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Just for Men is a hair coloring product designed for men manufactured by Combe Incorporated. Just for Men is designed to color gray hair with a natural hair color. There is also a line of Just for Men products for coloring gray hair in men's beards, sideburns, and mustaches.

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      31.03.2012 04:58

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      I have been using light brown Just for men for a while. The last 2 boxes, (bought in different towns approx 3 months apart) came out very dark brown, almost black. I then had the missus try it on her hair as I thought it may be my hair reacting. Same problem, but worse repercussions as she wanted to kill me!Wrote to their help line to mention the problem, possibly some-one was stuffing up the mix. Their response was that they would send me some more free. I was trying to get the colors sorted, not compound the issue!

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      30.11.2010 00:41
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      Have tried other products for Greys and Just For Men is for me the best.

      For the last few years now I have started to notice a few of the dreaded greys starting to pop through, which is not good at the not so ripe old age of 26. They are mainly in the sides and back and very noticeable in the wrong light. Like most I started plucking the odd ones out with the old tweezers but soon realised I was fighting a losing battle and needed to take action. After giving it some thought and see many adverts on the TV I decided that Just for Men was worth a go.
      Priced at about £6 a box, I thought this was very reasonable. When opening the box it looked very daunting to a novice, with the plastic gloves and bottle of colour and activator which needed to be mixed (maybe not as simple as I anticipated).
      However after reading the step by step instructions I thought this can't be too difficult and gave it a go. It advises to do a patch test before using to check for allergic reactions etc (I did not and was fine).You need to put Vaseline around your hairline, ears and neckline due to the staining from the product (this is a must trust me). After that it is a matter of putting the gloves on, mixing the colour and activator and applying to dry hair. You need to apply to the area where the grey is most prominent first and then to the rest of the head. Be careful it does have a tendency to run down and will stain the skin. I just use an old damp cloth to wipe off any that runs down. You then need to massage in and leave for 5/10 minutes depending on how dark you want it, very simple. Once the time is up rinse out thoroughly and then wash with normal shampoo again. Don't use your best towel to dry it with as it can stain.
      For me this is a very simple solution to an annoying problem and it does what it says on the tin. I have dark brown hair and use the dark brown/black colour which I leave in for 5 minutes to get a very good match. I do sometimes get the odd rogue grey that stayed there but plucking out one or 2 at the end is no great hardship. I use it after every haircut (about 3 weeks). I do start to see a bit of grey coming through after 2 but sometimes shower 3 times a day due to work and training.
      The downside to Just For Men is that it can be difficult to apply and can be messy if you are not careful. I have stained a few towels and got some on the white paintwork in the bathroom which was a pain to remove.
      On the whole I would say this is a good product and does eliminate the greys.

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        28.12.2009 16:13
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        I will continue to use Just For Men but must be careful to avoid staining walls, floors and towels.

        About five years ago, I was looking for a new job and wanted to appear to a potential employer as I looked to myself in the mirror. I mean, that's a 30-year-old guy looking back, right? My attitude might be that of a young man but my hair -- what remained of it -- did not agree.

        I first got a hair color product called Grecian Formula 16, but found that it didn't work at all. I then tried Just For Men hair color and found that it did work -- but not without a few glitches. I'm in the US and pay about $7 for a package of Just For Men. This works out to about £4.85, although I found Just For Men on a UK Web site for £4.95. The shade I get is called "dark brown."

        WHAT IT IS

        Just For Men is a two-part semi-permanent hair dye. The package contains two bottles -- the color base and an activator/fixer -- that need to be mixed. Also in the box are plastic gloves that must be worn when applying Just For Men, lest your hands get smeared with hair dye. I'm pretty sure that the manufacturer (Combe Inc. in the US) expects that a single package is good for a single use, but I manage to use a package three times before it's empty. Since I use it every three weeks, a single package of Just For Men lasts for nine weeks before I have to buy another.

