Grey Hair: Causes and Prevention

Grey Hair: Causes and Prevention - GoneGrey

Not everyone is into the salt-and-pepper look, and that’s okay! What is not okay is diving head first (literally) into a sea of false information, brands promising an impossible solution, and putting your locks at higher risk.

So, let’s cut through all of that.

Below we break down why grey hair happens, how to safely prevent it, and how to repigment your hair and get your color back.

Is Grey Hair Normal?

If you are an aging adult, grey hair is normal. Some younger people have grey hair, but for the most part, it is normal to have grey hair if you are 30 years old and up.

Hair follicles are tiny sacs that line skin cells. The pigment of your hair is due to melanin which are cells that give your hair color. Over time, hair follicles lose pigment when melanin production decreases. The result is grey hair. If you had brown, black, red, or blonde hair when you were younger, it would shift to grey.

What Causes Grey Hair?

Many factors go into whether you develop grey hair or not. We break down the leading causes below, and although many factors are out of our control, we have a solution waiting for you at the end.


Genetic makeup plays a prominent role in whether or not you develop grey hair. It also determines whether you even get grey hair at all. If your parents or grandparents are grey, you will likely have grey hair.

Autoimmune Disease

Autoimmune disease is when the body's immune system attacks its own cells. When it comes to alopecia and vitiligo, the immune system attacks the hair and causes pigment loss.

Thyroid Disorders

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the neck, and it helps control many bodily functions, including metabolism. Hormone changes from hyperthyroidism, overactive thyroid, or hypothyroidism, underactive thyroid, can lead to premature greying hair. It can also cause the body to produce less melanin and therefore affect the color of the hair.

Smoking Tobacco

Of course, cigarettes are widely known to increase the risk of lung cancer and heart disease, but they can also affect hair color and loss. Smoking tobacco constricts blood vessels and reduces blood flow to the hair follicles, resulting in hair loss. Additionally, it's proven that the toxins present in cigarettes can further damage hair follicles and cause premature greying.

Vitamin B-12 Deficiency

Early onset grey hair may indicate vitamin B-12 deficiency. Vitamin B-12 is responsible for energy. The body needs this vitamin for healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen to cells throughout the body, including hair cells. A deficiency in this vitamin is commonly linked to pernicious anemia, which is when the body cannot absorb enough B-12. Without enough B-12, hair cells and melanin production falters.


Stress is a part of life, but in unhealthy doses, or in some cases, chronic conditions, it can cause early greying of the hair. The following are common consequences of chronic stress: anxiety, change in appetite, high blood pressure, insomnia, and sleep issues. Stress causes a depletion of stem cells in the hair follicles, which leads to grey hair. So, make sure to plan in some much-needed rest and de-stress time.

How To Prevent Grey Hair

Below are some lifestyle changes you can make to help prevent grey hair. Some of them should look familiar as many causes of grey hair, when harnessed, can help prevent it.

Stop Smoking Tobacco

As discussed above, smoking is not good overall for you. Whether you are doing it for your lungs, heart, or hair, consider cutting out tobacco.

Increase Vitamin Intake

Incorporate vitamins and minerals into your daily routine to help fend off deficiencies. Below are the must-haves. These vitamins and minerals have been proven to help with hair growth and repair. There are so many forms vitamins and minerals come in. Find what works for you.

Vitamin A

B Vitamins, including B-12 and biotin

Vitamin D

Vitamin E






Decrease Stress

Chronic stress leads to inflammation and harms melanin production, which makes the hair appear grey. Consider sustainable lifestyle changes to help reduce and manage stress.

Sun Protection

UV rays from the sun can damage the hair and scalp, resulting in dry hair and premature greying. Protect your skin and hair whenever you step out for the day.

The Solution to Grey Hair

We are not kidding around when we say the solution to grey hair is right here, and it is as easy as “spray, tousle, and go.” GoneGrey is your answer!

GoneGrey before/after

How Does It Work?

GoneGrey brings together seven strong, effective ingredients to stimulate melanin production and reactivate your natural hair color.

Wisegrade™ - Reverses grey 

Greyverse - Prevents, stops, and reverses grey

Darkenyl™ - Increases melanin production

Capixyl™ - Hair growth stimulant

Hairdian AP - Helps reduce hair loss

Caphira® - Anti-hair loss and follicle protection

PhytoCellTec™ Argan - Dermal stem cell revival

These ingredients target melanin production at the source, in the hair bulb, and help lower oxidative stress.

Oxidative stress is when there is an imbalance of antioxidants and free radicals in the body. It triggers cell and tissue damage and leads to premature aging. Over time, untreated, this can turn off the cells responsible for producing melanin, leading to grey hair.

GoneGrey is a vegan, paraben-free, sulfate-free, cruelty-free, and gluten-free solution to grey hair. It is environmentally friendly, made of recycled material, and completely recyclable. With the refillable subscription program, you see a significant reduction in grey hair in as little as four months and an increase in hair fortification and shine. 

How To Use GoneGrey

With GoneGrey, your hair is reactivated, and the pigment is brought back to life. Read below for how to integrate it into your routine.

Step 1

Spray Morning Dew directly on dry or towel-dried hair every morning from a distance of four to eight inches.

Step 2

Lightly brush or massage through hair. If this isn’t for you, then skip this step! Hair acts as a natural absorption wick and will soak up the solution no matter what.

Step 3

Move on with your hair care routine, whether that is blow drying, hair spray, putty, clay, wax, or nothing at all.

That’s it. It’s really two steps, but we thought three rounded it out.

GoneGrey fits right into your routine, and not only does it help with grey hair, but it also prevents and reverses hair loss. So, you are covered on all sides. Confidently take on your hair woes with GoneGrey at your side.

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