Grey Hair Facts

Grey Hair Facts

Do you have grey hairs that you want to cover up? Our expert hair technicians at Coupe hair salon in Ascot can provide you with a  professional hair colour consultation.

At Coupe, we have years of experience colouring grey hair and we are well aware that the first signs of grey hair leave many of our guests worried about their appearance.  

The good news is that silver grey hair is currently one of the hottest hair colours rocked by celebrities such as Rihanna, Kylie Jenner and Lady Gaga. Grey hair colours come in different shades and you can choose a shade that best suits your skin tone such as silver grey, gothic grey or dirty grey.

To find out more about our hair colour service and techniques visit here. Whilst on the topic of grey hair, these following facts about grey hair may intrigue you! 

Grey hair may indicate you have a vitamin deficiency

It is commonly believed that grey hair may be a sign of vitamin deficiency. Research has shown that low levels of serum ferritin, serum calcium and vitamin D3 are common in folks who have gone grey prematurely. A low level of vitamin B13 is also a known cause of loss of hair colouring.

Smokers are more likely to have grey hair earlier

In 2013, the Indian Dermatology Online Journal published a study which found that smokers are 2 and a half times more susceptible to premature grey hair than people who do not smoke. The chemicals in smoke are also very harsh to your hair cells which lead to loss of hair.

Grey or white hair may indicate an increased risk of heart disease

The European Society of Cardiology carried out a study to understand the link between grey hair and increased risk of heart disease. The study included 545 male participants, who were divided into groups, based on whether or not they had coronary artery disease and how much grey or white hair they had

The amount of grey hair was scored on a scale of 1-5 with 5 being hair that is white all over. The researchers also collected data on the men concerning diabetes, hypertension, family medical history and smoking habits. 

To conclude, the research revealed that the men who already had coronary artery disease had “a statistically significant higher hair whitening score and higher coronary artery calcification” than those without it. The study also found that a hair score of 3 or more was associated with increased risk of coronary artery disease.

You may have grey hair in your genes

You will probably grow grey hair around the same time your parents did because you have got grey hair in your genes. Race can also play a significant role in what period in your life grey hair starts to appear. White people usually start going grey in their mid-30s, Asians in their late 30s, and African-Americans in their mid-40s.