Causes and Remedies of White Hair
“Why do I have white hair at 25 years of age?” Today we want to answer this question that maybe some of you have already had to ask. Usually, in fact, the first white threads appear- for both men and for women – between 35-40 years, but sometimes can appear much earlier, already at the end of adolescence.
To explain this phenomenon, we must first explain that the hair is composed of the same type of cells found in the epidermis, which is the top layer of the skin. Born from the hair follicle and scalp are also of the sebaceous glands that secrete sebum. While there is no way to feed the hair from the outside, there is no other way to feed the skin, if not through the blood circulation which enhances follicles.
In our case we want to know how does the hair gain it’s color and what determines it. The answer, after our premise, becomes very simple: as for the skin, it is the melanin , namely of special cells, pigmented color natural genetically determined. When they function normally do not have problems, until – with the natural passing years older – decreases the production of melanin, and you will have gray hair and then white ones.
But what if this happens in one’s 20’s? We see all the major cause of white hair to young adults:
GENETICS:there may be a component of heritability of this phenomenon. If your parents or your grandparents have had this problem, there is probably a genetic component that runs the operation of your melanin cells a little ‘too early’.
Improper blood supply: As we saw earlier, the only way to feed the scalp is through the bloodstream, and therefore it is essential to follow a correct diet. One cause, in fact, can lead to premature hair whiteness is the lack of certain vitamins of group B, iron and iodine.
STRESS:Stress acts negatively in two ways: on the one hand may cause the phase shifts in the levels of certain hormones, notably cortisol, which does not allow the formation of free radicals, which are part of the formation of the cells of melatonin; on the other hand stress, which causes the tension of the skin and of the scalp and this is a barrier for the supply of nourishment to the skin and to the lengths. And then? What can we do to fix this situation?
First, adjust your diet, incorporating the B vitamins, which are found in grains, green leafy vegetables, bananas, tomatoes and yoghurt; zinc content in the chicken; iron and protein contained in red meat, eggs and legumes. Remember to supplement our diet with intake of at least 2 liters of water per day, to increase iodine.
In addition, it may seem trivial, but looking in the mirror and thinking “I’ll be white haired by the time I’m 40” is based on reality: stress increases the appearance of white hair , so try to avoid people, things or situations that can increase our mental pressure , let’s do it for our own good.
Finally, a small “trick” that can help you fight the early appearance of these hated white threads: eat a yogurt a day by adding a teaspoon of baking powder. Yogurt fact is rich in vitamins B, and the yeast is also rich in specific B vitamins – pantothenic acid, para-aminobenzoic acid and inositol – elements which are otherwise difficult to get in your diet, and which are closely linked to the premature whitening of our hair.