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Facts about Gray Hair

Many people experience their hair turning gray at a certain point of their lives. This usually happens due to aging since one's hair color pigment, melanin, stops being produced, leading to the growth of white hair out of the hair follicles. However, there are cases when young people experience premature gray hair on their scalp. This, even though quite unnatural, can happen due to many different reasons. Frighteningly, the case of young people or even children having gray hair has taken place more often during recent years than ever before. Moreover, older people's hair tends to turn completely gray even after they are fifty, which, several decades ago, was a situation when people experienced only moderate graying of hair. Clearly, something has changed and people are losing their hair color more quickly recently. Still, the situation is far more serious once children and young people are experiencing this phenomenon.

How Can Young People Have Gray Hair?

The most common reason for gray hair while still being young is genetics. Namely, if your parents experienced premature hair graying, you might be troubled by it too, even at a younger age. Hair graying may also be triggered by certain medications which may have a negative side-effect affecting your thyroid gland. Certain vitamin deficiencies, mostly in vitamin B12, can, and usually will, cause gray hair to appear on people, regardless of their age.

We already know that people who exposed themselves to stress excessively tend to grow old more quickly, developing illnesses and having many health problems. In the same manner, stress may trigger premature hair graying. Finally, smoking is known to contribute to this state of affairs, as well as some other, underlying diseases like albinism, vitiligo etc.

Possible Treatment for Premature GrayHair

As mentioned above, your nutrition plays an important role in your hair color and quality; so make sure you include vitamin B complex into your nutrition or take it as a supplement. Also, you need to have sufficient amounts of iron, sodium and copper, in order to preserve your natural haircolor.

Alternatively, you might give coconut oil massage a try, since it is famous for being capable of restoring your hair its glow, making it stronger and full of color. A mixture of dry gooseberry powder and oil may be a good remedy for these purposes too. Finally, using natural hair dyes can help you restore your lost color quickly and effectively.

The best prevention of this phenomenon is healthy living. Take good care of your life, eat well, exercise regularly and avoid getting exposed to stress as much as you can.

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