How to Get Rid of Gray Hair?

Gray hair is a common concern that many people face as they age.  It is often believed that graying hair can diminish one’s beauty and make them look older than they feel. In recent decades, some individuals have started graying at an earlier age than their parents and grandparents. It is not uncommon to see gray hairs in someone’s 20s or 30s.

White hair appearing at a younger age is also becoming more common. There are many reasons that cause hair to turn prematurely gray or white. The reasons that cause gray hair are the same as the reasons that cause white hair. The difference is that white hair has less pigment than gray hair.

The natural color of hair occurs due to the production of melanin released by specific cells known as melanocytes. As we age, the hair follicles and the hair shaft start to wear down. Slowly, the number of melanocytes diminishes, and their efficient functionality decreases spontaneously. This is why you may first discover a strand of gray or white hair on your head. Premature graying (or hair turning white) has many factors and causes that can be influenced to improve how you look and feel.

Causes of Premature Graying

  • It may be Genetic

There can be a genetic tendency behind the gray hair. The reason for premature graying can be determined by your DNA. Studies found that genes can be the most dominating factor giving rise to when gray or white hair first starts appearing. 

  • Nutritional Deficiencies

Vitamin D3, Vitamin B12, iron, and copper are pivotal nutrients that help your hair preserve its natural color for a longer period. Lack of these nutrients in your body will inhibit the systems of your body, and as a result, you will see the premature graying of hair. 

Some common general nutritional deficiencies that contribute to gray hair are:

  • iron
  • calcium
  • zinc
  • ferritin
  • folate
  • selenium
  • copper
  • Vitamins A, C, D, E, B6, B9 and B 12
  • Smoking

Smoking can be a significant cause of the gray hair. Smoking makes you age faster, which includes premature greying of hair and wrinkling of skin. The reason can be the oxidative stress due to the free radicals, or it can happen due to the chemical impact of nicotine.  One study found there was a 2 times higher risk of premature greying in smokers compared to non-smokers. Nicotine exposure whether it is from smoking, chewing tobacco or vaping can contribute to premature graying.

  • Free Radicals

Oxidative stress can be the antagonist for the melanocytes. The causes of oxidative stress, which can cause free radicals, may include:

  • Radiation
  • Stress
  • Inflammation
  • Nicotine
  • Diet

These causes may give rise to free radicals. If your hair is exposed to sunlight for a long period this also causes your hair to stress. As the body starts to lose the natural antioxidant level over time, hydrogen peroxide gets collected around the roots of your hair. Hydrogen peroxide is considered a bleaching agent which acts as a factor in hair graying or becoming white. 

  • Illnesses that Cause Grey Hair

There are several illnesses and conditions that contribute to premature greying. Some of these can be influenced by adapting healthier habits, others require medical intervention, while others currently have no known remedy.

  • Vitamin B 12 deficiency
  • Vitiligo
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Thyroid Disease including hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Medications

Some medications can contribute to grey hair. Remember to always consult with your medical provider before stopping, or adjusting any medications.

  • Chemotherapeutic medications
  • Antimalarials including Chloroquine
  • Mephenesin
  • Phenylthiourea
  • Triparanol
  • Dixyrazine
  • Topical medications including dithranol, chrysarobin, and benzocaine-resorcinol 

Hassle-free solutions to darken your graying hair 

Those with grey or white hair often desire instant results and easy solutions that will eliminate gray hair roots. Products that maintain the health of the hair with good-for-you ingredients are always the best choice when covering greys.

Gray Disappear Hair Mascara

If you are looking for a temporary fix for gray hair without the damage caused by toxic hair products, try Gray Disappear Hair Mascara. It is the best grey hair solution on the market. Grey Disappear is gluten-free, sulfate-free, paraben-free, glycol-free and GMO-free.

The essential properties of Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract's concentrated fatty acids and antioxidants give nourishment to the hair follicles and support hair growth. The horsetail extract amplifies hair growth and adds shine and strength to hair. 

The Grey Disappear ingredient combination of essential nutrients such as Vitamin E, C, and B5 supports healthy hair processes and helps provide an over-all great look. The supportive nature of Grey Disappears ingredients helps diminish oxidative stress other hair products can contribute to. Gray Disappear hair mascara is a perfect root concealer helping save time and money by stretching out the time between expensive salon visits. 

