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Why does hair turn white as we get older?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
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In brief: Hair color

Hair color is determined by how much of a pigment, mostly melanin, you have in your hair. As you grow older the melanin producing cells degenerate and stop producing any color. In the absence of pigments, the natural color of hair is white.

In brief: Hair color

Hair color is determined by how much of a pigment, mostly melanin, you have in your hair. As you grow older the melanin producing cells degenerate and stop producing any color. In the absence of pigments, the natural color of hair is white.
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