TOP 5 MEN’S SHAMPOOS FOR REVERSING GRAY HAIR
These are the Top 5 Methods for Men Looking to Reverse the Appearance of Gray Hair
By Daniel Markey
Unfortunately, most men’s hair will grow gray over the years. For some of us, it happens a lot earlier than others. Don’t get me wrong; there’s nothing wrong with a silver fox in his late 70s. That’s cool as hell. But I’m 32 and have a salt and pepper mane (more salt than pepper these days).
Whether you’re in your twenties or seventies, if you don’t like your grays, there’s not much you can do besides coloring them. Or is there?
That’s what our team of beauty researchers and reviewers set out to find out. Are there natural ways to reverse your gray hair without dying it? It turns out there are!
Recently more brands are releasing shampoos that can help you reverse signs of gray hairs without the need to color it up. There’s plenty of science showing us WHY our hair grays, and now that we know we can reverse grays, we can find the perfect products to make it happen.
But how do you know which ones work and which are duds? Well, we’re here to help! Let's get started...
Mane’s Gray Reverse Bar focuses on the natural causes of gray hair and stops them in their tracks. Mane says they use a “science-backed formula that stimulates melanocytes, the cells which determine color vibrancy in follicles, to return individual hair strands to their original color.” We learned about Mane when they offered a 50% discount code SECRET50 for a 3-pack when they first launched. Since then, they’ve sold out of the Gray Reverse Bar every other week. The best part? Itt works on your head, beard, and even eyebrows. This is a must-buy!
By far, Mane’s Gray Reverse Bar is the most effective shampoo for reversing gray hair.
Overall Value: B+
As we said, there's a lot of science these days to help us understand why our hair grays. Some of that science works with the root and inner most part of the follicle, some work with the outer layers of the follicle. Which is better?.. Well, when it comes to the Purple Rain Shampoo Bar, their theory is that the purple can help balance the gray color for a more natural looking color. While we saw some results, we weren't exactly blown away... especially when we noticed our brand new white towels had a hint of purple on them.
Overall Value: B+
Arencia was a solid bet seeing it looked a lot like Mane's Gray Reverse Bar. However, what we found is again, their science was different. They aimed to use coloring chemicals within the ingredients to help instantly change the color of your hair. Unfortunately, one wash and you're back to square one.
Overall Value: C
We wanted to try out Boomoon because a friend recommended it to us after visiting a herbal shop. The charcoal is beneficial to your hair and can help reset your natural processes for darker hair. While we did like the bar and did see results, the actual bar's consitency was a little weak and it ended up falling apart much too quickly for our liking.
Overall Value: C-
A non-bar solution ReEn does it a little different with a gradual effect treatment (also available in a shampoo) that can slowly change the color of your hair. We're skeptical. From the science we can find, this is basically a very gradual hair dye that may make your hair look darker, but will fade as soon as you stop using it. A fine option, but certainly not the best.
While we believe we recommended some great shampoos to help reverse gray hairs in men, we believe Mane’s Reverse Gray Bar is the absolute best option. We wanted to talk further with our investigative reporter Mark Herring who helped create the rankings list and how he discovered the greatness that is Mane.
Personally, I’m a bit of an anti-product guy. Bar of soap in the shower and some toothpaste. My girlfriend only recently pushed moisturizer on me, haha. It’s not that I don’t believe in any of the stuff (hell, I research and write about it all the time). I just never thought I needed most of it. My skin is fairly clear and never had many issues with acne or anything like that. That said, the one thing that always bothered me was my gray head of hair. It runs in my family, my dad, brother, and cousins were all gray by their 30s, so I figured it was my turn, too.
So when I was put on assignment to find some amazing hair growth products, I was happy to test some things out. Unfortunately, not a lot made the cut. Too many products felt, smelled, and contained strong chemicals that felt more like medicine than shampoo. And worse, they didn’t really work that well.
I sort’ve gave up.
But then it seemed my best friend, who I trust with my life, had dyed his hair. I asked what he was using and he said it was all natural.
I couldn’t believe it, and insisted he dyed it. That’s when he shot out of his chair and grabbed the Mane’s Reverse Gray Bar. He said he tried a few things but that Mane was the only brand that he felt like actually delivered. I was skeptical, but when he showed me a photo from like 2 months ago, I was blow away. His hair has turned several shades darker, plus his natural brown hairs were more visible.
I asked him to let me borrow his Reverse Gray Bar, but instead he told me to buy my own like a real adult LOL. Thankfully, he gave me the secret 50% off discount SECRET50 for a 3-pack. So I ordered immediately.
I received the package two days later and used as instructed. Wet the bar and rub the lather into your hair. Pretty simple.
Of course, I looked into the mirror and expected immediate results, but with products like these you got to use them everyday for about three weeks before you notice anything. In the meantime, I wanted to know what made Mane’s Reverse Gray Bar do what it did.
It’s all about what CAUSES gray hair. Mane says there’s two reasons,
1. Pigment cells in your hair called melanocytes decrease production with age, resulting in color leaving your hair
2. Stress releases the harmful chemicals into the follicle which rapidly stop pigment production.
So Mane aims to protect the melanocytes to help stimulare pigment production. So even if you’re stressed, you’ll still be blessed with a good head of hair. And isn’t that in of itself a great relief?
Mane uses three special ingredients that help protect melanocytes and stimulate pigment production:
Panax Ginseng Root Extract
This is your all-around bad ass ingredient to help make your hair stronger and healthier with a mix of anti-oxidants and peptides. It also is the main force in protecting your melanocytes.
Charcoal is amazing at pulling toxins and harmful free radicals from your hair, leaving only the healthiest follicle possible.
Extremely helpful in moisturizing and hydrating your hair for the healthiest possible look.
So, finally, after 4 weeks, I decided to check if I could see results… and wow! The areas of my hair that were previously gray became darker and even started to return to my original hair color! Even better, my hair felt fuller and stronger than it had in years. I was simply amazed at how good it looked and felt.
I was officially converted into a Reverse Gray Bar believer, and I hope you will, too!