Why does hair turn gray?
Keratin, a colorless protein, is the main component of our hair. As a result, our hair is virtually white before it emerges from the skin. How is this even possible? Hair follicles are where our hair grows. Melanocytes, which create melanin, are found in hair follicles. Melanin is introduced into the keratin cells when our hair grows. Our hair gets its color from melanin. The sort of melanin injected now determines the color of our hair. Pheomelanin turns our hair red or blond, while eumelanin makes it black or brown. Melanocytes, on the other hand, produce less melanin as we become older. As a result, less melanin is pumped into hair, leading it to turn white over time. Aging process; Image credits: Atlas biomed Have you ever seen someone try to colour their gray hair to hide it? Perhaps you're perplexed as to why your grandfather has a full head of silver hair but old photographs show him with dark brown hair. Here's why gray, silver, or white hair is a natural aspect of be