Most people tend to blame early grey hair on their genetic makeup while others consider the environment to be a direct cause. According to Philip Kingsley, a world-renowned trichologist and author of The Hair Bible, “If either one of your parents went grey early, then you probably will too.”
But scientists and health experts around the world have determined another key factor which brings on the silver strands well before time — stress. Jennifer Lin, a researcher at the Harvard Cancer Centre in Boston has noted that the expression of stress hormones hinders the delivery of melanin to new hair.
According to Jennifer, “If the signal is disrupted, melanin will simply not deliver pigment to your hair.” Even Philip has cited excessive stress as a cause of prematurely aging hair, and says, “Emotional stress, illness, and poor diets deplete the body of Vitamin B, causing whiteness of hair.”