Gone are the days when people used to drop their jaws at glimpse of their first strand of white hair. The not so black and not so white hair is hot on the colour charts this season.
People all over the world are experimenting with the dazzling avatars of silver, platinum and snowy white.
Cosmetic companies all over the west are targeting at 50-something spenders and using silvery haired models in most promotions. The demand, consequently, for grey haired prettiness is all of a sudden on the rise, as the look gets both fashionable and sought-after.
However many of us can still go ga-ga about the untimely graying of hair. Thus, it becomes crucial to understand the causes and related factors in premature greying of hair.
The process of hair going grey is fairly uncomplicated. The cells in the hair follicles that are the basis of pigment to be fabricated are called melanocytes. Melanin is also accountable for the colour one sees in their skin and nails. Each melanocyte has a prearranged lifetime, largely dogged by one’s genes. Once a melanocyte dies, melanin production comes to an end. Hair with residual melanin comes out to be grey or silver, while hair with no pigment comes out to be white.
According to various scientists, hormones fashioned by constant tension are most likely to curtail the life of melanocytes. However no formal link has been time-honored between stress and the existence of grey hair. However, other factors may come into play where the premature graying of hair is concerned:
Legend has it that various famous figures have got grey hair in a span of one night’s sleep. The hair of Thomas More and Marie Antoinette supposedly went ash the night before they were to be put to death.
For the reason that it takes more than just a day for previously pigmented hair to come out white, it's highly cynical that these stories are true.
What one can say is that the subject of greying of hair has been questioned over the centuries and never has been agreed upon. So, just take it all in the spirit of fashion or if you’re weary of it, do something about it quick!
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