Normally you’re in your late 30’s and 40’s when your hair start showing white strands. At that time, probably it’s quite normal to embrace or cater grey hair because of aging. However, there’s an another condition in which some girls experience premature growth of white hair in their early 20’s. Seeing the first strand of grey hair can be quite intimidating for you especially if you are girl in your 20’s. it shatters your self-confidence and make you envy your fellows’ dark brown hair. Most of the girls who fall prey to this premature white hair syndrome shy away from opening and flaunting their natural hair.
Causes of Premature Grey Hair
There are multiple factors that can lead to this condition. Some of the common causes of premature grey hair are listed below to help you relate the cause of your problem.
Vitamin B12 deficiency
One of the common causes of premature Greying of hair is deficiency of Vitamin B12.
Cells at the hair base (melanocytes) stop producing the pigment which is responsible for giving our hair its colour. To continue making the colour-producing pigment, the cells need Vitamin B12. Research says that with the progress of your 30s, the capacity of cells to make the colour-producing pigment can weaken, resulting in greying.
Studies also indicate that when our hair cells produce too much hydrogen peroxide (which is produced naturally by the cells), our hair can turn grey too.
Experts say that premature greying of hair has a strong link with heredity. Yes, blame it on your parents and your ancestors. If your parents faced it in their early youth, high chances you’d fall prey to premature greying too.
Lack of nutrition
You cannot possibly get a healthy skin and shiny hair if you lack nutrition. A diet deficient in vitamins and minerals can lead to early greying. This needs to be your focus area as well.
There have been studies that link smoking with premature greying. Kick the butt to stall greying.
Other medical conditions
Premature greying has also been linked to medical conditions such as thyroid disorders and anaemia.