Gray roots begone! Everpro Beauty Gray Away

So who gets their hair colored?

Raised hands

Yeah, me too. I have been getting my colored – and to cover the gray, mind you, not just for fashion – since I was 17 years old. My hair grows super fast so that means I need something to cover my roots in between trips to the salon.

Everpro Gray Away 3

For years I have used Bumble and Bumble Brown Hair Powder ($36 for 4.4 oz). It’s a spray-on colored hair powder and it works. It covers the gray. It’s not perfect though. The brown is quite intense so it makes me look like I don’t even have a natural part – which sort of makes my hair look like it’s a wig. Also, the powder is messy. If I scratch my head, my fingernails are brown. It smears onto my pillow at night. It’s also expensive and not easy to find. So when Everpro Beauty offered to send us their Gray Away Temporary Root Color ($12.99) to test, I was very happy to try what I hoped would be a better alternative.

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Everpro Beauty Gray Away Temporary Root Concealer

three different shades

matches these hair colors

First selling point for me:  Gray Away is inexpensive and it’s easy to find. It is available at CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Rite Aid, and Bed Bath and Beyond.

It comes in two different shades. I use the Light Brown, which matches my hair perfectly. If you aren’t sure which shade is right for you, go for the lighter shade rather than the darker one.

cool applicator

fantastic thin applicator

The applicator is a very thin spray wand, much different from the larger sprayer I was used to using. This means greater control and less color on areas you don’t want covered, like your natural part. The spray itself is mineral-derived pigment which means it is safe for everyone to use, even pregnant women. Plus it dries very quickly. It will come off if you rub or scratch your head, but not nearly as noticeably as with the Bumble and Bumble.

Just shake the can, then spray on dry roots. It takes seconds for all that gray to disappear! The color is temporary and easily washes out with your next shampoo.

before...

before…

...after!

…after!

This is an absolute winner of a product! With up to 40 applications in one bottle it is a wonderfully affordable way to stretch out the time between your salon visits. I love it. Everpro Beauty Gray Away is the only root concealer I am buying from now on.  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Going gray? Get Color Wow Root Cover Up!

Color Wow Root Cover Up

Color Wow Root Cover Up

I don’t know about you but gray hair grows in my family. It’s hard to believe isn’t it?? I’ve been hiding my grays since my early 30’s but my sister had to start even earlier. It may look distinguished on my brothers and husband but it sure doesn’t look distinguished on me. It makes me look and feel old. I love to get my hair tinted but I don’t have the time or money to do it as often as I’d like. The answer: Color Wow!! To be specific Color Wow Root Cover Up.

Color Wow Root Touch Up in Light Brown

Color Wow Root Cover Up in Light Brown

Color Wow Root Cover Up is the newest invention that helps me disguise the gray that plagues me. This root cover up is different from any I’ve tried and I’m loving it. What you’ll see when you open this is a product that looks a lot like an eyeshadow or eyebrow color. What you’ll get though is a product made specifically to cover your gray hair and keep it covered all day long. When this was sent for review purposes I was so excited to try it out.

Color Wow Root Touch Up Kit

Color Wow Root Cover Up Kit

This is a powder but one that sticks to your hair. It doesn’t come off and it doesn’t stain my hairline or my pillow cases. It comes with a brush that helps you do larger areas on one side and get to smaller areas with the other. color wow oepn 3It’s so easy to use that even a true lefty like me can do it without a problem. Here’s my before picture a few days prior to getting it professionally colored:color wow beforeMy part is not that big. The light doesn’t show you well but what you are seeing are white hair and gray hair mingled together where there should be brown hair.

Here’s my after which only took me a few minutes: color wow after1

I had no help at all. I just brushed it on my part area (and later along my hairline by my ears) and went over each area about 3 times. The powder only sticks to hair, it doesn’t stick to itself so you won’t be building up layers of it. It wasn’t sticky, it wasn’t hard to do and it didn’t take me long. My only mistake was that I couldn’t see the very top of my head so there was a small circle I missed but that was only the first time. By the second time I did this I was a pro. There is a video that shows you just how easy it is.

It does fade after a day so if you don’t wash your hair the next day then you’d need to repeat the process. You can apply this on freshly washed hair or day/s old hair. While it says it lasts from shampoo to shampoo, I usually added more the second day.color wow box2

My favorite part – it does NOT stain my scalp. I’ve used other products that have either stained my scalp or have dripped and become visible. Since this is a powder there’s no dye involved. As a matter of fact it’s a great product for pregnant women because it lacks the chemicals that dye has.

Color Wow Root Cover Up ($34.50) is available in 6 shades: Platinum, Blonde, Light Brown, Medium Brown, Dark Brown and Black. “Root Cover Up is a professional mineral powder with a unique oil-based, non-waxy formula that stays in place, creates multi-dimensional shine and looks completely natural. Each shade contains a number of colors and pigments to ensure natural blending with the tones in your own hair. Because of its extreme portability and ease of use, it’s ideal for travel and last minute, on-the-go fixes.”
You can find Color Wow Root Cover Up at Ulta.

look ma - no gray!

look ma – no gray!

Color Wow has a full line that contains other products to protect color treated hair like shampoo, conditioner, mousse and styling cream. It was created by Gail Federica and John Frieda who are responsible for so many innovative hair products.

They say this will last for 60 applications which is approximately 3 months. I’m sure this will last me longer since I’ll just need it before root touch ups. However long it lasts though, it gives my hair that Color WOW that’s needed when I’m feeling drab from those darned grays. How do you manage your gray hair? (And don’t tell me you don’t have them!!) — Marcia

*press sample

If you want a scientific understanding of how this works you can check out the review on Future Derm.