This Is Why Some Young People Get Grey Hair

No, it's not because of stress.

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19 June 2017

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This Is Why Some Young People Get Gray Hair

While we may not think about wrinkles and grey hair when we are young, the reality is that eventually, we all will have both.

Some of us, however, fall into the unlucky group of people who experience premature grey hairs. For the longest time, stress was mythicized as the cause of grey hair, but this couldn't be further away from the truth.

So, what causes our hair to turn grey before it should?

Genetics

This is the number one reason for getting grey hairs. If one of your parents went grey earlier in their lives, chances are you will too. Can't do anything about this one!

Smoking

Smoking on the regular is known to cause premature greying. Stay off those cigarettes - do your hair and lungs some good.

Heart disease

If you’ve got heart disease and your hair is grey, it’s a sign of worsening heart disease.

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