Spray-on grey hair dye – Does this stuff work?

August 4, 2012 at 12:00 am in Fashion & Beauty by VN Editors

If you don’t want to deal with a box of messy chemicals or spend thousands of dollars a year at the beauty salon for grey hair treatments, spray-on grey hair dye just might be the perfect answer…if it works. Is it possible that even hair dye can be put into an aerosol bottle that makes the whole process so simple?

The evolution of grey hair dye

It feels like grey hair dye has been around for ever, but it wasn’t invented until the 1960s. Cosmetics companies learned how to perfect it for home use, and now anyone can buy any color they like in an easy-to-use at-home kit. But mixing up the bottles, putting on the gloves and surrounding your hairline in cotton balls really isn’t all that easy.

There’s always room for improvement, right? Gray Away is attempting to do just that, and make grey hair dye even easier than ever. There are only a few different shades of color available, and the product is designed not for all-over use for but quick touch-ups that help you avoid giving yourself a grey hair treatment for a while longer. Gray Away is available in light brown, dark brown, auburn and blonde – standard hair colors that quickly and effortlessly cover up grey hair color that’s showing around the roots.

Spray-on grey hair dye is a good way to hide roots, but you can also use it to change up your style. Choose a shade that’s darker than your dyed hair to experiment with the two-tone ombre look that so many women are wearing, or choose a shade that’s lighter to add highlights and life to your locks. A 1.5 ounce bottles retails for around $10 USD only and contains no peroxide or ammonia.

Coloring grey hair

There’s always constant maintenance involved when you’re coloring grey hair to hide those silver strands. Hair is always growing, so you’ve got to keep a sharp eye out for grey roots and rush to keep them covered. Hair dye itself can strip your hair of moisture and make it feel coarse in texture. Spray-on grey hair treatments and other quick solutions help you avoid the salon, but they won’t necessarily help improve your hair health.

Take care of your dyed hair by using shampoo and conditioner that’s specially formulated for dyed locks. Ordinary shampoo and conditioner can strip your dye away and make color fade more quickly, forcing you to color your grey hair more often. Conditioners made for dyed hair are rich in moisture, giving your locks the nourishment they need when they’ve been chemically altered.

Learn more about caring for your hair and making your style sing in our free special report, Grey hair after 50: 7 keys to styling, coloring, and caring for grey hair whether you choose to cover or embrace it.

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