Stop Hair Loss and Graying Hair
What the researchers found was that graying hair is primarily caused by a buildup of hydrogen peroxide at the root of hair follicles, due in great part to a reduction in the natural antioxidant compound catalase. In addition to helping cleanse the scalp and follicles, onion juice also promotes the production of catalase. Catalase prevents graying hair and thicker hair follicles.
More natural solutions for graying hair
Over the years, many remedies for graying hair have been used with mixed results. Some of the better known ones include:
The oriental remedy fo-ti has a long history of being used for gray hair. Fo-ti is also called He Shou Wu, which translates to “black-haired Mr. He” or “Mr. He’s black hair”.
Black Strap molasses has worked well for many people for restoration of color, but it may take some time (as is true with other remedies as well).
Pine needle tea is another remedy which has been used to help with graying hair.
Many have reported that moringa leaf and moringa root extracts have restored hair color as well as helped with thinning hair.
Nutrition for healthy hair
Some of the best foods for hair health include:
• Nuts and seeds
• Leafy, green vegetables
• Root vegetables, such as carrots, rutabagas, parsnips, ginger, turnips
• Winter squash
• Black beans
• Black pepper
• Brown rice syrup
Foods to avoid for better hair health:
• Cold foods and drinks
• Sugary foods and drinks
• Fatty foods
• Animal protein
• Dairy products