I am 18 years old , and I've had this one grey hair from middle/high school that I always cut short so its not visible. I was combing my hair yesterday and noticed that this grey hair has about 2 1/2 to 3 inches of black(natural colour) new growth. This corresponds with the approximate time I've been eating paleo (half a year or so). I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this.
Yes, yes, yes!
I have experienced the same thing. I noticed yesterday (after six week of eating LC Paleo) that the white/grey hairs on the side of my head were mostly back to dark brown. At least a 50% reduction. I am amazed, I thought grey was forever??
Greying hair is often the result of a copper deficiency interfering with melanin deposition in the hair follicle, so if you suddenly start eating copper-rich foods for the first time in your life (such as liver) then it would be probable that you'd address that deficiency.
Ive been on paleo 6 months and at 46 I never thought I could reverse greying hair. I do eat at least 1-3 oz of nuts (mainly Brazil nuts) a day. Brazil nuts have high copper content ( see http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3091/2 )
Ive gone from almost entirely grey, except at the back to only 1/3 of the front grey, and more and more brown coming back, it actually looks like Ive had brown streaks put in!
I come from premature grey on BOTH sides of the family, so this is entirely unexpected! I was actually starting to look forward to the snowy white!
http://www.sciencecentric.com/news/09031118-grey-hair-old-age-hydrogen-peroxide-inhibits-the-synthesis-melanin.html This study done on why hair greys is pretty interesting if anyone wants to check it out.
My boss recently commented that the grey hairs on the side of my head are disappearing! Been pretty strict paleo for over a year. Wish I knew exactly what is causing the reversal; is it low pufa? increased healthy sat fat intake? Does anyone know exactly how/why this works? I've read over Danny Roddy's blog, but he pretty much covers the hair loss, not greying.
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