Grey hair is something that affects most people at some point in their lives. Commonly, it’s thought of as a sign of aging, but it’s not uncommon for us to start seeing some grey as early as our 20s, and by our 50s many of us have 50% grey in our hair.
For many, that stigma of aging is haunting and, thus, something that we go to great lengths to try and hide in public. Frequently hair coloring sessions, accessorizing, and even using wigs to cover our natural manes are all very common ways to cope with grey hair.
But what if instead of fighting an ultimately unstoppable process, we embraced it and learned to be proud of our grey as we progress through our lives?
Why Do We Grey?
Our hair has color because of cells within the hair follicles known as melanocytes. These melanocytes produce one of two basic pigments, either eumelanin or pheomelanin, and these pigments are what determine the color of our hair. People who produce eumelanin tend to have black or brown hair, and pheomelanin is found in red, auburn, and blond hair. The color of your hair is genetic in nature, so we’re each predisposed to producing one type of melanocyte or the other.
When hair is turning grey, that means that it doesn’t have any of these melanocytes producing pigments within the follicles of the grey hairs. When this happens is different for everybody, but researchers in 2016 discovered the gene that is responsible for the production and storage of melanin. This discovery cemented the theory that grey hair is largely caused by genetics and thus unavoidable in those who are predisposed to it.
Grey is Beautiful
Rather than trying to hide it, many people today are embracing their grey hair and using it as a display of pride. Rather than seeing it as a sign of aging, it’s more and more commonly being recognized as a sign of experience and accomplishment.
Celebrities like George Clooney have even made it a trademark look, building outfits and accessorizing to accentuate their greys.
Women are speaking out on their decision to embrace their natural silver hair colors, and the stigmas that once accompanied the natural look are becoming outdated and out of fashion.
While there is no way to stop your hair from aging and losing pigmentation, the power to decide how it will affect your life is entirely in your hands.
Whatever You Choose, We’re Here to Help
Whether you choose to embrace your grey hair or fight against it with coloring and accessories, the important thing is that you should feel good about who you are. Aging can be tough for anybody, but it doesn’t have to be.
At Starks, we’re experienced in helping men and women manage the way that aging affects their looks, both through hair restoration treatment and aging treatments to help the skin look refreshed and younger.
If you’re interested in finding out how we can help you look and feel younger, contact us today and schedule your free consultation. It’s never too late for a solution that actually works.
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