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Crazy thought - "Just for Men" hair color for women, too????

Started 1300919944.94 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1310715778.87 by doglover3

I saw their advertisement again on TV & wondered why it couldn't be used as a root touch-up. Has anyone tried it? It looks so easy & I could use easy.

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Jayro1300920279.0371949 PostsRegistered 11/29/2008

I use it as a root touch up in between my 6 week Nice n Easy. It's fast and because it's made for men's stubborn grey hair, it covers my stubborn grey temple roots really well.

tennpal151300920632.113447 PostsRegistered 12/15/2005

I use the face one (beards) on my eyebrows ~ it's pretty easy to mix up & apply. You leave it on for 5 minutes.

appleby1300923533.61723 PostsRegistered 9/20/2010

That's good to know. It makes sense it would work. What about color choices - do they have light brown? And is it a one time use thing, no holding over for another time?

Tuskney1300931505.463848 PostsRegistered 3/1/2011

I never thought to use it. Thanks for asking the question!

Jayro1300965493.8131949 PostsRegistered 11/29/2008

I use the Medium Brown because my roots are naturally a little darker than the rest of my hair. I've used the Light Brown and it's fine too, I just prefer more color depth at the temples. For reference, my regular hair color is Nice n Easy 116, Light Natural Neutral Brown.

BTW, I've use both the regular and moustache version of Just for Men. Either is fine. You can't mess it up. It's so fast and really covers grey.

Smurfette1301007810.8072231 PostsRegistered 5/27/2007Under the Moonlight

I've wondered this too...you have given me the courage to try it! Smile

4doggies1301008066.2273501 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I guess you could use it for root touch up, but it's basically the same price (sometimes more) than other d/s haircolor and you only get a very tiny amount for your money. If you just want to do your roots, try the Clairol Root Touchup. It's usually cheaper than the "Just for Men" and ait works great.

Dharma_Ini­tiative1301008191.1874147 PostsRegistered 7/16/2007

You can use it if you're not changing your natural color to a different color. In other words, it will cover your gray but can't change the color of the hair that's not gray. Here's an explanation I found online...
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Your natural hair color comes from a natural pigment in your hair called melanin. There are two basic types of melanin and they can be combined to form all the different hair colors from blonde to red to brown to black. If you have no melanin your hair has no pigment so it looks grey.

Bleached blonde

Most hair permanent hair colors (the kind women usually use) work in two stages. First they use a bleach-like chemical to destroy the melanin that ‘s naturally present in your hair so it becomes lighter. Second, they add other chemical pigments that make your hair a different color. With this type of product ALL your hair gets a dose of color.

Colorful chemistry

Some hair colors, (like Just For Men, Clairol’s Loving Care, and L’Oreal Natural Match, to name a few) do NOT use this two stage bleaching process. They use a single stage process that does not lighten you hair – it only adds dye on top of your existing natural hair color. So if you have a mixture of grey hairs and dark hairs, the grey hairs will pick up the new color but the dark hairs won’t. That’s how Just For Men can say that they only work on grey hair. Get it?

The Bottom line

Just For Men’s claim that it only works on grey hair is true and, yes, women can use Just For Men hair color. In fact, many hair coloring products for women use the same type of coloring technology. But many women prefer to dramatically change their natural color and that requires using a product that employs a two step bleaching process.

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tymac1301014242.343504 PostsRegistered 8/6/2010

Ack, don't give the Just For Men people any ideas on marketting to women! They'll start making those stoo-oo-pid commercials with role reversals, ie, "no play for Mr. Grey!"

I have an insurance agent who uses it, and is open about it. He uses a dark, dark brown and it just doesn't look natural, in a slightly disturbing way.

naughtyand­nice1301015003.693521 PostsRegistered 12/3/2010
On 3/23/2011 appleby said:

I saw their advertisement again on TV & wondered why it couldn't be used as a root touch-up. Has anyone tried it? It looks so easy & I could use easy.

Never color your hair at home- it causes root rot.

Dharma_Ini­tiative1301019216.094147 PostsRegistered 7/16/2007
On 3/24/2011 naughtyandnice said:
Never color your hair at home- it causes root rot.

{#emotions_dlg.lol} Please sight your sources for that outlandish statement. I've been coloring my hair for oh, about 15 years or more and my stylist says I have the healthiest hair she's ever seen. I use the exact same products she uses in the salon so why in the world would it be bad to use them at home if using them at the salon is ok??

CA annie1301019523.1973769 PostsRegistered 1/25/2007Sunny CA
On 3/24/2011 naughtyandnice said:

Never color your hair at home- it causes root rot.

N&N, what other profound words of wisdom would you like to share on the BB?

{#emotions_dlg.blushing}nnie

ritasNo1Fan1301020399.7231800 PostsRegistered 7/10/2006left coast

Be careful of those drug store hair dyes...usually they put alot of brownish red as the base color in those men's hair dyes & it does not lighten as you shampoo day to day. If you must, buy the lightest dye you can find.

Instead, try: 1 ounce Miss Clairol (usually Autumn Mist or Moon Gold), 1 ounce 20 vol. peroxide, and 1 ounce shampoo. Shake it up, make sure it is really mixed well, apply to your re-qrowth. I put it all over, & it looks VERY NATURAL. If you prefer, use darker shades.

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naughtyand­nice1301023293.387521 PostsRegistered 12/3/2010
On 3/24/2011 Dharma_Initiative said:
On 3/24/2011 naughtyandnice said:
Never color your hair at home- it causes root rot.

