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Grecian Formula 16 Liquid with Conditioner 4 fl oz (118 ml)

 
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Grecian Formula 16 Liquid with Conditioner, 4 fl oz
 
3.7

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (16)
  • Natural look (14)
  • Great color (8)
  • Gentle (6)

Cons

  • Smells bad (7)

Best Uses

  • Graying hair (13)
  • Touch ups (6)
  • New look (3)
    • Commitment To Color:
    • Permanent (4), Temporary (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Survivalist / minimalist (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This is an effective option.

I've been using this product for several years now, so I feel I have the right to my opinion. I'm now 54 years old, and had used the Just for Men shampoo dye for...Read complete review

I've been using this product for several years now, so I feel I have the right to my opinion. I'm now 54 years old, and had used the Just for Men shampoo dye for some time, but without satisfactory results--usually mottled, never seemed to last long. Based on that disappointment, I decided to try the GF16 liquid, and this is what I found: To begin with, the scent is objectionable right out of the bottle. It smells somewhat harsh, but understand this--once it dries, the oder is gone. The truth is that I have had several women, "sensitive nose" types, tell me that my hair smells really nice. Go figure. I know these people very, very well , so I am certain they are speaking the truth. So, don't sweat the smell issue.
In terms of its ease of use, there is nothing simpler. I wash my hair daily, and always have. I dry it, and go about my day. When I get ready for bed, I put this stuff on. It either dries before I hit the sack or dries while I sleep. When I get up, I shower and go about my day. The only issue might be the avoidance of any hairspray or the like. Your hair should be free of that when you put the GF16 on. If you use spray, shampoo and dry first.
I have come to view this product the way I view the vitamins I take-- I just do it without a thought, and it works. I put it on 3 or 4 days a week, and more often the week before I get my hair cut. That way the newer (grayer) hair beneath is the right color when the long stuff gets cut off.
The results are remarkably natural looking, and will initially take one to two weeks to gain full effect. No one seems to realize that it's there as the change occurs so slowly and evenly.
In terms of the product's safety, I've looked into the matter a good deal, and have not been able to find any definitive reason to avoid using it--it actually appears to be quite safe.
So, go get your hair cut, and start using this. My guess is that within a week or two, you'll have a natural look that's easy to maintain and doesn't break the bank.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

I have used it off and ...

I have used it off and on, and its okay, but hardly has any chance of turning my gray/white hair back into anything close to even a light brown. For those who complain...Read complete review

I have used it off and on, and its okay, but hardly has any chance of turning my gray/white hair back into anything close to even a light brown. For those who complain that it says not to wash your hair more than once a week, that is only in the beginning. Once the color is reached, you can wash every day, just use a gentle shampoo. I just want something that will take my gray/white hair, and make it more towards its light brown, without dying it, and then dealing with white roots. How come all the dye colors are for thirty year olds? Give us something that will darken the white, and give something akin to a salt and pepper look.

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4.0

Exactly what I was looking for..

By Zuko

from San Jose

describe yourself Minimalist

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Gentle
  • Natural Look

Cons

  • Smells Bad

Best Uses

  • New Look
  • Touch Ups

Comments about Grecian Formula 16 Liquid with Conditioner, 4 fl oz:

This is just right what I was looking for, something to minimize gray hair, fading effect. At first The strong chemical smell was my concern, but I found out if I apply it and dry it it won't smell as bad, pretty much the smell is gone when dry.

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4.0

Looks good but stinks.

By Manly pits

from Deerfield, MA

describe yourself Minimalist

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Great Color
  • Natural Look

Cons

  • Smells Bad

Best Uses

  • Graying Hair

Comments about Grecian Formula 16 Liquid with Conditioner, 4 fl oz:

Easy to use.

  • Commitment To Color:
  • Temporary

Comment on this review

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

This WORKS!

By Marina

from Mays Landing, NJ

describe yourself Beauty Conscious

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Natural Look

Cons

  • Smells Bad

Best Uses

  • Graying Hair

Comments about Grecian Formula 16 Liquid with Conditioner, 4 fl oz:

My husband wanted to hide the beautiful salt in the salt & pepper hair he has when he started job hunting. He purchased this product in order to have a more natural look and not color his hair. I saw a significant difference within 2 weeks. The color is natural and the hair is soft. He is now in the maintenance stages and the process is simple, fast and easy to continue to use the product. The only negative is the smell but it is definitely tolerable. I would suggest putting a pillow protector for the first few weeks so that the scent does not penetrate the pillow.

  • Commitment To Color:
  • Demi-Permanent

Comment on this review

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

This is an effective option.

