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Grayed Out: Your guide to hiding those shades of gray

Gray hair is beautiful. It’s a sweet reminder of a life well-lived. A sign of your experience and wisdom. It can even be super stylish—whether you’ve got a striking gray streak against dark hair, a perfect salt and pepper blend, or a just a shimmering, solid silver look.

But for those of us who’d like to keep grays at bay, the task can be a challenging one, since gray hair is very resistant to taking color. The good news is, it can be done! Here are some easy ways to make your gray hair history.

Make it permanent

Unfortunately, non-permanent color will probably not work well on your gray strands. Instead, find permanent colors that are specially formulated to cover 100 percent of grays. Make sure you leave it on for the maximum about of time listed on the instructions to let the color take.

Try: Excellence Creme Color

Highlight the positives

If you’ve already got lighter locks, try highlights. With at-home kits, you’ll just put on the provided cap and pull small strands through the holes. Voila! A multi-dimensional effect with hints of blonde and gray that looks white-blonde.

Try: Touch-On Highlights

Lighten up a bit

Want to look younger? Very dark hair colors, especially black, tend to intensify the appearance of wrinkles and lines. Instead of trying to match your natural color, try a permanent haircolor 1 to 2 shades lighter.

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