Next Slideshow Title
IMAGES PROVIDED BY:
1) Nick Dolding / Getty Images
2) dimarik / Thinkstock
3) Betsie Van Der Meer / Getty Images
4) (Left to right) Morsa Images / Getty Images, Marc Romanelli/ Getty Images, Baerbel Schmidt / Getty Images
5) Tatomm / Thinkstock
6) Juanmonino / Thinkstock
7) Supersmario / Thinkstock
8) emariya / Thinkstock
9) KatarzynaBialasiewicz / Thinkstock
10) Ekaterina79 / Getty Images
11) webphotographeer / Thinkstock
13) victorass88 / Thinkstock
14) Syldavia / Getty Images
16) Gary John Norman / Getty Images
17) moodboard / Thinkstock
The Library of Congress “Everyday Mysteries: Why Does Hair Turn Gray?”
Tsippora Shainhouse, MD, dermatologist, Beverly Hills and Long Beach, CA; clinical instructor, University of Southern California.
Harvard Medical School: “Why Does Hair Turn Gray?”
Indian Journal of Dermatology Venereology and Leprology: “Premature Graying of Hair.”
Indian Dermatology Online Journal: “Smokers' hair: Does smoking cause premature hair graying?”
Diana Gallegos, editorial fashion hair expert, Twist, Cut, Extend, San Francisco.
Andrew Fitzsimons, celebrity stylist, Los Angeles; Alterna Haircare brand ambassador.
Stephanie Johnson, hair stylist, Studio Fusion, Dallas.
Rochelle Graham-Campbell, hair expert, Fort Myers, FL; co-founder & CEO, Alikay Naturals hair care.
Richard Drews, expert colorist; co-owner, White Lodge Studios Salon, Seattle.
International Journal of Women’s Dermatology: “Updates in the understanding and treatment of skin & hair disorders in women of color.”
International Journal of Trichology (India): “Hair Cosmetics: An Overview.”
Pharmacognosy Research (India): “Study of colouring effect of herbal hair formations on graying hair.”
Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner, MD on November 15, 2021
This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.
THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.