According to a new study, it’s actually possible to reverse your gray hair! While there are tons of celebrities out there who advocate for embracing your gray hair and aging gracefully, sometimes you just aren’t there for it. You can’t and won’t embrace your gray hair, and that’s okay – it’s tough to deal with aging when you aren’t ready to!
But thankfully, there’s a way to actually reverse it… but it does take a bit of work. The study finds that since stress is the main cause of gray hair, by lessening that stress, you can actually cause the color of your hair to reverse. This happens when the root returns to its natural color, reversing from gray or white.
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However, it’s important to note that if you’ve had gray hair for years now, this process is definitely not instantaneous. So, there needs to be a certain age and timeframe window of how old you are and how long you’ve had gray hair. Martin Picard, the study co-author and an associate professor of behavioral medicine in psychiatry and neurology at Columbia University in New York, opens up more about this entire process.
“People were saying, ‘I saw this when I was younger. My gray hair went back to dark after this event had happened and people said I was crazy because it’s not possible. Thank you for confirming that I’m not crazy,’” he tells TODAY.
“It tells me that what we found in our small cohort and what we documented quantitatively for the first time in this study is probably much more prevalent than we think.”
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