Your hair turns gray when melanin-producing cells stop releasing pigment. Going gray early is often genetic, although it can sometimes point to an autoimmune issue. The unfortunate truth is that if your parents went gray prematurely, odds are you’ll follow suit.
While you can blame your parents, going gray isn’t entirely out of your control. Lifestyle has a lot to do with your hair color. Stress hormones can cause those pigment-producing cells to disappear. To limit how much stress plays a role in turning your mane silver, find ways to keep your anxiety at bay.
Diet also has its part when it comes to graying hair. If your copper, iron, B12 or B-9 levels are low, you could lose your hair pigment. Aim to balance out your diet, adding in foods that are rich in antioxidants, like salmon, leafy greens and nuts. Bonus: These foods also do wonders for your skin!
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