Some people love it—seeing it as a way to display their experience and wisdom. Others dislike it—believeing it's a projection of age and stress. Regardless of where you stand, one thing is for sure: Gray hair is a trend that is sweeping the nation, and it's not going away any time soon.
How do we know? Well, a 2012 worldwide study found that nearly 74% of people between the ages of 45 and 65 had some form of gray hair (Source)—an age group that comprises an estimated 26% of the US population (Source). As the US population continues to age, this group will only become larger. We'd call that a trend.
As gray hair becomes more prevalent, another hair color will too: Yellow. No, we aren't referring to blonde, we're referring to the yellow tinge that commonly appears within gray hair.
Why does gray hair develop a yellow tinge?
There are a variety of factors that can cause gray hair to develop a yellow tinge. Everything from the shampoo and conditioner you use to the medications you take can turn your gray hair yellow (Source). One of the most common culprits, however, is chlorine.
Regular exposure to chlorine and minerals can cause lasting damage to your hair. Chlorine strips your hair of the natural oils that lubricate and protect it and it weakens the proteins that keep your hair healthy (Source). This causes your hair to become dry, dull, and/or discolored.
How does chlorine damage my hair if I don't swim regularly?
This is an excellent question. Due to its disinfecting properties, chlorine can be found in tap water—which means that when you shower, you are showering in chlorinated water (unless you have an expensive water filtration system attached to your shower). In fact, the Maximum Contaminant Level for chlorine in drinking (tap) water established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is 4 parts per million (PPM) (Source), which is 4x the amount of free chlorine concentration the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends for swimming pools (1 PPM) (Source). The water in your home may also contain minerals like calcium, copper, magnesium, and lead, which help exacerbate the problem (Source).
This is a question we hear quite frequently. In fact, a simple Google search of the term "How do I get the yellow tinge out of my gray hair?" pulls up numerous results with multi-step processes that include everything from purchasing expensive shampoos, conditioners, and dyes, to soaking your hair in vinegar, betony, and hollyhocks (Don't believe us? Here's one article of many detailing the different approaches to removing the yellow from gray hair). These remedies may work in the short term, however, they fail to address one glaring problem: The same types of chlorine and mineral disinfectants found in the pool are also present in your tap water at home(Source). Which means that when you rinse the shampoos, conditioners, dyes, and home remedies out of your hair, you are doing so with chlorine and mineral rich water.
If it sounds like an annoying, vicious cycle, that's because it is; which is why we created Dchlorin8. Dchlorin8 was specifically developed to remove the yellow tinge from your gray hair without the need for expensive "age defying" shampoos, conditioners, dyes, and home remedies. As an all-natural, leave-in conditioner, Dchlorin8 does not need to be rinsed out of your hair after being applied. This means Dchlorin8 exfoliates the chlorine and minerals from your hair without exposing your hair to the chlorine and minerals in your tap water—removing the yellow tinge and freeing your hair from the vicious cycle. So you can get rid of the expensive bundle of products that you used to use to treat your gray hair, and just buy one bottle of Dchlorin8.
If you ask us how to get rid of the yellow tinge in your gray hair, we'll tell you to pick up a bottle of Dchlorin8.