Aside from being a tech-loving geek, I have a manly side as well. I wear a multi-tool, I like to saw things, I often use precision screwdrivers and I battle wild animals. Being so manly, it’s little wonder I was approached by Just For Men to be their new poster boy. The tough guys at Just For Men sent me an awesome man crate that included their new products Control GX which are grey-reducing shampoos and conditioners aimed at gradually lessening the amount of grey with the use of their latest breakthrough technology.


For many men, the idea of colouring your hair to reduce greyness sounds like a little too much effort, especially when their sawing to do, games to play or technology to enjoy. However, most men at least take a shower so combining hair shampoo with hair colouring is a fantastic way to kill two birds with one stone with no additional effort or time. Personally, time is my most valuable commodity so anything that uses time better or gets more jobs done has my vote.

With 40 fast approaching, the grey hairs are creeping in and I’m not ready to go all Gandalf on the world. My beard is the main offender and acted as my first red flag (or grey flag). Since then I have noticed my temples turning, so I was more than happy to try the new Control GX shampoo from Just For Men.


How does it work?

Unlike other products that work by temporarily depositing colour, Control GX contains uniquely formulated grey-reducing molecules. When you start massaging the shampoo into hair a small grey-reducing complex is released and, combined with the oxygen in the air, it then forms larger grey-reducing molecules that get trapped in the grey hair.

With each shampoo, more gets trapped, which results in grey hair being reduced. With regular use, there will be no tell-tale signs when the grey roots grow in.

Just for Men Control GX is the first and only shampoo that permanently reduces grey with each wash. Use it every day until you get the result that you want, and then it can be alternated with your daily shampoo.

Control GX has just been announced and at £8.69 for either the straightforward shampoo or the Grey Reducing 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner, it is a fantastic time-saving solution for the modern metrosexual manly man.


  • It’s important to note that this shouldn’t be used on hair that has been lightened, bleached, highlighted or coloured.
  • This review was written based on the original formula. Recent reviews of Control GX have been less impressive.

Key Questions about Just For Men’s Control GX Range

  1. What is Just for Men Control GX? Just for Men Control GX is a hair color product specifically designed for men that gradually reduces gray hair with every shampoo.
  2. How long does it take to see results? Results can be seen in as little as one shampoo and continue to improve with each use.
  3. Can Control GX be used on all hair types? Control GX can be used on all hair types, including curly, straight, thick, or thin hair.
  4. Is Control GX easy to use? Control GX is easy to use and can be added to your regular shampoo routine. Simply use it as a regular shampoo and massage it into your hair. Leave it on for 2-5 minutes before rinsing.
  5. Does Control GX have any harmful chemicals? Control GX does not contain any harmful chemicals and is made with natural ingredients such as, arginine and biotin.
  6. Can Control GX be used with other hair styling products? Control GX can be used with other hair styling products such as gel, mousse, or pomade.
  7. How long does one bottle last? One bottle of Control GX typically lasts for about 6 weeks of regular use.
  8. Is Control GX available in different shades? Control GX is available in four shades: light brown, medium brown, dark brown, and black.
  9. Can Control GX be used for beards and mustaches too? Yes, Control GX can be used for beard and mustache as well.
  10. How does Control GX shampoo work? Control GX shampoo works by gradually reducing the amount of gray hair on your head with each use. The shampoo contains a small amount of hair dye that is deposited onto your hair as you use it, gradually darkening any gray hairs. The product is designed to work gradually over a period of several weeks, allowing you to achieve a natural-looking result without any sudden changes in hair color.
  11. Is Control GX shampoo safe to use? Yes, Control GX shampoo is generally considered safe to use. However, like any hair dye product, it’s important to follow the instructions carefully and perform a patch test before using it for the first time. If you experience any itching, redness, or other signs of irritation, stop using the product immediately and seek medical advice.
  12. Does Control GX shampoo really work? Yes, Control GX shampoo has been shown to be effective at gradually reducing the amount of gray hair on your head with regular use. However, the results may vary depending on the individual and their hair type. It’s also worth noting that the product is designed to work gradually, so you may not see a noticeable difference in your hair color for several weeks.
  13. Can women use Control GX shampoo? Yes, women can use Control GX shampoo. The product is designed to work on all hair types and can be used by both men and women.
  14. How often should I use Control GX shampoo? The manufacturer recommends using Control GX shampoo every other day, in place of your regular shampoo. However, you can adjust the frequency of use based on your individual needs and hair type.
  15. Does Control GX shampoo cause hair loss? There is no evidence to suggest that Control GX shampoo causes hair loss. However, like any hair dye product, it’s important to follow the instructions carefully and perform a patch test before using it for the first time to avoid any potential adverse reactions.



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