It appears the main cause of greying hair is an excess of hydrogen peroxide, naturally produced by our hair cells. Hair cells in people of all ages produce some hydrogen peroxide but in young people it is quickly broken down into its harmless elements of hydrogen and oxygen by the enzyme Catalase.
As we age our hair cells produce smaller amounts of Catalase and less hydrogen peroxide gets broken down. As the bleach builds up, the melanin (the substance produced by the body that colours hair, skin and eyes) does not work as readily. Over time, as the level of Catalase continues to decline and the level of hydrogen peroxide increases, our natural colour gradually gives way to grey and then eventually to white.
Foligain Colour Rescue for Grey Hair supports your natural hair colour from within. The absence of Catalase is thought to initiate the chain reaction resulting in grey hair. Foligain has combined Catalase with bioactive nutrients such as Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Biotin, Pantothenic Acid, Zinc, Saw Palmetto, Nettle, Fo-Ti and Barley Grass, recognized for their benefits in promoting fuller, healthier and younger-looking heir.