While grey hair has become trendy in recent years with celebrities like Lady Gaga, Nicole Richie and Kylie Jenner all embracing the silvery hue, many of us aren’t quite ready to jump on the grey bandwagon just yet. And while the most common way to get rid of unwanted grey hairs is to cover all your hair with permanent colour either in-salon or at-home, a new product has just been launched that gives you another option.
After five years in development, French hair colourist Christophe Robin has just released a temporary colour that promises to cover greys without causing scalp sensitivity or the need to change your natural hair colour. Rather than coating your hair with pigment the way typical hair colours do, the new Christophe Robin Temporary Colour Gels adapt to your natural colour and cover greys without modifying your hair’s natural structure. The gels, which subtly fade after five to seven washes, can also be applied to cover silver strands with targeted root application or all over for optimal coverage.
The new gels are available in four universal shades that Robin says “blend perfectly with the natural base colour of your hair”. To choose the right shade for you, he recommends “choosing the shade that is closest to your natural hair colour for best results. If you find yourself hesitating between two shades, pick the lighter one,” he adds.
All four colours have also been dermatologically tested and deemed suitable for those with sensitive scalps as they’re formulated with 92 per cent natural ingredients and don’t contain ammonia, peroxide, oxidants, resorcinol, PPD, silicones and SLS.
Robin points out that his new temporary colours gels won’t work for everyone though: “If your hair is bleached or highlighted, the colour gels are not for you! They’ll have a less opaque result than permanent hair dyes and you’ll end up with a noticeable difference between your roots and lengths”.
For those with bleached or highlighted hair that still want to cover their greys, L’Oréal Paris Magic Retouch sprays might be better suited for a quick fix. These temporary sprays instantly conceal any greys at yours roots and will last until you next wash your hair. They’re also water-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about a little rain or sweat ruining your colour.
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How do you cover your greys? Or do you simply embrace them? Let us know in the comments below.
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