Source: Medicalnewstoday.com (What you should know about white hair)
Source Link: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320288
It is natural for people's hair colors to alter as they age. However, white hair can emerge at virtually any age. Even teenagers and people in their twenties may notice white hair strands.
Millions of hair follicles or tiny sacs line the skin of the human body. Hair and pigment cells containing melanin are produced by the follicles. Hair follicles lose pigment cells over time, resulting in white hair. It is natural for people's hair colors to alter as they age. However, white hair can emerge at virtually any age. Even teenagers and people in their twenties may notice white hair strands.
White hair causes
A person's hair going white can be caused by a variety of factors other than age.
Deficiencies in vitamins
Vitamin B-6, B-12, biotin, vitamin D, and vitamin E deficits can all lead to premature graying.
According to a 2015 article published in the journal Development, different deficient studies on vitamin D-3, vitamin B-12, and copper and their relationship to graying hair have been conducted. It discovers that dietary inadequacies affect pigmentation, implying that color can be restored with vitamin supplementation.
According to a 2013 article in the Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, premature graying of a person's hair is mostly due to heredity.
Race and ethnicity also play a role. According to the same 2013 study, premature graying can begin as early as 20 years old in white people, whereas it can begin as early as 25 years old in Asians and 30 years in African-Americans.
Hair colors and hair products containing chemicals
Chemical hair colors and hair products, including shampoos, can all contribute to premature graying of the hair. Many of these cosmetics contain toxic chemicals that reduce melanin production.
One such dangerous ingredient is hydrogen peroxide, which is included in many hair colors. Excessive use of bleaching agents will eventually cause hair to turn white.
Preventing and reversing early graying of the hair
Nothing can stop or reverse the process if it is caused by heredity or aging. However, if the loss is caused by a medical issue, addressing graying hair may allow color pigments to return.
When a poor diet and a lack of vitamins are the root causes of prematurely white hair, treating them may rectify the condition or prevent it from developing.
Consuming extra antioxidants
The nutrition of a person plays a role in preventing white hair. An antioxidant-rich diet can help to minimize oxidative stress.
Foods high in antioxidants include: wholesome fruits and veggies, fish, green tea , olive oil
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