Many men dread it. Others style it. Grey beards are sometimes an inevitable part of your grooming journey. So how does it happen? And what can you do about it? In this unique guide to grey beards, we look at the causes, what experts say about it and how to style it to suit your face and figure. Why Do You Have a Grey Beard? At BeardMajor, we believe that it is perfectly normal for your hair to turn grey as you age. Some experts suggest that most people start to see grey hairs in their 30s, however it can show up as early as 18 years old. There might be times when you want to stop it from happening but it might not be that simple. There are a few reasons why your beard is going grey It could be due to: Genetics Your Lifestyle Lack of vitamins What Causes Your Beard To Go Grey? Genetics At some point as you grow, your genes instruct your body to stop melanin production. Melanin is a natural pigment that makes your hair, skin and eyes appear darker. Grey beards are largely due to genetics and most men start to dye it once it turns white. Lifestyle There are scientific studies like this from 2013 which suggest that there is a significant relation between onset of grey hair and cigarette smoking. Some experts also suggest that high intake of coffee may cause dehydration and reduce moisture in your hair. This could also be a cause of premature your hair going grey. However, there is one main reason why your hair or beard goes grey. Genetics and melanin production. Once your beard starts turning silver how do you maintain it? Here are a few tips from our experts. How To Maintain a Grey Beard If you read our previous guide about maintaining a beard, we explained the importance of grooming using the right tools and keeping your beard clean and tidy. The same process works for grey beards. However, when you go grey, your beard runs a higher risk of looking wilder and messier. The trick is to trim it regularly, and use beard oils to keep it nourished and conditioned. -38% Sandalwood Beard OilRated 5.00 out of 5 £32.00 £19.99 Add to cartShow more -27% Herbal Forest Beard OilRated 5.00 out of 5 £34.00 £24.99 Add to cartShow more -27% Citrus Spicy Blend Beard OilRated 5.00 out of 5 £34.00 £24.99 Add to cartShow more Wash your beard on a regular basis and pat it dry before using any oils or beard balms. You can also trim it on a bi-weekly basis to get rid of runaway hairs or split ends. -17% Citrus Spicy Blend Beard Balm £12.00 £9.99 Add to cartShow more -17% Herbal Forest Beard Balm £12.00 £9.99 Add to cartShow more -17% Sandalwood Beard Balm £12.00 £9.99 Add to cartShow more We recommend you keep it low, to give that sophisticated look, or if you insist on wearing it long, keep it well groomed and trimmed. Your grey beard is something to be proud of. It shows maturity and knowledge. As long as you maintain it and keep it trimmed, you should rock that beard and embrace it.