Zinc plays a vital role in health and disease of skin and its appendages. Its deficiency characteristically presents with eczematous, crusted plaques in perioral, perianal, and acral sites. Hair involvement is common and can present as total alopecia, alternative light and dark bands on polarized microscopy, and structural hair changes.1 Diarrhea, photosensitivity, lethargy and poor growth are usual associated features. Premature canities is rarely seen in infants, usually in association with autoimmune diseases like pernicious anemia, premature aging syndromes, protein-energy malnutrition, and micronutrient deficiencies.2 These were excluded by relevant history, physical examination, and laboratory investigations. Furthermore, regrowth of darkly pigmented hair after zinc supplementation suggested zinc deficiency as the probable cause of canities in our patient.