New Year Make-over – no more gray hair!

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No more gray hair with Treasured Locks Gray Away Enhanced Henna
No more gray hair with Treasured Locks Gray Away Enhanced Henna

This past week, my sister-in-law married a wonderful man and invited us to her wedding.  I excitedly bought a new dress, put on my makeup (which I rarely wear), and took part in their joyful ceremony.  Seriously.  It was beautiful and I felt great.

As I scrolled through some of the wedding photos, I found some of me that took my breath away.  Not in a good way. Where did all that gray hair come from?  I swear it all turned this year.  I hit forty years old and it’s like someone opened the salt and just poured into my hair!  Silver strands look great on Christmas trees, but not so good on my hair.

I haven’t colored my hair since my 20’s when I tried to go red.  It was an at-home job and the event didn’t go well.  I had orange patches mixed in with dark patches.  Have you ever seen a calico cat?  Yeah.  To top it off, my hair felt like straw afterward.

However, I wanted to do something about it.  I looked older than I feel.  My hair is so long that a professional job would cost a fortune.  A temporary color is preferable.  If it looks terrible, I don’t want to have to chop my hair off to get rid of it.  The product also needs to be gentle on my hair and cruelty-free.  I don’t ask for much, right?

I wanted:

  • Gentle
  • Cruelty-free
  • Temporary
  • effective gray hair coverage for dark tresses
  • Inexpensive
Treasured Locks Gray Away
Treasured Locks Gray Away

I found Treasured Locks Gray Away enhanced henna and decided to give it a try.  Based on my previous experience, I was nervous about dying my hair on my own.

It’s available in several colors, but I chose dark brown to keep it as close to my natural color as possible.  Besides, it’s a temporary color, so it doesn’t lighten hair – it only deepens it.  I am more interested in gray coverage than I am in changing my natural color, so this was a perfect option.

Why Treasured Locks Gray Away for my gray hair?

Besides being temporary, I chose Treasured Locks to treat my gray hair because it meets all of my criteria.  It’s cruelty-free, but it’s also free of peroxide, ammonia, and pesticides.

Pesticides?  I didn’t even know that was a concern in hair dyes!

While Treasured Locks Gray Away is not an all-natural product, it contains less actual dye than some other brands making it a more natural choice for gray hair banishment.

I was also concerned that, like most hair dyes, I would need two packages to finish my long hair.  Nope.  I didn’t even need the whole package!  It worked beautifully.

So far, I am pleased with the results.  It met all of my requirements and the coverage looks totally natural.  My hair doesn’t feel brassy and doesn’t have a freshly-dyed smell.

Treasured Locks also has great customer service!

The downsides

The instructions were a bit confusing.  The instruction read “Empty contents of Treasured Locks Henna hair color pouch into a bowl and pour water in to make a paste. Add three parts of water to one part of henna powder.”  This didn’t make a paste.  It made a syrupy liquid that ran down my neck and face.  However, I called their customer service.  Someone answered the phone on the 3rd ring and agreed the instructions need to be re-written.  She assured me that it should still work as long as I coated all my hair.  It would just be messier.  She also offered to send me another package if I wanted.  The consultant suggested that, in the future, I not use all the water and only add it in till a pasty combination formed.

She was right.  Every gray hair is covered.  I have no splotches.  My hair feels soft and natural.  Exactly what I desired!

Well, the packaging was a bit difficult to open. I couldn’t get the zipper open on the zip-topped bag, but a pair of scissors solved that.

Other things to consider

  1. Treasured Locks offers a rewards program.  Members earn points for referring friends and for their own purchases.  Buyers redeem points for free merchandise.
  2. They sell an extensive array of products designed for African-American hair.
  3. The company is family owned.
  4. In addition to hair care products, Treasured Locks also sells cosmetics and men’s care products.

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Happily married to the love of my life. It's just us, our 5 cats, and our beautiful woods. I'm loving living back in the Florida panhandle being close to family. I love cooking, living a healthy lifestyle, taking care of our cozy home, and trying new things.

We enjoy hosting parties and my husband and I are both avid gamers. You can find me on PS4 as SunshineFlaGirl. We also play tabletop RPGs and eurogames.


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Alicia Taylor

Happily married to the love of my life. It's just us, our 5 cats, and our beautiful woods. I'm loving living back in the Florida panhandle being close to family. I love cooking, living a healthy lifestyle, taking care of our cozy home, and trying new things.

We enjoy hosting parties and my husband and I are both avid gamers. You can find me on PS4 as SunshineFlaGirl. We also play tabletop RPGs and eurogames.

9 Comments

  • Nikki

    January 18, 2017 - 11:15 pm

    I want to try this! I already have greys and they are so resistant to dye. I have to keep the dye on my roots for WAY longer than the box says to!

    • Alicia Taylor

      January 19, 2017 - 12:07 pm

      You should definitely check it out. They have lots of stuff for curly hair, too, so you will probably like them.

  • Jacqui Odell

    January 18, 2017 - 5:21 pm

    That’s a big difference!! I have dark hair and gray tends to stick out too.

    • Alicia Taylor

      January 18, 2017 - 6:14 pm

      It really does! My mom is completely gray – and she’s beautiful. She was also a blonde. It doesn’t show as much during the transition.

  • Ashley S

    January 18, 2017 - 3:01 pm

    Oh wow, I’ve never thought to use Henna as hair dye! I do like that it’s temporary.

    • Alicia Taylor

      January 18, 2017 - 3:09 pm

      I do too! And it feels soft and natural, too.

  • Traci

    January 18, 2017 - 12:47 pm

    I love hearing the positive feedback on customer service. Coloring your hair for the first in a while can be scary. I have had more than one bad color experience. I thought you look great before but I’m glad you found a product that made you feel wonderful. You have beautiful hair.
    🙂
    Traci

    • Alicia Taylor

      January 18, 2017 - 4:38 pm

      Aww! Thanks, Traci! Sometimes, it’s the little things, you know?

      • startraci

        January 18, 2017 - 6:26 pm

        Definitely! 🙂

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