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Grey/White hairs at 21???

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Created February 03, 2012 at 10:36 PM

I think it started my senior year in highschool or something... I have no idea why!!! First of all I look way younger than my age. I just started fully staying on paleo (been on it for two weeks now) and I am wondering if it can be reversed or something :(.

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on February 04, 2012
at 02:10 AM

Oh honey, i've had 'em since I was 15. No way to reverse it! Just embrace it or dye it :)

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on February 04, 2012
at 12:23 AM

Yeah, my grandpa always said that he "became distinguished" at 19, when he went almost completely gray. It is pretty much totally genetic. However, it does not gray at a constant rate- my mom started going gray at 22, but it pretty much leveled out and hasn't grayed anymore- she's in her 50's now, and it's looked the same since her 30's. Looks nice, silver-y.

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on February 03, 2012
at 11:23 PM

My brother really had it rough. He was forced to be the man of the house, while living with my mom and taking care of our two little brothers from my mom's second and third marriage, paying for all of her bills, while getting his BS, and dealing with a serious psychopath (borderline personality disorder, among others) so a really shitty situation, so I think stress really can be a factor, I definitely saw the proof of it on him.

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on February 03, 2012
at 11:18 PM

No... I am not a fan of counselors who think they have it all figured out. I am moving out of my house in a week or two and hopefully that will make a difference. I wonder if the atmosphere in which you live (I hate the atmosphere of my parents home, which Ive been in for a long time) can have an affect on my health.

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on February 03, 2012
at 11:14 PM

That could definitely be it. It started when he was 14 and my dad got custody of most of us, but he (being pressured by my mom) stayed living with my mom, and he was seriously greying, and had to use dye, and then it just went away, within 3 months of him leaving her home and living on his own. I hope your stress can be relieved. Do you see anyone like a counselor?

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on February 03, 2012
at 11:05 PM

Sounds like a few of us are in the same boat based on the responses. I've always been told I look much younger than I am, except for the gray which began at a younger age than yours. I've looked into the copper/b deficiency stuff but for me its genetic. So be it, I'm not dying or cutting it all off.

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on February 03, 2012
at 11:00 PM

You have my sympathy. I got them when I was sixteen, along with varicose veins.

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on February 03, 2012
at 10:59 PM

I am definitely stressed... The only thing I stress about is my not being able to be confortable in social situations... but I have had a very hard time these past couple of years. I am working on it though :-/...

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on February 03, 2012
at 10:48 PM

Yeah my main concern is whether or not it is due to exterior forces. If it is genetics I am okay with that. Thanks for responding.

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on February 03, 2012
at 11:03 PM

I will disagree slightly with Dorado. In general, I agree that graying hair is not reversible, HOWEVER my friends and I agree that my hair has gotten some dark color back in the months I've eaten ancestrally.

Genetically, I began to get gray hairs at 21 and it was a slow, steady process. Fine.

I'm now assuming my hair had gotten as silver as it was at 64 partially because of diet-induced health problems. I really had silvery, colorless hair and I now have streaks of steel gray. I'm taking it as a definite sign of better nutrition/health. The improvement could also be partially because I stopped using commercial shampoos, which made my scalp extremely itchy no matter which brand I tried. I now shampoo rarely and when I do I use a mild soap nuts extract.

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on February 03, 2012
at 10:43 PM

Probably not reversible via diet. This is almost certainly a genetic thing. Did your dad and/or grandparents have white hair young? Make the most of it. "Gray looks distinguished," goes a familiar saying. I colored my gray hair for a while, at the temples, using "Just For Men." I grew worried about the regular exposure to toxic chemicals. Given the gray and the rapidly receding hairline, I started shaving my head. No more shampoo, conditions, combs, or concerns about hairstyle. Perfect solution ??? for me.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on February 04, 2012
at 12:23 AM

Yeah, my grandpa always said that he "became distinguished" at 19, when he went almost completely gray. It is pretty much totally genetic. However, it does not gray at a constant rate- my mom started going gray at 22, but it pretty much leveled out and hasn't grayed anymore- she's in her 50's now, and it's looked the same since her 30's. Looks nice, silver-y.

296b837795beec2ea6bfe5598e773a7e

(354)

on February 03, 2012
at 10:48 PM

Yeah my main concern is whether or not it is due to exterior forces. If it is genetics I am okay with that. Thanks for responding.

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363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

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on February 03, 2012
at 10:55 PM

My brother was about 1/8 grey/white when he was 18. He lived with my mom who is a certified psycho. When he moved out at 22 after college (he commuted so he was still constantly living under stress with her) the grey and white hairs went away! We are all still shocked by it, and there has been early greying on my dad's side, but it is mostly with the most stressed out people, so I think stress could be a factor, or at least it seems that way.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on February 03, 2012
at 11:23 PM

My brother really had it rough. He was forced to be the man of the house, while living with my mom and taking care of our two little brothers from my mom's second and third marriage, paying for all of her bills, while getting his BS, and dealing with a serious psychopath (borderline personality disorder, among others) so a really shitty situation, so I think stress really can be a factor, I definitely saw the proof of it on him.

296b837795beec2ea6bfe5598e773a7e

(354)

on February 03, 2012
at 11:18 PM

No... I am not a fan of counselors who think they have it all figured out. I am moving out of my house in a week or two and hopefully that will make a difference. I wonder if the atmosphere in which you live (I hate the atmosphere of my parents home, which Ive been in for a long time) can have an affect on my health.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on February 03, 2012
at 11:14 PM

That could definitely be it. It started when he was 14 and my dad got custody of most of us, but he (being pressured by my mom) stayed living with my mom, and he was seriously greying, and had to use dye, and then it just went away, within 3 months of him leaving her home and living on his own. I hope your stress can be relieved. Do you see anyone like a counselor?

296b837795beec2ea6bfe5598e773a7e

(354)

on February 03, 2012
at 10:59 PM

I am definitely stressed... The only thing I stress about is my not being able to be confortable in social situations... but I have had a very hard time these past couple of years. I am working on it though :-/...

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on February 03, 2012
at 10:55 PM

I'm in the same boat. I'm 23 and look quite young for my age, with the exception of premature white hairs. There's been some talk around the internetz about early greying caused by lack of copper and/or excess stress, and I haven't seen any new greys since I started eating liver and managing my stress about a year ago (along with eating paleo-ish). But there's a good chance that it's just genetic.

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on February 03, 2012
at 10:47 PM

Yah, check if it's a family/genetic thing. Usually when it starts that early, it is. I don't think there's much you can do about it.

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