Like clockwork, every three weeks after coloring my hair I’d have a solid white stripe of regrowth. Love strawberry blonde hair, hate looking like a candy cane by the end of every month.
Recap from this post, my hair used to naturally be light reddish brown, but started going grey when I was 20. So now I color it.
Coloring your hair every three weeks…besides the obvious expense (Oh you wanted to buy a house someday? That’s cute. Go color your hair, Candy Cane Jane. $$$) I also kept thinking, it can’t be good to be putting all these chemicals on my scalp this regularly.
So I was pretty pumped when I saw this Rita Hazan spray on the shelf at Ulta. $25 for 2 oz can. I have tried the root touch up pens in the past and I always felt like the texture on the hair was too clumpy and tacky. I could never get the product to blend with my hair.
This spray comes in five shades: Blonde, Dark Blonde, Red, Light Brown, and Dark Brown/Black. I have also purchased it from Sephora.
I found that while the texture of this spray is also slightly tacky to the touch, it brushes through nicely and loses some of that stickiness. I am a big fan of this spray. Now I’m waiting about 4 to 6 weeks in between colorings and my scalp is very, very happy about that. It doesn’t come off when you touch your hair or on pillows or clothes. It holds up through working out without budging and then easily washes out with shampoo. This spray gets an A+ from me.
I tried this spray in Dark Blonde and Red. The red comes out a bit darker than my color at first, but then blends nicely when I brush it. The dark blonde didn’t work for me, as it covered my greys, but didn’t cover my darker regrowth. The blonde shades will cover grey, but not lighten darker hair.
Here’s what I learned from using it:
1. Hold it about 4 to 6 inches away from your scalp while spraying.
2. Cover your forehead, or you can get some spray fall out.
3. Shake the can a lot before using.
4. SPRAY LIGHTLY. You will still get great coverage, it will look more natural, and it won’t be as tacky feeling in your hair. You can always go back over your hair later and add more, but start out lightly.
5. Pick a part and stick with it. I part my hair, lightly hairspray it in place, then spray the root spray on the exposed grey hair. It looks more natural this way than trying to spray all your roots. I tried spraying all my roots. For you guys. Just so we’d all know. It was rough. You are welcome. 🙂
But seriously, just spray it on your part and don’t touch your hair. This is not your hair tossing night. I also had to learn that lesson the hard way. My poor date was trying to concentrate on first date chit-chat but probably thinking “Wait, why is one side of her hair red and one side grey? I’m confused. Also, why is she tossing her hair so much?”
6. Spray it on your hair and let it sit for five minutes before brushing it through with a boar bristle, or boar and nylon bristle brush. For me, because my hair is more strawberry blonde than a vibrant red, the red could look darker then my dyed hair color. So brushing in through after helped blend the shades and make it look more natural. It also helped soften the texture.
I hope this review helps! I know it’s not my usual format for reviews, but I thought a list of the tips I learned along the way would the most helpful.