What Really Causes Gray Hair?

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Like taxes and dentist visits, gray hair is something that no one can escape. But do you know why your hair has decided to abandon the color of your youth in favor of this pale, pallid hue? It may not be the reason you think.

Read on for the truth about those pesky grays.

Why does hair turn gray?

Your hair gets color from the follicle it grows out of on your scalp. But when the cells responsible for producing the pigment stop working, the hair grows out gray or white.

What causes gray hair?

There are a variety of causes that can interrupt those pigment-producing cells, but scientists still aren’t sure what exactly causes them to stop making color (1). However, research does show that genetics play a big role (2). “Gray hair is largely influenced by genetics and a complex series of cell chemistries,” says Cunnane Phillips, an expert trichologist.

The age-old myth proclaims that stress can cause gray hair. But the truth is, science hasn’t yet shown that everyday stresses (from your job, your kids, or anything else) make your hair turn gray prematurely (3).

Some research suggests that when a person’s cells are “stressed” (larger causes ranging from vitamin deficiencies to smoking), it can cause gray hair to appear faster (4). But regular, day-to-day stress is more likely to cause hair loss than it is graying hair, according to experts.

When will my hair turn gray?

The age at which you get gray hair (and “premature” gray hair too) is mostly determined by your genes and heredity. In general, the average age when this happens varies by ethnicity.

According to research in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology: “White people, on average, tend to gray first, in their mid-30s, followed by Asians in their late 30s and blacks in their mid-40s. By age 50, half of all people have half-gray heads (5).”

But there’s a solution!

Although scientists are studying those annoying grays, they haven’t yet found a way to reverse the process. But advances in hair color make it easy and affordable to make them disappear, which can effectively take years off your appearance. eSalon is the hottest solution for gray hair. And it’s already ruffling the feathers of hairstylists across the country.

Estelle Baumhauer, eSalon’s Color Director, says: “Outraged colorists tell me, ‘You’re going to put us out of business!’”

They’re outraged because eSalon provides high quality home hair color at an affordable price, under the guidance of salon professionals. And it’s nothing like the one-size-fits-all boxed hair color you get at a drugstore.

Instead, eSalon provides custom blended hair color like you’d get in a salon. They use salon-grade ingredients that leave hair super soft and shiny. Your order can be specially formulated for stronger, complete coverage over those grays. The personalized pigment even has your name on the bottle, because it’s made for you and no one else.

For the ultimate convenience, the order is delivered to your doorstep for under $20. Compare that to the $100-plus price tag local hairdressers charge!

Right now, first time customers can get a full color kit for just $9.95 (50% savings!) by visiting www.eSalon.com. Try it now!

 

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