Is what seems like “Instant Totally White Hair” at 69 years of age in one year common? Could there be factors. I could see it coming in Pics I took. My Drs had no comments.
- Genetics and I used Youth Hair Cream to blend hair about 20 yrs and stopped and lived with 2-3 years.
- Stress that seems Daily Now, retired in 03 but volunteered weekly until 2010.
- Muscle Pain from aging/injures with new limits, walk 2 mi 5 days, 2-3 hr chores 3 days.
- New Meds related to sinus surgery/allergies, cholesterol, B/P, nerves.
- Have a few glasses of Box Wine per afternoon’s vs any hard liquor to help relax.
- I feel I have seen the early or instant change in others.
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That’s something I would ask my doctor about if my hair color did a rapid change.
That said, if I was seeing it in somebody else, my assumption would be that they had been dyeing their hair and had recently stopped bothering.
That happened to someone else I know after one of her children died.
I understand there is no such thing as shock turning your hair white, but hers turned very rapidly, so it was probably a combination of genetics and coincidence.
I don’t know about turning white in a single year, but men in my family go gray pretty quickly. By age 30, most men in my family are either half bald, or completely gray.
A friend of mine was on the scene at the WTC and he and his coworkers, to quote him, “ran for their lives.” I saw him six weeks later, hair still dark brown, with a few gray strands. A year and a half later, totally white (I did not recognize him for a minute). He wasn’t even 50.
It may have turned even earlier, as I didn’t see him in between times. I only know that I thought a year and a half was pretty fast for such a drastic change. But you couldn’t really call it instant.