The age at which you start to gray is determined by your genes, so there’s not much you can do about it. Making a few lifestyle changes, however, can help you keep your color for as long as possible before it eventually gives way to silver. That first ashen strand might seem like the beginning of the end, but of course you never really have to go gray if you don’t want to like millions of others, you can always bring back your color with dye.
1. Take good care of your hair
While unhealthy hair doesn’t turn gray any sooner than healthy hair, unhealthy hair is more likely to fall out. When new hair grows back in, it often has less pigment than the original hair, especially as you start to get older. Think about how you can change your hair care routine to keep your hair strong and undamaged so it won’t fall out.
2. Stop or avoid smoking.
If you’re a smoker and you’re concerned about going gray, it’s one of many good reasons to take measures to stay away from cigarettes starting right now.
Smoking also causes hair to look prematurely dull and brittle. Damaged hair can fall out more easily than healthy hair.
Smoking also ages your skin prematurely and may even make its color look off (in some cases even the persons skin will turn gray).
Smoking furthermore ruins your teeth making them weak, lose color, causes gum disease as well as enamel damage and will cause premature loss of teeth.
3. Use egg oil
Egg oil is extracted from egg yolks, massage your scalp twice a week with egg oil and leave it on overnight. Egg oil contains anti-oxidant xanthophylls like lutein and zeaxanthin which arrest premature aging (graying) of hair and even reverses early stage grey hair. A tip for leaving it overnight is to cover your bed with a plastic sheet; it may be uncomfortable but it saves a ton of time when you want to clean your bed
4. Get enough vitamins
One of the ways to prevent gray hairs is by taking multivitamins including Vitamin B12, Vitamins (including B12) are essential for hair and skin health. When you have a deficiency, your hair can prematurely begin to lose some of its pigment or even fall out (it may fall out if you have a zinc deficiency), making you gray or bald (you’d want to avoid both). Vitamins are found in animal products such as beef, fish, eggs and chicken, as well as fruits, vegetables, nuts, and dairy.
Consider taking multivitamin supplements if you’re concerned about going gray too early, especially if you suspect that you aren’t consuming enough beneficial vitamins and micronutrients through your diet. Vegans should pay special attention to their B12 intake, through supplementation if necessary. Vegetarians can get B12 from milk and egg products.
5. Stay Natural
Many women and men love their gray hair and letting it grow in as it naturally does. Instead of trying to hide it, why not be proud of your hair? Gray hair can be just as eye-catching as any other color if you style it in a way that shows the world you’re still in the game. To keep it looking bright and healthy, look for shampoos, conditioners and other hair products designed especially for gray or white hair.
You can also use dye(permanent dyes).