What is Premature Greying?
Premature greying, in the basic language, is a condition where your body restricts producing melanin, a pigment that keeps your hair colour as it is. When your hair loses that pigmentation at an early age, it is known as “premature”.
Symptoms of Premature Greying
Gradual fading of natural hair colour or hair pigmentation, alterations in hair texture, visibility of light or dark patches, and rise in hair thinning or shedding due to reduced melanin production are some of the common symptoms of premature greying of hair.
Causes of Premature Greying
People with a family history of greying hair at an early age, stress or anxiety, deficiency in minerals, vitamins or essential proteins, imbalance in melanin hormone, and smokers or alcoholics are 2.5 times more prone to premature greying than others.
How Common is it?
of the Indian population suffers from premature greying by the age of 30
prevalence of premature greying is higher in the urban population
of Indian males are affected by premature greying before 25
of males in India suffer from early greying of hair due to genetics
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Premature Greying with Hair Thinning
Having a BMI of 24.3 and weight of 75 kg, Tigmanshu had no control over his unhealthy food cravings and used to consume sugary beverages on daily basis. This 35-year-old man reached out to Nirvasa’s professional and certified doctors for his premature hair greying issue. After he completed the self-assessment form, the doctor came to realise that his dietary practices needs to be changed immediately as junk and street food had been impacting on his hair badly. Due to greying of hair, Tigmanshu was in extreme stress as his confidence had come down to a great extent. He started with a hair care treatment plan especially customised by the doctor according to his requirements, goals and keeping in mind his medical, lifestyle and dietary habits. With proper guidance, lifestyle changes and dietary modifications, the visibility of grey hair around temples and crown area significantly decreased. The quality of his hair improved and now he is extremely happy with black hair.
Premature Greying with Persistent Dandruff
An unmarried girl of 28 years named Anika was suffering from severe premature greying with persistent dandruff. Due to this, her stress levels were elevated and wasn’t able to keep an active lifestyle as required for regular blood flow. All these concerns were quite enough to consult with an expert. Therefore, she filled out a self-assessment form which got intricately examined by a professional doctor of Nirvasa. On the basis of her medical history, eating habits and lifestyle choices, the doctor personalised a hair care treatment plan which would not only enhance her hair texture but even eliminate dandruff. Now that she has completed the treatment of nine months, her hair texture is revived and she no longer has dandruff.
Premature Greying with Hair Thinning
Miraj had been experiencing hair thinning and greying for the past few years. He at the age of 35 had tried several hair products and treatments but did not see any improvement. He was worried about the changes in his hair and decided to seek professional help to address his concerns. Due to this, his stress levels started to elevate. Based on his diet, lifestyle habits and medical history, the doctor examined his case and suggested a personalised hair care treatment plan of six months. He started following a nutritious and weight-losing diet, adopted an intense exercise routine, and commenced with the proper hair care routine including hair regrowth serum and a few hair vitals supplements. Now, his hair texture quality is improved and regained thicker and healthier hair.
Can stress accelerate greying of hair?
Yes, prolonged periods of stress can impact the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for hair colour. Chronic stress can disrupt the normal functioning of melanocytes, leading to premature greying of hair.
Is premature greying reversible?
In most cases, once the hair has turned grey, it is unlikely to regain its original colour naturally. However, addressing underlying factors such as stress management, a balanced diet, and proper hair care can slow down further greying.
Are there any preventive measures for premature greying?
While prevention may not be entirely possible, certain measures can help delay the onset of premature greying. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, managing stress levels, and ensuring a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals can support hair health.
Can hair products or hair dyes cause premature greying?
No, hair products and dyes do not directly cause premature greying. However, excessive and harsh use of chemical-based products can weaken hair and contribute to overall hair health issues.