{#emotions_dlg.lol} Please sight your sources for that outlandish statement. I've been coloring my hair for oh, about 15 years or more and my stylist says I have the healthiest hair she's ever seen. I use the exact same products she uses in the salon so why in the world would it be bad to use them at home if using them at the salon is ok??

OK, but your IQ level dropped by several points....

appleby1301024222.8123 PostsRegistered 9/20/2010

Thanks Dharma for that explanation re color.. Is the 2 step process a lot harder on hair?'

Roda I have a question on your recipe for touch-ups. That 1 oz miss clairol - is that something you get in beauty supply store, then mix it with peroxide & shampoo. Is this more economical than buying the box touch-ups? I'm new at this color thing, but getting a lot of grey.

mactavish1301024990.35432 PostsRegistered 1/30/2008

I would love to hear more about how it can be used on your eyebrows. I can't believe all the white hairs that have been showing up lately. {#emotions_dlg.scared}

twins mom1301261919.442358 PostsRegistered 6/9/2008CO

Works really well to dye your eyebrows.. however there are several women's products that just have the root thing going on..

Just for Men doesn't have lots of colors....

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ritasNo1Fan1303365595.491800 PostsRegistered 7/10/2006left coast
On 3/24/2011 appleby said:

Thanks Dharma for that explanation re color.. Is the 2 step process a lot harder on hair?'

Roda I have a question on your recipe for touch-ups. That 1 oz miss clairol - is that something you get in beauty supply store, then mix it with peroxide & shampoo. Is this more economical than buying the box touch-ups? I'm new at this color thing, but getting a lot of grey.

Oh Sorry, appleby, I just saw what you wrote today. Didn't mean to ignore you...Use the Clairol Professional, 2 ounce bottle. (Roux also sells this tint.) I think most drug stores sell this. BUT you can buy it at Sally's for around $3.50 a bottle. You have to buy the peroxide separately, & that is around $3 or $4 for 12 ounces. Try a dark ash blond shade (such as Autumn Mist which is very good for blending colors). I leave it on my grays for 10 - 15 minutes, & then blend the remainder thruout the rest of your hair. The great thing is you won't get a solid color which looks so unprofessional. But a blended color that should look very natural.

doglover31303367452.9239784 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 3/23/2011 tennpal15 said:

I use the face one (beards) on my eyebrows ~ it's pretty easy to mix up & apply. You leave it on for 5 minutes.

This is exactly what I do for my brows as well, works great.

caligrl1303367515.359049 PostsRegistered 7/17/2008

Will it cover my grey chin hairs?

Lady J Live1310666755.4831 PostsRegistered 7/14/2011

This is very useful information. Thanks for the original post. I've also enjoyed some of the replies. I often wondered why there isn't a hair dye brand that will accommodate touchups only. I only need a quarter of what I use for touchups becuase they make you buy a full kit. The mens products, especially the one for beards is the size I need so maybe now that I've searched and found these posts... I'm going to go purchase a mens grey beard covering kit :-) BTW, my favorite post is... drum roll... ROOT ROT!!! ROFL LMBO!!! I love the technical term used to describe the affects from home dying. Hilarious!

Kathleen1310667204.7713143 PostsRegistered 8/7/2006East Side, West Side, All Around The Town ... London Bridge is Falling Down

My sister uses it for touch-ups around her hairline and through her part. She uses the Beard and Mustache version of Just for Men.

I use it to dye my eyebrows.

hello!1310710612.333230 PostsRegistered 6/18/2011

Hello! I also use the Just For Men Beard stuff for my eyebrows. Who knew eyebrows get gray! The best part of it is you use just what you need. It comes in two tubes... You just squeeze equal amounts of product from each tube (one is white, one has the color) and mix together. For eyebrows, I only need about half-inch or so of each, mix, and apply to my brows with a Q-tip. In five minutes or so, I wipe off and then wash off well. Perfect and so easy! THey have many colors - I use the light brown. And, since I use so little for brows, one box lasts for many applications (5-10 maybe???)

I wish WOMENS kits would make it easy to mix just what you need- for hair or brows - rather than having to use the entire touch up kit - or full application.

manny21310711159.6731786 PostsRegistered 3/11/2009

You can go and buy Clairol hair dye and 20 volume peroxide in a beauty supply store mix equal amounts and do your roots for pennies. I mix as little as a cap of each and I also put this on my eyebrows. They also have other brands of hair color i just prefer Clairol. I also mix my own color, medium brown and light brown to get the color I want. I use three quarters light and one quarter medium.

hello!1310712227.71230 PostsRegistered 6/18/2011
On 7/15/2011 manny2 said:

You can go and buy Clairol hair dye and 20 volume peroxide in a beauty supply store mix equal amounts and do your roots for pennies. I mix as little as a cap of each and I also put this on my eyebrows. They also have other brands of hair color i just prefer Clairol. I also mix my own color, medium brown and light brown to get the color I want. I use three quarters light and one quarter medium.

Is this the same as Roda's response? She also included an equal part shampoo... Both you you use Clairol and peroxide. (I will need to try this!) Is this for "regular" coloring or touching up grays? The color you mention (3 light and 1 med.) seems right for me as well - so I am interested in how you do this. How do you apply to hair? Again, to roots or to entire head? (I already cut my own hair -- its layered so pretty easy and forgiving -- and hey, it will grow back if I really mess up! My stylist stopped cutting hair, and I found it easier to just do it on my own. A good pair of scissors, and after studying her cutting my hair for 7 or so years - figured I could give it a try. And I color, but am looking to get better color...) Thanks!

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