It Might Be Possible to Prevent Gray Hair From Happening in the First Place

Here's a fun exercise for you: Imagine yourself somewhere around 40 or 50 years old. Now picture yourself with a full head of gray hair. It's clear as soon as you start asking people to do this that reactions are varied and distinct. Some people couldn't care less—they feel they would be comfortable and happy with their natural hair color, even if their natural hair color, at that point at least, is gray. Others say they will dye their hair, no ifs, buts, or whens about it. That's okay too: You see, gray hair, just like any other beauty-related topic, is personal. There's no right or wrong way to go about it. If you want to flaunt your grays, go for it! We applaud you. If you don't, there are a few things you can do.

First, you should know that the general consensus among scientists and medical professionals is that the root cause of gray hair lies in genetics. The earlier your parents and grandparents went gray, the earlier you will too. But that doesn't mean there aren't preventative measures you can take. And we're not just talking about just dyeing your hair. We're talking about preventing grays from popping up in the first place. While that might sound impossible, there's been quite a bit of research that tells us otherwise. Keep reading to see the actions you can take in order to prevent gray hair from happening in the first place.