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What is the cause for greying of hair?

Asked by mohd yousuf, 17 Jun '09 12:09 pm
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As we get older, pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the scalp stop producing your natural colouring (melanin) and the affected hairs turn white - its the mix of white hairs with normal coloured hairs (particularly brown and black hairs) that gives the impression of greying. The lifespan of melanocytes is largely determined by genes - if your parents both turned grey in their twenties, then you are likely to follow suit. Smokers also tend to turn grey much earlier than non-smokers. Grey hair is no different structurally from pigmented hair, but it is more resistant to dyes.
Answered by Janis, 18 Jun '09 01:28 am

 
  
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At some stage in our lives, both men and women will experience the on set of gray Hair. Contrary to popular belief gray hair is not always related to ones age. Gray hair can occur as young as in our teens and range into our late 50s and even older.

Some people start to gray in their early 20\'s or 30\'s; this is called premature graying. Their gray hair may look the same when they are older as it did in their 20\'s or 30\'s. Some that come to mind are Taylor Hicks from American Idol or Steve Martin, the comedian. Other people do not become gray until they are in their 50\'s or later.

When there is more salt than pepper in your hair, it is a constant reminder that you are no longer young. This reality can be very upsetting. Reactions vary. Should you decide to concentrate on the salt, accept the inevitable and relegate yourself to being a spectator in life, then no particular action is necessary. However, if the pepper side calls to you, then aggressive steps are needed to retain ...more
Answered by jameel ahmed, 18 Jun '09 06:35 pm

 
  
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Lack of vitamins and protiens and the most our life style...
Answered by D chhetri, 18 Jun '09 01:09 pm

 
  
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A sign of age catching up
Answered by prashant prashar, 18 Jun '09 10:58 am

 
  
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Deficiency of protien or mental stress
Answered by tulika sharma, 17 Jun '09 06:35 pm

 
  
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Due to continious exposure to sun, right from our birth, the black color gets faded to grey and finally white
Answered by rishabhaggarwal, 18 Jun '09 06:04 pm

 
  
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They have money and fats so they hair became grey
Answered by Mr G, 18 Jun '09 04:44 pm

 
  
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Generally it is a sign of age catching up!
Answered by Hari Gautam Obhrai, 17 Jun '09 01:24 pm

 
  
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Hair gets its colour from a pigment called melanin.Different shades indicate different levels of melanin in the scalp. Due to various factors such as ageing, hereditary factors and exposure to dyes/chemicals or salty water, hair may turn grey because of the reduction in the level of melanin production.
Answered by Krishna Kumar, 19 Jun '09 10:15 am

 
  
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