Gray hair is not always related to age. It is the process where pigmentation of the hair is lost and the hair appears in various stages of gray. The changes can happen very suddenly or gradually.
Causes of gray hair include heredity, stress, thyroid imbalances, anemia, and B-12 deficiency. Smoking and alcohol also contribute to early graying. Smokers are four times as likely to gray earlier.
Many women, and now men, dye their hair, however, hair dyes can be toxic for some people. Natural Henna may be used to add color, although they are not as long lasting as permanent dyes.
From the natural perspective we want to look at preventing gray hair and gray hair reversal by supporting the thyroid, and helping with anemia and nutritional deficiencies. Homeopathic remedies, cell salts, and herbs can assist. Eliminate other substances that may make it harder to reverse gray hair by stressing the body such as tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea, and fast foods.
Herbs for Graying Hair
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Shen Men as a nutritional supplement which includes FoTi
FoTi (Polygonum multiflorum, also know as Ho Shu Wu) has been used for centuries by the Chinese to darken hair and maintain natural hair color.
Cell Salts to Help with Graying Hair
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#6 Kali phos 6X– stress
#10 Nat phos 6X– reduce acidity and toxicity, iron absorption
#12 Silicea 6X – connective tissue support, retain natural hair color
Graying Hair Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Lycopodium (#1) – early graying, associated with exhaustion from 4 to 8 pm, low self-esteem, gas, bloating and other digestive problems. Right-sided problems.
Arsenicum album – stressed, perfectionist people. Super-organizers, restless, over-achievers.
Kali iod – thyroid problems and also stress and restlessness.
Phosphoric acid – from shock or grief that leaves a person exhausted emotionally and physically.
Silicea – exhausted and cold. Timid or shy people. Thin and poor fingernails. Sunken eyes.
Sulphur – intellectual, arrogant, with skin problems. Feels hot.
Source: Dave’s Healing Notes