Hairs turns gray with the age, when body stops producing the melanin pigment that is responsible for dark hair growth. When one or two gray hair starts appearing, you may probably think that you can stop the growth of it before it snowballs out of control. The growth of gray hair can be determined by genes. If you bring changes to your lifestyle that can help you to keep your color for as long as possible before it eventually gives away to silver.
Scientists have worked hard on the prevention of the growth of Gray hair.
1. Normal aging is the biggest culprit.
"Fifty percent of the population has about 50% gray hair at age 50"- this is known as 50-50-50 rule as Dermatologist says. Dr. Heather Woolery Lloyd (director of ethnic skin care at the University of Miami School of Medicine) said that as like as the skin, hair changes its texture with age.
2. Your ethnicity makes a difference.
Caucasians tend to get gray hair earlier and redheads earliest of all. Then Asians and African-Americans use to affected by this accordingly. Till now scientists could not figure out the reason.
3. Stress seems to play a role.
Dr. Roopal Kundu (associate professor in dermatology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine) said that stress won't cause you to go gray directly. But stress can bring several harmful effects on the skin and hair issues. For example Dduring illness, people shed hair rapidly. People start losing their hair color after stressful events like chemotherapy; your hair may grow back with different color.
4. Your lifestyle too make a difference.
Smoking can stress your skin and hair. Dr. Karthik Krishnamurthy (Director of the Dermatology Center's Cosmetic Clinic at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York) said that low vitamin B12 levels may cause loss of hair pigments. Dr. Wilma Bergfeld, a senior dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic recommended that eating foods like liver and carrots can help you to prevent this. People should include food packed with vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants to their daily diets that can help you to prevent heart disease, cancer and other ailments.
5. Hair and its color are separate things.
Hair grows out of follicles on the scalp. The dead of follicles prevents hair growth. Stem cells can be used to stimulate the cells and it also helps the follicles to grow of new follicles that lead to growth of hair. Researchers are trying to find out a medicine to prevent the graying process which could put on the scalp.
6. Basically, your hair bleaches itself.
Hydrogen peroxide as a way to go blonde. Hydrogen peroxide naturally occurs in the hair follicles as we grow older it builds up. This blocks the production of melanin, which is an indeed part of hair pigmentation as per as the study published in 2009 by the Federation of American Societies For experimental Biology.
7. Gray hair is not more coarse than colored hair.
Gray hair is better than colored hair. Gray hair looks drier as our scalps produce less oils as we grow older. Philip Kingsley Trichologist Glenn Lyons said that your hair may feel coarser when you pull out your first few grey hairs. He also added that constant pulling-out of hair can affect your follicles,which may crinkled your hair.
8. Gray hair can be resistant to color.
The expert Madison Reed said that if you opt color for your hair that you may find that it is more stubborn about taking color than before you started going gray. Some hair may be resistant to hair color. If you consider this is true for you, drop down a color level or using something darker on your roots to deliver even more coverage.