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What causes gray hairs?

I'm starting to believe that it really is kids, or at least being pregnant. It seems like the "explosion" of gray correlates with me being pregnant when they happen.

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Asked by MythicMMM at 4:01 PM on Aug. 10, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • Genetics.

    Answer by Christina807 at 4:08 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • kids

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:19 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • It turns gray because the follicle loses pigment, and doesn't produce color anymore. For some it starts happening with age. Others with kids. It's also a stress thing. But then other times, you start "premature" graying. My sister started getting grey hairs at 13. A lady I know has had a FULL head of grey hair at 16, and so has my dad. There's not a particular thing that causes it. It just happens.

    Answer by srhmldndo at 4:30 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • Kids, husbands and annoying ex spouses.

    Answer by Sauria at 4:38 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • Mythic, you're not *too* far off. Post-partum, we do lose a lot of hair. And it can happen that pigment production ceases. I had only three gray hairs when I became pregnant. Post-partum, 50% gray.

    Answer by gdiamante at 4:50 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • Drugs and sweaty monkey sex. Quit em both, babe. You gotta. ;)

    Answer by ErikaRobin at 9:06 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • I found a new one the other day... Pregnancy does seem to make them come out!

    Answer by ccspiratemama at 10:42 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • In LAWS!!!!

    Answer by mumma28 at 11:54 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • Kids and husbands who act like kids.

    Answer by sherriet at 4:13 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • Teenagers and bills coming in faster than the money does...

    Answer by parrishsky at 6:24 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

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