Ladies: need your help (gettin' rid of the gray) [Archive] - Glock Talk

PDA

View Full Version : Ladies: need your help (gettin' rid of the gray)


The Pontificator
04-24-2008, 18:48
Is there a decent over the counter hair color to just tint the gray away?

:whistling:

Cat91
04-24-2008, 20:25
Just for Men?

I have no clue, I have mine done by a stylist that uses Redken color. I used to use Clairol box colors, though-they're easy to use but I tabby-striped myself once....

Miao, Cat

Zonny
04-25-2008, 17:43
Any level 2 or level 3 over the counter will do. Just remember, it's always MUCH darker than the pic shows. Level 3 will have better gray coverage but it is also longer lasting and if you don't like it you're stuck with it probably until it's cut off. I assume your hair is pretty short?

Stay away from that Grecian Formula crap!!!

BTW You will probably get about 3 applications out of 1 box if you get yourself a spare applicator bottle and use that to mix only 1/3 to 1/2 of each of the enclosed bottles into. Once you have mixed it, you have to use it so if you use the bottle that they include, you have to throw the rest away.

The Pontificator
06-28-2008, 16:20
"Just for Men" contains a tube of coloring, an applicator comb you attach to the tube, and a pair of gloves. Nothing to mix.

Well, I went ahead and did it and I gotta say....not too shabby. My natural hair color was halfway between medium and light brown. The store didn't have the light brown, only the medium "touch of grey" so that what I bought. Goes on VERY dark but lightens after you rinse it out then shampoo. My hair is extremely thick and needs to be cut so I had to be very, very thorough in the application in order to get down to the roots...applying and combing it in not only front to back but back to front and using my fingers to rub it in the areas I can't see.

If any guys are reading this I'd advise you to get a hand-held mirror so you can see the back. That, or have some foxy lady help you apply it. :supergrin:

The Pontificator
06-29-2008, 09:56
Any level 2 or level 3 over the counter will do. Just remember, it's always MUCH darker than the pic shows. Level 3 will have better gray coverage but it is also longer lasting and if you don't like it you're stuck with it probably until it's cut off. I assume your hair is pretty short?

Stay away from that Grecian Formula crap!!!

BTW You will probably get about 3 applications out of 1 box if you get yourself a spare applicator bottle and use that to mix only 1/3 to 1/2 of each of the enclosed bottles into. Once you have mixed it, you have to use it so if you use the bottle that they include, you have to throw the rest away.


Is there any particular brand you'd recommend?

One thing I really disliked about Just for Men is whatever fragrance component they put in it. Yukkk. Smells like Brut 33. :puking:

Luckily a fourth and fifth shampooing the day after got rid of it.

Zonny
06-29-2008, 11:59
Any of the name brands will do the trick. They are basically the same. I would suggest a level 2. That would be a semi-permanent color and fade gently so as not to expose harsh roots.

Stay in the light golden brown or even dark golden blonde tones. Stay away from anything with "ASH" in the color description. I can't figure out who looks good in those tones :shocked:

You can use your 'comb thru' application method again if that is what you prefer. If you decide it didn't cover well enough, simply mix up some more and re-apply.

Sorry you took the ration on GNG but then...did you expect otherwise? :rofl:

I am the QUEEN of hair color experimentation so if you have any other questions feel free to ask!! :tongueout:

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j62/PearlMarie/IMG_0164.jpg

The Pontificator
06-29-2008, 16:50
Any of the name brands will do the trick. They are basically the same. I would suggest a level 2. That would be a semi-permanent color and fade gently so as not to expose harsh roots.

Stay in the light golden brown or even dark golden blonde tones. Stay away from anything with "ASH" in the color description. I can't figure out who looks good in those tones :shocked:

You can use your 'comb thru' application method again if that is what you prefer. If you decide it didn't cover well enough, simply mix up some more and re-apply.

Sorry you took the ration on GNG but then...did you expect otherwise? :rofl:

I am the QUEEN of hair color experimentation so if you have any other questions feel free to ask!! :tongueout:

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j62/PearlMarie/IMG_0164.jpg

LOL why just stop at two colors? :supergrin:

Zonny
06-29-2008, 18:05
LOL why just stop at two colors? :supergrin:

Should I throw in another for good measure? :embarassed:

Cross-X
06-29-2008, 19:32
Leave your hair natural -- colored hair on men looks so fake. Go with what God gave you.

Shondratasha
06-29-2008, 21:29
Should I throw in another for good measure? :embarassed:

Actually I use a three color weave to get the natural red I have.

kcb
06-30-2008, 15:41
Leave your hair natural -- colored hair on men looks so fake. Go with what God gave you.

Only if they use the wrong products. I know, I have two male neighbors that look like they put black shoe polish on their hair.

BUT I have a couple of male friends that do color their hair. One of my girlfriends and I taught one of them how to do it himself at home. He mixes two colors together and shampoos it into his hair, followed by appropriate conditioning.

He was orignally a blonde. The tones that he uses look VERY natural.

It looks great...very youthful and healthy!

:thumbsup:

You can achieve the same with a darker color by looking for colors that resemble your natural color.

The problem with some mens hair coloring (black shoe polish) is that it is all ONE color. NO one has just one color tone to their hair, naturally.

:)

Oh yeah, we buy the products from a beauty supply shop. There are usually hair care specialists there that can help advise you on what to use.

The Pontificator
07-11-2008, 09:03
Trust me, I've seen the "shoe polish" jobs. My hair doesn't look like that at all.