        Just For Men comes in a variety of shades. There are versions for hair as well as for beards/mustaches, and I have tried both. I generally use the version intended for hair and will be commenting exclusively on that product.

        USING IT

        I shake the color base bottle, then pour some of the color base into a spare bottle I've saved from a previous purchase. I then add a portion of the activator/fixer and shake again. Wearing the supplied plastic gloves, I then apply the chemical-smelling goo to my sideburns first, then the temples, then the hair behind the ears. These three locations seem to need the most exposure time to Just For Men to get the dye to stick properly. Once those areas are treated first, I apply Just For Men to the rest of my hair, really trying to work it in so that the dye gets to the underside of the hair shafts.

        It's impossible to not get the product on my skin and I've found that Just For Men will stain skin. The staining is usually noticable the day I apply Just For Men, with obvious skin stains around my sideburns and temples. The staining is nearly gone the next day and completely gone the day after that. I therefore try to apply Just For Men on Saturday mornings, and any skin staining is completely gone when I return to work Monday morning.

        When applying Just For Men, it's easy to splatter it around the bathroom. The spatters are relatively easy to clean from porcelain fixtures and plastic tub walls, but virtually impossible to clean from painted walls. If it gets on ceramic tile, it's not a problem to clean up. However, if it gets on the grout between the tiles, it's there forever. Let me tell you, dark brown Just For Men spatters are really obvious, so they must be cleaned immediately and avoided at all costs. I have learned to apply Just For Men while standing in the tub and to carefully clean all tub surfaces off at the end of my shower. This is complicated by the fact that Just For Men seems to "develop" when left on a surface for a period of time. I might not see a stain at first, only to have it be completely obvious when my wife is in the shower 15 minutes after me. The bottom line is that Just For Men can be very messy to apply.

        After leaving Just For Men in my hair for a few minutes, I rinse it out and then shampoo twice. I always shampoo twice after using Just For Men, because I found that the dye would rub off on towels when I shampooed only once. When I have shampoo on my head, I use my fingernails to scrape the skin around my sideburns and temples, in an effort to get as much of the stain off as possible. This really helps -- sometimes I get out of the shower and there is virtually no skin staining.

        One last thing about using Just For Men -- it has a mild chemical smell that does not bother me but my wife dislikes it strenuously. The smell is only there when mixing and applying Just For Men, and it doesn't linger when the product has been rinsed and shampooed out. It does hang in the air after my shower, and the wife complains about this.

        THE RESULTS

        I started out at least 50-percent gray and wanted it mostly gone. However, keeping just a little gray sounded fine and I think that is the result I get. The "dark brown" shade matches my natural color perfectly and my hair feels completely normal after applying Just For Men. Looking in the mirror, the results look good to me, although it's hard to get more than a grunt from my wife about the results. (Which is odd, because she colors her hair!)

        I did get a very good job not long after I started using Just For Men, so perhaps the product helped in its own way. A few months after starting the new job, I was out to lunch with three of my new co-workers, one of whom was a sweet young thing of 32 or so. It so happened that it was my birthday and I mentioned it, so she insisted that I tell my age. When I revealed I was 52, she was shocked, claiming that she thought I was in my late 30s.

        A couple months after that, a female business acquaintance saw me for the first time in a year and immediately said, "You look different, did you lose weight?" No, it was the hair color. By that point, I was pretty sure that Just For Men was doing its thing rather successfully.

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        Just For Men hides gray hair and does it pretty well, but not without problems. It stains skin temporarily and can permanently leave a mess on some surfaces and towels. It also may have rubbed off on pillowcases before I learned to shampoo twice after using Just For Men. Further, some people may not like Just For Men's smell as it is applied, although the smell is gone once my hair is shampooed.

        Just For Men does a good job and it's cheap, but it is messy and not nearly as easy to apply as the TV commercials make it seem.

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        07.01.2009 21:42
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        totally natural hassle free colour!

