I am not going to lie – I enjoy the concept of eternal youth and beauty. But when most people reach (or are close to attaining ) their thirties, we are inclined to appear at our bodies for signs of age more frequently. And, sure enough, we find them. Maybe it’s the very small wrinkles on the face of the eyes, or more commonly – A GREY HAIR!
What to do?
And now, we can’t examine the mirror without focusing on this little bugger. And you hear a silent but frightening voice: “Brace yourself! You’re getting old!” We begin making evaluations about what we have been able to achieve up to now. Ugh, it is the gray hair’s fault! If it was not for it, I’d be happily enjoying my life without needing to consider the responsibilities of life! I’m kidding; I am just too vain and want to look great!
The thing that disturbs me out during these years was the fact that my grandma’s sister’s hair never turned gray! I thought that was hopeless! How come I’m still twenty-something and my mane has already started fading? So, I have been exploring the subject of reversing gray hair or keeping its normal colour for as long as possible.
Is it achievable?
And if so, the way to do it? Turned out there are ways to achieve this impossible-at-first-sight idea. And there are people really succeeding in this! Proteins – the term itself in Greek means”of great significance” and this applies especially for hair. The main reason hair (and nails) becomes fragile is the absence of proteins in your diet. It’s logical since hair is principally created if proteins such as keratin. This is the reason if we have some type of issues with our “fur”, the very first thing we will need to examine is our food intake.
Well known protein sources are lean beef and egg whites. But there are lots of good underrated sources from bees and plants. Here are a few suggestions – beans, quinoa, sprouts, hemp seed, nuts, algae like spirulina, and the parasitic pollen. Bee pollen is so beneficial for people it deserves an entire post, but I will save this for later.
The essential minerals for your hair and nails are silicon, sulphur, magnesium and copper. We will need to be sure we consume them with the food ingestion (I’m not a big fan of supplements, but occasionally it’s a fantastic way to provide nutritious compounds). You may locate sulphur in Brussels spouts, beans, eggs, cabbage, fish, garlic, turnip, and wheat germ; other foods which contain these minerals are oysters, potatoes, cereals, legumes, lean beef, mushrooms, sesame and pumpkin seeds, beef liver, shrimps, mustard etc.. Pay additional attention to green vegetables.
Also don’t overlook that the silicon containing plants – apples, brown rice, tomatoes, cucumbers, almonds, grapes, flax seed, and peppers and so forth. Do you feel overwhelmed already? Wait, there’s more! Anti-inflammatory – inflammation in the body (particularly in the hair follicles) may create a whole lot of problems like baldness hair loss, premature graying and so forth. So, it would be extremely helpful for the entire body to include anti-inflammatory substances in our diet. Here are some excellent suggestions – turmeric (naturally ), cod liver oil (or oily fish such as tuna, salmon, and mackerel), colostrum, beetroot, green vegetables (again!) , ginger, cold pressed olive oil, whole grains, and nuts.
Detoxify the body
Accumulation of toxins in the body is one of the principal causes for many ailments and discomforts. Regular detox has many advantages – weight reduction, clean skin, better complexion, more energy, stronger immune system, improved mood and much more. So, by removing as much toxins as we can, we help the body create more powerful, more energetic and naturally coloured hair. There are a good deal of detox approaches available and you only need to select the one which is most appropriate for you.
You may create a three-day a month fruit juice cleansing; one day a week uncooked fruit and veggie day or detox teas day etc.. If your lifestyle doesn’t permit routine detox, try at least to get an early dinner (not later than 18 o’clock) and drink tea and water for the remainder of the evening. Or vice versa – use the initial hours of the day once the body naturally cleans itself and drink refreshing fruit/vegetable juices or detox tea.
Also I would suggest drinking as pure water as possible – filtered, reverse osmosis, distilled or pure spring water. Don’t forget about the toxins which we absorb through the skin by applying crèmes, lotions, gels, etc. Use bio cosmetics or create them yourself to make sure what exactly put on your skin. You can find a good deal of homemade remedies notions in Gaia’s Beauty Parlour. Another useful thing to help the mane repair is putting a water filter in the shower for chlorine and other toxic substances in tap water have a tendency to damage the hair.