Gray hair and vitiligo reversed at the root

  • metta

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    May 04, 2013 5:32 PM GMT
    Gray hair and vitiligo reversed at the root

    http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-05-gray-hair-vitiligo-reversed-root.html
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    May 04, 2013 9:13 PM GMT
    No way; I like the look my gray hairs gives me.
    But if it prove working, amazing for vitiligo victims.
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    May 04, 2013 9:28 PM GMT
    Just in time for me. I am SO there.
    The only problem is that very old people with dark hair look really fake.
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    May 05, 2013 5:39 PM GMT
    I started greying in my 30s and liked it originally, especially when it was just the temples. But it didn't stop. Now it's the whole thing. People say I'm S&P but I have trouble seeing anything but the S. When it's wet after a swim or the shower, I like that look, but dried and shining silver in the sunlight, I'm not sure that chrome's my color.

    A cousin about a year back snuck some touch of grey into the shopping cart while we were out and then hounded me all weekend until I let her play hairdresser. She loved it but I hated it. It didn't look terrible, I suppose. Some neighbors commented politely positive but I thought I looked like an idiot and I was glad when it grew out.

    Now if I could be my natural color? I might be okay with that. Could be I'd give that a try. I assume it would be something systemic that would bring back the original color of facial hair too? "Cause I'm not fussing with that.

    Also going back into the workforce this late in life scares me a little with stories I hear of age discrimination and so I might consider toning down the silver a bit for that too. The natural if I like it I might keep. But for fake color, well, as soon as someone hires me, I'll quit that and grey again fast. I hope they don't think the new job is stressing me too much.
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    May 05, 2013 6:08 PM GMT
    theantijock said

    Also going back into the workforce this late in life scares me a little with stories I hear of age discrimination and so I might consider toning down the silver a bit for that too. The natural if I like it I might keep. But for fake color, well, as soon as someone hires me, I'll quit that and grey again fast. I hope they don't think the new job is stressing me too much.


    Brutal job search reality for older Americans out of work for six months or more
    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/05/04/brutal-job-search-reality-for-older-americans-out-of-work-for-six-months-or-more/

    A Gray Jobs Market for All Ages

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/19/education/a-gray-jobs-market-for-all-ages.html
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    May 05, 2013 6:11 PM GMT
    I hope this comes out before I go grey.
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    May 05, 2013 10:12 PM GMT
    metta8 said
    theantijock said

    Also going back into the workforce this late in life scares me a little with stories I hear of age discrimination and so I might consider toning down the silver a bit for that too. The natural if I like it I might keep. But for fake color, well, as soon as someone hires me, I'll quit that and grey again fast. I hope they don't think the new job is stressing me too much.


    Brutal job search reality for older Americans out of work for six months or more
    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/05/04/brutal-job-search-reality-for-older-americans-out-of-work-for-six-months-or-more/

    A Gray Jobs Market for All Ages

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/19/education/a-gray-jobs-market-for-all-ages.html


    Six months huh? How do you think my decade off is gonna play?

    The other article about older workers working with the elderly is spot on and I've been thinking in that very direction already, having taken some social work and aging studies courses since relocating. Also I might work with kids and see if I enjoy that.
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    Mar 16, 2014 5:11 AM GMT
    The Most Common Gray Hair Myths Debunked

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/15/gray-hair-myths-_n_4892577.html
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    Mar 16, 2014 6:12 AM GMT
    metta8 saidGray hair and vitiligo reversed at the root

    http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-05-gray-hair-vitiligo-reversed-root.html

    PC_KUS (pseudocatalase) has been used to try and treat vitiligo, an autoimmune disease, for many years, sometimes prescribed through compounding pharmacies. It works for some people and not for others. As for the gray hair, there is some thought that the gray it "cures" might actually be spots of vitiligo. Hair usually grows in white, both on the body and the scalp, where vitiligo exists in the skin below. Paraphenylenediamine (PPD) and hydrogen peroxide, both often found in hair dyes, can be triggers for people susceptible to vitiligo which is why it is thought it could be localized to the scalp or edges of the hairline in some people, making them believe they have graying hair.
    I have had vitligo for about 20 years. Since I am not a dark skinned person it does not affect my life as much it does it some people, but the white patches are around my eyes, on my neck, and on my chest and torso. Vitiligo is the skin disorder Michael Jackson had.
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    Mar 16, 2014 10:08 AM GMT
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    I have had vitligo for about 20 years. Since I am not a dark skinned person it does not affect my life as much it does it some people, but the white patches are around my eyes, on my neck, and on my chest and torso. Vitiligo is the skin disorder Michael Jackson had.


    I've had it since I was a teen I think but like you since I'm not darker skinned people never notice. It's mostly on my hands for some reason.

    I also stopped colouring/bleaching my hair after reading that it can worsen the condition.