        Well, my boyfriend has the (mis)fortune of having the odd combo of a very young looking face and premature grey. I had always envisaged that when any partner of mine became older and greying he'd look quite craggy and distinguished, in a Richard Gere sense. Not look 25 and have white patches at his temples like morticia adams. I tried to raise this unflattering look with him and was met with "I'm not a ponce, i'm not dyeing my hair!!"

        Ok...

        After months of trying to get my partner to see that this was not a good look, and it would be no threat to his masculinity and i'd still think him a proper man, and he should make the most of himself and if he didn't do it now, when there were a few greys, people would notice if he decided to do it later...etc etc, i got him to consider toning down the grey...

        So off we went to the chemist's. I'll be honest here- mainly because he's not going to read this- i have had some male hair dyeing disasters on my hands in the past. One of my exes (this was not the cause of the relationship breakdown, but yes, probably contributed to it...) asked me to dye his hair dark brown. I chose a "natural looking brown" with ashy undertones, but when he rinsed it off, I had to excuse myself and go to the other room and stuff a sock in my mouth to prevent myself howling with laughter. When i re-emerged with a poker face, I said "well, its okay...we can tone it down...its just this light in here that's making it look..orangey..."

        And then there was the famous hair dyeing incident of my father's where my mum chose "warm dark brown" to dye his hair with. And he became the laughing stock of his factory floor until his mahogany hair grew out....

        "Don't worry, darling, I've done this before!" I said like an actor without conviction "it's no trouble..."

        I decided to go for the lightest brown colour of Just for Men in Boots. It's called light ash brown, and although my bf's hair is mid, dark brown, I didn't want him to come out looking like dracula if it went too dark, but was equally afraid that it might bleach his hair. The packet advises that if you are dithering between two shades you should usually choose the lightest. so we did and went back home to do the deed...

        I wont bore you with the nuts and bolts of the dyeing process, but its fairly straightforward and the best thing is it only takes 5-10 minutes. I was surprised at this time, as most women's dyes take around 20-30 mins, and most stink. I asked my bf what he thought of it and he said its surprisingly okay and you could even do it in a shower as it doesnt take long.

        When we came to rinse it off, it looked fine. there didn't seem to be any disasters. When my bf dried his hair, it looked...well...normal.

        And that in itself is the best thing about JFM- it doesn't make you look as though you've dyed your hair. His hair looks perfectly natural and it totally blends in with his mid brown hair colour. I was so impressed and he admitted it looked a lot better too.

        Outside, I inspected it in daylight and it looked fine. Totally unremarkable, and unlike women this is what many men want in a hair colour. I asked him if anybody had noticed if he'd dyed his hair and he said nobody had commented on it at all except for one lad who asked him if hed dyed it or something, and nobody comments at all now. We've been using this product for six months and i think it covers grey really very plausibly, you can see that its slightly silvery, and it blends in well, but it certainly doesn't give you a block colour, or any odd looking sheen.

        I really do recommend this product, I think it's great and the colour is more natural than most dyes i've seen (and believe me, i think i've tried just about every one on others if not myself! I am a dyeing fiend!) I really would recommend this to other men and other wives.

        If only my dad had used it, it would have saved him a lot of hassle and humilation and the epithet of "the scarlet pimpernel..."

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        25.09.2008 21:15
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        Your hair's never looked better

        I'm not too vain or ashamed to admit it, I'm a serial hair dyer. A lot of men won't admit it but not me, I say be thankfull you've still got your hair and make the most of it.

        I've always had a good head of hair, growing long and thick, well more bushy than thick and if I left it too long between cuts I looked as if I should be marching up and down at Buckingham Palace with a rifle slapped on my shoulder. When the dreaded grey started creeping in it didn't bother me too much at first, it was hardly noticeable amongst my ample locks. However once them grey hairs get a grip of you they slowly take over 'till one day looking in the mirror ( I'd gone a while between cuts) it looked as if I'd been out in the snow, that coupled with the fact I was in the final stages of a divorce made me decide on radical action.

