Gray hair is traditionally thought of as
making a middle aged man look "distinguished."
However, there is no escaping the traditional
association that gray hair in men and women
makes them look old. Consequently, in our
youth oriented culture, many people are alarmed
at the outset of gray and seek to treat it.
The three most common approaches
- coloring - many different dyes and rinses
are available to color the gray. However,
chose smartly as there is some concern about
dyes containing lead (FDA currently says
the low level of lead is safe).
- diet - a poor diet can lead to early graying.
Be sure to consume the recommended amount
of vitamin B12, one of the vitamins whose
deficiency has been linked to premature gray
- trimming - if the crop of gray isn't large,
there's always the tried and true method
of simply removing the few offending strands
(clipping is preferred to pulling since pulling
may damage the root and you may eventually
prefer to have gray over no hair at all)