It’s going to happen to all of us one day – it may already be happening to you. Grays. Gray hair can be a fashion statement, but it can also be a sign that you’re melanocytes (melanin-generating cells) are losing their strength.
Options on the market are plentiful, if you’re comfortable soaking your head in harsh chemicals like ammonia. Most mass-market products contain some combination of phosphates, phthalates, suflates and alcohols, which are damaging and excessively dry out your hair and scalp. While these may work as short-term solutions, the harm they do to your hair, and especially to your scalp, can create problems further down the line. Dyeing gray hair the conventional way could even contribute to future hair loss.
For a long time, these products were the only option. But lately, more options have emerged.
One of these comes from Mayraki, a brand that is focused on vegan and cruelty-free haircare, but also focuses on removing synthetics from its products whenever possible. They’ve developed an Anti-Gray, Color Restoring treatment that restores hair to its natural color by nourishing the hair and scalp from within. Instead of covering up grays, like dyes do, Mayraki’s patented active ingredients boost melanin production in the hair itself.
Here’s the science: Based on the research, melanin synthesis in melanocytes (also known as melanoma cells) is mainly regulated by the MC1R pathway. This pathway reaches the melanocortin 1 receptor, also known as the melanin-activating peptide receptor, or melanotropin receptor. Mayraki anti-gray hair color restoring treatment contains polygonum multiflorum root extracts and other patented active ingredients that activate these receptors, inducing melanin synthesis in the melanocytes.
This is your body, producing your hair, turning back the clock and restoring melanin-production that has lowered as part of the ageing process. When Mayraki’s research shows that blood circulation also plays a factor in melanin production, they set out to find natural chemicals that would do the same.
Hair grows back with its natural pigmentation, an incredible achievement in hair color restoration. Hair greying is stopped in its tracks as melanin production and circulation increase, and from root to tip, color is restored. Mayraki’s Anti Gray Hair Color Restoring Treatment also nourishes your hair and scalp, ensuring tip top health no matter what type of hair you have. After a treatment, your hair is more moisturized and youthful, with lustrous shine and volume. With a chemical hair treatment, your hair would be dry, brittle and weak. We’ve seen it all before. Not a good look.
To conclude, the fact that Mayraki’s treatments are effective, innovative, vegan, cruelty-free and natural is an accomplishment that just can’t be matched with a drug store product.