I’ve never been one to experiment with my hair. I went natural until I started noticing those tell-tale gray hairs popping up in my crown, and then I went to my hairdresser and asked her to make them disappear.
I have been coloring my hair ever since with an all-over color as close to my natural tone as possible. I don’t mess around with at-home coloring treatments or any of that nonsense. I’m all about keeping my hair as natural looking as possible, and I’m actually quite terrified of deviating from the tried and true.
But anyone with dark hair can tell you, once you get to a certain age, those pesky grays can start to appear as soon as three weeks after a color treatment. I’m pretty consistent about visiting the salon every 6-8 weeks . . . but three??? Forget it! I need something to tide me over in the meantime.
I’ve been sent products to try in the past that claim to cover your gray roots easily and naturally between salon visits, but I’ve never liked any enough to write about them until I tried Gray Away.
My Gray Away arrived the same week I had my hair colored so I had to wait a while to try it. Finally this week I started noticing those little grays popping up again so I decided it was time to give Gray Away a test drive.
I notice the gray hairs the most when I pull my hair back into a ponytail, which is pretty much every other day (at least.) They start showing at the temples and in the top/front of my hair where bangs would be. I tried to get a before picture, and if you look REEEEALLY close, you can see them. They are more noticeable in person.
Gray Away is a spray, and I love that it does not contain dyes. Instead, it uses mineral derived pigments that are safe for everyone — even pregnant women.
I will tell you, I was VERRRY AFRAID to try this at first. I mean, spray bottles have a way of doing their own thing, if you know what I mean. I intentionally tried it on a morning when I wasn’t going anywhere, in case I ended up looking like I’d battled a bottle of brown spray paint.
But I needn’t have worried. The spray is strong enough to do the job, but it doesn’t cover your hair like paint. Instead, it coats the hair gently, and I actually found myself going back and using more. As I got braver, I sprayed the whole top of my head. It looks VERRRY natural.
I did get some on my face, because my gray hairs are so close to my temples, but it wiped off easily. Here is the after picture. Sorry, it’s a little blurry. I was taking these myself in the mirror.
See how natural? I love it. Really, this is good stuff.
The best part is, it washes right out. It’s only meant to be temporary, so you just cover the grays you can see, and don’t worry about the rest.
Gray Away retails for $12.99, and it’s available in drugstores nationwide and online. I was provided with a review sample with no strings attached, but this stuff is too good NOT to share!