In today's day and age seeing your first grey in your early twenties is pretty common. What used to be a phenomenon of the late thirties has made its way into our youth due to the drastic change in our lifestyle. But why does this happen? Primarily, premature greying happens when your hair follicles stop producing melanin, the pigment that gives hair its colour.

Want to lock in that black colour? Check out these tips to stop premature greying…

Diet
 

Diet

Vitamins B12, zinc and copper are very essential for healthy strong black hair because these vitamins provides hair its natural colour. Deficiency in any of these vitamins speeds up the greying process. So be sure to consume plenty of greens, berries, vitamin C rich foods, and dry fruits.

No smoking
 

No smoking

Smoking affects your hair follicles too. Our body responds well to antioxidants and not so well to free radicals. Smoking can lead to the formation of free radicals within the body which causes oxidative stress, decreased melanin production contributing to grey locks.

Stop stressing
 

Stop stressing

Surprised to see this one on the list? Excessive stress, anxiety, and hypertension are to be blamed for those pesky greys. Apart from taking regular breaks and short vacations, pampering and de-stressing your scalp with weekly scalp massages can also help.

Use anti-pollution products
 

Use anti-pollution products

Smog, air pollution, and dust not only wreak havoc on your skin but also your hair. Excessive exposure to daily pollution steals moisture from your hair leading to dullness and damage. The end result is hair loss and premature grey hair. Protecting your hair with scarves and a gentle shampoo like Dove Dryness Care Shampoo can retain the moisture and strength of your locks.

Oil your hair regularly
 

Oil your hair regularly

Dry dehydrated hair which lacks moisture can also speed up the process of greying. Make it a priority to oil your hair at least once a week and occasionally indulge in a relaxing hair spa to see a better hair condition.