Getting grey hair is something that most women battle with at some point.

It can make a woman look a lot older than she actually is, as well as affecting her confidence and making her feel a lot more granny-esque than she really is.

If you're feeling a bit down in the dumps about the odd stray, then fight the greys head on with these top tips.

Load up on vitamins

One of the best ways to prevent grey hairs is by stocking up on nutritional supplements that contain loads of vitamins and minerals.

Scientifically, greys crop up because we don't have enough of the pigment melanin.

Handy little vitamins and minerals inject some of that much-needed melanin into our systems, which helps our hair grow to its optimum. Brown, blonde, red - anything but grey!

Use a kind shampoo

Shampoos that have a bunch of chemicals and unnatural products in them are thought to harm our hair and bring out more greys than any woman wants.

Instead of lathering yourself up with a high street product, try a kind herbal shampoo.

It doesn't smell half bad, either.

Stay healthy

It does seem that the answer to every ailment under the sun is stocking up on fruit and veg, but the most obvious answers are often the best!

Staying in tip-top condition reflects everywhere in our bodies, even down to our hair.

If there wasn't already enough reasons to get your five a day, keeping grey hairs at bay is just another to add to the list.

If you've got it, flaunt it

Who says that grey hair has to make you feel unsexy?

When you notice your hair going gray, either "embrace or disguise it depending on your individual style," Toni & Guy has said.

Grey hair can look just as beautiful with the right style, and if you're not comfortable with it, simply cover it up.

Posted by Freya Harper