Color the Gray! Medium Brown
Messy but worth it
I am in my mid-40's with about 10% gray hair. I have very curly, dry brown hair. My hair has never felt better than after using this product! So soft and shiny, and the covered grays look like subtle highlights and totally natural.
I would definitely recommend to mix up the hennas early and let them sit for several hours. I let mine sit for almost 3 hours. It does say in the directions that this will help it all to go faster. It took only 15 minutes for part 1 and 45 for part 2.
Do the strand test as recommended.
I used a garbage bag clipped around my shoulders to keep my clothes clean.
I used a plastic grocery bag clipped around my head to keep from dripping.
If you wash your skin off quickly it does not stain your face.
If you wipe up where it drips quickly, it does not stain your floor or sink or tub.
Use the baking soda as recommended to help get the henna completely out of your hair
I only used half a package as my hair is medium length, so I will get 2 or more treatments out of one box.
It really wasn't that bad of a process at all. Well worth the little mess to avoid toxic chemicals!
The first time I used it, the grays began to come back slowly within a week or two. I called the company, and they instructed me to leave on the Part 2 henna for 2 hours, instead of 45 minutes. I did this, and it was perfect. So if you are having this issue, just leave the Part 2 on for longer and it will be fine. They have great customer service, so if you have trouble, definitely call them first before you give up!
May 15, 2014
Too much trouble
If I knew this would be so difficult to use, I never would have bought it. You have to boil water and let it sit. I'm planning on sending this back.
March 25, 2014
better than expected
Since I had never colored (covered the grey) my hair before, I was a little anxious using this product for the first time. Although it was quite messy, I was extremely pleased with the results. It did a great job covering the grey, and, best of all, no one noticed! Using vaseline to cover skin to prevent staining worked very well. It did not color my scalp. I would highly recommend this SAFE way to cover grey hair.
February 12, 2014
This product was a great find. Can't use commercial otc hair dyes anymore due to damage and breakage. Yes, it takes time and commitment to do the process correctly but the result is beautiful color and shine that lasts a long time. Another great product from Swanson!
September 6, 2012
A sensitive skin product that works
I have sensitive skin and have reacted to other chemical hair dyes and thought I would not be able to use hair dyes. I tried Light Mountain hair dye and was nicely surprised how little skin reaction there was to this hair dye. The hair color was fine and after washing my hair 4-5 times later, their seemed to be very little loss of color. The price of the hair dye was very reasonable. It was messy and confusing to put on at first but I have figured out some shortcuts to make it easier the next time. Such as, I wouldn't use a comb after applying the hair dye for the comb will pull out some of the dye. Wait until you wash your hair first. I recommend this product if you have sensitive skin too.
April 27, 2012
So, this requires a committment, but if you're into the least toxic route- this is for you. Dark hair dyes are known carcinogens. I just could not do it anymore, however, i am not ready to be grey at 31! This has two steps, and that is key. The first prepares your grey, and the second does the coloring. I didn't expect much, but it did end up working wonderfully!
I would suggest setting aside a couple of hours, and also, i wish i had rinsed the second step out a little differently as it is messy and went all over the shower! So, yes more time and effort, but less waste for the landfill, and regarding the mess, the great thing is- it's not a bunch of toxins, perfumes and disgust that is all over. I love that feeling- that I am not harming myself, or others, or the streams and oceans. I put some yogurt in the second step. Basically, my philosophy is if you put it on your skin, you should be able to eat it!
well worth the time and effort.
March 12, 2011
Natural Triumphs Over Chemical
Due to allergic reactions to chemical hair color, I was desperate for something kinder. Even though it takes an hour longer to use than chemical dyes, and it's messier, still, I WILL be using it again, because it's gorgeous color, and it doesn't hurt my scalp!
November 1, 2010
Too much effort for poor results
After two hours of dying my hair through two processes and multiple times of warming a towel to wrap around my head to keep the stuff warm. Sitting next to the fireplace for the warmth. When all the mess was cleaned up and the hair was rinsed and dryed, the gray was still there and my hair was unevenly colored. Wouldn't use this product again. The instructions were not clear as to how long to leave the second step on and it said until you get the color you want. It was impossible to know what color my hair was undreneath the dark green slime on my hair. This is my second attempt to use this stuff and I have been very dissapointed.
December 11, 2009