In some people, grey hairs show as early as their late teens, while others won't have to deal with them until they reach middle age. Scientific American states that men get their first grey hairs at the average age of 30. If you're not ready to accept your grey hair, but don't mind having just a little bit of grey, you can mix the two using the Touch of Gray formula by Just For Men. This formula reduces grey strands, but doesn't eliminate them completely.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Latex gloves or cotton swab
- Clock or timer
Find the hair tint of your choice. Touch of Gray comes in four different shades ranging from light and medium-brown to dark-brown and black. Use the tint that matches the colour of your hair, before it went grey to get a natural-looking result.
Do the patch test 48 hours before colouring your hair. The patch test determines whether or not you are allergic to the product. Wash the inside of your arm, where your elbow bends, with warm water and soap. Dab it dry with a towel. Open the tube of Touch of Gray and spread a minimal amount on the bend of your elbow. Wear latex gloves or use a cotton swab to apply the product. Wait 48 hours. Proceed with the application if no irritation, itching or burning sensation is sensed. Otherwise discontinue use.
Screw the applicator comb onto the tube of hair colour. Squeeze the tube until the bottom of the comb's teeth are covered in product.
Pull the comb through your unwashed, dry hair. Squeeze the tube regularly as you comb, to ensure the product gets spread evenly over your hair. Begin your application near your temples and the front of your hairline, or any other location where your hair is at its grayest. Use front-to-back and side-to-side strokes, depending on the direction of your hair growth.
Look at the clock or set a timer for five minutes. As you wait, the product will turn dark on your hair.
Rinse the product off with warm water, until the water runs clear. Wash your hair with a shampoo for colour treated hair and style it as you normally do.
Tips and warnings
- If you want more grey coverage after your initial application, repeat the process after one week.
- Keep up your look by applying the Touch of Gray approximately once a month.
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