.
B vitamins have been shown to be
particularly helpful by in helping the hair
cells continue to produce melanin.
Vitamin B and PABA, and Vitamin B12 are best
for this. When used in combination
with folic acid they tend to work better.
The other big
complaint people have about gray hair is the
way it feels. It is usually dryer and may
be course or wiry. The right nutrients such
as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and
Vitamin B3 can help to counteract this as
well as promote overall healthy hair.
Natural ingredients like jojoba oil and emu
oil will also help to deep moisturize dry
Preventing Gray Hair
Sun Damaged Hair
Gray Hair Help