Would You Pop A Pill To Make The Grey Go Away?

by Yesha Callahan

Would You Pop A Pill To Make The Grey Go Away?

We live in a molly pill popping society, and there’s a pill for just about every  malaise or body issue.

Want to lose weight?

Pop a pill.

Want to have a higher sex drive?

Pop a pill.

What to calm your nerves?

Pop a pill.

Want to get rid of your gray hair?

Pop a …Yes, you can now pop a pill to get rid of that unsightly gray hair. I don’t have an issue with gray hair, but let this press release I received tell it — apparently, gray hair is an abomination:

 “Going gray can be a real blow to a person’s self-confidence, and for some it’s a constant reminder of growing older.”

I always thought a constant reminder of growing older was the fact that each year you aged a year, not by the number of gray hairs you have. And what about those people who are born with gray hair? Would this pill make their hair another color?

For those who feel that going gray is one step away from being abandoned in a nursing home by your oldest child,  “Go Away Gray” could be the answer you’re looking for.

Here’s a snippet from the press release:

Beth Skelly of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was going gray and tried all kinds of things to hide it. “I started off plucking the grays and then I said ‘I’m losing this battle and so then I started dying my hair,’ ” Skelly said.

Skelly is a fan of “Go Away Gray.” She’s been taking 2 pills a day for about six weeks, and now her gray hair is gone! “I’d go to the mirror, I’d look, and I’d say, ‘Wow, the grays are NOT coming in.’ Color is coming back,” she said. “Seeing is believing. When people see me they say, ‘You’re 53?’”

“It’s absolutely 100 percent safe,” said Cathy Beggan, psresident of Rise-N-Shine, LLC and founder of “Go Away Gray.”

So, how does it work?

Beggan said the secret ingredient is an enzyme called Catalase that counteracts our body’s natural production of hydrogen peroxide. “Our bodies produce hydrogen peroxide, which bleaches our hair from the inside out. Our bodies also produce an enzyme called Catalase, which breaks down the hydrogen peroxide. When we don’t produce enough Catalase, the hydrogen peroxide cannot be broken down. As a result, hair is bleached from the inside out, turning it gray,” Beggan said.

Go Away Gray puts the Catalase back in your body, so it can break down the peroxide. This stops the graying process and it allows your natural hair color to come back at the root.

For just $29.95, you can now reclaim the color of your hair, supposedly.  I think it would be odd to see old people without grey hair, but I can imagine my grandmother trying these pills out. She’s the 83-year-old woman who still dyes her hair dark brown and wants to act like she doesn’t have a gray hair anywhere. 

I think I’ll keep the strands of gray hair I have and let the natural aging process run its course.


Would you take a pill to prevent your hair from graying?

  • Keshia

    Why are people so afraid of aging? I had a friend in high school who had a head full of grey hair, she rocked it proudly lol

  • The Moon in the Sky

    I am not afraid to look old, and apparently it is not something I have to worry about for awhile anyway. Just yesterday, a 17-year-old boy tried to ‘holla’ at me and I am 27.

  • Nila

    It doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with being afraid of aging. The gray has ruined the texture of my hair. My hair is now wiry, dry and almost immune to conditioning treatments. I used to have thick healthy black hair that was relatively easy to manipulate and now I have to adjust to a texture that is proving to be a real challenge. So thats what the onset of gray hairs has presented to me.

  • Ms. Information

    The question is what are the side effects? Most of these pills “cure” one thing but cause depression, suicide, constipation, blindness..lol…it ends up not being worth the initial intention.

  • Orange Starr Happy Hunting

    Have you tried extra virgin coconut oil as an everyday moisturizer and pre-shampoo conditioner?
    @ 38 I have quite a bit of gray, two thick streaks on either side of my temple but I use rinses that act as a conditioner.
    I am not too sure about this pill cause like Ms Information mentioned what about the side effects, you know.
    I don’t mind aging, I just pray that it is graceful and do my part by taking pretty good care of myself for the most part.

  • ChaCha1

    I think grey looks pretty, especially as you age. I have never seen a black woman who didn’t look beautiful with a head full of greys. I’m 28 with not even one grey hair, so hopefully I’ll feel the same when I start to see grey hair.

  • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

    No, I would not pop a pill to prevent going gray. I have a grey streak in my hair that I have apparently had since high school, and I have no problem with it. Someone told me it was called an “angel kiss.”

  • GeekMommaRants

    Side effects! No grey hair and incontinence, no thanks.

  • Starla

    I wouldn’t take pharmaceutical drugs unless it was life or death. These drugs if they don’t do anything adverse to you still take a toll on your liver.

    I love grey hair, but only certain kind of grey. I love the all white ones that look like puffs of clouds. But the ones that has that weird in-between colour, I am not so fond of.

