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Asked • 05/12/19

Why does hair turn grey or white, and why does it happen later for some?

The question is pretty simple: what is happening molecularly when hair turns grey or white? I would imagine that it is due to the lack of a particular compound. I'm also interested in why some people's onset of grey hair happens much later than others.

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Matt C. answered • 06/16/19

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Lauren H. answered • 05/12/19

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