Why Does Hair Turn Gray?
Hair color is determined by a pigment known as melanin that's distributed through the middle of the hair shaft. The range of color, from blond to brown to black, is determined by the number, size, and color of the pigment granules. When hair is produced by the reproduction of the epithelial cells comprising the follicle, newly produced melanin accumulates in the cells and colors the hair itself as it emerges from the follicle.
As we get older, the pigment cells in our hair follicles gradually die. When there are fewer pigment cells in a hair follicle, that strand of hair will no longer contain as much melanin and will become a more transparent color - like gray, silver, or white - as it grows. As people continue to get older, fewer pigment cells will be around to produce melanin. Eventually, the hair will look completely gray.
For many years, scientists have suspected that hair turns gray over time because some kind of naturally occurring "toxin" interferes with melanin's ability to saturate hair shafts with color. The main culprit, it turns out, is an excess of hydrogen peroxide, naturally produced by hair cells.
Hair cells in people of all ages produce some hydrogen peroxide. But in young people, it's quickly broken down into its harmless elements of hydrogen and oxygen by the enzyme catalase. As we get older, however, the hair cells produce smaller amounts of catalase, and less hydrogen peroxide gets broken down.
As the bleach piles up, the melanin doesn't work as readily. At first, it strips a little color from the hair, giving it a gray appearance. But over time, as the level of catalase continues to decline and the level of hydrogen peroxide increases, the gray gives way to white. The whole mechanism is upset by too much hydrogen peroxide, which is a very concentrated form of oxygen.
How does Color Rescue work?
Color Rescue contains the enzyme Catalase. The absence of Catalase is thought to initiate the chain reaction resulting in gray hair. By combining Catalase to target graying hair with targeted hair health nutrients, Color Rescue works to revitalize, restore and strengthen hair.
Horsetail (7% extract): Helps hold moisture in the hair and keeps hair looking glossy and bright without having the feeling of being saturated with oil. It also protects against scalp irritation.
Barley Grass: Contains essential nutrients for thicker-looking, younger-looking hair.
Use together with our Triple Action Shampoo and Conditioner, and Intensive Targeted Treatment for Thinning Hair.
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 2 capsules daily.
Warnings: Do not exceed recommended dose. Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under the age of 18, and individuals with a known medical condition should consult a physician before using this or any dietary supplement. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Do not use if safety seal is damaged or missing. Store in a cool, dry place.
Serving Size: Two (2) Vegetarian Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
Other ingredients: Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, vegetable magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide.
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