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How to prevent grey hair in beard?

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Posted on Wed, 20 May 2015
Question: Hello sir...new grey hairs has appeared in my black beard ...how can i make them black again...?? Please give a good suggestion
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (58 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Kindly elaborate your query with certain important details.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX

Welcome and thanks for posting your query to the forum.

I can understand your concern for facial gray hairs in your beard area.

In view to help you better I request you to kindly elaborate certain points:

- Since how long you have grey hair problem.

- How many of hair are grey.

- Are there any grey hair on scalp too.

- Is there anyone in your family having grey hair.

- Your age and your present occupation with daily routine.

- Any illness in before starting of this problem.

Hope to hear soon from your side.

With regards,

Dr Sanjay Kumar Kanodia
MD- Dermatology
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (4 hours later)
Since one year they have been increasing a lot..no brown hair on my scalp..my parents too do not any problem of this kind...my age is 19
I am a college student...i dint had any illness..before this problem
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (14 hours later)
Brief Answer:
"Premature canities" : various suggestions.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome again and thanks for posting your details. I can understand the concern for grey hairs at the age of 19 years. Early greying of hair is known as "Premature canities".

Let you understand basic medical facts regarding greying- Our hair roots contains color forming cells known as mealnocytes. These continuously secretes color into the hair shaft. During aging process after the age of 30-35 years these stops functioning in a skewed manner and accordingly the hair becomes grey slowly. If at all this process appears early then we call it as Premature canities.

The exact cause has not been identified yet but we implicate genetical factors, nutritioanl facotr and preceding illness to be important causes. Many times stress, dietary imbalance or any log term illness is considered to be an underlying important causes. Many a times the scalp hair color is basically genetically mediated so it depends on family pattern also in some persons.

For the prevention part- I first of all counsel my patient that greying of hair is not a disease entity. There is no pin point treatment for it.

I counsel my patients to take vitamins in the form of biotin, calicium pantothenate and other vitamin B complexes. Multivitamin tablets contains all these essential nutrients and zinc with above mentioned vitamins, so you can take it.

Additionally increase you protein intake on daily basis and eat sprouts. Eat a lot of green leafy vegetables and sprouts which contains vitamins and minerals necessary for normal hair function.

Recently, a gel is now available in the market which contains "melitane" (commercially available as Altris gel) a new compound launched to prevent premature greying. It contains a peptide which stimulates the pigment producing cells of hair.

Additioannly a Hair Serum ( Q-SERA BLACK) is also availble. It contains Phytic acid, Amino acids, peptides & Acetyl Hexapeptide-1. This serum protects hair from UV rays causing structural damage i.e. internally & externally along with the prevention of graying.You should consult a dermatologist and take guidance so that long term use can be maintained.

Over all improve your diet with fruits and green leafy vegetables, stop any substance abuse and reduce your stress too!!!

I hope these information's will help you. If you have further queries I will be happy to help.

"Wish you good health and early recovery from the problem"

Regards,
Dr Sanjay
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (34 minutes later)
Sir should i buy the altris gel and start applying on my beard..will it definetly help me..?
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Get a supervised treatment from a dermatologist rather than self therapy.

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXXXXX

Welcome back and thanks for your further follow up. Premature canities is quite unpredictable and we can not surely predict the outcome. I have observed that the above mentioned products do help in persons below the age of 25 years. But you need to get a supervised treatment from a dermatologist rather than self therapy.

I suggest you to meet a dermatologist and get yourself examined personally. Apprise your treating dermatologist with my suggestions and get further guidance accordingly.

My all best wishes for your early recovery from the problem.

Regards,
Dr Sanjay
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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How to prevent grey hair in beard?

Brief Answer: Kindly elaborate your query with certain important details. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXXXX Welcome and thanks for posting your query to the forum. I can understand your concern for facial gray hairs in your beard area. In view to help you better I request you to kindly elaborate certain points: - Since how long you have grey hair problem. - How many of hair are grey. - Are there any grey hair on scalp too. - Is there anyone in your family having grey hair. - Your age and your present occupation with daily routine. - Any illness in before starting of this problem. Hope to hear soon from your side. With regards, Dr Sanjay Kumar Kanodia MD- Dermatology