        I'd seen the flattering ads on tv for Just for Men so I went straight to boots, bought a box of natural dark brown (my natural colour) then round to the Barbers and instructed him to "cut it short sweeney" and cut it short he did, the plant pot cut off all my remaining brown. So I skulked home the best I could without being seen, straight to the bathroom and got to work. Now this was simplicity itself, a quick read of the instructions, on with the supplied thin rubber gloves, tip the dye into the applicator, which contains a colour developer and conditioner, give it a shake, break off the end, and start applying. I find the best way is to squirt it onto your hand/fingers and massage it in. You are advised to try a simple allergy test first and also to apply to clean dry hair. After that I timed the 5 minutes it said to leave it, added a minute for luck then as instructed, rinsed my hair 'till running clear, then shampooed and rinsed it. After a quick towel dry it was time to face the mirror. I was scared but turned and faced it, I looked for 20 seconds, then just had to say " get out of my way Brad, I'm tying to see my new hairdo" I can honestly say the change was drastic, in fact so drastic I was scared of going out as it was so blatantly obvious what I'd done.

        Saturday night comes and I'm in 2 minds about my regular night out to the social club as I could imagine the p*** taking I was in for. Anyway I plucked up courage put on a suit for a change and off I went. Stood at the bar with my first pint I could feel eyes burning into me so I just stood there, hoping the ground would swallow me, then I heard a voice say "look at Andy, he looks ten years younger" shortly after that a bloke I hardly knew came up to me and asked what I'd done because he was gonna do the same. I got a bit of banter during the night but nothing insulting, since then i've kept my hair reasonably short and dyed.

        As a product this does everything it claims to on the box and on the tv adverts, it makes you look younger, it covers quickly and does leave your hair amazingly soft with the built in conditioner. They advertise 9 shades from Sandy Blonde to Jet Black but in my local boots they only have light/med/dark brown and black, it's around £5.60 there, 20p dearer than other shops but the advantage card covers that. There is a moustache/beard gel too but I've never used that, I'm not a Zak Dingle so don't need it.
        It says it lasts 6 weeks but it Does actually last around 8.

        If you'reconsidering dyeing your locks or if any of you ladies want turn your Silver Fox into a dark haired devil this simple easy to use dye is the thing for you, (and if you're careful with the gloves they can be cleaned and used for dirty jobs around the house)

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          30.04.2008 04:43
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          permanent damage from Just For Men

          I used "Just For Men" for over 10 years and never had a problem!! Until now that is.. This past 6 months I have totally stopped using just for men since they have obviously changed the formula.. I usually use the mustache and sideburns formula but now possess major bumps on my lips from a allergic reaction from the new formula of Just For Men. I have been trying to get my lips back to the way they were, but it appears to now be permanent. If anyone knows how I get get these allergic reaction bumps down, I would really appreciate it. I may consult an attorney to see If I have a case. I had no idea I had to to a test of product each and every time I used it. I was a loyal customer of this product and now I am scared for life! Be Warned!!

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            27.07.2007 13:46

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            This is a complete SCAM! It simply DOES NOT WORK!When I was applying it it looked like it was covering my grey but after waiting the 5 mins, when I washed my hair, all the dye just ran down the drain leaving my hair same as before!Dont waste your money, just use household water based paint for same effect!

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            25.06.2006 12:31
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            Covers grey, but tricky to apply well yourself

            This year my wonderful sexy husband turned the big 4-0. He wasn’t TOO touchy about this (read: so long as no-one mentioned it, and the day slipped past without a fanfare) until a few months ago he attended a funeral where there were lots of family members he hadn’t seen for years. One of them mentioned how “distinguished” he was looking, and that was it…when he came home he said that he wanted to dye his hair.

