What Grey Hair Says About You!

What Grey Hair Says About You!

While the first signs of grey hair may not be welcome, the good news is that silver grey hair is a hot colour trend right now!  

Grey hair can come through in different shades of grey from dirty grey to silver white. 

If you fancy covering up those pesky grey hairs, pop in for a colour consultation at our hair salon in Kidlington, Oxford.  We even have some  CRAZY COLOUR OFFERS to tempt you.  Find out more about our hair colour offers here

While we’re talking grey hair, check out these interesting grey hair facts!

 

Grey or white hair may indicate an increased risk of heart disease

Grey or white hair may be linked to an increased risk of heart disease in men.  The European Society of Cardiology carried out a study where 545 men were divided into groups based on whether or not they had coronary artery disease and how much grey or white hair they had.

The amount of grey hair was graded on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being hair that is white all over. Scientists also collected data on the men regarding hypertension, diabetes, smoking habits and family medical history.

Researchers found that a hair score of 3 or more was associated with increased risk of coronary artery disease.  Participants who already had coronary artery disease had “a statistically significant higher hair whitening score and higher coronary artery calcification” than those without it.

Grey hair may indicate you have a vitamin deficiency

White people start going grey in their mid-30s, Asians in their late 30s, and African-Americans in their mid-40s. Low vitamin B12 levels are known to cause loss of hair pigmentation.  Studies have shown that low vitamin D3, serum calcium and serum ferritin levels in people are seen in people who have gone grey prematurely.

Smokers are more likely to have grey hair earlier

A 2013 study published in the Indian Dermatology Online Journal found that smokers are two and a half times more likely to develop premature grey hair than non-smokers.  Plus, the chemicals in smoke will break down your hair cells which can lead to damage or even hair loss.

Grey hair is in your genes

Take a closer look at your parents.  The chances are you will go grey around the same time that they did because grey hair is in your genes!