Stress is causing people to go grey
A LARGE number of South Africans say their hair is greying prematurely, and they believe stress is the reason for this.
This is according to a local survey which looked into ageing conducted by Insight Survey on behalf of Alpecin Tuning Shampoo, which interviewed 1 000 respondents.
They found that a fifth of men and women between 25 and 34 and a quarter over 35 said they were going grey prematurely.
The survey also analysed which province ranked the highest in terms of the respondents who were concerned about their hair turning grey.
It revealed that those from KwaZulu-Natal were the most concerned about going grey, with 28 percent of respondents there mentioning their fear of their hair turning grey with age.
Of these respondents, 27 percent were males and 34 percent females.
Those from the Western Cape were the least worried about ageing, with only 15.8 percent saying they were concerned about going grey.
Meanwhile, two-thirds of all respondents believe that reducing stress is a remedy for reversing greying hair, while half believe that taking supplements is also a solution.
The survey also found that about 54 percent of male and 63 percent of female respondents would prefer not to go grey and just over half of them would hide grey hair if there was an easy solution.
Half said grey hair made them feel old and just over a third said greying was less attractive.
NOT AN AGE THING: TV presenter Charlayne HunterGault has grey hair. Stress is a factor in premature greying.