By SF

from Northern California

describe yourself Minimalist

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Natural Look

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Grecian Formula 16 Liquid with Conditioner, 4 fl oz:

      I've been using this product for several years now, so I feel I have the right to my opinion. I'm now 54 years old, and had used the Just for Men shampoo dye for some time, but without satisfactory results--usually mottled, never seemed to last long. Based on that disappointment, I decided to try the GF16 liquid, and this is what I found: To begin with, the scent is objectionable right out of the bottle. It smells somewhat harsh, but understand this--once it dries, the oder is gone. The truth is that I have had several women, "sensitive nose" types, tell me that my hair smells really nice. Go figure. I know these people very, very well , so I am certain they are speaking the truth. So, don't sweat the smell issue.
      In terms of its ease of use, there is nothing simpler. I wash my hair daily, and always have. I dry it, and go about my day. When I get ready for bed, I put this stuff on. It either dries before I hit the sack or dries while I sleep. When I get up, I shower and go about my day. The only issue might be the avoidance of any hairspray or the like. Your hair should be free of that when you put the GF16 on. If you use spray, shampoo and dry first.
      I have come to view this product the way I view the vitamins I take-- I just do it without a thought, and it works. I put it on 3 or 4 days a week, and more often the week before I get my hair cut. That way the newer (grayer) hair beneath is the right color when the long stuff gets cut off.
      The results are remarkably natural looking, and will initially take one to two weeks to gain full effect. No one seems to realize that it's there as the change occurs so slowly and evenly.
      In terms of the product's safety, I've looked into the matter a good deal, and have not been able to find any definitive reason to avoid using it--it actually appears to be quite safe.
      So, go get your hair cut, and start using this. My guess is that within a week or two, you'll have a natural look that's easy to maintain and doesn't break the bank.

      • Commitment To Color:
      • Permanent

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      34 years of use

      By active

      from ca

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Long-Lasting
      • Natural Look

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Graying Hair

        Comments about Grecian Formula 16 Liquid with Conditioner, 4 fl oz:

        Always has done the job easily

        • Commitment To Color:
        • Permanent

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        I would by this product again

        By theonlydvh

        from orange, ca

        describe yourself Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Gentle
        • Great Color
        • Natural Look

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Graying Hair

          Comments about Grecian Formula 16 Liquid with Conditioner, 4 fl oz:

          use daily every morning

          • Commitment To Color:
          • Semi-Permanent

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I have been using GF16 ...

          By Ulysses

          from Undisclosed

          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about Grecian Formula 16 Liquid with Conditioner, 4 fl oz:

          I have been using GF16 for about 3 weeks. Part of my hair that had some color is considerably darker, the light grey is now a light brown and my light grey/white is SLOWLY changing to a very light brown. I shampoo every day with LOreal Vive for Men, towel dry then apply the GF16. I let the GF16 air dry on the drive to work. NOBODY has noticed that my hair is getting darker. A very slow process. It's a chemical reaction so it HAS to work. Just give it time.

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          3.0

          I have used it off and ...

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Grecian Formula 16 Liquid with Conditioner, 4 fl oz:

          I have used it off and on, and its okay, but hardly has any chance of turning my gray/white hair back into anything close to even a light brown. For those who complain that it says not to wash your hair more than once a week, that is only in the beginning. Once the color is reached, you can wash every day, just use a gentle shampoo. I just want something that will take my gray/white hair, and make it more towards its light brown, without dying it, and then dealing with white roots. How come all the dye colors are for thirty year olds? Give us something that will darken the white, and give something akin to a salt and pepper look.

          Comment on this review

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          So far so good. I've been ...

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Grecian Formula 16 Liquid with Conditioner, 4 fl oz:

          So far so good. I've been using it (fairly) consistently for 3 weeks and notice a dramatic difference. The odor seems to be countered by its effectiveness, in my mind and in many other reviewers here, but the creator of this fragrance can only be described as a sabateur. It is most similar to a locker room stench and if you were self-conscious about your (gray) hair, wait until you venture into public as pig pen. I'm looking forward to the once every two week application. I resonate with the concern about the chemicals and will do more research - but Europe, for good or bad, is notorious for banning chemicals we freely use here (e.g., certain food colorings), which most of us tolerate with abandon, and so may not be a relevant reference point for the average American.

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          4.0

          I have used this product ...

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          See all my reviews

          Comments about Grecian Formula 16 Liquid with Conditioner, 4 fl oz:

          I have used this product for years, off and on. The only reason I quit: it stinks!! On the other hand, after a few weeks I look in the mirror and NO gray. You have to use it every day in the beginning. It's up to you use it, no gray, cry about the smell, or go gray. You decide what's more important.

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