I thought of something I wanted too add to my hair topic. Grey hair! I watched Marley and Me this weekend in a lazy moment when lounging on the couch watching something easy and fun seemed like the best possible thing to do. In the movie, one of the marked milestone moments in their marriage was when both Jennifer Aniston and Own Wilson both discovered their first grey hair. A cute moment, I guess, but still not one that our society embrace as the most “joyous” moment, especially for us girls!
Eek! Some of us reading this have never yet had this “maturing” experience, while others of us may be growing grey hair for years- that is beautiful too! No matter what the case, we should keep in mind that we are often told that genetics play a case with “premature” graying hair, but there is much to be said about diet and lifestyle.
Dr. Ann Wigmore, largely credited as being the founder of the modern raw food movement in the Western world, is one of the most documented and famous cases of grey hair reversal. Her gray hair turned right back to its original dark black color after years of having grey hair! She credits this reversal to drinking rejuvalac, which is an enzyme and B-vitamin rich drink made from the water left over from sprouting wheat berries. Ladies— this happened naturally!!! No hair coloring or anything!!
We need to renew the living hair follicle and nourish it with nutrition and healthy blood flow. B essential vitamins, raw fatty acids, and trace beauty minerals such as sulfur, copper and silicon are important to help keep the texture of our hair healthy and maintained at its natural color. Be sure to keep flushing the blood clean with your alkaline greens in your Green Smoothies, have salads containing watercress and spinach, and eat B vitamin-rich hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, burdock root, nutritional yeast, Kombucha (based on a similar principle to rejuvalac), and sea vegetables like nori and dulse. Animal products and especially dairy will not promote luscious texture to our living hair follicle since they are clogging rather than nourishing.
Brrrrrr it is getting cold!! I’m getting some of the Fall coats down from the top closet tonight! The yogis in the house may have noticed some changes in their practice. Remember that this is a normal happening in the yogic cycle, and to not be attached to the way our practice expresses itself. Well have a great start to your week!
Great post! Thanks for sharing the store of Dr. Ann Wigmore. I never knew that. I am excited to see where my raw foods lifestyle will take me… so many things to learn and experience!
Yes, it is a whole new world with raw food, and miracles do happen!!! 🙂
How much of the rejuvalac should you drink each day to reverse the gray?
totally depends on your diet! Did you read Hair! Part 1? We want our diet to be more alkaline in general as well.
Thanks so much for this great post. I was wondering what your opinion is on hair dye. I had blonde hair growing up but it has faded to brown so I dye it every 4 moths or so. I’ve heard some talk about links between hair dye and cancer but nothing really concrete about blonde dye. Is it safe?
Raw is the way to go for gray hair reversal and great health in every aspect. Problem is so many don’t have the discipline it takes to get a least 60% raw to reap the benefits. Getting alkaline enough makes a big difference too, as you have stated. Love raw and do all I can but only manage to go so far with it. “Reverse the Grey” has taken me all the way (sorry for the rhyme) to almost no gray hair. Just a little further to go. Doin raw too, great post.
What are your thoughts on hair dye – any natural brands or henna products you recommend?
I’ve read your book twice and love your blog! Im new to eating raw and come from a very standard diet. I’ve incorporated GGS into my morning and love it! I’ve also cut out dairy and reducing caffeine although I LOVE coffee. I’m 38 and greying and hate it. Where do I find the rejuvalac???? Thanks! Cindy
I am 26 years old and have been a vegan for 6 years. I have been and advocate of healthy eating for a very long time and read all kinds of books on health (including yours). I’ve always limited my processed foods and make sure I get a good intake of fresh fruits and vegetables, I am very conscientious about what I put in my body, I have also recently bought an infrared sauna which is supposed to help with detoxing. So, with all this my hair is still very brittle/broken and thin. Any suggestions or insight would be so much appreciated.
Oxidizing agents are usually hydrogen peroxide, and the alkaline environment is usually provided by ammonia. The combination of hydrogen peroxide and the primary intermediate causes the natural hair to be lightened, providing a “blank canvas” for the dye. Ammonia opens the hair shaft pores so that the dye can actually bond with the hair and speeds up the reaction of the dye with the hair.^^