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How to Transition to Gray Hair Gracefully

Gray Hair Coverage

How to Transition to Gray Hair Gracefully How to Transition to Gray Hair Gracefully How to Transition to Gray Hair Gracefully

Have you come face to face with your first gray strand? You don’t have to grab the first box of hair color you see. Transitioning to gray hair doesn’t have to be a bad thing—embracing your grays can shine a totally different light on your beauty look. In fact, gray hair happens to be a trending hair color at the moment; it’s all part of the movement to recognize your natural beauty and age gracefully. Ready to take the plunge into a grey hair transition? Below, we’re sharing five tips for transitioning to gray hair.

TIP #1: EMBRACE YOUR ROOTS

Of course, the ultimate way to give gray hair a try is to embrace your roots. This means no reaching for root cover-up at the first sight of grays! Instead, let your grays strands stay front and center. Consider it a different take on the rooted, lived-in hair color trend—without having to head to the salon.

TIP #2: OPT FOR HIGHLIGHTS

If you aren’t quite ready to part with your salon visits just yet, ask your stylist for highlights and lowlights instead of all-over color. The dimensional variation of shades will allow your grays to blend beautifully with the rest of your strands. To learn more, head on over to our article, How to Blend Gray Hair with Highlights and Lowlights.

TIP #3: GO GRAY FOR A DAY

Like we mentioned, gray strands happen to be trending for 2020. If you’re unsure if you’re ready to commit to gray hair permanently, perhaps you can test the waters for a day. All you need is the help of a temporary hair color spray, like the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Silver. Mist the color over your mane for a shimmering, temporary silver-gray hair color. When you’re ready to part with your part-time mane makeover, simply wash the color out with a single shampoo session. Not so scary, right?

TIP #4: STICK TO ASHY HAIR COLORS

We get it, going gray can be a bit intimidating. If you aren’t ready to embrace a gray mane just yet, you can start your grey hair transition by opting for cool, ashy hair colors instead of warmer alternatives. Since gray hair tends to have cool undertones, this will make the transition between shades much more natural. Need some recs? Pick from the below.

If you have blonde hair…try the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Créme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Medium Ash Blonde.

If you have brown hair…try the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Créme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Mocha Ash Brown.

If you have black hair…try the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Créme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Luscious Black.

If you have red hair…try the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Créme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Richesse Collection Dark Mahogany Red.

TIP #5: DIVE-IN HEADFIRST

Have you decided gray hair may be worth a try after all? With the help of the right at-home permanent hair coloring kit, transitioning to gray hair is a breeze. All you need is to dye your strands an all-over gray color—not only will you be a total trendsetter, but you’ll also be blending in those standout grays you didn’t know what to do with in the first place! Ready to give a gray mane a try? Take your pick from our options below.

If you want to ease into an all-over gray mane…color your strands with the L’Oréal Paris Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Soft Silver Blonde.

If you want to dive into an all-over gray mane…color your strands with the L’Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color in Silver.

There you have it! You now know how to transition to gray hair with grace and style. Prefer to keep your gray strands a secret for now? Not a problem. Head on over to our article, 15 Root Cover-Up Tips to Try Until You Can Dye Your Hair Again, for a few useful tricks.