Whether you’re new to the game or a seasoned vet, it’s important to know your options when it comes to getting rid of your greys and reviving your youthful hair colour. For you first timers there are a few things to take in as you learn this new grooming option. Whether you want to blend out your greys, get a full cover, or revive your natural colour, you can achieve the look you’re after. If you’re a first-timer, make sure you check out our blog 'The ins and outs of men's hair colour for first timers’.
After ten years of using men's hair colour, it’s fair to say I’ve been around the block, here’s what I’ve found.
There are two main ‘at home’ options to choose from.
My very first experience with men's hair colour was with Just For Men. Looking back it was quite an intimidating one. I wanted the experience to be so seamless that I would hardly have to think about what to do. This thinking was quickly squashed when I opened the box. Instructions telling you not to leave the product in your hair for longer than 10 minutes because it could damage your hair, patch tests to make sure you don’t have an allergic reaction, and application gloves the size of shopping bags. Not to mention that the instruction leaflet that comes with the product is written in every language imaginable, so just finding what you need to read is a task in itself. While they quite often refer to their products as a ‘shampoo’, to appeal to men, what you will find for your first experience is anything but.
Price: $11.99 to $17.99 not including shipping
Just For Men products are not bad. My main concern was how long the colour lasted for. While using colour in your grooming regime is not hard once you get the hang of it, you don’t want to be applying it every couple of weeks to maintain the look you are after. The smell and the way it makes your hair feel make you wonder what it is exactly that you are putting in your hair.
Colour Cream is an evolution on what has currently been set as the standard for at-home application hair colour for men. The experience while using the product is simple while producing salon standard results. The product has been tailored to the user to make the experience as seamless as possible.
Price: $29.00 including shipping
Colour Cream is pleasant and easy to use. I am always happy with the result and extremely happy with how long it lasts for. The conditioning factors of the organic ingredients make sure your hair doesn't feel dry and damaged after use and the microfiber pouch and custom gloves make the application process very pleasant.