Tue. Nov 30th, 2021
Premature Grey Hair

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.

  1. 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.

  1. Hydrogen peroxide

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.

  1. Genetics

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.

  1. 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.

  1. Smoking

There have been studies that link smoking with premature greying. Kick the butt to stall greying.

  1. Other medical conditions

Premature greying has also been linked to medical conditions such as thyroid disorders and anaemia.

By Matilda Ellis

Matilda is a well-known hair specialist. She has received her degree in hairstyling from California. She is associated with Hair Style bob as a junior hairstylist. Currently, she is working under our senior styling team. She aims to learn, collaborate and devise new hairstyles to complement clients’ needs and personalities. She has Dexterity and good eye-hand coordination which makes her efficient and smart at her job. Her creative nature compels her to share her out-of-the-box ideas with her team members. She is young blood and her drive to explore the industry makes her irresistible. She continues streaming and sharing hairstyles and new fashion trends globally through her articles to help her clients updated.

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