Most gray hairs are unavoidable, the result of aging and genetics. But doctors and hairdressers say there are steps you can try to fight premature loss of pigment: Stop smoking. Studies show cigarettes speed up the aging process throughout the body, including your hair.
Work to lower stress. While evidence isn’t conclusive, many believe anxiety can help trigger graying. Get enough sleep, exercise regularly, make time for enjoyable hobbies and try meditation or deep breathing exercises.