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

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

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. ...Read more

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

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

Hair Color: Besides dyeing your hair there is nothing to do to change your genetics and to change your hair color. ...Read more

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Why I have white hair?

Why I have white hair?

At age 41-: Early Graying / whitening of hair is related to genetic predisposition. Age of initial graying is largely a matter of genetics. However stressors: nutritional deficiencies, chemotherapy, traumatic head injuries, low vitamin B levels, zinc deficiency, severe illness, surgery & marked emotional stress may impact earlier depigmentation in people who are already predisposed to gray hair. ...Read more

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New white hair on my head?

New white hair on my head?

Premature Gray?: It sounds like you might have premature gray hair. This is not uncommon, especially in people whose family members were gray at an early age. If you are concerned, discuss this with your doctor at your next physical. ...Read more

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Why white hair in early age?

Why white hair in early age?

Early white hair is: related to genetic predisposition. Age of initial graying is largely a matter of genetics. However stressors: nutritional deficiencies, chemotherapy, traumatic head injuries, low vitamin B levels, zinc deficiency, severe illness, surgery & marked emotional stress may impact earlier depigmentation in people who are already predisposed to gray hair. Aging is a significant factor. In general – ...Read more

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Why do we get white hair on head?

Why do we get white hair on head?

Early white hair is: related to genetic predisposition. Age of initial graying is largely a matter of genetics. However stressors: nutritional deficiencies, chemotherapy, traumatic head injuries, low vitamin B levels, zinc deficiency, severe illness, surgery & marked emotional stress may impact earlier depigmentation in people who are already predisposed to gray hair. Aging is a significant factor. In general – ...Read more

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I am young, white hair, how to do?

I am young, white hair, how to do?

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. ...Read more

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Is growing white hair while young anormal?

Is growing white hair while young anormal?

No: No, but you should see your dermatologist to make sure nothing else is wrong. ...Read more

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Does too much worrying gives you white hair?

Does too much worrying gives you white hair?

No: In short, scientists are beginning to gather clues that stress can hasten the graying process, but there is no scientific evidence demonstrating a cause-and-effect relationship. ...Read more

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Is it good or bad that if i pluck white hair ?

Neither: Having white hair at 17yo maybe unusual but not serious. Although plucking it in public is frowned upon, there is no benefit or risk from plucking a strand of white hair. ...Read more

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What would cause a young man to have white hair?

What would cause a young man to have white hair?

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. ...Read more

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I have white hair in age of 19 how to reduce it ?

I have white hair in age of 19 how to reduce it ?

Gray / white hair: 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 ...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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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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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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Im only 17. Why am i getting white hair? Is there a way to stop this?

Im only 17. Why am i getting white hair?  Is there a way to stop this?

Early white hairs: If your parents have history of premature grey hair, then you got it genetically. You have dna from them which stops melanin to give color. The other causes are thyroid, B12 deficiency, harsh coloring chemicals use, ;malnutrition. Please see your doctor. Only way to stop is to treat the cause. Please see your doctor to find out correctable cause.Thanks. ...Read more

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