Premature Greying

The premature greying of hair can be devastating to your personality. It is very normal for hair to change its color with aging. White hair can appear at any time in your lifetime. It may appear in teenagers and adults in their 20s.
It is evident that a human body has millions of hair follicles or tiny sacs lining the skin. These follicles generate hair and color (or pigment cells that contain melanin). With the time being, the hair follicles lose their pigments, which results in greying of hair and finally white hair.
Some basic facts you need to know about white hair:
  1. Vitamin deficiencies can cause hair to change color to white prematurely.
  2. Premature greying can be a result of smoking.

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Causes of Premature Greying of Hair

In premature greying of hair, genetics can be largely responsible. According to the report in the Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, the premature greying of human hair is largely connected to his genetics. Every aspect like race, ethnicity plays a role in this case. The problem of premature greying of hair can be witnessed from the early age of 20 years, whereas among Asians it can be as early as 25 years, and according to the same report of the year 2013 among African-Americans it can be 30 years.
Vitamin Deficiencies
Deficiencies of vitamins such as vitamin B-6, B-12, Biotin, Vitamin D, or VItamin E. A report of 2015 in the journal Development stated that nutritional deficiencies affect pigmentation, and suggested that the lost color can be restored with the consumption of vitamin supplementation.
In a report of 2016 in the International Journal of Trichology, factors relating to premature greying in young Indians below the age of 25 years. It concluded that low levels of serum ferritin, which is responsible for the restoration of iron in the body, vitamin B-q2, and the good cholesterol HDL-C were common among the participants with premature greying of hair.
Oxidative Stress
It is well known that greying of hair is genetic this can also be a result of oxidative stress. Any oxidative stress in the body can be a contributing factor in the process of premature hair greying.
Oxidative stress may cause imbalances in the body when enough antioxidants are not present to counteract the damaging effect of the free radicals. These free radicals are unstable molecules, which damage the cells and hence contributing to aging and disease.
While oxidative stress can cause premature greying, it can also lead to several skin-pigment diseases. One such disease is Vitiligo. Vitiligo may also turn hair grey to white due to the death of melanin cells or if the respective cells lose their functions.
Medical Conditions
There are some medical conditions where the hair loses its color and results in premature greying. White hair condition is also common in hair fall diseases like alopecia areata. In this, the skin disease causes hair loss on scalp areas, face, and other body parts. And when the hair regrows, they grow white due to the deficiency of Melanin.
The study of 2013 reported in the Italian Dermatology Online Journal, smokers are 21/2 times more likely to grow grey hair. Also, according to the report of 2015 study of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, smoking is majorly linked to the premature greying of hair in young men.

Chemical Hair Dyes and Hair Products

Various chemical hair products and hair dyes contribute to premature greying of hair. It is due to the presence of harmful ingredients and chemicals that decrease melanin levels.
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