grey hair

Could there be a link to Vitiligo as today, early greying of hair is a common problem. Although this hair varies from person to person and grey hair can be more unruly than other strands. This condition is pretty much inevitable with age. It is a reminder that you are growing older. However, some people start to go grey at an very early age. and here we ask what is the reason behind premature greying of hair.

Genetic: Early greying can be due to your genes. If your mother or father became grey early, you may too.

Insufficient melanin production: Hair gets its colour from a pigment called melanin. It is produced by melanocyte cells in the hair follicles. Melanocytes endure cumulative damage over the years which eventually leaves them unable to produce melanin. Thus in the absence of melanin, the new hair that grows in has no pigment and it appears grey, white or silver.