Grey Hair vs. White Hair

Grey hair vs. white hair - GoneGrey

It is perfectly normal to notice grey or white hair as you age. In fact, the chance of your hair greying increases up to 20 percent each decade after you turn 30. So, it is likely that you notice some greys as you comb through your hair past the age of 30.

But what is the difference between grey and white hair? Why does your hair start losing its signature pigment? And is there any way to regain the color you lost? All of that and more are below.

The Difference Between Grey Hair and White Hair

Hair turns grey or white from the loss of melanin. Melanin helps produce pigment with melanocyte cells, and these cells are present in the hair and skin. The less melanin you have, the lighter the color.

The primary difference between grey and white hair is the amount of melanin. Grey hair has a small amount of melanin, and white hair has none.

Top Reasons Hair Turns Grey

Age is the absolute main reason why your hair turns grey. As you age, hair follicles lose pigment as melanin production slows down. Melanin is responsible for a colorful head of hair. As it decreases, the hair turns grey. But below, we outline the contributing factors that speed up the process.


Genetics determines when and whether you go grey. As a general rule of thumb, if your parents or grandparents are grey, you will too.

Thyroid disorders

Hormone changes from hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism can lead to premature greying and cause the body to produce less melanin affecting hair color. You can check your thyroid with a simple blood test at the doctor.

Autoimmune disease

When it comes to alopecia and vitiligo, the immune system attacks the hair and causes pigment loss. Consult with your doctor if you have further questions.

Vitamin B-12 deficiency

A vitamin B-12 deficiency is commonly linked to pernicious anemia when the body cannot absorb enough B-12. Without enough B-12, hair cells and melanin production falters. If you observe signs of anemia, speak with your doctor for support.


Stress causes a depletion of stem cells in the hair follicles, which leads to grey hair. Common causes of stress include anxiety, change in appetite, high blood pressure, insomnia, and sleep issues. Tackle these one at a time to help reduce stress.

Smoking tobacco

Smoking tobacco constricts blood vessels and reduces blood flow to the hair follicles, resulting in hair loss. Cigarette toxins can also damage hair follicles and cause premature greying. Make a plan to cut down on smoking with a long-term goal of quitting altogether.

Grey Hair Reversing Myths

Now you know why you have grey or white hair, but how do you regain your lost color? You will not find any success with the following myths but stay tuned for the good news.


Taking a handful of supplements will not give you the change you deserve. Many people reach for vitamin B-12, biotin, zinc, selenium, and vitamin D-3, but ingesting vitamins orally is not enough to boost melanin production and reverse greying.

Hair Masks

There are a lot of hair masks claiming to erase the greys. These products usually rely on essential oils, lemon juice, and coconut oil, intending to boost antioxidants and decrease scalp inflammation.

Although these masks may make your hair silky smooth or hydrated, it is unlikely they will help increase melanin production.

Potato Skins

This one is ridiculous, but the idea is that the natural starches in the potato skins help darken the roots over time. This method has no scientific backing, and we do not recommend you put potato juice in your hair. But if you want to watch an uncomfortable clip from The Rachael Ray Show trying to convince you otherwise, knock yourself out.

Reversing Grey and White Hair

You do not need to get out the potato peeler for this. Reversing grey hair does not have to be weird; it can actually be super simple. And with GoneGrey, it’s just that.

What is GoneGrey?

GoneGrey is a vegan, paraben-free, sulfate-free, cruelty-free, and gluten-free solution to grey hair. It is environmentally friendly, made of recycled materials, and completely recyclable. It prevents and reverses grey hair and hair loss and combines seven effective ingredients to stimulate melanin production and reactivate your natural hair color.

Below is the powerhouse of ingredients present in every bottle of Morning Dew and what they deliver to you.


This ingredient reverses grey and increases hair gloss and hair fortification. 


This ingredient prevents, stops, and reverses greying hair. It stimulates melanogenesis to increase melanin production in the bulb leading to hair repigmentation. It also lowers oxidative stress by increasing the catalase expression and activity, reducing the accumulation of hydrogen peroxide to maintain full pigment color.


This ingredient increases melanin production and tackles white hair. It also helps to stimulate stem cell proliferation, melanogenesis, and antioxidant defenses and protects against oxidative stress.


This ingredient stimulates hair growth. It helps reduce free radicals and dihydrotestosterone, substances that can damage hair, promotes the development of proteins, and strengthens follicles.

Hairdian AP

This ingredient is a natural plant material that helps reduce hair loss and regulates the hair follicle cycle.


This ingredient is extracted from the red alga and delivers powerful protection to the follicle, fiber, and scalp.

PhytoCellTec™ Argan

This ingredient is a powder based on stem cells of the argan tree, one of the oldest tree species in the world, and it promotes dermal stem cell revival.

All of these ingredients target melanin production in the hair bulb and encourage growth. With Morning Dew, your hair will feel stronger, brighter, fuller, and more vibrant. And ultimately, you will feel like time has stopped on your head.

How To Use GoneGrey

GoneGrey before/after

With GoneGrey, your hair is reactivated, and the pigment is brought back to life. Follow the steps below for how to incorporate Morning Dew 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.

Confidently repeat these steps with the refillable subscription program. You will see a significant reduction in grey or white hair in as little as four months and an increase in hair fortification and shine. 

With Morning Dew from GoneGrey, your grey or white hair is in the past, and beautifully rich, pigmented hair is in the future.

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