Mine are shiny silver. They're growing in at the front center and are quite long. I also have several silver patches growing in non-sequential areas so I'm unsure if they will play connect the dots until my entire head is silver.

Some of them are multi colored as the rest of my hair is jet black. The multicolored silver and black strands have about 2 inches of black then 2 inches silver and then black and silver again. I don't know how that happens lol.

Does anyone know what causes silver hair to grow? I've had some since I was a child but lately I believe it's the age that's causing the black hair to become the minority among my gray hairs

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Originally Posted by PRINCETON
Hair follicles contain a certain amount of pigment cells.
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.

Not sure why your hair grows striped in some areas.

Some people are doing that on purpose