Reverse Gray Hair

Young woman discovering her first gray hair
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Q: Hi, I am 23 years old, and I have gray hair on my head now. Could these gray hairs turn black? Is it possible?
Please let me know whether I can go for hair coloring. Let me know whether hair coloring could cause hair fall and baldness.

A: Depending on the cause of your hair's change to gray, it is possible that the hair could revert to its natural pigmentation.
If it is a case of genetics, the chance decreases, but in many cases where the change in hair color is a result of illness, medications or stress-related issues, removing the cause results in the hair's color returning.
It should be noted, however, that the causes and mechanics of gray hair formation are still be researched and new discoveries adjust our understanding of the situation with increasing frequency.
As for the option to use hair color to cover your gray, you should have no problems. As long as prior testing confirms that you aren't sensitive to the chemicals involved and therefore not likely to have an adverse reaction (and as long as the chemical service is performed properly) you should have no need to fear potential hair loss from a coloring service.
If you are already experiencing hair fall, you should consult a doctor before having any chemical service performed.
See also:
Going gray
How to color hair
Why and how hair turns gray
Is it possible to reverse or slow down gray hair without coloring?