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White Hair

The human body has numerous hair follicles lining the skin. It produces melanin. On aging, hair follicles lose their pigment and result in white hair. The causes of having white hair at a young age are genetics, stress, autoimmune disorder, thyroid disease, vitamin B12 deficiency, and smoking. It is stopped by taking an increased amount of vitamin B12 supplements, vitamin B5 supplements, antioxidants, and protecting hair from ultraviolet radiation.

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I am a 20 year old who already has few strands of white hair. How can I stop this?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20 year old. I have 20 to 25 strands of white hair. Can I stop this? Which oil is best to prevent white hair? Which shampoo do you suggest? What is the right way to use the oil and shampoo?  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query. Try these things to control further graying of hair. Add raisins, figs and curry leaves to your diet. Use Mahabhringraj oil (Bhringaraja, Amalaki, Sesame oil) for your hair. Take coconut oil and add lemon juice to it and apply it on your sca...  Read Full »

What causes white hair at an early age?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 17 years old and getting white hair. They are white near the scalp and black at the tip. What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you are only 17 years old, the primary cause behind it might be genetic as your parents or grand parents may havewhite hairs at an early stage. The other possible causes might include poor nutrition, improper lifestyle, stress, etc. White hairs mean lack of melanin...  Read Full »

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