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 Posted 1/3/2013 5:14:06 AM
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Albedo, that gives a new meaning to "golden hair."  By the way, the MSM I've been taking has not caused any further darkening of my mustache after the initial bit, sorry to say.
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I have noticed at least one post touting the consumption of vegetables and greens as a "cure" for grey hair, or perhaps as a way to reverse greying. I have had prematurely white hair for approximately 20 yrs. I am 67,F, will turn 68 this yr. I started a new health regimen which was the consumption of more fresh fruits and vegetables by means of juicing in mid-July of 2012. I juice with an emphasis on green vegetables, but include all colors and 1-2 fruits a day. I have consumed 2-5 juices a day consisting of various mixes of kale,cucumber, celery. lettuce, squash (both summer and winter types)oranges, lemon,  parsley, sweet potatoes, ginger, watercress, pears, green apples, carrots, and occasionally asparagus, broccoli, cantaloupe, watermelon, and grapes. In Oct and Nov. I used pomegranate daily. After I was doing this for approximately 3 months, every day, I noticed that my hair was growing in very much darker. As my hair seems to be naturally replacing itself, it is coming in a shade or so darker than my formerly natural color. I am not sure of the rate at which healthy hair depletes and replaces itself, but I now have about 15% of the dark hair on the top of my head, and perhaps as much as 50% around my temporal hairline (trying to indicate the area above and around the ears back to the neckline). My hair which was a pristine clean white, is now salt and pepper. My guess is that I may have had some deficiencies (and stress)  that caused my hair to whiten, which is being now generously supplied by the amounts of vegetables I am eating. I have also completely cut out sugar,most dairy, all grain, and most of the white stuff from my diet. I still consume a modest amount of red meat and eggs. I have been juicing continuously for 6, going on 7 months.
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http://abcnews.go.com/Health/nyu-scientists-find-cure-gray-hair/story?id=13871004#.UOnKfqqmf3w

NYU Scientists Find Possible Cure for Gray Hair


"Gray hair is, along with premature balding, one of the greatest fears of image-consciousmen and women everywhere, but it may soon be a thing of the past. Scientists at the Ito Lab at NewYork University's Langone Medical Center have identified the proteins that cause gray hair, which could lead to an eventual cure . . .

"'Our hair follicles and the pigmentation from the melanocyte stem cells work in a very similar fashion, so it definitely can be applied at some point in the future,' Rabbani told ABC News."

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Welcome to the Forums, JBaR, and thank you for sharing your success story.
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I have noticed at least one post touting the consumption of vegetables and greens as a "cure" for grey hair, or perhaps as a way to reverse greying. I have had prematurely white hair for approximately 20 yrs. I am 67,F, will turn 68 this yr. I started a new health regimen which was the consumption of more fresh fruits and vegetables by means of juicing in mid-July of 2012. I juice with an emphasis on green vegetables, but include all colors and 1-2 fruits a day. I have consumed 2-5 juices a day consisting of various mixes of kale,cucumber, celery. lettuce, squash (both summer and winter types)oranges, lemon,  parsley, sweet potatoes, ginger, watercress, pears, green apples, carrots, and occasionally asparagus, broccoli, cantaloupe, watermelon, and grapes. In Oct and Nov. I used pomegranate daily. After I was doing this for approximately 3 months, every day, I noticed that my hair was growing in very much darker. As my hair seems to be naturally replacing itself, it is coming in a shade or so darker than my formerly natural color. I am not sure of the rate at which healthy hair depletes and replaces itself, but I now have about 15% of the dark hair on the top of my head, and perhaps as much as 50% around my temporal hairline (trying to indicate the area above and around the ears back to the neckline). My hair which was a pristine clean white, is now salt and pepper. My guess is that I may have had some deficiencies (and stress)  that caused my hair to whiten, which is being now generously supplied by the amounts of vegetables I am eating. I have also completely cut out sugar,most dairy, all grain, and most of the white stuff from my diet. I still consume a modest amount of red meat and eggs. I have been juicing continuously for 6, going on 7 months.


