“ Brand: Avon / Type: Hair Colour „
I have had grey hairs for more years than I like to mention, I also dye my hair regularly to cover said grey. I am due to get married next year and do not know what to do with my hair on the big day. The last time I dyed my hair I went for a maroon/purple shade. It's an awesome colour and although it is now growing out and fading it's still great. My roots are a dark brown/grey shade and I hate it, but due to not knowing what colour to have my hair for the big day either, I am letting the colour grow out, until I work out what to do. The only problem with this plan is the horrendous amount of grey I seem to have collected while under the cover of purple hair dye.
I may not want to dye my whole head another colour but hiding that grey is defiantly on the cards. That is my reason for buying this from good old eBay, I paid £5 for two and bought one dark brown colour and one black as I wasn't sure what colour would be best for me. The answer neither of them would be better. It looks like any normal eyelash mascara, although the brush is a bit fatter.
Although my hair is dark brown (ignoring the grey) the brown mascara didn't cover the grey, you could still see it through the colour if that makes sense. I guess from a distance, if you had never met me before you may not realise I had grey hair but as I know that for a fact, I knew where to look and could still see it. The black didn't fare much better that was mainly because it wasn't the right colour and I just had black streaks through my hair, I did try to mix the two and gave up quickly with that idea.
Once on the hair I have to admit my hair did feel horrible. It felt like I had literally used normal eyelash mascara on my hair. It washed out easily enough which was good as I would have been locked up in my house till it washed out. I wasn't taken with this product at all, it is a good idea and should they work on the idea a bit more and come up with one that actually works, I may give it another go. Until then I understand why Avon have done away with it.
I bought this ages ago as a cover up for my roots. The usual price was £4.50 but I stocked up on them whilst they were on a half price offer.
The product is in the style of a mascara. It is presented in a tube and inside the tube is a brush, similar to a standard mascara brush (although I think it's a little bit bigger than a mascara brush). The product does smell much better than mascara as it has a shampoo like scent to it. I purchased the product in dark brown. I had black hair at the time and the colour I chose was very dark, dark enough to cover my reddish brown roots anyway. You simply apply the product to the roots of your hair, leaving your hair looking natural and root free. I was happy with the colour and it did look natural. It just looked like my own hair.
It is easy to apply and it blends into the roots well. It works much better than dry shampoo with a hint of colour and it just washes out with your next shampoo. It doesn't irritate the scalp, nor does it make you itch. It just reassures you that your roots are well covered until your next hair appointment! You can use it to cover grey areas aswell, like my mum does.
The wand (or brush - whatever you wanna call it) lasts for around two months, which isn't too bad.
A great way to cover your roots quickly and safely.
I LOVE THIS!!! <3 <3 <3
This is by far my favourite Avon product of the moment!
I am so scared that Avon decide to discontinue this product, that I have a small stockpile!
I find the Root Touch Up very easy to use. It is identical to a normal mascara, although probably a bit bigger. The brush design is identical to a normal mascara "wand" and therefore it is easy to cover your roots.
I find that it lasts a reasonable amount of time - for example, if I apply it for a night out, I usually pop it in my handbag (which is very convenient to do, given the size of the product) but seldom need to use it again on the same night.
I know that some customers find it expensive and at around £4.00 I can understand that, but compared to the annoyance that tell-tale roots cause me, I think its a reasonable price to pay.
Also, when you consider that the damage that hair dye does to the condition of your hair, and the cost of a visit to a hairdresser to get those roots "touched-up", it suddenly seems like an absolute bargain!
I'd recommend this product to anybody with dyed hair that wants to prolong a visit to the hairdresser, or anybody with troublesome greys!
This was given to me by one of my Auntie's. Nearing 40 and having had the first signs of ageing in the form of grey hairs since my late 20s, I am constantly having to have my hair dyed in order to reduce the signs of ageing!!
My hair grows so fast and is dark so after only about a week some little grey hairs are already rearing their ugly heads!
- Price and Packaging -
This is currently £4.50 on the Avon website.
It comes in, inside of which is an item that looks just like a mascara. It has a screw top lid and has a brush on the end of it, identical to mascaras that I have used.
There are three shades available: black, brunette and light brown.
- What does Avon say about it? -
~ Formulated to instantly blend away grey roots.
~ Creates a natural, flawless look.
~ No-mess, precision applicator which deposits an even application of colour.
~ Will not flake or rub off.
~ Shampoos out easily.
- My experience of using it! -
I tend to parten my hair in sections, at the front, that's where the grey stands out the most and around my ears - goodness, that paints a lovely picture of an ageing 38 year old!!
The instructions state that it's best to brush through once applied to ensure an even finish which does indeed help.
I 'stroke' it on the grey bits and wait for it to dry. Avon says that it is quick drying but don't stipulate a time which gets them out of any false advertising claims! So here's my chance to let the consumer know..... It takes approximately 5minutes to dry and although they say that it doesn't 'rub off' it does however leave black smudges on your fingers as you 'parten' different sections of your hair and touch the bits that aren't dry!
Once on your hair, however they are correct in the following claims:
~ Doesn't flake
~ Shampoos out easily
As far as their claim that it doesn't rub off - having used it a couple of hours ago, as I constantly fiddle with my hair, it is still leaving little black smudges on my fingertips. So be prepared to have finger tips that look as if you have been cleaning out a real fire - reminds me of my youth!
Since my grey is worst around the sides of my hair line, I have to be careful when applying it otherwise the black goes on to my scalp which is an obvious give-way of a touch up of grey hair!
This 'potion' has a slightly floral smell to it which I'm not personally that keen on but it isn't so overpowering that all the people around you can smell.... This is a fact as I have asked some very honest friends!
- So does it hide my grey?-
Having got quite a bit of grey at the moment as I'm waiting until just before the full blown festivities to get it done, it certainly hasn't covered all of it..... However in this product's defence, it has 'watered' it down and definitely looks less obvious which is fine by me.
- Overall -
~ A quick fix for those unsightly grey locks.
~ Cheaper than a visit to the hairdressers at £40 - £60 for a basic colour!
~ Smudges on my finger tips as I fiddle with my hair.
~ Obviously not as efficient than a full colour.