Graying hair… It happens to us all eventually. Some women wear their silver manes with pride, while others dread the arrival of new grays and do everything they can to conceal them.
There’s good news, though, at least for those who prefer to hide their grays: scientists are working on figuring out how to prevent graying hair. The question is, what do they know that you don’t?
Here are nine things you may not know about your graying hair…
Hair Grows Gray, It Doesn’t Go Gray
As part of the hair growing process in humans, hairs grow out (this generally takes between one and three years) and then they naturally shed – and then new hairs grow in their place.
With aging, the new hairs that grow are more likely to be gray or white in color. This is because pigment-forming cells wear out after years of constant hair regeneration.