Grey hair, something we all will experience in our life but some will experience this earlier than others. Here are some factors about why people go grey early on.
Hair follicles contain pigment cells that produce melanin, which gives your tresses their color. When your body stops generating melanin, hair presents itself as gray, white, or silver. Researchers found that hormones produced in response to stress can deplete the melanocyte stem cells that determine hair color. They found that stress causes the stem cells to leave our hair follicles, leaving hair gray or white.
Caucasians seem to go grey earlier and some health conditions may cause premature greying such as diabetes, pernicious anemia or thyroid problems.
If premature greying is not a trait that runs in your family, it is recommended to see a doctor to evaluate thyroid health, vitamin levels, and to rule out anemia – a deficiency of red bloods or hemoglobin in the blood.
Smoking ! Smoking turns your hair grey faster and also causes wrinkles….. so make it your year to quit !
Vitamin b12! Vitamin b12 deficiency is far more common than you think, this can cause grey hair, anxiety attacks, tremors and fatigue. Worth getting your levels checked 😉
Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition where there is loss of skin pigmentation through death of the melanocytes. This can also cause hair of the scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes and body to lose its pigment, in some cases.
Cealic disease, this has also came up in studies being linked to greying hair time and time again.