• at August 25, 2018

    I just discovered a grey hair a few days ago and I was freaked out! I mean, I am only 22. Come on, right? Anyway, I was pretty upset and was wondering if there is anything I could do to reverse it? I was tempted to pull it, but I thought it would cause more!

    Have any of you had this problem? I don’t just mean grey hair, but grey hair at a young age? I would appreciate your advice on what I can do. I don’t want all my hair turning grey so early in life. Thank you.

  • at August 25, 2018

    Hi there. Sorry to hear about this. First of all, yanking out that hair is not going to cause more grey hair to grow, so relax. That doesn’t mean you should pull it out. Just leave it. All that talk about more growing is just a myth. Only when other follicles lose their pigment will the rest turn grey.

    I did not have that problem until later in life, but I just wanted to put you at ease regarding the myth. Too many people believe it to be true, but it isn’t, OK? But just leave it, or you will weaken the growth. Even if you pull it out, the only grey hair will come from that particular cell.

  • at August 25, 2018

    OK, thank you for that. I am guilty of believing that myth. I just feel so helpless right now. I mean, I know it’s just one, and I suppose I can colour it if more start sprouting. But is there any other way?

  • at August 25, 2018

    I do not have this issue, but like the other person, I wanted to say something to perhaps make you feel a bit better. I had a friend who was only 13 years old and she had a LOT of grey hair. I am not kidding you.

    For whatever reason, this can happen. She was a schoolgirl and had so many grey hairs. While I sympathize with your issue, at least you are in your 20s, which is not as bad.

  • at August 25, 2018

    This can be genetic or it can be the natural process of aging. Anyone else in your family had this concern? This happens when the pigment is lost.

  • at August 25, 2018

    No, nobody in my family had this problem. I don’t know about grandparents. I could try to find out, I suppose.

  • at August 25, 2018

    Thing is, it could be any number of reasons. Apart from those mentioned, it could be stress also. It may be diet-related. Sometimes it can be because of a life-changing event. It could be thyroid-related. It’s a needle in a haystack, so it can be frustrating.

  • at August 25, 2018

    Listen dear, I’m a bit older and even though I was in my 40s when I started getting grey hair, I certainly wasn’t happy about it either. More began to show up. I eventually found a salon, Tony Shamas Hair & Laser Salon, where I go for colouring.

    My friend recommended the place so I gave them a try. They were excellent. I use them for other things too. You can eventually consider going to them as well, maybe not just yet though. Change the way you look and feel. I guarantee you, you will feel so good about yourself.

  • at August 25, 2018

    Thank you all so much. I guess I have to let it sink in, huh? I appreciate your kind words of advice. I will keep my fingers crossed!