I have to be honest with you, I found my first grey hair this year.
At the ripe old age of 27, I shouldn’t have seemed so surprised.
But I really was.
It all seemed to happen so quickly…
It stuck out among my brunette locks like a sore thumb and I couldn’t wait to get home and pluck the sucker out.
Of course, when I got there, my mother’s advice popped into my head, ‘Don’t pull that out – another three will grow in it’s place!” and although i’m almost positive that is neither true nor possible, I hesitated.
Especially when I went to put my hair into a ponytail and spotted too more on each side…
So, I decided to do my research and discover what exactly happens when you pluck out a grey hair.
According to Dr. Robert Dorin, Diplomat of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, True&Dorin Medical Group, what my mum told me is indeed a myth.
However, that doesn’t mean we should do it – because it could spell disaster in another way, he says. “Each time you pull out a hair (on your head or in your eyebrows), you’re causing a little bit of damage.
And you can actually change the way the hair grows out of the root, meaning a new hair could grow in frizzier. And worse, if you really keep it up, you’re creating weaker hair, and a new strand won’t grow back.”
Our options? Embrace the greys, or book into the hairdresser!
Source: Good Housekeeping