It was me that talked about drinking a green supplement.  It didn't stop the gray for me.  I stopped drinking the greens.  I am now taking a supplement for the hair that has a lot of stuff in it (mainly B's and Biotin).  I won't know for a while since, instead of my rinse, I used a dye this time.

It seems like you found something that works for you.  I couldn't eat all fruit and then cut out surgar and everything else.  I would be dark haired and my appetite UNsatisfied.
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http://communications.med.nyu.edu/media-relations/news/new-research-provides-clues-why-hair-turns-gray

New Research Provides Clues on Why Hair Turns Gray

Communication Between Hair Follicles and Melanocyte Stem Cells Key to Mystery

June 14, 2011 - 9:50am

Findings Also Offer Insight into Human Tissue Regeneration

A new study by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center  has shown that, for the first time, Wnt signaling, already known to control many biological processes, between hair follicles and melanocyte stem cells can dictate hair pigmentation.  The study was published in the June 11, 2011 issue of the journal Cell.

The research was led by Mayumi Ito, PhD, assistant professor in the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at NYU Langone."
  

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Thanks for reminding us of this.  Our members reported it when the study came out http://ask.lef.org/224/RE-How-to-reverse-grey-hair?PageIndex=13&Keywords=wnt%20signaling#bm3805

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This thread is one of the longest running on Life Extension Forums and has been called the most informative discussion on this subject on the web!  However, despite the name, "How to reverse grey hair," no one yet has the answer . . .  Nevertheless, you can learn about the research, the trials and the failures, the hypotheses and the hype with a group of individuals dedicated to get to the bottom of this aging-associated phenomenon.  

Or, are you one of the many men and women who embrace their silver hair color?  And does grey hair really make one look older? 

 


Interesting thread - I turned prematurely grey at the age of 23 so this something I've dealt with most of my life (currently mid-60s). Prior to turning grey I had black hair as did both my parents. But, I always admired blond hair and even bought a curly blond wig. Well, it wasn't long before I kind of got my wish. I have a second cousin who turned premature grey so I think it may have been genetic.

At first, I noticed that grey hairs were starting to show so I plucked them out w/a tweezer until that exercise became futule. I eventually turned totally grey or platinum, I'm not sure just how long the progression was to total grey. Being grey was not my idea of how I wanted to look at 23 yrs of age so I immediately started using darker haircolors.

Eventually, I decided to let the grey grow out, my hair was quite long and became a souce of constant interest to people who would stop me wherever I went and ask me if it was natural or if I had it done. It was then I realized that my flowing grey hair was my best asset.

As the years passed, I started using blond tints and am still using them (grey does not look as good on me at this age). But my hair is so light that the blond tints tend to blend in as they fade so I can go 3-4 mos between colorings.

I like being blond w/natural highlights and platinum when the sun bleaches it out in summer, it's what I am. I also believe people who turn premature grey tend to age well so they look younger than their age even w/the grey hair. Case in point: Steve Martin, Anderson Cooper, Phil Donohue, etc.

Premature grey women are not as easily identified as they tend to color their hair more then men. These days the color of choice is often platinum or pale silver such as Lady Gaga and Kelly Osbourne.

My hypothesis for turning premature grey: It's a gift, enjoy it!  I would never go back to my orig color even if it was possible.
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Turning lemons into lemonade....
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I've been hoping that MSM (at a dosage of 2000 mg/day) would work to return my mustache color back to brown from "salt and pepper", because MSM keeps the rest of my hair and skin feeling so fantastic.  So far, I've noticed a little darkening of my mustache, but nothing major--yet. One other thing about MSM:  it has lessened my appetite somewhat, so I have fewer food cravings.


I've been taking MSM to offset runners knee pain and it seems to be working. MSM can reduce osteoarthritis pain because of the sulfur which is believed to strengthen collagen. Haven't come across any studies on MSM and hair color or skin quality.. it hasn't had any effect on my hair color or my appetite. You seem to be taking a much stronger dose at 2000 mg/day. Mine is joint solutions MSM 500 - suggested dosage 1-3 caps daily. I generally take 1-2 per day. At 2000 mg/day your joints must be feeling fantastic too.
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