GROWING GRAY HAIR AT A YOUNG AGE? IT COULD MEAN HELATH ISSUES
Growing gray hair after hair is akin to someone’s ugly harvest. Generally, gray hair begins to appear in people’s 30s. But there are some women who started graying a lot in their 20s! Associate Professor from NYU School of Medicine, Roshini Rajapaksa, wrote that gray hair is related to one’s ethnicity. Caucasians tend to experience gray hair faster than Asians and African-Americans! This can be important for everyone to know. Because early grays can mean you have health problems at a young age! While that’s not common, it IS worth knowing about.
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SOMETIMES EARLY GRAY HAIR IS HEREDITARY
Family history can also be the reason why someone gets gray hair early. “You can ask parents, grandparents, when will their hair begin to look gray for the first time?” added Roshini. But lifestyle and environmental factors can also be the cause of early gray hair. Things like smoking, frequent exposure to ultraviolet light (sunshine or tanning salons!), and air pollution. Early graying hair happens more frequently in the most polluted cities. Or is that because the most polluted cities are also the most stressful to live in? That’s really hard to separate. But there is clearly some connection. Right?
EARLY GRAY HAIR CAN MEAN HEALTH PROBLEMS
But in some cases, although rare, early graying can be a sign of a health problem. Those can include vitiligo, a skin condition with the patchy loss of pigmentation, pernicious anemia, which is when the body has difficulty absorbing vitamin B12, and problems with the thyroid gland.
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But obviously, many people associate stressful lives and thinking with getting early gray hair. But don’t despair, early baldness (well, for men at least) is way more common than early graying, especially relating to a disease. So if you’re bald, be beautiful. Just pay attention either way and be hirsute or bare, but definitely healthy!