I am going to be 40 this year, and I am happy to report that, I do not have any grey hair. Not a single strand.
And it is not from coloring either – ask my hairdresser Ricco from Replacement Boutique in Telawi, Bangsar, he will tell you.
No doubt I like to color my hair and have blond highlights, but trust me, it is all black underneath;) I have my mum to thank for good genes actually. She didn’t have a single grey hair till she was way past her 60’s.
So what’s the secret?
Should I tell you..? I really should charge good money for this 😛
OK here goes..
1. Marry a good Man & Ditch a Bad Job
Seriously, a bad job or a bad man, will turn your hair grey faster than you can say jumping jehosephats! So, if you can, steer clear of both. If you can’t just yet, consider looking out for a better prospect and jump ship ASAP. Your hair is after all your crowning glory and should be kept glossy and gorgeous at all times.
Hair gets its colour from two types of melanin pigment – eumelanin which dictates how dark the hair is, and pheomelanin which determines how red or yellow it is. As we age, the cells in hair follicles stop producing these pigments and the resulting hairs are colourless. Eventually, the overall effect of a combination of coloured and colourless hair, especially in people with dark hair, is grey. When we are stressed, the body utilizes copious amount of Vit B to deal with it (flight or fight) – same substance that keeps hair dark and healthy. My point is banish stress, and you will start to see the results… read on, if this has peaked your curiosity…
2. Take Antioxidants
I take Omega3 (chia seeds) and folic acid (all the B’s in fact, i.e. thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), piroxidine (B6), folic acid (B9), cyanocobalamin (B12), and biotin), and I stick with them religiously.
I also take Vitamin C – responsible for the development of healthy collagen, which is necessary to hold body tissues together. A vitamin C deficiency can cause split ends and hair breakage, yet this is easily reversible by increasing your normal vitamin C intake levels. If you do not want to take vitamin C, eat foods such as fresh peppers, citrus fruits, melons, berries, potatoes, tomatoes, and dark green leafy vegetables. All are rich in vitamin C.
I take Vitamin E – necessary to provide good blood circulation to the scalp and creates the perfect condition for healthy hair.
In fact, Beta-Carotene, Magnesium, Sulfur, Zinc, Silica, and Flaxseed oil are all essential if you want to keep those healthy locks deep and dark and glossy.
If you are too lazy to take so many pills, then Vita Health’s Crowning Glory is a good one to take – all in one pill for the lazy pill popper.
3. Only Use All Natural Hair Care Products
Use crappy shampoo and you will have crappy hair. I use organic shampoos and conditioners and do my own hair mask once a week on Sunday. It keeps the hair in pristine condition.
And those three things, my friends, are the secret to having dark, healthy hair (underneath the highlights), minus the grey ones!