My hair used to be the most beautiful dark brown/black color when I was in my 20s. Now in my early 40's the gray hairs have slowly but surely, been reserving their spot in my natural head of hair. Despite them being known as the "Threads of Wisdom", I hate them! I purchased this product in color Oriental Black #59, with the sole purpose of covering my gray hair. It's not even very noticeable to others, as the grays were to me. I hated parting my natural hair down the middle, because the gray strands would show. & Yes, I took the natural, "herbal route" (as others have mentioned in these reviews), I tried it a few times, using the herbal formula Henna + Indigo. But when you are rocking your natural hair/curls, you'll tend to wash, condition, and use oils in it more often, than an individual not wearing their hair in it's natural state. This will result in the Indigo (which turns the hair black-"temporaily") to fade quicker. My grays would be exposed again within a week, of using my hair products and oils in my "Henna +Indigo", treated hair. And nobody wants to keep applying a herbal hair color treatment, to their hair two or three times per month, because it fades so easily after washing or applying hair products, & oils.
So, the only sure fire way to cover your grays is to use a permanent hair color/dye, over them. Sorry to say, but its the only way because, I've tried both methods the herbal route, and now this permanent hair color route. This particular hair dye is NOT to be slept on. I've seen it in beauty supply stores, all my life. Never imagined I'd be using it later on in my own life, to cover my grays. It's simple to mix (just add water, according to instructions), contains NO- Ammonia, or Peroxide so it doesn't even smell like chemicals at all. It's a dark color, so its not stripping color from the hair (as lightening hair color does, sometimes leading to breakage), its adding color, so it's less harsh. I was beyond pleased after using this for the first time. This permanent hair color, covered my grays COMPLETELY, effortlessly, even the shorter strands around
the edges of my head, and the long strands, within a 20 minute time frame (no burning or irritation at all during application process). And the best part about a permanent hair dye, is that I can apply my hair products, and my hair oils too, without the worry of fading my hair color and "re exposing" my grays. This color is beyond amazing. Of course I'd recommend it to anyone looking to cover stubborn, hard to cover gray hair, like mines was. Just make sure you do the allergy test first.
IMPORTANT NOTE: I did the Allergy test on my skin, as directed, prior to first time usage. Always make sure to do the Allergy test prior to any hair color application, no matter what brand it is.
- Item Weight: 9.07 g
- Boxed-product Weight: 159 g
- ASIN: B00GMPTHY2
- Date first available at Amazon.com.au: 12 November 2013
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