Gray Roots to Great: In-Between Hair ColorJune 13, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Posted in Anti-Aging, Hair | 1 Comment
Tags: gray hair, hair color, Oscar Blandi, Roux
My gray hair is coming in fast and furious. No longer is plucking gray strands an option — I would have bald patches and lose the battle! A regular schedule of permanent hair dye is necessary, but because my hair is also chemically relaxed I don’t want to color too often (very damaging). So, I use touch-up color to instantly camouflage gray roots. Color lasts a day or two and easily shampoos out.
In my bathroom right now are Roux Tween Time Instant Haircolor Touch-Up Stick in Dark Brown and Oscar Blandi Pronto Colore Root Touch-Up Highlighting Pen in Neutral Brown. Both cover grays well, though make my hair a bit sticky and will rub-off. The product works best by pulling a small section of hair taut and applying the product away from the scalp.
Roux Tween Time Instant Haircolor Touch-Up Stick ($6.99)
- Colors: Black, Dark Brown, Medium Brown, Light Brown, Auburn
- Easy-to-use crayon: wet the tip and apply
- Color is flat, which works better on hair that is one color
- Applicator is messy, so it needs to be transported in a plastic bag
Oscar Blandi Pronto Colore Root Touch-Up & Highlighting Pen ($23)
- Colors: Beige Blonde, Light Golden Blonde, Neutral Brown, Warm Reddish Brown, Dark Brown/Black
- Thick liquid in a pen: dispense color by twisting the barrel (flexible brush makes it more difficult to apply)
- Color is multi-dimensional, especially good for highlighted hair
- Portable pen means no stains in my purse
According to a recent article in O, The Oprah Magazine, researchers are in hot pursuit of a “cure” for gray hair and they’re getting close. We may win the battle after all!