gray/white hairs at young age?!

Norway
April 20, 2011 12:48am CST
i was in grade school when I noticed i've started to have a gray/white hairs. and as I asked some of my relatives do have also even at younger age than i am. they said its a hereditary, some say its a lack of protein? i dont bother to go to the doctor and have a consultations for it doesn't bother me that much except when people are highlighting in at a middle of a joke or in any discussion "hey! you already have a white hair? your getting old already,.." and so my question is, why do some people really have a white/gray hair even at the age of 11 or less? what cause it? and is there any remedy for this kind of problem?
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@cream97 (29169)
• United States
28 Apr 11
Hi. dhellick08chou. I have a few gray hairs. I believed that I have pulled one of my gray hairs out of my scalp last week. It was a long strand. My gray hairs is not noticeable not unless you are looking really close. I had a long gray strand in my hair when I was in high school. When my aunt would fix my hair she saw it and she told me about this. She said that it is a sign of wisdom, which is a very good thing. I don't know any other remedy besides you just dying your hair strand. If it is only a few then you can cover it up by wearing your hair toppled over so that it won't show. I am not worrying about mines. I have jet black hair and my gray strand does not hardly show anyway.
• Norway
29 Apr 11
thanks cream97...yeap some people say its also a sign ow wisdom..but mine is very noticable...i dont mind it before for as same as you, it is only a few strands of hair..but during my 3rd year high school, it is already noticable..i no choice but to dye my hair for i am the escort of my previous girlfriend on her debut and i dont like people to notice me because of my grey/white hairs.
@besthope44 (12145)
• India
21 Apr 11
Hi dhellick08chou, Welcome to Mylot. Yeah its common problem for youngesters. There are few herbal oils which goes into the root to stop white hairs. Also today people go for colouring stuffs to hide the white hairs. Best is go for natural way of oil. Try Ashwini, its good. But not sure if its available in your country.
• Norway
28 Apr 11
thanks bethope44.. i'll try to look for that product and try it. thanks.
@jepoy11 (56)
• Philippines
21 Apr 11
I know someone with the same situation like you. and he thought it is because of the brand of shampoo he is using. He uses Head & Shoulders combined with Clear for men. Those brand of shampoo were business rivals in shampoo category. so he think the chemical fight each other when he uses it. and it results to washing out the color of the hair. I think his opinion is kinda crazy. =)
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
20 Apr 11
You really don't have to be elderly to have graay hair. My mother-in-law still tells her grandchildren the stories of how she had gray hair at nineteenn. It doesn't seem like it should be real, but it is. I guess it's just in the genes and something we just pass on through the generations.
• Norway
28 Apr 11
your opinion gave great point. so its only the system. for we've been living for more than A.B. until 2011, and peoples mind set is elder people only have grey/white hair...hehe.nice.
• Portugal
20 Apr 11
Sucess a lot of sucess of course
• Norway
28 Apr 11
what do you mean by your comment dude? just something to post???
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
20 Apr 11
My sister and I both have gray hair at young age, we inherited from our parents who both have a lot of gray hairs in young age aswell. I don't think there is a remedy for it, it is just natural, I used to dye my hair all the time and now I jus tpull the gray ones out on the top.
• Norway
28 Apr 11
so it seems that a lot of people here are agreeing that its something about the genes..
• United States
20 Apr 11
You can always dye your hair as bad as that is but it can happen. You can also keep it shaved(depending on gender). My father had grey hair when he was 16. Growing up everyone thought he was my grandfather and I'd get mad and yell and stomp hes my DAD! When I found out that he had grey hair at 16 I was so paranoid that I'd end up being 16 and grey too and I really don't want to happen. Here I am 19 and no grey hair! Thank goodness I'm so anti dye but at 16 I'd dye my hair very often if that was the case!
• Norway
28 Apr 11
hinkerbell, wow thats really good of you, getting pissed off and defending your dad is a sweet thing. for sure your dad loves you soo much. yeap, im also anti-dye, but seeing my hair getting greyer and whiter,,,wow really freaks me out looking so old getting the attentions of people around you beacuse of that..no choice but to dye..hehe
@singuri (571)
• India
20 Apr 11
Yes, even I had white hair in my childhood.I used Ayurvedic medicines available in the market and I got rid of the problem. I don't think it is hereditary because none of my parents, their grand parents had this problem. I am the only one in the family. Many friends used to make fun of my white hair. Now I feel comfortable because no need to use dyes to colour the hair.
• Norway
20 Apr 11
hi singuri.. Ayurvedic medicine? is that medicine used for skin medication?
• India
20 Apr 11
At the age of 11?? It really sounds bad for even if it is a hereditary trait to get gray hairs early. You probably must be lacking some nutrients or maybe even having stress. Those are main reasons for hair turning gray. Try to see a doctor about it as soon as you can. Also, ensure that you are eating a proper well-balanced and well-rounded diet, lots of fruits and green veggies everyday. If you eat junk food, give them up totally because they seem to be the main culprits of gray hairs.
• Norway
20 Apr 11
yes,, and now im turning 27, i didnt saw any doctor at all. im not sure during that time that i need to see one. stress? hmmm..as a young kid, during those times im only playing and studying. hmm..i dont know about that stress. you have great points. thanks.
@dhisaw (304)
• United States
20 Apr 11
Not sure of any remedy for it. I know that my sister was getting them at age 16. I have heard though or read it somewhere that melanin levels in your body help with the color of hair as well as like how tan someone is.
• Norway
20 Apr 11
melanin? hmmm.. interesting. i need to research on that. but how about your sister? did she done anything about it?