On my 30th birthday, I got a lovely surprise from Mother Nature when I looked in the mirror. I was aging alright, and the gray hair I just found sticking straight out, long, wiry, and completely unavoidable from my head, was definitely saying so!
You gotta love how once you see the first one they seem to just keep on coming and never stop, only getting worse, making you wish you had suddenly found the fountain of youth.
Yep, age has a way of catching up to you quickly and the gray hairs don’t lie! You can pluck and dye all you want, but they are absolutely unavoidable!
Most people in their mid-thirties – to forties will start to see some grays pop up. It actually has nothing to do with stress. Hair instead, naturally begins to go gray when color-producing cells stop producing pigment. Hydrogen Peroxide also naturally begins to build up in the hair as we age, causing it to have a bleaching effect- which shows up as those nasty gray hairs.
However, contrary to what most people believe about gray hair and genetics (while genetics does play a role), there are actually steps you can take to avoid going gray early!
Tips to Avoid Going Gray Early:
1. Fill up on Calcium and get your regular workouts in! Some studies have shown that low bone-density has been associated with going gray earlier on. Working out regularly and getting your calcium can help bones become stronger and more dense, hopefully, in turn keeping that pesky gray hair from showing up too early!