The earliest signs of aging that are visible in an individual’s body are the development of wrinkles, fine lines, laugh lines, and the graying of hair. The graying of hair is one of the most prominent and visible signs of aging, however nowadays as per research conducted by one of the most popular celebrated cosmetologists at a hair transplant training in Vizag clearly stated “The increasing number of cases of graying of hair is increasing since the past one decade, there were fewer cases a few years ago than there are now.”
But what are the general reasons for the graying of hair and what are the reasons for the increase in the number of cases of the graying of hair? Let us first understand the general reasons for the graying of hair
General reasons for the graying of hair
The basic definition behind the graying of hair is the loss of a pigment known as melanin that tends to affect the color of the hair, the melanin cells that surround the hair shaft are what lend the color to the hair shaft as we age the pigment in our hair cells gradually dies which is why there is less f color retention and thus graying of hair. The hair pigment thus tends to become weaker and lose its color thus resulting in the graying of hair.
The reason why it is associated with the graying of hair is that the size of the intestine and the body and the brain shrinks with age, there is loss of muscle mass and hence there is less absorption of nutrients which tends to weaken the hair strands that surround the hair follicles thus the hair begins to lose color.
Reasons for the early and premature graying of hair
“The premature graying of hair is one of the major concerns that people have been facing and cosmetologists have been facing in the past decade. The immediate and impatient conclusion that people arrive at is shaving their head and going for a hair transplant, but people fail to understand hair transplant solves all problems it is not the answer to all problems, the major reason for the premature graying of hair in children below the age of ’20s is due to a lot of exposure to stress induced factors and substance abuse” explained a renowned celebrity cosmetologist who has performed a lot of cosmetic surgeries in Vizag.
The other reasons for the early and premature graying of the hair occurring in children and reluctant adults are
- Autoimmune disorder – the basic reason for the premature graying of hair is when the body’s defense mechanism recognizes the hair follicles as an intruder and attacks the hair follicles, this can result in loss f follicles and rapid degeneration of the hair pigment.
- Vitamin Deficiency – The less and the most neglected cause of hair pigment loss is the inadequate loss of hair pigments which actually results in the early and premature graying of hair and also can lead to hair loss in the long run thus having a balanced diet is not just great for your hair but also for one’s body.” Explained a well-known dermatologist who is specialized in performing hair transplant in Vizag.