Why Does Hair Come In Different Colors, And Why Do We Go Gray?

You may have heard that scientists are finally beginning to understand the genetic reasons why hair goes gray later in life. But what's the actual mechanism for hair's changing color? It comes down to the melanin-producing glands in the hair follicle, and what happens when those glands start to run low. But there's a lot that can affect melanin production besides age—watch the video below to learn more.

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Written by Curiosity Staff May 10, 2017