gray hair

Gray hair is in most cases thicker and longer than normal hair. It also grows faster and for a longer time than normal hair.

Keratin makes up our nails, skin, and hair. Throughout the years, melanocytes inject pigment into the hair’s keratin, giving it a colorful shade. With age comes a reduction of melanin. The hair turns gray and later white.

When there are less and fewer pigment cells in a hair follicle, that hair strand will no longer contain as much melanin as before and will become a more transparent color — gray, silver, or white. As people get older, fewer pigment cells will be around to produce melanin.

Gray hair is considered premature in Caucasians younger than 20 and African Americans under 30 years of age.
The bad news: The early graying problem is unfortunately genetic. Follicles contain pigment cells that produce melanin, which gives your tresses their color. When your body stops generating melanin, hair shows itself as gray or white.

  1. April 30, 2017

    It’s charming to see a man with couple of gray hairs.

  2. May 7, 2017

    As far as I know the premature graying problem is largely genetic. Hair follicles contain pigment cells that produce melanin, which gives your tresses their color. When your body stops generating melanin, hair presents itself as gray, white, or silver. I have read somewhere that fifty percent of the population has about 50% gray hair at age 50. However, cigarette smoking is also linked to premature hair graying, with the onset of gray hair occurring before the age of 30.

  3. May 17, 2017

    Smoking is also linked to premature hair graying, with the onset of gray hair occurring before the age of 30. Vitamin B12 deficiency also linked to premature gray hair, and there is at least one report of pigmentation returning to hair after the vitamin deficiency was resolved as well. One of the best things to contact with a specialist can bring a good result in the end. Most of the girls dislike gray hair.

  4. June 9, 2017

    Stress won’t cause you to go gray directly But stress is implicated in a lot of skin and hair issues. Smoking stresses your skin and hair. A single hair grows for one to three years, then you shed it — and grow a new one. As you age, your new hairs are more likely to be white.

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