  • dirtychai

    No I wouldn’t pop a pill for anything superficial. I think grey is nice looking on older people. There’s something beautiful about an elder Black person with that still smooth skin and head full of grey hair showing off their wisdom

  • Apple

    Might pop a pill for longer straighter hair but gray hair can be fixed with dye. Also some people look good with all gray hair, especially black older women, gives great contrast and brings out the eyes . I know several women skip the whole ordeal and dye it gray/white and become silver foxes!

  • LadyP

    I think when that time comes, I may become indecisive. There is a trait in my family line whereas our hair doesn’t turn grey. It actually turns white. I’m curious to see if my hair will do the same. If it doesn’t, more than likely, I will dye it. But I cannot foresee myself taking a pill for it. I’ll try some other methods first.

  • http://gravatar.com/nolakiss16 binks

    Bingo! It cures one thing but induces 5011 other things. I vote no, I stick to my shea moisture hair dye kit.

  • Kenzy

    as someone who is 30 and has been going grey since i was 15 ( i now dye my hair or i would look 40 or 50 with all the grey i have, its so many the idea of plucking is no longer feasible i would literally be bald in spots all over my head) i would be more than willing to try. grey hair is at least partially genetic and both my grandmothers started going grey at 12. this has nothing to do with me being “scared to age” when i reach 40 or 50 i will happily embrace my grey but ive been “battling” this for 15 years now

  • gloria

    I can’t wait to hear the laundry list of side effects on this one…

  • http://gravatar.com/heavenleiblu heavenleiblu

    Too late; I’ve had gray hair since I was prepubescent.

  • http://gravatar.com/heavenleiblu heavenleiblu

    Same here. Even hair color doesn’t hold very long on my grays.

  • Blaque217

    Heck no, I would never take a pill for something so trivial, well, it’s not trivial. I do things to look younger. But if my life is not in danger I am not taking a pill unnecessarily. Besides, if a person want to reverse the aging process including grey hair, go on a 100% raw food diet. I did it a few years back and people kept telling me I looked rested and younger. I lost 18 pounds, the dark circles under my eyes disappeared, and a few strains of grey I had right above my forehead turned darker. Nature’s way is always the best way

  • http://n/a joi

    Whatever happened to growing old gracefully?

  • E.M.S.

    Women should embrace their gray hair. I remember my mother constantly dying her hair when she started to go gray, her hair ended up being too intensely black with weird shades of green, blue & purple when it caught the light. Eventually my sister and I convinced her to just let it happen. She looks much nicer with the salt and pepper thing going on.

    I shake my head every time I see some ridiculous anti-aging product be it for hair, skin, eyes or anything else. Aging happens, accept it and do it with grace. Given my parents’ appearance now that they’re getting older, I’m okay with what’s gonna happen to me lol.

  • Lisa S.

    I agree with you Kenzy. I began to grey at 10 years of age. My grey strands were the topic of conversation for my family. I became 100% grey (stark white hair) by the time I was 38. I am a dark brown sugah gal, and the contrast aged me. I would receive compliments about my beauty. More compliments about the grey, but nothing but open mouth stares when looking at both. I have thick , dense 3c past my shoulder hair. Dying my roots every 2-weeks, or have to endure that skunk pattern look to grow it all out. YES, I will try that pill, and pray for no negative side effects. Not ashamed, just missin my black hair, and the various quick styles, that require a part or shows the hairline.

  • Amelia

    How can I order the piils/product? I would like to give it a try, this has been my problem since i was young. I live here in The Netherlands, hope i can order from here.
    Thank you

  • http://gravatar.com/seriouslynatural Sabrina @seriouslynatural

    Aging is beautiful in my eyes and at 42 with a few grays under my belt I embrace and love my aging. Yes, there are pains and aches along with some drooping in some areas but graying hair is actually beautiful if not yellowing. I celebrate this on my FB page too with graying and older women who are just too beautiful to be overlooked.

    No pill for me.

  • Nita

    I’m just 40 & I would like to try this as I have tried plucking & dyes still grey is taking over. I am not ready to embrace that part of aging.

  • D

    I have had gray hair since I was 15 years old. Almost 19 years later, I look much older than the near 34 year old I will be in July. No matter what my stylist tries when coloring my gray, the color does not hold long and the gray peeks through a week later. I would like to look 34. My mom and maternal grandmother experienced the same thing when they were in their early teens, but lucky for them they can go to the salon for a nice color and the color will hold for up to 8 – 10 weeks. A few gray strands ok, but chunks of gray at my age…..I can’t take it anymore.

  • kinder

    try Fo Ti it is a Chinese herb that is suppose to turn the hair back to natural color. Also, zinc and PABA is suppose to help. Do you own personal research on these and you may find out about more.


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