Published On: Wed, Dec 16th, 2015

8 Things to know about premature graying



If it happens that one day you waking up and suddenly discover grey hair in your bedroom mirror though you are still in 20s it can give you a shock. No need to be worry because here are 11 things recommended by experts that you require knowing regarding going grey whereas you’re still young.

  1. Your body stops producing melanin

A dermatologist from New York has told that it can be possible if your hairs turn grey that the cells that make melanin, which is a pigment found in the hair follicle that provides color, have discontinued doing so. One more cause would be the substance of hydrogen peroxide in your hair.

  1. It is genetic

Dr Michael Eidelman who is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Icahn School of Medicine, tells that it can be related to gens. If your parents and grandparents had premature graying, then you are possibly going to practice it too. Heredity is also dependable for the growth, strength and color, white, silver or grey.

  1. Ethnicity and gender are also major factors

The ethnic background and gender can play a role in coming grey early. Some studies suggest that Asians start getting grey hair in their late 30’s, Caucasians in mid 30’s and African Americans in their 40’s. Men found grey hairs about the age of 30 while women found about 35.

  1. It could be a medical condition

While it can be possible that growing grey hair a natural procedure and sometimes because of medical states for example vitamin B-12 shortage, anemia, vitiligo or problems with the pituitary or thyroid gland.

  1. Smoking ups your chances of getting grey hair

Studies have proved that there is connection between becoming grey and smoking. It is said that smokers are two and a half times much possibly to become grey before time as contrasted to non-smokers.

  1. Stress may be involved

It is not clear that there is relation between stress and premature graying, but according to Dr Eidelmen, stress hormones may have an effect on the melanin-producing cells which could lead to it.

  1. Grey hair is not a sign of a shorter life expectancy

A lot of people consider that if your hair are became grey or white early then you will be die early. It is true that there is no any relation between grey hairs and short life spell.

  1. Body hair grays later than the hair on your head

The hairs on scalp become white or gray before the hairs of the rest of the body.



About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.