Do You Have Roots or Are Going Gray? Now FOUR Options: Live with It; Dye It, & 2 New Options!
If you are going gray, you might not think you have a lot of options. For some it’s dying your hair or doing highlights. Each has a plus/minus to the equation– depending on how fast your hair grows. It does the job and it can give you an entirely new look depending if you change hair color or go with highlights. However the upkeep adds up.
Also if you have barely any or no gray but dealing with darker (or lighter) roots growing out from your “explorations” in hair color — you need to read this too. I have done my time in that land of “Color-Oz”.. and it’s definitely an effort.
There is that option to go gray and allow it to grow in. Here’s what The Lake And Stars intimate apparel designer Maayan Zilberman,
decided to go gray in concert with a consultation with Marie Robinson, owner of Marie Robinson Salon and Clairol Creative Director.
The trick is check out just how much silver/gray you actually have and then work with that. Don’t suddenly go from partial gray to entirely silver in one fell swoop. Slowly work into it– sort of like ombre but in reverse.
You can catch the entire step by step process that Maayan went through with Marie Robinson and her colleagues at Refinery29.com blog on this transformation. It’s simply amazing.
Not going to go the route shown above? It’s definitely not for the timid or faint-hearted. Here are a couple of other options.
Gray Riddance — a spray-away gray treatment that takes a little faith and effort– but it WORKS!!
Gray Riddance turns gray hair to a natural brown which results in beautiful natural looking highlights. There’s no mess and you only have to spray it on new gray roots for three days for the gray to change to brown. Gray Riddance is the perfect solution to covering gray hair without the hassles every other option entails.
However there is a bit of some effort to it- application requires dry clean hair that is free of other hair products. If you are shooting for just the roots, then you are good to go to make this work quickly. However if you are looking for treating more hair, then it’s going to take a little timme because you have to let your hair air-dry. You can apply other hair products 15 minutes after your hair is dry. Do not wash hair for at least 24 hours. So by washing your hair every other day, you can use this treatment and see remarkable changes within less than a week.
Touchback Plus has lots of different products for you to try. Just depends on what you want to do and how much time you have.
There are colored and clear shampoo and conditioners that allow you to cover the gray. The Color Shampoo and Conditioner allow you to boost color and shine. The Clear Shampoo and Conditioner simply maintains the color that you already have.
Don’t have time to shower or you need help “NOW”? Check out either of these two products:
Color Leave-In Conditioner Micro Foam™ Formula which you can massage into damp or dry hair particularly at the roots and get good to great coverage.
The Touchback Markeris a bit different. It’s a wand/marker tip that you get right down at your roots and use it like a “magic marker” then comb it up the strands a bit. Think of this as like a magic marker but for hair and with a lot more precision!!
There is another product out there from celebrity colorist and Redken spokesperson Rita Hazan. She has her own line of color touch-ups and I just ordered both her “shine” product and the touch-up product so that I can touch up my darker roots compared to my significantly lighter hair color.
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