I was doing my usual weekly shop at Tesco on Monday when I found myself in unfamiliar territory.
Having been down the first few aisles, I found myself looking at the men’s hair dye section.
It’s not one I’m familiar with, even though I’ve been going grey since my mid twenties.
And there it was; Just For Men.
What Was I Thinking?
I’ve always thought to myself that I’d go grey gracefully.
Now I’m in my forties, my natural black hair colour is intertwined with white and grey.
Even my eyebrows have started to succumb to the loss of colour.
Out of curiosity I picked up the box of hair dye to take a closer look.
5 easy minutes and you can get your natural hair colour back, at least that’s what the Just For Men box said.
The trouble is as soon as I read about the colour base, developer and applicator it all became too complicated.
When gloves are involved there’s every chance it’ll get messy and things could go wrong.
I put the box back on the shelf and skulked off down the aisle.
Digging A Bit Deeper
When I got home, I was still thinking about it so I decided to do a search on Google.
Wow! There seems to be a whole lot of people who have had allergic reactions to Just For Men in the US.
So much so that they’ve suffered skin irritation and some people have even suffered burns.
Saying that’s not a good advert for the product is an understatement.
I get the impression there may have been a change to the product formula at some point.
And me being quite risk-averse, it’s making me wonder whether I should just carry on going grey gracefully.
If I have a reaction to Just For Men, I know from things I’ve read on Google that I’d regret it!
Just For Men Control GX
Whatever happens, I don’t want a sudden change in colour or a glowing hue that you get from dyed hair.
I wonder if the Control GX Shampoo might be the answer.
It’s supposed to:
- gradually reduce grey;
- give subtle, natural-looking results;
- gently clean and revitalise hair, and;
- be suitable for light brown to black hair.
It sounds like I might be on the right track if I decide to proceed.
But there’s still that nagging doubt about allergic reactions.
As a safety precaution you have to perform a 48-hour skin allergy test to see if you react to it.
And if you do, then obviously you don’t want to be putting it on your head.
The instructions mention that you can get staining on your fingers and nails when applying the product.
So you should use the palms of your hands to apply it instead. That sounds a bit ominous!
Taking The Plunge?
I think I’m going to give it a go.
Although the price is enough to put anyone off at £9 a time.
It can’t hurt to see what happens and if it removes some of the grey that’s got to be a bonus.
I hope I don’t end up with an allergic reaction and a useless expensive shampoo.