There are a lot of “skin and hair care” myths out there, so we want to debunk a few. Discovering the truth will ultimately help you properly combat your hair issues. Gray Hair Theories – You Should Know the Truth
Only The Old (Aged) Gray?
Gray hair is the result of the lack of melanin, the pigment that gives hair its color. Each person has their own pace and ability to produce it, which is why you see some people who at the age of 25 are already “painted gray” and others who are over 50 and still retain their natural color.
1 + 1 = Two Grays ?
False. There is still no scientific basis to support this theory or rumor. There is no possibility to evaluate what would happen if we plucked that first gray hair, which most people do.
You’re Stressing Me Equals More Grays.
False (to be tested). It is a little difficult to determine if a “peak stress” today will result in gray hair tomorrow. The pressure we experience in our society does not forgive anyone, but this is not why there are more gray-haired in the streets than about fifty years ago. There are family groups more likely to have gray hair than others, due the genes related to the loss of hair color.
Genetics determines the average age at which a person begins to have gray hair. Test it analyzing your family and you will find out for yourself.
False. The mixture of dark hair with gray hair gives a visual effect that makes us see it as if it were gray. But in reality, the color of gray hair is yellow, not white or gray. This is because only the hue that arises without keratin or corresponding melanin remains. Depending on the inner part of the hair, it can be more yellowish or more whitish.
Lack of Vitamin B12 Accelerates Gray Hair Growth.
True. If you are still young (under 35 years) and you have a lot of gray hairs, this is probably due to a lack of vitamin B, especially B5 complex and pantothenic acid. You can use a vitamin complex or start eating foods that contain it.
Gray Hair Can Only Be Dyed (with permanent color).
False. There are many remedies to cover the gray hair, and you should not get carried away by the myth that the permanent dye is the only technique that works.