It is a universal truth that everyone’s hair will eventually begin greying; perhaps in the 40s. But if you’re one of the unlucky ones who have spotted silver strands way before time, we know your plight.  Grey hair is primarily a result of your melanin pigment depleting, however, there can be a series of factors responsible for premature greying. If you’ve been facing this issue, it’s time you asked yourself the following questions...
Are you deficient in nutrients?
 

Are you deficient in nutrients?

Premature greying has a lot to do with Vitamin B-12 deficiency. This nutrient is essential because it assists the metabolic process involved in giving your hair its natural colour. Hence, you must load up on this nutrient by consuming fish, milk and soy if you wish to stay away from premature greying.

Have you been smoking?
 

Have you been smoking?

If you’ve started greying early, it’s time to ask yourself if you’ve been smoking. That’s because smoking generates free radicals that cause oxidative stress in the system and affect melanin levels that eventually cause your hair to turn grey. Kick the bud now if you want healthy hair!

Are you stressed out?
 

Are you stressed out?

Stress hormones are often also responsible for the development of free radicals that can damage cells and affect melanin production. That’s why you need to keep a check on your stress levels and unwind from time to time if you truly want to look as young as you actually are.

Are you exposing yourself to the sun?
 

Are you exposing yourself to the sun?

Sure, the sun might give us our dose of Vitamin D but it certainly does more harm to our hair than we know. The sun, unfortunately, can easily lighten our hair colour. Besides, the UVA and UVB rays are detrimental to the health of our scalp and are known to cause greying.

Is it hereditary?
 

Is it hereditary?

Scientists have often concluded that reduction of melanin is a result of genetics that one can’t exactly control. This is why there’s a high chance of you greying early if your parents have faced the same.