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Causes: Lack of care of hair, a tendency to wash them with hot water or to dry them with electric dryers which emit a blast of hot air, are some of the precipitating factors. Hair dyes used in the earlier stages (when the hair have just started greying) also accentuate the process of greying. Chronic cold being one of the causative factors must be first cleaned with acids and some of the acids have a tendency to remain in the oil) tend to strengthen the tendency of premature greying.

Remedies: After the chronic cold or sinusitis have been effectively dealt with, the following regimen should be resorted to:

A vigorous rubbing of the scalp after washing the hair with cold water should be adopted. The fingers should be used to rub the scalp vigorously till the scalp starts to tingle with the affected area of the skin making the hair grow healthy. If the hair have started falling, the tendency would be checked.

As for internal remedies, the best is Giloya (Tinospora Cordiofolia) and Gokhroo taken in equal parts and mixed with Honey. One teaspoonful doses should be taken thrice a day. An Ayurvedic remedy highly recommended for premature greying of hair is Bhringaraja (Eclipta Alba)-two parts, Black Sesame seeds-one part and Amla-one part, ground into a fine powder and one teaspoonful of the powder taken with milk and sugar twice daily for some weeks.

Or, old Mandur, Amla, and Japa (Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis) flowers taken in equal quantities should be ground into paste and the paste should be applied on the head. When it has dried, the hair should be washed with water in which Amla has been soaked overnight.

Another paste recommended for premature greying is to take Amla 2 parts, Harad 2 parts, and old Mandur 2 parts and grind them into a fine powder. A spoonful of the powder should be wetted with water in which Amla has been soaked overnight. The paste may be kept in an iron vessel overnight and applied to the hair in the morning. When the paste is dry, oil should be applied to the hair and then the paste should be thoroughly washed with cold water.


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