Greying is beautiful part of life, of aging. And every one is gonna face it, you cant escape! The reasons and occurance time may vary from person to person.
The boss Melanin!
We get natural hair colour by a pigment called “Melanin”, which is produced by hair follicles, a structure in the skin that makes hair and is resposible for the hair growth. Generally aging reduces the production of melanin causing grey hair. This whole reduction process normally starts from the age of 30 resulting your natural hair colour turning grey and gradually white in further years.
Your genes already gets wired before your birth deciding your age of greying. if you see silver strands at a young age (before 30), its premature greying that runs in your family and you cant help it. So take a note of the hair trend in your family and you will probably guess your age of greying!
Researches have proved that Caucasians are prone to grey hair in their early 30’s whereas Asians in their late 40’s and Africans and Europians from the age of 40.
If you are prone to getting stressed, you definately gonna show signs of premature greying in comparison to others of your age. Damn! stress is so “stressful”. So just Live, love and laugh!
Smoking! Yes, smoking increases chances of premature greying. Cigarettes contain carcinogens which are cancer causing elements and also effect hair follicles.
We all know Hydrogen Peroxide is used for bleaching hair. it is present in a definite portion in the hair cells too. As we age it builds up in the hair cells due to less production of catalese enzymes which is responsible maintaining hydrogen peroxide level in hair cells resulting greying of hair.
Good nutritional diet is important for a healthy life. Deficiency of vitamin B12 and biotin can provoke greying of hair.
Major illness or health issues for a long period of time can be a major cause. people who suffer from thyroid, diabetes, pernicious anemia, hormonal imbalance, malnutrition, genetic disorders, chemotherpy and radiation are all factors.