Frequently Asked Questions

What causes gray hair?
Hair is made of protein containing a natural coloring substance called melanin (pronounced mel-a-nin). Melanin is the same no matter what color your hair is. Different hair colors are the result of different amounts of melanin--dark brown or black hair simply has more melanin than light brown or blond hair. In time, as melanin decreases, gray hair appears. Most people get a few scattered gray hairs first. The gray becomes more predominant, particularly at sideburns or temples. When there's no melanin, hair becomes white.

How does Grecian Formula work?
Grecian works with the hair's natural chemistry to produce a similar-acting pigment where the melanin used to be. It combines with the hair's protein inside the hair to gradually "reverse" the graying process and bring back natural looking color. Grecian works for any color hair because you control the process so you determine when you regain your right color. You can even keep a little gray around the sides if you like.

How soon will I see results?
Grecian works so gradually, you may not see a color change for several days. Scattered gray may take longer. Solid gray areas may change sooner. However, Grecian conditioners make your hair look and feel healthier right away.

Do I need to wear plastic gloves?
No. No gloves, caps or tests. Unlike some conventional dyes. Grecian does not stain the skin. As with any product, always wash your hands after use.

Can I speed up the results?
Sorry, but no. The gradual action is built in. Neither more product nor more frequent use will hasten the process.

Can I use a blow dryer?
Yes. The drier your hair, the better Grecian works. Its built-in conditioners protect your hair from dryness caused by hairdryers, shampoos or weather.

What about my beard or mustache?
No. Do not use on any facial hair--including mustaches, beards. eyelashes or eyebrows. May be used on sideburns.

Will swimming affect the color?
Frequent swimming, Iike frequent shampooing, may slow down the initial color change, and may require more frequent use to maintain your color.

Can I get too much color?
No. You control it. And Grecian is so gradual, there's no risk of sudden or shocking change. Use Grecian daily until your color is just right, then once or twice a week to maintain it.

Can Grecian damage my hair?
No. It contains no harsh chemicals which could cause dryness or damage. In fact, Grecian conditioners help protect against damage or dryness.

How long will the color stay in if I stop using Grecian?
Your hair will lighten slowly week by week, then gradually, unnoticeably, become gray once again.

What about perms or straightening?
Recent perms or straightening may slow the initial change, requiring more applications to attain desired color. Important note for Grecian users who wish to perm or straighten their hair: do NOT use the Peroxide Neutralizer contained in most home and salon products. It can lighten or strip out color.