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greying hairGrey hair is predetermined by genetics.  The old wives tale had us believing that plucking out these hairs will cause more to grow back.  This is a tale indeed because we cannot add to the number of hairs a follicle produces, plus it will not cause surrounding hairs to turn grey (Kitchens, 2012).

Repeated plucking can traumatize the follicle (if on the face can lead to PFB “pseudofolliculitis barbae”) which is unsightly painful and can cause scarring.  Constant plucking of hair on the head could lead to bald spots because the follicle could stop producing hair.  Greying will come whether we want it to or not.  Take solace in the fact that you can always choose to color it or go proudly bald!

To read more on this topic, click on the following link:

Kitchens, S. (2012, October 09). Will plucking grey hair cause more to grow back? Pros weigh in on this beauty myth. Retrieved November 02, 2012, from Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/09/plucking-grey-hair-cause-grow-myth_n_1946534.html?utm_hp_ref=beauty-idea

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