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Grey hair growing back natural colour!

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Created March 14, 2012 at 10:42 AM

I am 18 years old , and I've had this one grey hair from middle/high school that I always cut short so its not visible. I was combing my hair yesterday and noticed that this grey hair has about 2 1/2 to 3 inches of black(natural colour) new growth. This corresponds with the approximate time I've been eating paleo (half a year or so). I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this.

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on March 15, 2012
at 01:52 PM

Ed, did your parents start going gray in their 30's? I've always assumed when one goes gray is dependent at least partially on genetics. However, both my my mother and my sister started graying in their 30's and I'm 34 and have yet to notice any, although I'm sure they're coming.

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on March 15, 2012
at 12:02 AM

I have the same problem but I'm hypothyroid & PCOS too. I've tried so many supplements and eat incredibly clean and nothing helps sadly.

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on March 14, 2012
at 07:06 PM

I got my hair back with Paleo and E-tocotrienols supplements (among other things, check my blog post). But that won't help you if it's hereditary, it only helps if you have hormone problems.

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on March 14, 2012
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You could get your dark hair back by taking a folate supplement if you're deficient on it (NOT folic acid, but folate). Track your food on cron-o-meter.com for a few weeks and check where you are folate-wise. Also make sure you eat bone broths, offal, fermented foods, supplement with D3, Mg etc.

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on March 14, 2012
at 12:26 PM

Yes, yes, yes!

I have experienced the same thing. I noticed yesterday (after six week of eating LC Paleo) that the white/grey hairs on the side of my head were mostly back to dark brown. At least a 50% reduction. I am amazed, I thought grey was forever??

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on March 14, 2012
at 04:38 PM

Greying hair is often the result of a copper deficiency interfering with melanin deposition in the hair follicle, so if you suddenly start eating copper-rich foods for the first time in your life (such as liver) then it would be probable that you'd address that deficiency.

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on April 22, 2013
at 01:46 PM

Ive been on paleo 6 months and at 46 I never thought I could reverse greying hair. I do eat at least 1-3 oz of nuts (mainly Brazil nuts) a day. Brazil nuts have high copper content ( see http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3091/2 )

Ive gone from almost entirely grey, except at the back to only 1/3 of the front grey, and more and more brown coming back, it actually looks like Ive had brown streaks put in!

I come from premature grey on BOTH sides of the family, so this is entirely unexpected! I was actually starting to look forward to the snowy white!

Veronica

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on April 05, 2012
at 02:01 AM

I had some white hair at a very young age (like 16). The white hair turned black again without me doing anything. I didn't even stop eating wheat at the time.

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on March 14, 2012
at 11:42 AM

I have not, but I wish I would! I started finding a couple grays when I was about your age, and they've been steadily increasing :( Maybe one day...

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on March 14, 2012
at 11:49 PM

http://www.sciencecentric.com/news/09031118-grey-hair-old-age-hydrogen-peroxide-inhibits-the-synthesis-melanin.html This study done on why hair greys is pretty interesting if anyone wants to check it out.

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on March 14, 2012
at 02:40 PM

maybe it is your very young age, but at my ripe gray age, No, No, No, Good luck but stop worrying about such small things and make history for yourself.

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on March 14, 2012
at 02:29 PM

The gray hairs don't really bother me. It's just losing my hair that sucks. If paleo can cure that, that'd be amazing.

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on March 14, 2012
at 07:06 PM

I got my hair back with Paleo and E-tocotrienols supplements (among other things, check my blog post). But that won't help you if it's hereditary, it only helps if you have hormone problems.

16e617676c5ac710e5235e0b773edc0b

(2640)

on March 15, 2012
at 12:02 AM

I have the same problem but I'm hypothyroid & PCOS too. I've tried so many supplements and eat incredibly clean and nothing helps sadly.

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on March 14, 2012
at 07:58 PM

Now that you mention it, I haven't been pulling out many grey's lately. That's pretty cool :)

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on March 14, 2012
at 04:08 PM

Just wish I had some hair to be grey! That would be a step in the right direction, I'd worry about the colour later :D

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on March 14, 2012
at 03:01 PM

First time I went paleo, for 3 monthes, the places where my hair is growing thin started to show some revival... this time (1.5 monthes so far), I'm wondering if it's going to grow back some!

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on March 14, 2012
at 02:46 PM

My boss recently commented that the grey hairs on the side of my head are disappearing! Been pretty strict paleo for over a year. Wish I knew exactly what is causing the reversal; is it low pufa? increased healthy sat fat intake? Does anyone know exactly how/why this works? I've read over Danny Roddy's blog, but he pretty much covers the hair loss, not greying.

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on March 14, 2012
at 01:30 PM

Hhmmm... no matter how well I eat, I fear at 33, the gray thing is a lost cause. They only move in one direction...

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

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on March 14, 2012
at 07:05 PM

You could get your dark hair back by taking a folate supplement if you're deficient on it (NOT folic acid, but folate). Track your food on cron-o-meter.com for a few weeks and check where you are folate-wise. Also make sure you eat bone broths, offal, fermented foods, supplement with D3, Mg etc.

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on March 15, 2012
at 01:52 PM

Ed, did your parents start going gray in their 30's? I've always assumed when one goes gray is dependent at least partially on genetics. However, both my my mother and my sister started graying in their 30's and I'm 34 and have yet to notice any, although I'm sure they're coming.

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