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A 23-year-old male asked:

Hi i'm 19 years old and i have about 5 grey hairs. does this mean i will have a lot of grey hairs in a couple of years?

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Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Not necessarily: The best prediction of how soon your hair will gray, and how much gray hair you will have in at a given age is your parents' hair. It is largely determined by hereditary although environmental factors do contribute to graying hair.

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