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Is it true plucking a white hair will grow two more in its place?

Is it true plucking a white hair will grow two more in its place?

Pluck 1; Grow only 1: Easy enough to find out by plucking one and waiting a few days to find out that plucking one hair will result in the hair follicle to replace the hair with another single hair. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Gray Hair (Definition)

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Is that true that if i pluck one white hair the two more will grow up?

Is that true that if i pluck one white hair the two more will grow up?

No: Plucking a hair only affects one follicle, which can only grow one hair shaft. Plucking can cause ingrown hairs if you have curly hair, so in general this should be avoided. ...Read more

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What causes single long white hair to grow in body?

Exam needed for diag: Your question is missing a lot of information which is necessary to make this diagnosis. The chief one is a photograph. A dermatologist's main tool is his eyes looking at the lesion. There are so many causes for such a thing that it's impossible to tell you. Frankly i don't want to give misleading information. ...Read more

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If i remove a white hair from my head does it bring two more white hairs in that same place? i m just 24 year old

If i remove a white hair from my head does it bring two more white hairs in that same place? i m just 24 year old

Nope - 3 white hairs: Just kidding!!! That's just an old folk tale. Pulling out white hairs does nothing to increase (replacement) number of white hairs. All it does is temporarily decrease white hair count by one. White hair is genetically determined. Aging plays a role, not teenagers or stress. Check out http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/grayhair.html. ...Read more

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Why do children grow white hair on their eyebrows ?

Why do children grow white hair on their eyebrows ?

Not common: As far as I have known and seen this is not as common as you are mentioning. But wait till other doctors respond too. Discuss it with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Found two white hairs.Very concerned. I don't want to have a bunch of white hair popping up all over. I'm only 24 years old.What is happening?

Found two white hairs.Very concerned. I don't want to have a bunch of white hair popping up all over. I'm only 24 years old.What is happening?

I wish I know: It most likely is hereditary. That you come from a family prone to early graying. Just like some folks are prone to balding. Other than that, too much worrying may cause it? It could just be a fluke and it will be a while before you find another one. ...Read more

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Since childhood I have white hair at two spots but now I am 17 yrs old still iam suffering from the probem?

Permanent: They are either genetic or traumatic, and either is not going to change absent hair dye. How are you "suffering"? It is part of what makes you unique. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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White Hair (Definition)

Hair is an outgrowth of the epidermis that is made of keratin. ...Read more