For hundreds of years, there have been many different theories about what happens when gray hair is plucked. Some answers to the question have been handed down through the generations and are considered by many to be ‘old wives tales’.
However, many men and women have tried to pluck out their grey hairs and speak from their personal experience about what happened afterwards.
You may find the post ‘The Plucking Gray Hair Myth’ interesting.
The official view seems to be that if you remove one gray hair by plucking it, you will then grow one gray hair in its place. Although, for anyone wanting to give it a go, you should be warned that some people have said that their hair took quite a while to grow back anyway.
So the dilemma is that if you give it a try and pluck out a lot of gray hairs which you find unsightly, are you then left with thinning hair or even bald patches?
If you are older in years a temporary bald patch may not seem so important, but as you will see below, premature grey hair affects young people too.
Opinions differ, but what do you think? We welcome you to leave your opinion or comments at the bottom of the page.
I am 22 years old and I already have a few gray hairs.
Has anyone ever heard that if you pluck a strand of gray hair, you will get more grey hair?
I’ve heard that stress is one of the causes of gray hair and that it is hereditary, but can plucking them increase them?