            Now, we all know that men don’t want to be seen as vain, “product”-using creatures, so of course I was dispatched to purchase the necessary chemicals. I found that there were two main brands of hair-colorant aimed at men in our local Tesco: Grecian 2000, and Just For Men. I decided on the Just For Men, as it was a shampoo-in permanent colour. This meant that it would only need to be applied every 6 weeks or so, whereas with the Grecian 2000, you need to apply it several times a week, and (horror) leave it on your hair.

            The Just For Men kit is contained in a small cardboard box with a cheesy picture of a smiling, all-American type of guy on the front. Think clean-cut but manly, the sort of man who doesn’t pluck his eyebrows. Being a (cough) masculine product, it comes in a no-nonsense, straightforward variety of colours: Natural Light Brown, Medium Brown, Dark Brown, Dark Brown-Black, or Jet Black. The side of the box has a helpful set of three photos depicting the range of natural hair colour that can be dyed with each variety. I picked the Natural Medium Brown, and paid my £4.47 at the till.

            At home, I discovered that the box contained a small dark bottle of colour base (30ml), a larger, application bottle with “colour developer” (30ml), a set of instructions and a pair of plastic gloves. I’m not entirely sure why “Just For Men” is, well, just for men, as this looked pretty identical to every hair-dying kit I have ever purchased for myself. The instructions advise you to do an allergy patch test 48 hours before each application to see whether you are allergic to any of the ingredients, but of course, hubby didn’t bother to do this; fortunately, he didn’t have an adverse reaction, and has now used the product several times without any problems. This is fairly surprising as he has an extremely sensitive, dry scalp. Mind you, it does seem to cure his dandruff for a few days, so maybe it just takes a layer of scalp clean off! The developer contains hydrogen peroxide, and does smell strongly “chemical”.

            In one sense, the product is very simple to use: you pour the contents of the colour bottle into the applicator bottle and shake them together. Then you snip the top off the pointy top of the applicator bottle, and squeeze the mixed contents over your head onto dry hair, parting your hair every ½ inch or so. After five minutes, you add a little water, lather and rinse. That’s it. (Although, when you re-apply, it’s slightly more complicated, as you need to try to only cover the grey roots, and then comb it through the rest of your hair at the last minute).

            The colorant is fairly “gloopy”, but when mixed with the thin developer it becomes the consistency of a thick, creamy shampoo – liquid enough to apply easily, but not too runny that it drips easily. However, it is not easy to apply this stuff yourself, and the plastic gloves are essential, as it does stain skin. The first time that I applied it, I accidentally dyed the tops of my husband’s ears, plus the odd dark stain from drips on his forehead and neck – a dead give-away. I have now perfected the technique, but it would be hard to apply this yourself and get a natural-looking finish. It could possibly be accomplished using some barrier cream around your hairline, but really, men if you are reading this – get someone to do it for you. To get a natural finish, leave some grey at the temples by applying the colorant there last, and wiping it off straight afterwards.

            The blurb on the box claims that Just For Men “blends shades of your natural colour into your grey so subtly, no-one can tell where the grey was!” I probably wouldn’t go so far as to say that, but it does give a good result, and does cover the grey. Let’s face it though – don’t kid yourself, people will still know that you colour your hair. But at least you can console yourself that you HAVE hair I suppose.

            One final point about the cost of applying this every 6 weeks or so, when your grey hair has grown back: the amount supplied is very generous, and more than you need for one application, particularly if you have short hair, or are only “touching up” grey roots. You can make one box last for three applications if you mix the chemicals in a separate container instead of in the applicator bottle. Clearly, though, it’s best to only do this once you are used to the ratio of chemicals needed, and if you have someone else applying them to your head.

            The hair colour can not be used for dyeing a beard or moustache, but you can buy Just For Men products in a matching shade that are suitable for dyeing facial hair. I’m not sure about any other body hair.

            Happy dyeing.

