Olive Oil As Grey Hair Remedy: Fact Or A Myth?

by preeti bhatt

Oiling and massage have a tradition of being used as foes to graying, hair drying and hair fall. Olive oil massage is one of the best rated ancient ways to control grey hair, restore natural hair color, reduce hair dryness, increase hair strength and shine. How many of you believe in the olive oil oiling benefits? Maybe a few would believe and the others may not. Let’s find out if olive oil is actually a foe to hair whitening or is it just an ancient myth surviving till date.

A Factual Guide To Olive Oil Hair Darkening Benefits:

While olive oil is sure a scalp nourisher, is it also a remedy against grey hair? You must have also dig your head hard for finding the answer to this question and might have ended up totally confused.

Let me take you to the world of facts and help you recur the correct answer to olive oil for grey hair as an anti-grey agent or a myth.

1. Remedies Grey Hair Due To Dandruff:

Olive oil offers deep nourishment to dry and damaged scalp. A dry scalp is a warehouse to common hair problems like frizz, dandruff and ever lost sheen. It might be interesting for you to know that dandruff is one of the major reasons to grey hair occurring at a young age. Olive oil powerfully cures the problem of dandruff due to dryness. Thus, there is no two way about the fact that olive oil is a rescue system against grey hair occurring due to dandruff.

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2. Repairs Sun Damage To Regain The Hair Color:

It is amazing to realize that sun is not only a life giver; it is also a life taker. It offers strength and color to hair in form of vitamin D (that can control the production of Pheomelanin- the hair graying and whitening pigment). It also makes hair grey when they get exposed to direct sunlight for longer hours by making them dry. Olive oil is an easy way that repairs sun damage by reinventing the lost moisture and hydration in dry hair.

3. Restores pH Level Of Hair Follicles:

It makes hair moist and keeps safe of further sun damage too. It ensures that hair that turned grey due to sun damage is restored back to its natural color. This basically happens as the pH level of hair follicles is restored. Once olive oil restores the pH level of hair follicles, melanin starts working efficiently. Hence, a normal balance between Eumelanin and Pheomelanin (the two hair coloring pigments) is restored. It restores the lost color of hair as well.

4. Fights Back Chemically Damaged Hair:

The next amazing fact to olive oil’s power of restoring natural hair color relies in its enmity for chemical damage. Excessive styling makes hair chemically damaged. Chemically damaged hair loses its natural hair color and turns grey. This usually happens, as chemically damaged hair have damaged hair follicles and scalp. Olive oil fights back chemical damage by re-strengthening weak hair roots. Side by side, it also restores the upset pH level of the scalp and hair follicles. Hence, melanin finds optimal hair conditions to ensure Pheomelanin’s production is hampered and Eumelanin’s production is triggered. Lesser Pheomelanin darkens grey hair and increased Eumelanin makes them even darker (tones them to their natural color).

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5. Delays Premature Aging:

It is even more enticing to realize the impact of olive oil for premature grey hair that it is not just powerful enough to prevent premature grey hair issues; it is also equally powerful in reversing the damage. Is it to be believed then that olive oil can bestow hair youth forever? Has this hair oil been blessed with natural armors against whitening due to ageing as well? Unfortunately, you will be disappointed to know that nothing can prevent ageing. Ageing or senescence is a natural process that makes cells and tissues weaker. Olive oil can surely delay the signs of hair whitening due to ageing, but cannot stop them forever. It can certainly help you in keeping your hair stronger and shinier with age as well, but cannot keep them black/dark forever.

The above-listed factual guide is a personal surety on olive oil and grey hair, on how olive oil can prevent and cure premature hair whitening. However, it is also a surety that it cannot defy hair whitening due to ageing, but can only delay it.

How much do you now rate the efficacy of olive oil as a foe to grey hair? Still looking around for an alternative method against premature hair whitening? Do not forget to share your thoughts with us.

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