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Why is my white hair turning brown again?

Asked by peggylou (1131points) December 11th, 2010

When I was about 40 years old, my brown hair started turning white; not gray, but white. By age 58, my hair was almost completely white. But in the past year (65 years old), brown hair has started growing in. It’s still white on the top, but the brown is coming in, turning everything gray. WHY?? My medications haven’t changed; no new products. No one I talk to has ever heard of this.

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Sunny2's avatar

Wow! There’s hope! I tell myself that my gray hair softens my wrinkles, but I’d love to have it brown again. I think. I also still kind of believe my “softening” theory.
As my mother-in-law would say, “The Lord works in mysterious ways. . .”
Whatever. Enjoy.

peggylou's avatar

Ah, no, I don’t enjoy! I love my white hair—I agree with your softening theory. Bring back the white!

Sunny2's avatar

Of course, platinum blond will always be “in”. You may have to resort to a beautician’s care.
Now you have to decide if it’s worth it to go to all that trouble. If you’re newly retired, it would give you a new activity. Actually, it would be interesting to learn how unusual this hair color change is.

Afos22's avatar

How does brown turn white gray?

YARNLADY's avatar

My hair turned white almost overnight due to an adverse reaction to some medication. Now it is nearly ½ and ½, something like Cruella DeVil. I love it.

filmfann's avatar

I remember that comedian Steve Martin had gray hair when he first hit it big. He then began taking vitamins, and found his hair going brown. He began dying his hair gray, because he didn’t want people to think he was coloring his hair.

deliasdancemom's avatar

@filmfann dying hair to look naturally grey is a huge undertaking and very expensive….very few people can do it just right….its actually a very popular trend among businessmen who have yet to receive the blessings of grey hair…they taught us in beauty school that men in business with grey hair actually fare better than those with non grey hair when looked into further words used to describe the grey haired businessmen with simlar credentials to non grey haired were “trustworthy, grandfatherly, experienced” pretty interesting….if you are a hairdresser that has mastered the technique there is mucho $$ to be made

deliasdancemom's avatar

@peggylou is the texture of the brown hair different compared to the grey? I’ve seen this occasionally doing hair, the hair that grows in is usually finer and due to hormonal fluctuations (even in postmenopausal women)

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