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              15.06.2002 02:22
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              Just for Men is hair colour. Don't let the packaging and advertising fool you. It isn't some miracle hair colour restorer which will naturally blend away the grey. It's hair dye. It will dye all of your hair the same colour. There is no magic, just chemicals. They don't lie to the ladies with their hair dyes, they call it hair colourant, so why the duplicity with the chaps? Well, we are afraid of doing something that seems feminine. We don't want to look foolish down the pub with a Chestnut Rinse, now do we?. Now it may seem as though I am slagging Just For Men off, well I am not. I have been a very happy user of one of their products for quite some time now. I have grey hair. I admit it. I am greying at the temples and people often say that it is quite distinguished looking. It gets referred to as salt & pepper hair, but a friend of mine coined a much better expression. My hair is becoming "Clooneyesque". Clooneyesque is great. I am happy with this state of aff(h)airs. I don't actually colour the hair on my head. I use another product within the Just For Men range. It is called Just For Men Beard & Moustache Gel. I am one of those poor unfortunates in life, freaks if you like, with non-conformist hair colour. Let me explain. My hair is Brown, my eyebrows are nearly Black, but I have lashings and lashings of Ginger beard. It's some sort of cosmic joke, but I ain't laughing. I decided to take the plunge and do something about it. Just For Men Beard & Moustache Gel is my weapon of choice. ~Contents~ Colour Base 14.2g Natural Colour Developer 14.2g Applicator Brush Plastic Gloves Mixing Cup (as they call it, but it's hardly something you'd have a nice Earl Grey in) Easy-to-follow Instructions It comes in a two part solution, one tube of colour and one tube of developer, which you need to prepare in a l
              ittle plastic tray with a dividing line in the middle of it. You put an equal amount of developer and colour on either side of the line and then with the brush provided mix then thoroughly together. You should use the plastic gloves provided or you may get the mixture on your nails and this doesn't come off once it's developed. Also be careful as the brush does tend to splatter the mixture about, so it's best to do it bare-chested otherwise that lovely white T-shirt will end up with more freckles than a very freckly thing. The best thing to do is to practically jam your face up into the mirror, so that the only thing it splashes onto will be the glass and not the surrounding area as it will also stain light coloured wallpapers, so be careful to wipe nearby surfaces down as soon as you've finished brushing it through, as you may not see the splashes until the colour has already developed and it's already ingrained. You should leave it on for about 5 minutes (any longer and the colour might become to intense and not look as natural) and then thoroughly rinse it off with water. When you have removed it all that way, then wash the whole area with shampoo to make sure that there are no residual chemicals lingering on your skin. Then you will see a marked difference in your beard/tache/goatee/sidies. I am sure that the hair continues to take the dye a good while after you've washed it off, so what may not seem brilliant to begin with will look much better after about an hour. I usually find that the colour lasts for about 6 weeks before needing another go. After that you'll obviously be beating off the admirers with sticks as you'll be blooming gorgeous. A real bonus is that the tubes that contain the colour and developer have tops so you can re-seal them and then you can use the product again as you'll have plenty left. That way you can really get your monies worth. As the product contains hydrog
              en peroxide, resorcinol, phenylenediamines and a-naphthol, there may be an allergic reaction, so it's best to test it first on an area of skin. Avoid contact with the eyes and do not try to colour you eyelashes and eyebrows with it. Rinse eyes immediately if it comes into contact with them. I have had no reason to give anything but praise for this product, although do make sure you don't accidentally smear it onto bits of your face and then leave it too long, because you'll suddenly become the proud owner of a sort of brown tattoo, something akin to a Port Wine birthmark, only brown. I do have a problem with the models that they use on the packets though. None of them actually look like they've ever had a beard in their lives. They all look as though someone's stuck a beard on their clean-cut model looks and said "Say cheese!". But models aren't real people anyway are they? Updated to correct spelling (d'oh!)

