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Uncover answers to common questions about the hows, whats and whys of grey hair.

One day you’re going to start sprouting white hair. Most of us face the arrival of grey hair with dread. Why? Just like wrinkles, they’re a sign of aging, whether you get them in your 20s, 30s or 40s.

We’re here to enlighten you with answers to common questions so you can decide whether or not to embrace it, and what you can do about it.


When do people start to go grey?

Most people start to see some greys here and there from their 30s onwards, and by the time they reach their 50s, more than 50% of the scalp will turn grey. If you start seeing them in your 20s, that‘s considered premature aging.


Is grey hair more common among certain people?

People of different ethnicities go grey at different times. Caucasians tend to start greying in their mid-30s while Asians start in their late 30s. Grey hair is often genetic. If your family members start greying early, there’s a chance you will too.


Why do we get grey hair?

Aging is the biggest culprit. As you age, your follicles produce less and less melanin, the pigmentation cell responsible for hair colour, resulting in grey hair. Health conditions such as diabetes and thyroid problems can also cause premature greying.


How can the growth of grey hair be slowed?

Although whether you go grey or not is largely genetic, lifestyle, hormones and nutrition all play an important part. Factors such as smoking, heavy drinking and a vitamin deficiency can contribute to accelerate the greying of hair.


Will plucking grey hair stop more from growing?

This is a myth. Plucking your greys will neither lead to three new ones growing nor remove the hair follicle. Since there is an existing melanin deficiency, this means the hair will continue to grow out grey. Plucking causes permanent damage to the follicle, preventing hair from growing in future.


Does colouring hair make it go grey faster?

Another myth. When dye is applied, the follicles where grey hairs originate from remain unaffected. However, frequent dyeing can make hair look dull, and make it more prone to breakage and eventual hair loss.


Why is grey hair coarse?

Grey hair isn’t coarse. It’s actually fine. It appears coarse because oil glands produce less sebum as you age, resulting in drier, rougher hair. Since grey hairs are finer, the outer layer is easily damaged and dehydrated. To keep hair in top shape, extra care must be taken with deep conditioning treatments.

Keep your mane in top condition with DrHair® Hair Defence. This award-winning treatment combines a proprietary formulation of powerful cutting-edge peptides, phyto-nutrients and active ingredients to give hair a boost of nourishment at the roots.


What can we do to combat grey hair?

Take preventive measures with hair care solutions that get right to the root of the problem with peptides and active ingredients. Significantly reduce the density of grey hair with DrGL® Solution Anti-Aging. The innovative serum includes renowned anti-aging ingredients such as Polygonum Multiflorum Root Extract to delay the emergence of white hair.


So what are your options? You can:

  • Embrace it
  • Make lifestyle changes
  • Colour your hair
  • Take preventive measures with effective serums



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