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Discover your gray hair care ritual.
We've got just the thing for your grays.
How I created a safe and easy way to color and treat Gray hair.
- Paula Pryor, Gray Riddance Creator & Founder
I was fifty-three when I found my first gray strands. This discovery comes earlier for some, I concede, but I will never forget the initial shock of seeing those wiry, rough gray strands.
I ignored them, even though they shone against my dark, almost black hair hue, until the fateful day that my hairdresser convinced me to color them.
Consensus says to lighten one’s hair hue because it's easier to camouflage the grays and maintain as your hair grows. I listened and thus began years of worst hair problems than my grays.
Soon after, I lost a third of my hair. I started wearing a weave, not for style or ease, but as a necessity, for about a year to hide the thinning. Before this, I only went to the salon four times a year for trims and sometimes a touch-up chemical relaxer.
Trying to cover my grays cost me a lot of time, money, and substantial hair damage.
Being the type who is always looking for a natural solution, I began to search for a chemical-free way to address the grays. I discovered that black walnut, sage, nettle, and other herbs had been used to color hair for centuries and began mixing in the kitchen. I made a solution and used it on my hair... Voila, it worked.
I took the solution to a cosmetic chemist who said it wouldn't work without a developer. He tested the formula and after a couple of days called me screaming, "This stuff works!”
Thus, our original Gray Riddance hair color was born.