We have all been there, we look in the mirror and our roots or grey hair is just jumping out at us, screaming “colour me you lazy thing”. As much as we would love to get another few weeks out of our colour, before having to return to the hairdressers, we know that the roots or grey hair is just too bad and you can no longer face appearing in public with your hair in an absolute state. You just need something to get you through the next few weeks until you have the cash to get your colour done.
As I have dark hair, I found I could get 3-4 months out of a colour before my roots had to be done. In fact for years, most of the time the reason I went to get my colour done, was to freshen up the colour rather than cover my roots. Sadly over the last year I have discovered that this is not longer the case. As much as I want to bury my head in the sand and deny it, I am getting grey hair. The absolute horror of it all. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have a badger strip just yet, but rather salt and pepper strands speckled throughout my hair. A few weeks ago I brought my mirror to the window to pluck my brows and when I bent my head down, I caught sight of the top of my head in the mirror. Sweet baby jesus I nearly died. Who was this aul wan looking back at me. It was no longer one or two speckles, but a lot of grey knocking about. I was devastated. I didn’t have the cash to get my colour done and we had our engagement party that weekend.
As a result I found myself, wandering the aisle of Boots, looking for a non permanent answer to my greying problem.I came across the Charles Worthing instant root concealer and decided that this was going to be the answer to my prayers. It came in four colours, light blonde, dark blonde, light brown and dark brown. There was no tester open, but I took a chance with dark brown and this was a perfect match for my hair.
The colour is dispersed through a small nozzle onto the head. While it is great for spraying on large areas, if you have any areas around the temple or forehead, the nozzle is far too big and inaccurate to cover these areas. I tried to spray some on my temples and ended up with colour all over the side of my face. It wasn’t easy to remove either and it took a good scrub with a few makeup wipes to remove the dark colour from my face.
While the spray did cover up my roots and grey hairs, sadly there was too many other problems with it that I just couldn’t over look.
Once I had applied this temporary colour, it left my hair feeling, heavy, greasy, sticky, and completely flat. Not only that, once applied the colour transferred onto my hands if I touched off my hair. I spayed this on my hair before I went out for dinner and I felt my hair looked and felt absolutely horrendous. Worse than it every would have looked with a few grey hairs and dodgy roots. I don’t actually have any pictures of how this spray works, as I couldn’t face putting it anywhere next or near my hair again.
If you are looking for something to just cover up your grey or roots, and don’t mind how your hair feels. Then this will work for you. I however can’t recommend this at all. I find it too hard to look by how awful my hair felt. You can buy them in Boots for €12.99