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A 20-year-old male asked:

i have white hairs at the age of 20 plese tell me what to do ..isnt there any solution?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Gray Hair: One of the easiest causes of premature gray hair to address is daily diet. Deficiencies in specific vitamins and minerals may cause hair to turn gray. Diets lacking in biotin and folic acid, part of the b vitamin complex, can be a direct cause of gray hair. Copper deficiency can also cause gray hair. Genetics can also cause gray hair. Dye your hair is your only real option.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Get med eval: First thing to know is that genetics plays the biggest role in early graying- we can't change our genetics. To reduce risks of early graying & hair loss: 1. Don't Smoke. 2. Correct Zinc, Vit B or other nutritional deficiencies. Vegans are at risk for Vit B12 deficiencies. 3. Ensure that your thyroid is healthy. 4. Diets> Eggs are rich in biotin. Dark greens are high in Vit A & C. Omega 3 fatty
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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acids can be found in many fish. Lean red meats are high in iron. Eat enough protein. Bananas, oats & raisins contain silica. Many fruits & vegetables are high in Vit C. Please be aware if there is not a deficiency than use of specific minerals/ vitamins & nutrients is not likely to make a change.
Sep 19, 2017

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A 22-year-old male asked:

Am of 23, I have white hairs from the age of 16, but now almost 70% of my hairs hav turned white..Is there any solution for permanent black again?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
White hair: If your mother or father's hair turned white at an early age, you may be genetically programmed for premature graying. Your genes determine when production of melanin stops, and your dna may destine you to platinum hair at an early age. Other causes include stress and thyroid disease. See your doctor and get blood work.
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A 23-year-old male asked:

I am 21 year old & my hairs startng white , so what can I do to stop this ? Is there any problm that white hairs increasing

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Probably not: See your dermatologist for evaluation. This way you can find out what is going on.
A 36-year-old member asked:

I'm only 19 and i'm already seeing quite a few white hairs. How can I stop, or at least slow this down?

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Dr. Suresh Gupta
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Grey Hair Young Age: I find it very common to have grey hair, at young age in america. At age 26, when i moved to usa, within a year, i started to notice grey hair. Why it is ? Is this the water, chemicals, stress, life style, i guess i came up with. Not an answer on medical facts but practical experience. My age group in india, still have thick dark black hair !
A 20-year-old male asked:

How can I get thick hairs.My age 21 n hairs turng white n thining n frisky too!white hairs lott?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Can be normal: That rate that your hair produces pigment is governed by genetics. So you can turn white or gray (no or less pigment) at a preprogrammed time in your life. The thickness of your hair is governed genetically as well. The two traits are separtely inherited. Rarely a medical condition may cause hair thinning. Check with your doctor to see if you have other findings suggestive of hypothyroidism, eg.
A 22-year-old female asked:

I am 24 n i hv 40% white hairs..Plz tel me hw can I convert it into black one..

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Hair Color: Besides dyeing your hair there is nothing to do to change your genetics and to change your hair color.

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