Grays are my nemesis. Just when I think I’m going to have a hot minute where they aren’t popping through and trying to tell the world that I’m old, I look in the mirror and see even more than I had before. And it’s been a long fight, too – I’ve been going gray since I was 28. It’s not fair at all, especially given that I have dark hair, and nothing shows up more than gray hairs in dark hair.

So as you can imagine, I’ve come up with all kinds of tricks to reduce the time I spend touching up roots. While I don’t mind dying the roots every month or so, I do mind having to do it on a weekly basis. So I’m always scouting around trying to find the best products to help me protect my dirty little secret. And after trying this little trick, it goes right to the top of the list.

It’s a spray from Black Opal that contains minerals to cover gray up without making a big huge mess. Some powders (especially for those of us with dark hair) can make a ginormous mess, and if it rains? Forget about it. But this spray is controllable, and after letting it set in the hair for a few minutes, seems to actually stay put. The pinpoint nozzle gets the color just where you need it and helps control your aim. Simply spray it back and forth on the area. That’s it. Let me show you:

hair before black opal touch up spray

After Black Opal touch up spray

It may not cover them all (although it probably could if I was a little more careful with my spraying), but it does an excellent job with no fall out.

Black Opal Gray Retouch comes in two shades: light/medium brown and dark brown/black, and retails for $9.99.

Do you have any secrets for keeping the gray at bay?

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