Thank goodness for hair dye... It's my birthday week so of course I am more conscious than usual of my gray hair. (Why on does it have to grow in patches right in the front for everyone to see?) I color it with the hard stuff every 4 weeks and with the touch up stuff (don't ask me more details... I don't know) every 4 weeks. This was just a touch up week... but my goodness it needed it. Another blessing is the fact that I can do it myself since my hair is so short. My friend Tammy gets me the product and I apply, wait 30 minutes and then wash it out.