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Using hair dye that contains chemicals can trigger various problems, such as allergies, excessive hair loss, etc.

  15 Februari 2024 07:25 - Hair actually plays a vital role in supporting a person's appearance. This makes many people anxious when their hair experiences problems. Problems such as hair loss and tangles which make hair difficult to manage are some of the problems that often arise. Apart from that, it turns out that gray hair is also a problem that is considered to disturb the beauty of the hair.

Gray hair or white hair, is one of the most common aging processes besides facial wrinkles . The process of graying is closely related to the reduced production of melanin, or color pigment, in hair follicles as we age. Over time, this process reduces the supply of color to the hair and gives the appearance of a white color.

Even though it usually only appears in the old age phase, in fact gray hair can also appear more quickly. In one research article on the MD Hair page, exposure to UV rays from the sun and stressful conditions can damage hair follicles and accelerate aging by 3 times. Not only that, lack of vitamin and mineral intake also has the potential to cause gray hair to appear at an early age.

To overcome the problem above, many people choose to re-dye their hair with chemical dyes. However, there are many risks associated with using chemical hair dyes which can damage the hair and scalp, such as triggering allergies, excessive hair loss, and so on. Additionally, continuous use of hair dye can be an expensive and time-consuming process.

So that your hair maintains its beauty and health, you can try using natural ingredients to reduce gray hair without damaging your hair. One trick is to use spices such as black cumin (habbatussauda), as demonstrated by from Instagram @shama_skincare on Wednesday (14/2).

What is black cumin and its benefits for hair?

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Black cumin is a type of spice also known as black cumin. Adapted from research from the US National Institute of Health, black cumin is rich in ingredients such as thymoquinone which has strong antioxidant properties. Through this, black cumin becomes an effective ingredient in helping fight free radicals which damage melanin in hair follicles.

Not only that, the essential oil contained in black cumin can also help increase blood circulation in the scalp, thereby promoting the health of hair follicles and encouraging melanin production. Black cumin also contains various essential vitamins and minerals to reduce the growth of gray hair caused by nutritional deficiencies in the head area.

So, you can use the materials above in the following way.

Tools and materials:

1. 10-12 teaspoons of black cumin
2. Blender or pestle
3. The shampoo you usually use
4. Small jar

Working steps:

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gray hair chemistry is reduced

1. Take 10-12 teaspoons of black cumin and heat it on the stove for a few moments
2. Puree the black cumin using a blender or pestle until it forms powder
3. After that, put 2 teaspoons of black cumin powder in a small jar
4. Add 2 teaspoons of shampoo and a little water afterwards
5. Stir all the ingredients until evenly mixed
6. Apply this mixture to the base of the hair evenly and thoroughly
7. Massage this mixture for 1-2 minutes afterward, then leave it for 10 minutes
8. If it is sufficient, rinse with water until clean.

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