There is considerable individual variation in the age at which gray hair appears, and genetics plays a major role in the development of gray hair. The cause of gray hair is that the function of the hair pigment cells that produce melanin, which is the pigment of the hair, declines or disappears. Although the exact reason for this is still unknown, there is no doubt that genetics play a major role.
If one parent has a lot of gray hair from a young age, genetic influences come into play.
However, it is important to note that what is inherited is not the gene that “grows gray hair”, but the gene that “gives gray hair easily”.
In other words, research has proven that genes that make it difficult to produce melanin pigment and genes that secrete less growth hormone are inherited.
But don’t give up.
If you take measures to prevent gray hairs from growing, you can delay the time until gray hairs grow.
The next thing to consider is stress.
In today’s society, it is difficult not only for us Asian people but for all people to live without stress. There are two effects of stress.
The first is that stress causes blood vessels to constrict, resulting in poor blood circulation.
Poor blood circulation makes it difficult for the nutrients necessary for hair growth and suppression of gray hair to reach the hair matrix cells.
Scalp massage and head spa at a hair salon are effective measures.
Second, stress makes the sympathetic nervous system dominant and activates the secretion of sebum.
When the sebum comes into contact with the air, it gradually oxidizes and becomes lipid peroxide.
When this lipid peroxide mixes with bacteria on the scalp, it becomes irritating and induces dandruff and itching. Therefore, this lipid peroxide is a great enemy for the scalp, and scalp cleansing that matches the condition of the scalp is an effective method to remove it.
There are other factors such as aging, lack of sleep, and UV rays (although the UV rays in Hong Kong are strong). is recommended. Recommended products are La Biosthetique’s aging-care shampoo and lotion. It’s very easy to use. Just apply lotion to your scalp after shampooing and towel drying. Then gently massage your scalp. 2 to 3 minutes is fine, so if you do it steadily every day, you can delay the progress of gray hair.