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                26.07.2001 01:58
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                Just for Men is hair colour. Don't let the packaging and advertising fool you. It isn't some miracle hair colour restorer which will naturally blend away the grey. It's hair dye. It will dye all of your hair the same colour. There is no magic, just chemicals. They don't lie to the ladies with their hair dyes, they call it hair colourant, so why the duplicity with the chaps? Well, we are afraid of doing something that seems feminine. We don't want to look foolish down the pub with a Chestnut Rinse, now do we?. Now it may seem as though I am slagging Just For Men off, well I am not. I have been a very happy user of one of their products for quite some time now. I have grey hair. I admit it. I am greying at the temples and people often say that it is quite distinguished looking. It gets referred to as salt & pepper hair, but a friend of mine coined a much better expression. My hair is becoming "Clooneyesque". Clooneyesque is great. I am happy with this state of aff(h)airs. I don't actually colour the hair on my head. I use another product within the Just For Men range. It is called Just For Men Beard & Moustache Gel. I am one of those poor unfortunates in life, freaks if you like, with non-conformist hair colour. Let me explain. My hair is Brown, my eyebrows are nearly Black, but I have lashings and lashings of Ginger beard. It's some sort of cosmic joke, but I ain't laughing. I decided to take the plunge and do something about it. Just For Men Beard & Moustache Gel is my weapon of choice. ~Contents~ Colour Base 14.2g Natural Colour Developer 14.2g Applicator Brush Plastic Gloves Mixing Cup (as they call it, but it's hardly something you'd have a nice Earl Grey in) Easy-to-follow Instructions It comes in a two part solution, one tube of colour and one tube of developer, which
                you need to prepare in a little plastic tray with a dividing line in the middle of it. You put an equal amount of developer and colour on either side of the line and then with the brush provided mix then thoroughly together. You should use the plastic gloves provided or you may get the mixture on your nails and this doesn't come off once it's developed. Also be careful as the brush does tend to splatter the mixture about, so it's best to do it bare-chested otherwise that lovely white T-shirt will end up with more freckles than a very freckly thing. The best thing to do is to practically jam your face up into the mirror, so that the only thing it splashes onto will be the glass and not the surrounding area as it will also stain light coloured wallpapers, so be careful to wipe nearby surfaces down as soon as you've finished brushing it through, as you may not see the splashes until the colour has already developed and it's already ingrained. You should leave it on for about 5 minutes (any longer and the colour might become to intense and not look as natural) and then thoroughly rinse it off with water. When you have removed it all that way, then wash the whole area with shampoo to make sure that there are no residual chemicals lingering on your skin. Then you will see a marked difference in your beard/tache/goatee/sidies. I am sure that the hair continues to take the dye a good while after you've washed it off, so what may not seem brilliant to begin with will look much better after about an hour. I usually find that the colour lasts for about 6 weeks before needing another go. After that you'll obviously be beating off the admirers with sticks as you'll be blooming gorgeous. A real bonus is that the tubes that contain the colour and developer have tops so you can re-seal them and then you can use the product again as you'll have plenty left. That way you can really get your monies worth. As the product contains hydrogen peroxide, resorcinol, phenylenediamines and a-naphthol, there may be an allergic reaction, so it's best to test it first on an area of skin. Avoid contact with the eyes and do not try to colour you eyelashes and eyebrows with it. Rinse eyes immediately if it comes into contact with them. I have had no reason to give anything but praise for this product, although do make sure you don't accidentally smear it onto bits of your face and then leave it too long, because you'll suddenly become the proud owner of a sort of brown tattoo, something akin to a Port Wine birthmark, only brown. I do have a problem with the models that they use on the packets though. None of them actually look like they've ever had a beard in their lives. They all look as though someone's stuck a beard on their clean-cut model looks and said "Say cheese!". But models aren't real people anyway are they? Updated to correct spelling (d'oh!)

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