Have you ever studied your hair line in the mirror and wondered how it got strands of white when you weren't even close to seniority? Your very worrying about it could be the reason why your hair is turning grey. No, we aren't kidding! Science has linked hair turning prematurely grey with stress. Researchers from a Harvard University study found that stress causes the sympathetic nerve system to release the chemical norepinephrine, which gets taken up by nearby pigment-regenerating stem cells.
Certain stem cells act as a reservoir of pigment-producing cells so when hair regenerates, some of the stem cells convert into pigment-producing cells that colour the hair. They found that the norepinephrine from sympathetic nerves causes the stem cells to activate excessively. The stem cells all convert into pigment-producing cells, prematurely depleting the reservoir. Study researcher Isaac Chiu says, "With this study, we now know that neurons can control stem cells and their function, and can explain how they interact at the cellular and molecular level to link stress with hair graying."
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If stress and other factors like genetics have turned your locks from black to grey, it may seem like there's no turning back. Fortunately, temporary solutions like hair colours, sprays and potions can dye your hair the shade of your choice for periods that range from days to months.
Give grey hair the boot with these hair colours that we've picked for you to try at home.
The L'Oreal Paris Magic Root Touch Up provides quick grey coverage that dries quickly and is water resistant that will hold till your next wash.
The Streax Cream Hair Colour in the shade Golden Blonde is enriched with walnut and Argan oil for hair colour with shine and smoothness.
The BBlunt Salon Secret Creme Hair Colour promises 100% grey coverage for up to 8 weeks without the use of ammonia.
The Streax Insta Shampoo Hair Colour is enriched with almond oil and noni and colours hair in minutes while shampooing.
The Krishkare Hair Colour Touch Up Stick has a dark brown toned waterproof formula that prevents smudging or running.
The Biotique Bio Henna Powder Hair Color is fresh powder hair colour for greying hair that also lends shine.
The Garnier Color Naturals Hair Colour has no ammonia for 100% grey coverage and silky hair that lasts for up to 8 weeks.
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