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Can a pill erase your gray hair forever?

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The end of gray hair
forever... or maybe not

Would you use a pill to take away gray hair? Go Away Gray is trying to convince you that two pills a day will rid you of gray hair forever. Skeptical? We were too, so we did a little investigation.

The end of gray hair forever... or maybe not

Would an Anderson Cooper in any other hair color be as sweet?

We say no, but the makers of an anti–gray hair pill want us to believe that everyone is dying to get rid of their gray hair.

"Going gray can be a real blow to a person's self-confidence and for some it's a constant reminder of growing older," reads the press release for Go Away Gray. "Women and men routinely spend a fortune on coloring those grays, but now, there's a pill you can take to get rid of gray hair... permanently."

A month's supply of Go Away Gray will set you back $29.99. The secret ingredient — according to company CEO Cathy Beggan — is catalase.

"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 apparently puts the catalase back in your body.

But, does it work? No, judging from online reviews.

"They should call this product "Go Away Money" because that's all it will do for you," one man wrote on Amazon.

"I have used it since July, and here it is December and I have seen no changes. In fact, my grays seem to be growing in faster. I have to color my hair every 4 weeks instead of every 5," wrote another.

So, save your cash and use it to pay for a dye job. Or just embrace the gray! You earned 'em, after all.

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Do you dye your hair to color the gray, or are you letting nature take its course? Sound off in the comments below!

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