Gray hairs, much like fine lines and wrinkles, are an inevitable part of getting older for most of us. Gray hair can look like a few strands peppered throughout your hair or it can look like a full head of pearly strands that would earn you a nickname, like silver fox. Whether you view your grays as something to conceal or something you want to embrace, how you deal with gray strands is entirely up to you.
If you’re looking for a combination of the two, the L’Oréal Paris Men Expert One-Twist Hair Color is the perfect product to blend grays with the rest of your hair for seamless, natural-looking results. Ahead, learn how to color your grays at home in just five minutes with the best at-home hair color kit for men.
What Do You Need to Conceal Gray Hair at Home?
L’Oréal Paris Men Expert One-Twist Hair Color makes coloring gray hairs at home quick and easy without sacrificing results. Before you start the process, here is everything you’ll need to freshen up your color at home:
L’Oréal Paris Men Expert One-Twist Hair Color (includes gloves)
An old t-shirt or robe that you don’t care about staining
An old towel that you don’t care about staining
Shampoo and conditioner of choice
How to Conceal Gray Hair at Home
With Men Expert One-Twist Hair Color, naturally blending your grays with the rest of your hair doesn’t have to be a complicated production. The whole process can be completed in as little as ten minutes with a mess-free start to finish and natural-looking results. Check out our step-by-step guide to concealing grays at home.
1. Pick Out Your Correct Shade
Before you even begin the coloring process, you need to find the right shade. Make an online order or head to the drugstore to grab the L’Oréal Paris Men Expert One-Twist Hair Color. It comes in seven shades, ranging from Jet Black to Dark Blonde — if you’re in between shades, go with the lighter one. Remember, this product offers natural-looking gray coverage, not harsh color.
2. Twist the Cap and Shake the Bottle
Twist the cap on the bottle and shake to mix the color. Then, crack the black tip — you should hear a clicking sound. At this point, you should have an old t-shirt or robe on that you don’t care about staining and an old towel nearby to have on hand, just in case you need it. This is also a good time to put your gloves on.
3. Brush the Dye Through Your Hair
This DIY hair color kit is contained within an innovative bottle that includes a brush applicator that helps to apply the product to your hair. Pick up the bottle and work the orange brush through the gray hair you’re aiming to conceal, squeezing the bottle to release the permanent dye. After you’ve worked on your grays, repeat this process with the rest of your hair.
4. Massage the Dye Like Shampoo
Once you’ve applied the dye to your entire head, gently massage it like you would with shampoo. The aim is to gently work it through your hair, coating each strand with dye. Make sure to pay extra attention to the hairline and the areas surrounding your face where grays are more noticeable.
5. Set Your Timer
The dye needs five minutes to develop before it’s time to wash it out. We recommend setting a timer so you don’t lose track of time.
6. Rinse the Dye Out and Wash
Once the five minutes have passed, rinse your hair in lukewarm water until it runs clear and all the dye is out. Then, wash your strands with a shampoo that is safe for color-treated hair, like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate Free Simply Clean Shampoo with Essential Oil. The gentle formula is free of harsh parabens and sulfates, plus it works to restore hydration and shine while protecting your color. Follow up with the corresponding conditioner, the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate Free Simply Clean Conditioner with Essential Oil to restore moisture and softness to your hair.
Style your hair as usual with a pomade or leave-in of your choice. We like the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty for the matte texture and hold it provides to short hairstyles like spiky quiffs and fades.
7. Repeat in Six Weeks
This at-home hair color kit provides gray coverage for six weeks with gradual fading. Once you start to notice more grays peppered through your hair, pick up another box and repeat the process.
Photographer: Chaunte Vaughn, Art Director: Hannah Packer, Associate Creative Producer: Becca Solovay, Digital Tech: Paul Yem, Photo Assistant: Matt Licari, Makeup Artist: Jonet Williamson, Hair Stylist: Akihisa Yamaguchi, Wardrobe Stylist: Alexis Badiyi, Wardrobe Assistant: Jazmine Alzado, Model: Michael Cota