Thursday, November 22

Beyond the Silver Lining: Stopping Premature Gray Hair


Gray hair alert!
Today, as I brushed my hair in front of my mirror, I had an epiphany.  A shocking revelation.  Tiny little gray hairs are growing on my hairline! 
When I was younger, older folks swore people with gray hair are wiser. However, I don’t feel any wiser.  I feel a lot older, though. I believe my hair is graying prematurely and I want to stop it.
Research suggests that stopping hair from turning gray prematurely is not entirely hopeless.  You just have to learn and understand what causes it, and act on helping to delay or end it.
Your hair becomes gray when color-producing cells called melanocytes, which are  responsible for hair color and pigmentation, cease to produce pigment. 
A lot of people believe that stress causes your hair to turn gray.  However, scientists claim that this has not been proven in studies yet.  In fact, they still don’t know exactly why some younger people go gray.  They seem to believe that genetics play a big role, which means that if your parents’ hair turned gray early, your hair is more likely to turn gray early, too. 
Hiding and Stopping the Gray
1.    If you want to conceal your gray hair immediately, you can opt to dye your hair.  You can either have a professional do it for you or you can opt for DIY hair colors available in drug stores.
2.    Diet plays a vital role to in hair health.  Try to eat protein rich foods. Vitamin B12 deficiency has also been suggested to be a cause of premature aging.  Eating leafy green vegetables, tomatoes and yogurt is a good way to combat this.  Supplementing with vitamins like Melanplus Gray HairVitamins can also help in your battle against the gray!
3.    You can either buy or order graying hair treatmentHair lotions, oils, shampoo and conditioner have been developed and produced to specifically combat hair aging and improve hair health and vitality.
We will all eventually get gray hair at some point and we will eventually learn how to embrace it.  As they say, your beauty is not determined by your hair color.  Your joy of life is the true measure of what really makes you beautiful.


15 comments :

  1. I also have premature greying of hair --- since way back in high school, and now it's my son :-( I guess it runs in my blood.

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    1. My dad had premature grey hair, but my mom didn't have grey hair until she reached her 60s, so I was kind of hoping I will take after my mom lol

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  2. When I younger I said to myself I will not dye my hair when the gray starts to show. Now that I'm older, I don't know what I'll do if I see gray hair. I might cave and dye it after all.

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  3. Having grey hair at my age surprises me still. They said that if you pluck them out they will grow more, is that true? -ceemee

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    1. Yes, nga I heard that from older people. But grey hair has a different texture ano?it is so easy to pluck it out?

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  4. I have a few gray hairs. I tried dying them once and hated how it looked; when I looked in the mirror, I didn't see "me." I haven't dyed them since because I'm proud of my grays. I earned them!

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    1. I know. and people can tell if you dyed your hair too.

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  5. They say eating the right kind of foods will help to lessen the graying of hair but I don't know if it's really true. Maybe having grey hair is something that we have to accept as we grow older as it will really come anyway.

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    1. You're right!Cuz I do find it really weird too when I see seniors with very dark hair haha

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  6. i dont have a gray hair yet although my husband has lots na. makes me wonder if i will ever dye my hair if i have gray hairs na.

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  7. my friend has a lot of gray hair too but she's too young to have plenty of gray hair.. XD

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  8. I like the last paragraph! No amount of concealer can stop a person from aging. Nonetheless, if the person is beautiful inside, it'll radiate in his physical appearance. Kaya sis, let's work hard on being more gorgeous inside :)

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  9. I wonder how old I am when grey hair starts to appear. Hopefully not too soon.

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  10. I come from a family of gray haired people so I was not able to escape having premature gray hair. In my case it attracts a lot of attention because my hair has always been light brown so when I have it dyed and the gray hair grows back it turns into a kaleidoscope. I feel like I am peacock and I am not sure if that is a good thing or not. At any rate I have stopped being conscious of it and I believe that added to my "spunk" personality. At least I get a lot of respect just by the color of my hair .

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