I remember my mother telling me not to let other people yank any gray hairs or else more will come in its place. It has always stuck to me but wondering if it's true.

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    Why the -1? Can anyone let me know what I did wrong so as not to repeat it in the future?
    – damx
    Aug 25, 2012 at 8:56
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    I did not down vote, but the probable reason is that I can't really find any notable claim here. Sure, there are plenty of hits on Google - all asserting it's a false claim!. So while it's a notable saying, I have a hard time convincing myself it's a claim at all.
    – Sklivvz
    Aug 25, 2012 at 10:39
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    @Sklivvz: well, but it is a very common popular belief (at least where I come from)... True, there is a lot of websites asserting the contrary, but a quick look through them did not show any reference to their claim either...
    – nico
    Aug 25, 2012 at 11:13
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    @nico In this case it's probably OK; however, one of the reasons we want real claims is to avoid addressing straw men: misrepresentations of claims that are easily debunked versus the real claim. Once this question is allowed, for example, any other very similar questions are likely to be closed as dupes - so we want to make sure we address the real thing here :-)
    – Sklivvz
    Aug 25, 2012 at 11:20
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    @Sklivvz: good point
    – nico
    Aug 25, 2012 at 11:25


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