Gray Hair at a Young stage

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Contrary to popular belief graying hair is not always related to ones age. Gray hair can occur as young as in our teens and range into our late 50's and even older.
Some people start to gray in their early 20's or 30's; this is called premature graying. Their gray hair may look the same when they are older as it did in their 20's or 30's.
Assuming you live a long life, at least some of your hair will turn gray. Just like wrinkles, it is a part of the aging process. Whether you end up with a little “salt and pepper” in your hair or go totally gray depends on the genes passed down to you from your parents.
The main reason for our hair turning grey is heredity.
If your mom or dad started going Gray at a young age then the chances are you may also suffer from premature gray hair. This is not always the case. Age does play a large part in the graying process. The pigment in the hair shaft is generated from cells at the base of the root of the hair and as we get older these cells start producing less pigment until there is no pigment at all in the hair and we end up with the transparent hair. Harvard scientists proposed that a failure of melanocyte stem cells (MSC) to maintain the production of melanocytes could cause the graying of hair.
Hydrogen peroxide naturally builds up in your hair follicles, and normally your body breaks it down into water and oxygen by releasing an enzyme called catalase, reports the University of Southern Florida. As you age and your hair growth cycle shortens, your body cannot keep up with the accumulation of hydrogen peroxide. Additionally, the body produces lower levels of the catalase enzymes as you get older. The increased levels of hydrogen peroxide damage the melanin cells that color your hair, according to the University of Southern Florida. Furthermore, the aging process inhibits the production of the tyrosinase enzyme that promotes the creation of melanin in your body.
Gray Hair Facts
  • Pluck one gray hair and two more will grow back - completely false.
  • Gray hair can be harder to color as it is more resistant to haircolor or hair dye due to a decreased amount of melanin.
  • Gray hair can also be the result of a medical condition. If you are deficient in B12 or suffer from a thyroid imbalance it can also cause your hair to go Gray.
  • When your hair is half white and half colored, it's called "salt and pepper"
  • Smokers are 4 times more likely to have gray hair than nonsmokers and smoking has been conclusively linked to accelerated hair loss.

Can hair can turn gray over night?
Hair turns gray slowly over time. As you get older, the production of your color pigment slows down and gray hair begins to appear.
Preventing Gray Hairs
If you do want to prevent or reverse your gray hair then you can take a tablet called Melancor. This is a new product on the market and works in two ways. Firstly when you get gray hair you have a genetically based tendency to produce less melanin as body pigments. Melancor triggers Melanocytes which helps overcome this tendency by increasing you body’s ability to produce melanin pigments.
Secondly Melancor exerts a profound “Mleanocytes” action whereby it mobilizes stored melanin, moving it out of the hair cell and thereby increasing the number and size of the hair strands and pigments in your natural hair color.
Does Melancor work to prevent gray hair? Have you tried Melancor? If so post your review below as to whether you had any success reversing your gray hair using Melancor.

As a natural part of the aging process, there is no “cure” for graying hair, although there have been instances of gray patients unexpectedly growing darker hair after certain medical treatments, including radiation therapy, reports Penn State University. Researchers in the cosmetic industry continue to search for a way to reverse the graying of hair, but for now your only options are to use hair dye to cover the gray or embrace the change.


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