Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Some of the best minds I've found spend time here so I ask,What makes grey hair grey?
09-18-2012, 01:42 AM,
#1
Question  Some of the best minds I've found spend time here so I ask,What makes grey hair grey?
I first searched various engines, but it seems the world is more vain than scientific. Almost every result on the first page of all the engines I used had to do with the biological process that starts hair turning grey and how to reverse it, or what the best product to use to DIE it away. The only result that seemed to give an answer was something along the lines of " it's a trick of the light. The hair is white/clear, and the grey is the color of the other hair."

That's a bunch of shit. I have every hair color in the hair color spectrum in my facial hair, and none of it ever looks grey, and I've held hair in my hand away from hair and it was silverish.

I've gotten a reasonable explaination of why babies don't go grey related to constantly rising melanin content as opposed to the death of ability to produce it, and I know melanin has something to do with why hair loses it's youthfull color....

but why metalic?

does our body run out of juice when heavy metals fill us to the point where it comes out our hair?

anyone got any ideas? I promise I won't redicule any explaination.
[Image: conspiracy_theory.jpg]
Reply
09-18-2012, 02:12 AM,
#2
RE: Some of the best minds I've found spend time here so I ask,What makes
Shit man, my shit goes white.

I believe it's just the result of what all darker colors look like as they approach white. This is more of a color theory thing, but if you take brown over a white background and crank it's opacity down, you will see that the grey will start to show in the < 20% range.

We perceive grey as being the color of "metal", so, that's where your answer lies.
Reply
09-18-2012, 03:19 AM, (This post was last modified: 09-18-2012, 03:22 AM by h3rm35.)
#3
Some of the best minds I've found spend time here so I ask,What makes grey hair grey?
I've kind of figured that the color fades as you age, and it has something to do with the last gasps of a functional follicle, but why isn't it rusty-red, shitty brown, or something that related to normal hair-color? have you ever noticed the same color prior to a time when you expected a color change? Could it be that you have a higher conttent of chlorine as opposed to lead or mercury in your water? As far as I can tell, the southwest has a ton of chlorine due to the distance your water has to travel, and paying attention to the chlorine trumps heavy-metal toxicity. I've spent time in high desert areas with well-water while I as there, but I grew up in the NYC and Parisian areas, so developmentally, I diidn't absorb much crap. To be honest, my feeling is that it has to do with alumin(i)um consumption. It leads to Alzheeimers', and I havent met an alzheimer's patient with solely white hair...

you don't have grey in merllyn myths, right?
[Image: conspiracy_theory.jpg]
Reply
09-18-2012, 05:05 AM,
#4
Some of the best minds I've found spend time here so I ask,What makes grey hair grey?
Well, I do not know much on the subject, but I can say this. I remember reading a drop of essential oil on a finger can show up in a hair test 6 minutes later. So perhaps with years of bombardment of aluminum and such... But then again, gray hair is universal and existed for a long time. I also know someone who has a Kangen water alkalizing machine and sells them. She said one guy who kept coming in and getting water to drink came in one day and looked sad. When she asked him why, he removed the cap and said "My grey hair is disappearing." Perhaps it has to do with diet? But again, grey hair is universal. Personally, I await the day when (if) mine turns (hopefully) white.
Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. - Henry L. Mencken

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant. - Henry L. Mencken
Reply
09-18-2012, 06:01 AM,
#5
Some of the best minds I've found spend time here so I ask,What makes grey hair grey?
Right? if it turned white, I wouldn't worry as much. Silver hair seems to be a rather modern issue (within the last century. Consider the wigs of the Washington era,) and I've had a couple isolated actual "grey" hairs in the last year. if they came in clumps, I might believe the "clear light-trick" explaination.
[Image: conspiracy_theory.jpg]
Reply
09-18-2012, 07:08 AM,
#6
Some of the best minds I've found spend time here so I ask,What makes grey hair grey?
Ahh, grey hair. I misunderstood. Yes, I have not heard of grey historically, only white. Perhaps it is the aluminum, which is somewhat greyish. There are different variations of grey, perhaps it is the variation of the chemical cocktail? We could have hair tests done, but the outcome should be obvious. Heavy metals galore, including the fun aluminum and barium, as well as some arsenic and if you eat meat, whatever metals they give to the animals.
Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. - Henry L. Mencken

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant. - Henry L. Mencken
Reply
09-18-2012, 01:38 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-18-2012, 01:45 PM by ToddTraf.)
#7
What makes grey hair grey?
I have every hair color possible throughout my fur coat. clear, white, and gray all show too.

Why do you only think of it as a dying aging process? Perhaps its an evolutionary status symbol rank etc? Silverbacks?

Also Eyes gray with age too.


I also am stuck thinking about the Fox breeders in Russia. They bred for docile traits over many generations to make the foxes more managable. Just like with wolves into dogs, random fur patterns began to appear. They were no longer just Red either. Perhaps you and I have been bred for domestication? These patterns could be recessive traits that only shine when domestication occurs. Scary. Dogs go gray too.
Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Thousands of Natural Gas Leaks Found In Boston shortwave 0 410 11-22-2012, 05:29 PM
Last Post: shortwave
  Error found in climate modelling: Too many droughts: We foretold 8 of the last 2 h3rm35 0 487 09-18-2012, 10:14 PM
Last Post: h3rm35
Exclamation Portland, Oregon to spend $5 million to poison its residents with toxic fluoride h3rm35 1 876 09-17-2012, 10:48 PM
Last Post: h3rm35
  New flu virus found in seals concerns scientists TriWooOx 1 592 07-31-2012, 06:57 PM
Last Post: yeti
  Highest radiation found at Fukushima No.1 reactor yeti 1 673 07-27-2012, 12:30 AM
Last Post: JazzRoc
  Time for the Truth about Gardasil and Cervarix HPV Cancer Vaccines FastTadpole 3 1,784 02-08-2012, 02:32 PM
Last Post: B4Time
  Climate change skeptic makes u-turn mastermg 5 1,123 07-15-2011, 02:22 PM
Last Post: icosaface
  Examining The Cancer explosion and the man who claims to have found a cure. Defendfreedom 0 677 06-22-2011, 08:25 PM
Last Post: Defendfreedom
Information Drug-Resistant Bacteria Found in Half of U.S. Meat FastTadpole 2 1,079 04-19-2011, 08:02 AM
Last Post: FastTadpole
  Toxic chemical carcinogen found in water supplies nationwide h3rm35 0 570 12-23-2010, 02:37 AM
Last Post: h3rm35

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)