Fifty Shades of Grey: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Grey Hair

Grey hair is something that everyone and every salon eventually has to deal with. And this is no different at Ashka Salon Spa. Some people remember finding their first grey hair at the yong age of 16. Other people are in their early 40s and barely have any at all. There really doesn’t seem to be a pattern to when you get grey or even how much. It isn’t dependent on specific thing as far as I can tell. Because it seemed to be such a mystery to me, I thought it would be fun to do some research on it. Here are 5 fun facts that you may not have known about grey hair.

Grey Hair

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Grey Hair

  1. Your ethnicity makes a difference in how quickly you go grey.
    Caucasians tend to go grey first. Scientists aren’t exactly sure why, but then Asians and finally African Americans.
  2. The 50-50-50 rule
    “Fifty percent of the population has about 50% gray hair at age 50,” says Dr. Anthony Oro, professor of dermatology at Stanford University. Normal aging is the primary cause of grey hair
  3. Diet is key To colored locks
    It has been proven than a diet filled with all of your vital vitamins and nutrients leads to stronger, healthier hair. It has also been found that having a healthy diet actually helps keep the grey hair at bay longer.
  4. Stress never helps
    While stress hasn’t been proven to be directly linked to grey hair growth, it has been seen they it cause you to lose hair faster. The more quickly you lose hair, the more of a chance you have that it could grow back grey.
  5. Pluck the greys away
    There is a myth going around that if you pluck a grey hair, 2 will come back. However this is completely inaccurate. A Hair follicle is only able to grow one hair strand. No matter how many times you pluck a stubborn grey, it will only grow back as one. However, I still don’t recommend plucking them for your scalps sake.

I hope you found my research as interesting as I did!

Until Next Time,

Josie 🙂

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