As we get older everyone has that moment where you notice your first gray hair. Some people freak out, some embrace it with the salt and pepper look. But why does it happen?
When we age our hair loses it’s natural color because the proteins in your hair receive less pigment. As you get older the pigment cells in the hair follicles gradually die off making your hair look gray. Later in life no pigment at all comes in and that’s what makes the air look white.
The interesting thing is people can get gray hair at any age. Just depends on the person and their genetics.
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