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Apart from genetics, lack of vitamin B12, stress, hormonal changes, smoking and medication also influence the appearance of gray hair.

  14 Maret 2024 18:45

Brilio.net - As you get older, hair that was originally pitch black will start to appear grayish white hair which is usually called gray hair. Hair color that turns white is caused by melanin production which decreases as a person gets older, so it is very common in people over the age of 30.

Melanin itself is a natural coloring substance which plays a role in providing dark pigment to each strand of hair. Due to decreased production, the growing hair strands do not get the perfect pigment, causing grayish-white gray hair.

The phase of white hair growth is different for each person. Some people start experiencing gray hair in their teens around the age of 17 to 24 years. This is completely influenced by heredity or genetics.

Apart from genetics, lack of vitamin B12, stress, hormonal changes, smoking and medications also influence the appearance of gray hair. This condition is called premature graying.

Even bad habits such as styling your hair too often using heating tools and chemical dyes or polishes can also be the cause of gray hair at a young age. This is quite disturbing to appearance and can reduce a person's self-confidence. The reason is, gray hair can make a person's face look older than their proper age.

One of the most common efforts made by most people to overcome the appearance of gray hair is hair polish. Even though it is effective and results can be seen immediately, using hair polish, especially those made from chemicals, can actually damage hair health. Where hair becomes easily dry, tangled and difficult to manage.

If you don't want that to happen, you can deal with gray hair by using natural ingredients. As shared by one TikTok user with the account name @iamthatgirl816 on December 22 2023, which contains how to deal with gray hair using candlenut oil mixed with 1 type of leaf which makes hair naturally black. The leaves in question are basil leaves.

"Natural way to blacken gray hair," wrote the account owner as a description of the uploaded video, which briliobeauty.net quoted from the TikTok account @iamthatgirl816, Thursday (14/3).

Treat gray hair using candlenut oil mixed with basil leaves from various sources

Treat gray hair using candlenut oil mixed with basil leaves
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Contains candlenut oil for healthy hair and treating gray hair.

Candlenut is a kitchen spice that can blacken gray hair. The reason is that this spice contains vitamins which can be used as a natural dye to blacken gray hair. Not only does it blacken hair, candlenuts can also make hair thicker and fall-free. It's not directly candlenut seeds that you can use as an ingredient to care for healthy hair, but the natural oil from candlenut seeds that you can use.

Quoted from the Healthline page, candlenut oil contains calcium, phosphorus, potassium, iron, zinc, and vitamins B1 and B2. Not only that, candlenut oil also contains vitamin E as an antioxidant, which functions to prevent signs of premature aging, one of which is gray hair.

The benefits of basil leaves to overcome or delay the growth of gray hair.

Not only does it have a distinctive taste, basil leaves are also effective for maintaining body health. The reason is that basil leaves have a high antioxidant content.

Apart from that, basil leaves are also believed to be able to maintain healthy hair. One of them is dealing with gray hair. Quoting from Beautiful Hamesha, one of the best benefits of basil leaves is that it can treat gray hair. The antioxidant content in basil leaves works to treat gray hair on the head.

After knowing the benefits of each ingredient that will be used, now is the time for you to see how to make a hair mask that is believed to be effective in treating the growth of gray hair on the head. Here's how to make and use it.

Treat gray hair using candlenut oil mixed with basil leaves from various sources

Treat gray hair using candlenut oil mixed with basil leaves
TikTok/@iamthatgirl816

Material:

- A handful of fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon candlenut oil

How to create and use:

1. Wash the basil leaves until they are really clean
2. Mash the basil leaves until smooth
3. Add water then stir
4. Strain the basil leaves and just take the water
5. Transfer to another container then add candlenut oil
6. Apply to hair, especially hair roots, thoroughly
7. Massage gently for 5 minutes
8. Leave it for 30-60 minutes
9. Rinse using water until clean
10. Continue using your favorite shampoo and conditioner
11. Do this method regularly 2-3 times a week to get naturally black hair free of gray hair.

Treat gray hair using candlenut oil mixed with basil leaves from various sources

Treat gray hair using candlenut oil mixed with basil leaves
TikTok/@iamthatgirl816

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