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Why do people get white hair?

Each strand of hair is made by a part of the skin called a hair follicle. The color of the hair comes from a chemical called melanin. The follicle adds melanin as it makes the hair. For many of us, the hair follicles stop making melanin as we age. Hair looks white or gray because of the lack of added color.

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