Top Causes of Grey Hair

The first signs of grey hair often leave many of us worried about our health and appearance. At the first instant, we often find ways to keep those greys covered up and at bay. 

Strangely enough, grey hair is currently one of the hottest hair colours that have been rocked by celebrities such as Rihanna, Kylie Jenner and Lady Gaga. Grey hair colours come in different shades and you can choose a shade that best suits your skin tone such as silver grey, gothic grey or the dirty grey.

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Does smoking cause grey hair?

A study carried out in 2013, published by the Indian Dermatology Online Journal revealed that smokers are 2 and a half times more susceptible to premature grey hair than people who do not smoke. This is simply because of the toxic chemicals in smoke that cause damage to your hair cells. This leads to the thinning of hair and appearance of grey hair. 

Grey or white hair may indicate an increased risk of heart disease

The European Society of Cardiology carried out a study to understand the link between grey hair and increased risk of heart disease. The study included 545 male participants, who were divided into groups, based on whether or not they had coronary artery disease and how much grey or white hair they had

The amount of grey hair was scored on a scale of 1-5 with 5 being hair that is white all over. The researchers also collected data on the men concerning diabetes, hypertension, family medical history and smoking habits. 

To conclude, the research revealed that the men who already had coronary artery disease had “a statistically significant higher hair whitening score and higher coronary artery calcification” than those without it. The study also found that a hair score of 3 or more was associated with increased risk of coronary artery disease.

The best vitamins to prevent grey hair

Research has shown that grey hair may be a sign of vitamin deficiency. Low levels of serum ferritin, serum calcium and vitamin D3 are common in folks who have gone grey prematurely. A low level of vitamin B13 is also a known cause of loss of hair colouring. Consuming foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids along with plenty of sunlight can help slow down the sppearance of grey hair.

Is grey hair hereditary?

You will probably grow grey hair around the same time your parents did as genetics are a major factor in determining when you develop grey hair. Race can also play a significant role in what period in your life grey hair starts to appear. White people usually start going grey in their mid-30s, Asians in their late 30s, and African-Americans in their mid-40s.