Raise your hand if you believe that people who point out grey hair, especially during your 20s, deserve a special kind of hell! The shock, disbelief, and insecurity of having grey hair can take a toll on one’s mental health and confidence, as it is considered a sign of ageing. But don’t worry, you are not alone! In this blog, we will tell you all the scientific explanations related to premature grey hair and how to deal with them gracefully.
Firstly, here’s a quick science lesson for you: The pigment responsible for hair color is known as melanin. As we age, the production of melanin decreases, which causes grey or white hair. But there are other factors than age that can contribute to the decrease in melanin production, like a combination of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. Here's a breakdown of what
Causes Of Grey Hair In The Early 20's
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- Genetics: Yes! Apart from height, eye color, and health issues, genetics is also responsible for determining when your hair starts turning grey. If your parents or grandparents faced grey hair in their early life stages, chances are you will too.
- Stress: Another reason you should not stress over things. Stress hormones not only disrupt periods but also melanin production, resulting in early grey hair.
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- Nutritional Deficiencies: Not getting enough nutrients via diet can cause grey hair. Vitamins like B12, D, and E, as well as copper and iron, play a major role.
- Smoking: If there were no reason to ban smoking, here’s one more. It can speed up the greying process by reducing melanin production.
- Health Conditions: Medical conditions like thyroid or vitiligo can also cause premature greying.
- Chemical Hair Products: One more reason to research your hair products. Overuse of chemicals on your hair can lead to early grey hair.
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Now, the million-dollar question:
What Can I Do About Grey Hair?
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While there is little you can do about grey hair caused by genetics, here are some things worth giving a shot at.
- Healthy eating: Consuming a diet that includes vitamins, minerals, leafy greens, and protein can play an important role in healthy hair.
- Stress Reduction: While we know it's hard to control or reduce stress, practicing yoga, meditation, or deep breathing exercises can surely make a difference. You can also try other activities like painting, dancing, or whatever floats your stress-free boat.
- Say No to Smoking: Quitting smoking will benefit your overall health and will delay the greying process. It’s a win-win!
- Gentle Hair Care Essentials: Choose non-toxic hair care products formulated with hydrating and hair-loving ingredients. ThriveCo’s hair care range, for instance, has a gentle yet effective, no-nasties formulation.
- ThriveCo Hair Prime Serum: Yes, you read it right! A product for unwanted grey hair that is a serum and, luckily, not a dye! Formulated with ARCOLYS, Melanogrey, and Biotin, this non-sticky, no-nasty, odourless formula inhibits premature greying, promotes re-pigmentation, and supports dark hair growth.
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- Professional Coloring Options: You can always get your hair colored. And there is no shame in doing it. Everyone, right from our parents to celebrities, is doing it.
So, follow these tips and tricks and see the difference. Also, it’s important to remember that healthy hair is better than dark-colored hair.
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