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The anatomy of hair and why it turns gray over time

By:   |   Jul 08, 2018   |   Views: 50   |   Comments: 0

A change in hair color typically occurs naturally as people age, usually turning their hair to gray and then white. More than 40 percent of Americans have some gray hair by age 40, but white hairs can appear as early as childhood. The age at which graying begins seems to be almost entirely based on genetics. Sometimes people are born with gray hair because they inherit the trait genetically.

People who develop gray hair early in their lives are more likely to have less self-esteem or feelings of unattractiveness.

Over 70% of people with graying hair often seek remedies such as dyeing their hair. However, one has to keep in mind that harmful chemicals found in hair colors can lead to long-term side effects such as premature hair loss!

It might help to first understand why we get gray hair. Initially, hair is white. The cells in our hair follicles called "Melanocytes" generate pigments the main one being Melanin. This gives our hair its "Color". google_ad_channel = "7940249670, " + AB_cat_channel + AB_unit_channel; google_language = "en"; google_ad_region = 'test';

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