I’m sure all of you are guilty of this else you wouldn’t be reading this post. Imagine this scenario.
You see a strand of grey hair.
You pluck one strand out. And then you see another one. You pluck the other one out.
Soon after, you will go like this.
One strand, two strands, three strands of grey hair,
Four strands, five strands, six strands of grey hair,
seven strands, eight strands, nine strands of grey hair,
MORE GREY HAIRS WILL GROW!
Actually… it wouldn’t. BUT, you might have to live with bald patches next time.
Do you know why?
By pulling a grey hair, one is simply removing the hair, and the new hair growing from that follicle will continue to grow as it was doing: with no pigmentation. This means that by plucking one grey hair all you are doing is removing the hair temporarily as it will grow back again, and grey too. However, you will not grow an extra grey hair because the hair follicle that produced that hair strand only grows a single individual hair. That means plucking out grey hair will not remove it or make it disappear. It will simply grow back.
The issue that I see here, and that I want to warn you of, is that by plucking a hair you are many times removing the follicle, which can cause defective growth of the hair shaft and in some extreme cases, it can cause the follicle to die due to internal damage.
While it seems like a quick solution, excessive plucking can traumatize the follicle, which over time can cause scarring. Once the follicle is damaged, hair may not grow out of it at all which can lead to a bald spot. If the hair does grow back, the scarred follicle can grow a distorted grey hair that may be coarser and more noticeable than it was previously.
A classic example is people with trichotillomania, a mental disorder in which sufferers have the compulsion to pluck their hair and are left with bald patches on their scalp as they have damaged their hair follicles beyond repair due to their pulling/plucking compulsion.
If you want to get rid of your greys, what else can you do?
LaoFoYe offers Grey Hair Treatment, specially for people who suffer from premature greying.
LaoFoYe’s Grey Hair Treatment takes advantage of the natural herb Eclipta.
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Eclipta is an Ayurvedic plant that helps stimulate the production of black pigment in the body. As a result, it can nourish and darken the color of your hair naturally. With this treatment, the growth of new grey hair is controlled and the Melanocyte’s life span is extended so it will be able to produce more new black hair.
However, you should take care of your diet as well. Food that are rich in Vitamin B7, for example, broccoli, cabbage, spinach and avocadoes contains biotin. If you have biotin deficiency, it can lead to depression, nausea, muscle strain, dry skin, fatigue, hair loss, and anemia. It is also very beneficial for people who have grey hair.
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