Scientists have discovered a potential reason behind hair graying by studying hair follicles in mice, which may eventually lead to ways to prevent or reverse the process. Hair turns gray due to a lack of specialized pigment-producing cells called melanocytes. However, it remains unclear why this shortage occurs and how to prevent it.
Stress makes your hair go gray — graying hairs tend to crop up with age are signs of stress. – Graying hairs might be signs of stress, revealed by researchers in a new study. Stress that does damage to DNA decreases amount of melanocyte stem cells (MSCs) within hair follicles that are responsible for making those pigment-producing cells.