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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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White Hair (Overview)

Hair is an outgrowth of the epidermis that is made of keratin. White hair lacks pigment.


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What causes white hair / baldness?

What causes white hair / baldness?

Genetics: Both graying and baldness are mostly genetic- ask your older relatives when they lost their hair or started graying. Sometimes, medical illness or certain stressors or medical treatments(like chemo) can also cause hair loss or gray/discolored hair. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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White Hair (Overview)

Hair is an outgrowth of the epidermis that is made of keratin. White hair lacks pigment.


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Reducing Ingrown Hairs (Checklist)

See a dermatologist for topical and/or oral antibacterials if needed
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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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How do I get rid of white hairs that are growing on head rapidly. I'm 25 years old male. Why I am getting white hair in this early age? Pls. help.

How do I get rid of white hairs that are growing on head rapidly. I'm 25 years old male. Why I am getting white hair in this early age? Pls. help.

Some things: There are a few reported readily reversible causes like B12 deficiency and thyroid disease that can be readily tested for. There are some other less common causes like pigment diseases(think vitiligo), but again, these are rare. It's more likely that this is genetic. But you can do some things to help avoid worsening things, like avoid smoking and harsh chemical hair products. ...Read more

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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Eat foods high in protein, low in sugars
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Don't tie your hair too tightly
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Use deep oil conditioning at least weekly
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What is the 'formula' or drug to prevent gray hair?

One sure way is to : Go bald or shave your head, but there is no medical treatment for stopping grey hair. Cosmetologists and stylists own this industry. ...Read more

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Are there any possible ways to prevent white hair!?

Are there any possible ways to prevent white hair!?

Yes.: Premature gray or white hair can be avoided with better rest, less stress, better diet, avoidance of smoking, exercise and potentially vitamin B12 . Greying or whiting of the hair is part of the aging process. It can also be camouflaged with hair dyes once the process has begun. ...Read more

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I am 25 i noticed my first white hair today please tell me how can I stop them growing. What should I apply or not apply . What should I eat or avoid?

I am 25 i noticed my first white hair today please tell me how can I stop them growing. What should I apply or not apply . What should I eat or avoid?

White/gray hairs: Unfortunately there are no good treatments or prevention for gray hair. There is a report of a study, in an early experimental stage about repigmentation of grey hair, which involves a chemical + sunlight to reverse graying. We also have to consider the possible carcinogenic effects that sunlight may have on the skin. When a person starts developing gray hair is mostly genetically determined. ...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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Why I have white hair?

Why I have white hair?

White hair: A new york times article reported that caucasians usually start to notice white strands first, sometimes in their mid-30s, while those of asian or african american descent start to go gray later. Roughly 50 percent of the age-50 population are at least 50 percent gray. The cause of white hair is usually genetic. ...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?

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?

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

Dr. John Landi
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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