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Wht do people get grey hair?

Wht do people get grey hair?

Loss of pigment: With age the pigmentvcells in the hair slow down and stop producing pigment. The effect is variable at what age this starts. There is a, variation with natural hair color and probably with the degree of processing that the hair has undergone. ...Read more

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Gray Hair (Definition)

Gray or silver hair may occur during the aging process. There is usually less pigment in ...Read more


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Why does people get grey hair early?

Why does people get grey hair early?

GREY HAIR: Grey hair, while usually associated with aging, is often hereditary. If you parents or grandparents had grey hair early in their lives, then there is a chance that their children and grandchildren will also be grey. Not to worry! ...Read more

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When will there be a cure for people with grey hair?

When will there be a cure for people with grey hair?

Unknown: It is uncertain as to why the follicle looses its color with aging. At this point I don't know of any program focusing on reviving the process that results in the re-establishment of color.
In the mean time bleaching is easy and inexpensive. ...Read more

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At what age do people start getting grey hair?

At what age do people start getting grey hair?

Varies: Gray hair is a sign of degredation of melanin pigment in hair follicles. This can occur in young age genetically, and in the 30's or 40's in some people. Many people don't turn gray until they're very old. ...Read more

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17; I have grey hair, people say it's wisdom hair or it's because I'm under stress be's the reason. I don't comply, why do I have grey hair at age 17?

17; I have grey hair, people say it's wisdom hair or it's because I'm under stress be's the reason. I don't comply, why do I have grey hair at age 17?

Graying 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. Aging is a significant factor. In general – ...Read more

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Why grey hair early?

Why grey hair early?

Varies: Some is hereditary. Wermer's is very well-known but rare. The 1% or so of healthy people who carry ataxia-telangiectasia may go gray fast. Stress can produce telogen effluvium with more rapid hair turnover and (maybe) earlier gray. Nobody knows. Live a vibrant life, enjoying others and being enjoyable yourself, and your hair color makes no difference. ...Read more

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Can grey hair be reversed?

Can grey hair be reversed?

Usually not: Once hair follicles loose color and turn white or grey, it it usually permanent. There are, however, many ways to dye hair back to your original color, if you wish. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What causes pre mature grey hair?

Genetics: Our hair is generally preprogrammed by our genes to stop making pigment that gives it color. Rarely, a medical illness, stressors or medical treatments, like chemotherapy, can change our hair color or cause a lack of color (white or gray). Ask older relatives when they saw their first gray hair. ...Read more

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How to control white & grey hair?

How to control white & grey hair?

Do you fit into any: Of these categories? Graying 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. Aging is. ...Read more

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How to cure pre mature grey hair?

How to cure pre mature grey hair?

Hair Health: First thing to know is that genetics plays the biggest role - we can't change our genetics. To reduce risks of early graying & hair loss: 1. Don't Smoke. 2. Correct Zinc or Vit B deficiencies. Vegans are at risk for Vit n 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 acids can be found in many> ...Read more

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What should I do for prematurely grey hair?

What should I do for prematurely grey hair?

Dye: Hair greyness is a bell shaped curve distribution and some are on the early side of this curve and get grey hair at a young age. It is not due to diet or lifestyle. You cannot stop this process but hair dyes are a very popular and widely used product to disguise greyness if that is important in your lifestyle or occupation. ...Read more

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At what age do men start getting grey hair?

Genetics: Our hair is generally preprogrammed by our genes to stop making pigment that gives it color. Rarely, a medical illness, stressors or medical treatments, like chemotherapy, can change our hair color or cause a lack of color (white or gray). Ask older relatives when they saw their first gray hair. ...Read more

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How prevalent is grey hair at the age of 18?

How prevalent is grey hair at the age of 18?

It's genetic: Some folks go gray very early. A few genes are suspected. If it bugs you, color it -- or perhaps embrace it as something to talk about. You might have the same gene as the silver tigers that are such a success in zoos -- or if they don't, there's no harm in telling folks that you do. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What could cause grey hair at the age of 12?

Varies: Gray hair is a sign of degredation of melanin pigment in hair follicles. This can occur in young age genetically, and in the 30's or 40's in some people. Many people don't turn gray until they're very old. ...Read more

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What causes grey hair in young people (in there 20s)?

What causes grey hair in young people (in there 20s)?

Graying 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. Aging is a significant factor. In general – ...Read more

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Could not eating leafy vegetables can lead to grey hair?

Reasons to gray: Early. 1. Genetics. 2. Age 3. Stressors. The age of initial graying is largely a matter of genetics. However stressors such as nutritional deficiencies, traumatic head injuries, low vitamin b levels, zinc deficiency, severe illness, surgery and marked emotional stress may impact earlier depigmentation in people who are already predisposed to gray hair. In general – genetics plays the biggest role. ...Read more

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I'm 27 years old with a patch of grey hair. Is this normal?

Poliosis: With only the limited description you may have poliosis. It is possible that you may have a halo nevus on your scalp. In this situation the hairs growing out of the nevus can lose their pigmentation. However, you could also have premature graying. See a dermatologist to examine your scalp to see what may be the cause. ...Read more

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Could not eating leafy vegetables lead to grey hair under age of 12?

It is more likely to: Be genetics. Graying 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. Dark green leafy ...Read more

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