Stress Accelerates the Greying of Hair, and Scientists Now Know How

Stress excites pigment-producing cells in hair follicles to work extra hard, which drains their reserve of hair color.

written by
Rajvi Desai
Feb 10, 2020
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AuthorRajvi Desai

Rajvi Desai is The Swaddle's Culture Editor. After graduating from NYU as a Journalism and Politics major, she covered breaking news and politics in New York City, and dabbled in design and entertainment journalism. Back in the homeland, she's interested in tackling beauty, sports, politics and human rights in her gender-focused writing, while also co-managing The Swaddle Team's podcast, Respectfully Disagree.