Ardell Gray Magic Color Additive
Excellent Gray Coverage
I have dark brown hair white an unfortunate section of VERY color-resistant white hair. I had been going to a stylist, but even she couldn't get it completely covered. I decided to try myself and pulled out all the stops. I can't say for certain that this Gray Magic did anything, since I didn't try the same process without it, but I can say I am so pleased with the end results, that I will continue to use it and follow the same process. Here is what I did:
Washed my hair with Ion Color Defense Clarifying Shampoo (no conditioner)
Towel dried and combed through
Applied 1oz of Colorful Neutral Protein Filler using Roots Only Comb Applicator Bottle
Waited 20 minutes
Towel dried and combed through again
Applied Vaseline as a barrier cream around face
Mixed 1oz Wella Color Charm Liquid Permanent Dye 4NN with 2oz Wella Color Charm Liquid Clear Developer 20 volume and 10 drops Ardell Gray Magic Color Additive
Wearing gloves, applied to roots using Roots Only Comb Applicator Bottle and then lathered into ends
Waited 45 minutes
Added a small amount of water, lathered and then rinsed until water ran clear
Shampooed and conditioned as normal
May 18, 2015
No gray coverage at all
The grays at my temples were just as obvious with this product as without. So, a waste of money. Just found No Gray (another additive) and 100% gray coverage! woot!
April 24, 2015
I have been coloring my hair (covering the gray) for about 10 years. In the last few months, my grays have become very stubborn and resistant to color, no matter what brand of color I used or how long I left the color on. Searched online and bought Gray Magic at Sally after reading the reviews. Used it last night with "drugstore" color and it made SUCH a difference!
I purchased the small bottle, rather than the packet that is seen here. It was on sale and I'll have plenty of product for another 4 or 5 colorings, at least. I followed the package directions and mixed a 1-to-1 solution of color and developer, adding 5 drops of the Gray Magic. Yes, it does stain your fingers orange, so put your gloves on when you are ready to add it to the 1-to-1 solution. (However the stain came off after a few hand-washings.) I, too, was apprehensive when the "tint" solution turned orange, but went ahead and painted it on the areas where I have my most stubborn grays (crown and the part in my hair). Then I mixed the remainder of the color and developer, adding 20 drops of Gray Magic. It turned orange too, but after a bit, the color normalized. I applied this mixture to the rest of the hair at the root level on my crown, the more resistant hair on my head. Waited 30 minutes and applied the remaining mixture to the rest of my hair so that the color would be even.
The verdict - complete coverage of the gray!! I could see a slight color gradient between the tinted resistant root area and the rest of the hair, but nothing I will complain about. I used a cooler shade of color to compensate for the red tones that other reviewers mentioned.
Gray Magic is MAGIC in a bottle!
February 2, 2015
stubborn grays be gone
with gray magic!! i dye my dark brown hair black, and sometimes drugstore colors dont cover stubborn grays at all or enough, so that they are still gray after coloring or come out lighter then the hairs around 'em and just don't look right. that's where gray magic comes in and covers em everytime for even, dark, youthful color. the bottle could be a little bigger but i usually get two if there's a bogo sale because i apply it with weekly touch ups :)
August 23, 2014