Golden Rose Gray Hair Touch-Up Stick
Thank you Golden Roes for this innovative idea!! It is a USA made product. Check out their site here.
I picked this up in my recent shopoholics haul. First I though it was a lipstick, but looked so dark for a lipstick. Then took a closer look and couldn’t quite digest the concept of hair coloring being as easy as wearing a lipstick. It was not expensive, so though not much harm done evenif it has to go in the garbage. And thank god I got it.
What it claims?
GOLDEN ROSE GRAY HAIR TOUCH-UP STICK
- Blends perfectly with present hair color.
- No water needed.
- Extends a period between hair colorings.
It does not claim to provide any nutrition, protection, or color restorative benefits.
Neither do I expect it in a superficial quick-fix like this.
Directions for use:
Choose the shade that is closest to your hair color. Apply directly to area you wish to touch-up. Blends perfectly with existing hair color. Simply shampoo to wash out.
2) Dark Brown
3) Medium Brown
4) Red Brown
5) Light Brown
It simply has hair dyes blended with paraffin wax, parabens and other chemicals that are not worth detailing here.
Price – 6.50 Singapore dollars, around 8USD
It is packed just like any lipstick or a lip balm. Brown cardboard sheet as a base has all the information printed and the stick is concealed on it in a plastic cover.
My coloring needs:
I’ve a bit of premature graying, which is hereditary. My father’s hair turned half gray in his 40s and I’ve taken after him. The gray hairs are only along the forehead at this point and I want to keep it in control before it gets any worse. I had avoided to artificially dye my hair as it would have added to my worries. It is still not settled yet if the artificial colorants cause whitening or not. But as a wise guess, all those chemicals, ammonia and hydrogen peroxide are bound to do some harm to our hair. My hair-coloring need is limited only for covering the grays.
Just like the most of you, Henna was the first choice. But that too was a short-lived solution and it dried my hair out. I also don’t like how red the grays look. Having no option left, I turned to artificial hair dyes. Tried many brands including Garnier, L’oreal, Streax, Herbal Essence, Matrix etc. Didn’t like the ammonia smell and kept wondering what damage it could be doing penetrating my scalp for 45 minutes.
Initially I used to be scared that the chemicals are going to mess with my brain and I might turn stupider than I was. Well, turns out I’m already there. Hehehe!!!
Not to mention, it’s such a mess washing it off, even at home. Even in salons sometimes they wash and scratch so harshly and the follow up with the blow-dryer….no, no, no didn’t want all that. So for some time now I had left my gray hairs as they were, while trying some herbal concoctions and hair-healthy foods.
Rest of my hair is quite healthy.
My solution -
Now I got this little wonder touch-up stick to my rescue. I won’t be using it at home but definitely yes if going out. I don’t need to plan beforehand or do any preparation, no mixing needed, doesn’t matter if the hairs are washed or not.
Just open the cap and like a lipstick draw it back and forth on the gray hairs. Run the fingers through them with some pressure, massage a bit. Smudge a little bit on the scalp as well, it doesn’t stain much. Perfect to cover the part where you might have less hair population, generally along the front hairline. Since it does not seep into the scalp, no root damage done.
It doesn’t look sticky or oily, but feels little waxy and dry on touch. It should be fine as long as you don’t want to cover a large segment of hairs. Of course the touch-up stick is meant only for little touch-ups.
Washing it off couldn’t be easier too. Just one shampoo is enough. Not that I’d mind if it didn’t come off after one shampoo….the more the better. The fingers would stain a bit after applying, which can be instantly washed off with soap. I even oiled my hair before washing, but the tint didn’t come off with oil.
The shade I got is Dark Brown, which is lighter for my hair. Next time I’d pick up black.
Likes about the Golden Rose Gray Hair Touch-Up Stick:
1) Easy to apply
2) No preparations, no mess-ups
3) Instant results, great coverage
4) Doesn’t penetrate then scalp or smells funny
5) Doesn’t stain the skin much
6) Easy to wash
7) Available in many shades
8) Gives a natural effect
9) Easy to use and carry on the go
10) Lasts wayyy too long
11) Doesn’t wear out like a lipstick
12) Considering how long it can last, it is dirt cheap
13) I don’t have to use the ammonia based colors anymore to cover just grays
14) One could really postpone the coloring
I can go on and on about the likes. Difficult to point out any dislikes. But here they are.
Dislikes about the Golden Rose Gray Hair Touch-Up Stick:
1) Temporary solution. (but then again nothing is permanent in this world….what a great philosophy!)
2) The color might wear out in the sun (can always touch it up right away)
3) No hair nutritious properties (but then its not meant to be for that purpose….I’m contradicting my own points)
4) May not be easily available
5) Its hard to dislike it…?? Does that count as a valid point??!
Hell yes, without a doubt. Its staying in my vanity as long as they keep making it.
Need I say more?
Rating 9/10 (-1 for the availability)
Try and find it somewhere, especially those who are turning gray.
See ya next time.
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