The natural hair colour pigment called Melanin is produced in the matrix cells that are found near the hair root.
Natural pigmentation is genetically defined.
Melanocytes are found in the hair root, and they are responsible for the production of Melanin. This is the natural hair colour pigment present in hair. White hair does not contain any natural pigments.
There are two different types of melanin (pigments):
The quantity and combination of Melanin pigments define the natural hair color. Grey hair appears when the melanocytes do not produce melanin any longer. Because of this, the hair becomes colorless.