Why does yoour hair turn gray

United States
February 14, 2007 1:27pm CST
I was wondering why after a certain age or tramua does ones hair turn gray? Is it from our genes or is it something we are doing to our bodies? Does anyone know?
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@Petrakkos (311)
• Cyprus
14 Feb 07
it is from our genes-some people have no grey hair-other have grey hair and other loose their hair-however stress is a factor that makes the condition worse and makes hair grey earlier
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• United States
14 Feb 07
Yikes with the stressful life I have and my genes I will be bald and gray. I wish there were a reversal I could use.Thank you for replying and have a wonderful day.
• United States
14 Feb 07
Both or either of the two you mentioned. Graying of hair is either genetic/hereditary or due to frequent/strong hair coloring or chemical treatment, or both. If the parents (or one of them) and/or close relatives show early signs of hair graying, then there is a great possibility for one to have them, too. Frequent and very strong hair treatment especially perming, straightening, or hair coloring would damage the hair and discolor it. Such thing happened to my hair. Too bad!
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• United States
14 Feb 07
I guess I am going to have really gray hair soon as both my parents were totally gray by 60. Thank you so much for replying. Have a wonderful day.
@Artsimba (1335)
• United States
14 Feb 07
It is my opinion that each of our unique makeup of genes, chemicals, and environment helps the process of body changes that take place such as our hair turning gray. In my case I think I'm just getting old, I mean older. If I happen to come across scientific reasons on the internet I'll let you know.
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• United States
14 Feb 07
Cool thank you I wish it was prettier but it is so unattractive. Thank you for your answer. Have a wonderful day.
@stateroad (731)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I wish I knew. My hair started turning gray when I was in my 20's. I have to highlight it once a month to keep the gray out. I feel depressed when I see the gray hair coming out and feel better when I get it high lighted.
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• United States
14 Feb 07
Fortuneatly my hair is red so the gray sort of looks like highlights but I have a perfect circle in the crown of my head which shines like a beacon...Yikes ...Have a wonderful day. Thanks for replying