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Premature Greying of Hairs

by Dr Vaid Ji on Oct 25, 2023

Premature Greying of Hairs

Premature greying of hair is also known as canities, is a condition where an individual's hair begins to turn gray or white before the typical age of natural graying, which is usually around the mid-30s. This condition can affect individuals of all ages, and it is a matter of concern for many people due to its impact on appearance and self-esteem.


  • Genetics: Genetics play a significant role in determining when an individual's hair will turn gray. If there is a family history of premature graying, one may be more predisposed to it.
  • Nutritional Deficiencies: A lack of essential nutrients like vitamin B12, iron, copper, and zinc can contribute to premature greying.
  • Stress: Chronic stress and anxiety can lead to premature greying.
  • Smoking and Environmental Factors: Smoking and exposure to pollutants can accelerate the graying process.
  • Imbalanced Doshas: In Ayurvedic terms, an imbalance in the doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha) can impact the color and health of hair. Dominance of Pitta dosha is often associated with premature greying.


The primary symptom of premature greying is the early onset of gray or white hair before the typical age. Other symptoms may include hair thinning, hair loss, and changes in hair texture.


Several risk factors may increase the likelihood of premature greying:

  • Age: Premature greying is more common in individuals under 20 or over 50.
  • Ethnicity: Some ethnic groups are more prone to early greying than others.
  • Lifestyle: Unhealthy dietary habits, smoking, and exposure to environmental toxins.
  • Underlying Medical Conditions: Conditions like alopecia areata, thyroid disorders, and vitiligo can contribute to premature greying.
  • Psychological Stress: Chronic stress can affect hair color and overall hair health.


Ayurveda offers a holistic approach to manage and potentially reverse premature greying through a combination of dietary recommendations, lifestyle changes, and herbal remedies. Here are some key elements of Ayurvedic management:

  • Diet:

Consume foods rich in copper and iron, such as leafy greens, spinach, and sesame seeds.

Avoid excessive consumption of spicy, oily, and sour foods, as they can aggravate Pitta dosha.

Include Amla (Indian Gooseberry) in your diet, known for its hair-nourishing properties.

Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water.

  • Lifestyle:

Manage stress through practices like yoga, meditation, and deep breathing exercises.

Get regular exercise to improve blood circulation and overall health.

Avoid smoking and limit exposure to environmental toxins.

Ensure regular and adequate sleep for optimal health.

  • Herbal Remedies:

Use herbal hair oils like Brahmi, Bhringraj, and Amla oil for regular hair massage.

Prepare a homemade hair mask with ingredients like Amla powder, coconut oil, and curry leaves.

  • Ayurvedic Medicines:

Certain Ayurvedic formulations, such as Chyawanprash, Triphala, and Mahabhringraj oil, are known to be beneficial for hair health.

Consult an Ayurvedic practitioner for proper dosage and guidance.

  • Shiro Abhyanga (Head Massage):

Regular head massages with herbal oils can nourish the hair follicles and improve hair health.

  • Shirodhara:

In this Ayurvedic therapy, a continuous stream of warm herbal oil is poured on the forehead, promoting relaxation and reducing stress.

  • Detoxification:

Panchakarma, an Ayurvedic detoxification therapy, can help eliminate toxins from the body and improve overall health, which may positively impact hair health.



Chandigarh Ayurved Centre the best clinic introduces a special kit for the person dealing with gray hairs. This kit contains ayurvedic medicines & herbal products that will help to balance aggravated pitta dosha.

All products description in details:

1) Kapha Balance Tablet:

Kapha tablet is a healthy blend of herbs formulated to balance Kapha doshas without aggravating Pitta and Vata doshas. It can also be used to alleviate any temporary Kapha imbalance. It is very effective in Kapha season that is late winter and spring. It consists of warming and astringent herbs that help to balance the system throughout the cold season. The main use of Kapha tablets is to remove excess Kapha doshas from the system and helps in the management of weight, healthy lungs, and the immune system.

Recommended dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.

2) Hair Live Tablet:

Hair Live tablet is a pure herbal formula that is good for gray hairs. It is formulated with the ingredients such as Amla, Brahmi, Bhringraj, Dhatry Loha, Mulethi, & Shudh Gandhak. These ingredients in combination provide proper nourishment to the hair. The regular use of these tablets deals with damaged hair, gray hair, rough & dry conditions.

Recommended dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.

3) Hair Live Herbal Shampoo:

Hair Live herbal shampoo is prepared from ingredients such as Aloe vera extract, Amla extract, Shikakai extract, & Reetha. This herbal shampoo prevents gray hair, removes dandruff, protects hair fall, provides proper nourishment to the hair.

Method of usage: Apply this herbal shampoo to wet hair, massage into rich lather for 2-3 minutes & rinse properly with water.

4) Hair Live Oil:

Hair Live Oil is a pure herbal preparation containing ingredients such as Til oil, Jotishmati oil, Almond oil, Amla, Manjistha, Jatamansi, Haritaki, Neem patra, Tulsi patra, Neelkamal, Daru haldi, & Brahmi. This herbal oil deal with premature graying of hair, makes your hair thicker, & bouncy. It is a natural formula that provides proper nourishment & work on the root cause of gray hairs.

Method of usage: Gently massage your scalp with this oil two hours before bath or at bedtime. It can also be used regularly after bath.

5) Kutki capsules:

Kutki is an amazing herb of Ayurveda. It has a cooling action, used to treat bleeding disorders like nasal bleeds, menstrual problems, etc. Kutki capsules contains pure herbal extract of Kutki herb whose main function is to balance Vata and pitta doshas. It helps in the removal of harmful toxins from the body. Kutki capsules shows good results in the case of liver diseases, blood purification, and treats respiratory disorders. It maintains the overall digestive system and useful in various diseases like abdominal distension, ascites, constipation, etc.
Recommended Dosage: Take 2 capsules twice daily.