I will not lie… I was afraid to use ANY more hair color. Chemicals have turned my head into a lifeless broom. So I started researching chemical free hair dyes and came across EarthDye. I ordered light brown because I am used to having highlights and didn’t want to turn out too dark. The after picture shows the color just after rinsing and drying it and again after 24 hours. I was pretty amazed that it wasn’t all a solid shade. It had a lot of variation and depth. There are still plenty of highlights and low lights now… It is a bit more red than I would like but understand that the true color can be determined after 24 hours. So if some of the red lessens I will be thrilled with the color. The application was simple enough and I left it on for 45 minutes. All of my gray is covered! So now I will record how long it takes for me to have to touch-up. (I only used a bit more than a half the packet for my hair.) I will surely buy this product again and do recommend it. Especially to those hoping to get away from the chemical abuse of traditional coloring products!