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Sunday, May 3, 2009

a strand of white hair

A sobering moment, i tell you, to find you already have white hairs. The first thought that came to me was that some of the hair cells are dying and are not being replaced anymore that's why it turned white. Not very scientific, i know. I'll be sure to google it why hairs turned white.
According to yahoo answers , The root of every strand of hair is surrounded by a tube of tissue under the skin that is called the hair follicle (say: fah-lih-kul). Each hair follicle contains a certain number of pigment cells. These pigment cells continuously produce a chemical called melanin (say: meh-luh-nin) that gives the growing shaft of hair its color of brown, blonde, red, and anything in between.Melanin is the same stuff that makes our skin's color fair or darker. It also helps determine whether a person will burn or tan in the sun. The dark or light color of someone's hair depends on how much melanin each hair contains.As we get older, the pigment cells in our hair follicles gradually die. When there are fewer pigment cells in a hair follicle, that strand of hair will no longer contain as much melanin and will become a more transparent color - like gray, silver, or white - as it grows. As people continue to get older, fewer pigment cells will be around to produce melanin. Eventually, the hair will look completely gray.
The next thing on my mind was if the beautiful superstars who are in my age range like gretchen barreto, demi moore, etc also has it and what was their initial thought.
Although it smacks of being vain, i don't think anyone could ever deny that looking young and feeling young is something that one could not get enough of. Youth promises so much...fulfillment of dreams, action, vitality, it seems everything is just there ready for the taking. Middle age, though still offers so much possibilities, feels like time has already passed for some of the things you would have wanted to do. Sometimes, it feels foolish to do youthful things anymore. Not that, i would ever laugh on anyone who would try to do "foolish things". And then, old age, just seem like full of reflection time of things of the past. I really don't mean all of these things. I'm sure there are lots of wise old people who still do a lot of youthful things and what's more important, possesses the energy and enthusiasm of youth. I am just blabbering..

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