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Can You Slow Down the Graying Process?


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Ugh, already? I’m too young for this! 

Whether it happens in your 20s, 30s, or 40s, it always seems way too soon. And once the process is in motion, you may start scrambling around for ways to stop it or at least slow it down. 

Plus, there are so many myths masquerading as facts about gray hair that it can be hard to know what to do. 

  • Pluck one gray hair and two will grow back in its place. 
  • Stressing out will turn your hair gray. 
  • Permanent hair dye for men is the only way to cover up grays. 

So what should you do if you’re going gray and you want to hold on to your natural youthful hair color for as long as possible? 

There’s plenty you can do. But before we dive into how to slow down the graying process, it helps to know what causes graying in the first place. 

What causes hair to go gray

As you get older, your body stops working the same way it did when you were younger. Your joints get creakier, alcohol hits you harder, and you need glasses to see things clearly. 

Your hair follicles also stop working the way they used to. When you were younger, they churned out melanin, the pigment responsible for your hair color, with ease and abundance. But as the years go by, melanin production slows down and your hair gets drained of its hue. 

When this happens is pretty much out of your hands—it’s down to genetics (race plays a role, too). 

You can, however, take heart in the fact that you’re far from alone in this. Half of people will be rocking some silver by the time they’re in their 50s. 

You may be thinking, OK, if I can’t stop my hair from going gray, can I at least slow it down? 

The answer to that is yes. 

How to slow down the graying process

Although your DNA will have the final say about when and where you go gray, you can stop it from happening before its time. 

The best way to do that? 

By living right, with exercise, healthy food, proper rest, and a proactive approach to managing stress. A poor lifestyle can have you aging quickly in a variety of ways, including with premature gray hairs. 

Living right will also help prevent some of the health conditions that can lead to premature graying. Illness, nutrition, and hormones can mess with your body and deplete it of essential nutrients and minerals. And vitamin deficiency, particularly Vitamin B, is linked to early graying. 

A great first step to take is to see your doctor and get your vitamin levels checked out. Your doctor can also give you the OK to start supplementing if it turns out you’re low on the all-important Vitamin B. 

Take care of your grays with hair dye for men 

If you are in excellent health and you don’t want to embrace the “salt and pepper” look just yet, your best bet is to subtly blend away the grays with men’s hair dye. 

It’s never been easier to use hair color for men. You can get a high quality hair dye for men delivered right to your door, for maximum efficiency and privacy. And as a bonus, this is way more affordable than getting it done professionally at a salon. All you have to do is use it regularly, just like a shampoo, and the grays will gradually blend into your original hair color. 

It’s amazing what this small change can do for your appearance and your confidence. A colorful head of hair literally takes years off your look and when that happens...well, the entire world gets a little brighter. Your confidence skyrockets and that’s when the magic really starts to happen. Best of all, no one treats you like you're past your prime. 

Graying is natural and unavoidable. But what you do about it is up to you, whether you proudly take up the mantle of “silver fox” or decide to enjoy a more youthful look with the help of men’s hair dye. 

True Sons 

True Son's is a demi-permanent hair dye foam that comes out from the bottle like shaving cream and wipes up effortlessly if it gets onto the skin. It can be used both on head and beard hair to cover up grays. 

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