Here’s Why Stress Can Make Your Hair Go, Gray,
Recent research published in the journal Nature has confirmed that this stress activates the nerves for a flight response which damages the pigment regenerating step in the hair follicles. The scientist confirms that it is one of the major reasons the hair goes Grey. “We wanted to understand if this connection is true, and if so, how stress leads to changes in diverse tissues. Hair pigmentation is such an accessible and tractable system to start with — and besides, we were genuinely curious to see if stress indeed leads to hair graying,” said study senior author Ya-Chieh Hsu from Harvard University in the US.
“We now know for sure that stress is responsible for this specific change to your skin and hair, and how it works,” says Prof Ya-Cieh Hsu, research author from Harvard University.