Gray Disappear Hair Mascara Benefits

  • Saves time by being able to quickly and easily get rid of grey roots or grey facial hair within seconds. You can easily cover your gray hair with one stroke and achieve your desired look. 
  • Saves money by providing modestly priced grey coverage allowing expensive salon color appointments to be delayed. 
  • Hair Mascara that is Non-toxic with paraben-free, glycols-free, gluten-free, GMO-free and sulfate free ingredients. 
  • Grey Disappear hair mascara provides the benefits of rich antioxidants, Panthenol, Vitamin E, and natural waxes. 
  • The easy-to-use hair mascara has a handy thick brush that covers a larger section of your hair in one stoke. 
  • Product can be washed off easily with a mild shampoo, soap or make-up remover. You can also use a washcloth with water and shampoo.  
  • This temporary grey hair dye works great on men's beards, mustaches, sideburns and eyebrows.  
  • Grey Disappear can also be used to highlight hair or lowlight hair if a shade is used that is different than your natural color.
  • Grey Disappear helps You Be Your Best You.

Stop using harsh chemicals on your hair

Modern trends often cause increased damage to our hair. Frequent bleaching, heat products, toxic hair products can increase the oxidative stresses on the hair which can contribute to increased greying.

Can certain foods prevent grey (or white) hair?

Some of the causes of graying hair can be attributed to age, stress, genetics, nutritional deficiency, smoking etc. Some of the causes of premature grey hair are not currently known.

There has been some evidence that adding certain foods may hold back grey hairs, at least temporarily.

  • Chickpeas

The high concentration of Vitamin B9 in Chickpeas helps support healthy hair growth. Adding chickpeas to your daily diet may boost your hair and may lessen the growth of gray hair. 

  • Chicken

You can get an adequate amount of B12 by consuming chicken, cheese, milk, and eggs. B12 has been found to be an important component in healthy hair.

  • Spirulina

The concentration of copper is very high in Spirulina. Copper helps your follicles to be strong and healthy and may decrease the growth of grey and white hair.

What foods help prevent inflammation that may contribute to grey hair?

Anti-oxidant rich fruits and veggies include:

  • Dark, leafy greens
  • Berries
  • Red grapes

What foods contribute to inflammation and may contribute to grey hair?

  • Candy, sugar and sweets with high levels of processed sugar
  • Highly processed foods

Top tips to help prevent hair going prematurely grey:

  • Reduce or manage stress
  • Have a regular sleep schedule that ideally allows for 8 hours of overnight sleep
  • Stop smoking or using nicotine products
  • Drink enough water
  • Ensure diet includes the nutrients that support healthy hair


Graying of hair can have a major psychological and emotional impact. There are actions that can be taken to reduce the amount oxidative stress and diminish grey hair growth including stopping smoking, stopping use of toxic hair products, improving nutrition and limiting stress. There are also foods that may help improve hair pigmentation which include chicken, spirulina and chickpeas.

If you have grey hair, or white hair, Grey Disappear Hair Mascara can help cover the greys to allow the beauty within to shine through.

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Diet changes, stress changes, and using natural hair colors can help decrease the advancement of grey hair.

Like death and taxes, there is no known way of stopping grey hair other than dieing. Although grey hair can not be stopped, greying can be dimished or slowed down.

Although plucking out grey hairs may sound like a good idea, plucking hairs can damage the follicle, especially if it is repeated plucking. The damaged hair follicle can then stop producing new hairs leading to hair loss.

This is not actually settled science yet. There has been at least 1 study that has demonstrated that there can be a reversal of grey hair by analyzing individual hairs. Grey hair reversal has also been noted in individuals who are experiencing less stress and those have have recovered from illness. From the study"Rosenberg et al. report a new way to digitize and measure small changes in color along single human hairs. This method revealed that some white hairs naturally regain their color, something that had not been reported in a cohort of healthy individuals before. Aligning the hair pigmentation patterns with recent reports of stress in the hair donors’ lives showed striking associations. When one donor reported an increase in stress, a hair lost its pigment. When the donor reported a reduction in stress, the same hair regained its pigment.",of%20graying%20prematurely%20in%20smokers.,anaemia%2C%20hyper%2D%20or%20hypothyroidism.


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