If you’re starting to notice that time is finally catching up with you after discovering your first gray hairs and happen to have dark hair, you’re probably wondering what is the best approach to hide those grays. Though you can pluck to your heart’s desire to get rid of them, you don’t have to worry that you will cause more gray hairs to suddenly pop up if you do. This is a myth since each hair is limited to one hair follicle. However, it can be a futile challenge doing so with how they hide is something I can vouch for since I have dark hair. Therefore, let me share the best way to cover gray on dark hair without resorting to a permanent hair color.
Since you’ll be a newbie to hair coloring, the best way to conceal gray on dark hair is starting gradually with a temporary hair color. You want something that is easy to apply and can wash out to test how you feel about the new color on your head. These hair color products can be in the form of a rinse, a chalk, wax or spray. The chalk and wax usually will be the ones if you want to sport a bolder hair color like pink or blue instead of going the traditional route.
Another best way to cover gray on dark hair without a drastic color change is picking up a gloss treatment or hair glaze geared for a brunette. What is great about this is how the gloss treatment will give the hair some red highlights that tend to mask the gray hairs quite well. Just keep in mind, this option is only if you have just a few grays.
Still, you can also turn to a salon for help adding some highlights to your hair. They might suggest a hair coloring technique called balayage geared for brunettes. The method helps the hair pick up other complimentary tones of caramel, blonde, mahogany, light brown, etc. that can best hide the gray on your dark hair.
Once you notice that those gray hairs keep coming, you will find it best to cover gray on dark hair with a semipermanent hair color choice. These actually are more gentle hair dyes without the harsher chemicals such as peroxide and ammonia that permanent hair coloring typically contains.
Despite everything, you also may want to try reserving the gray hair internally through nutrition. You may want to try supplementing your diet with more B complex and foods with vitamins B6, B12, B5 (pantothenic acid), B9 (folic acid) along with vitamins A, C, D and minerals such as copper, iodine and zinc. If you are considering supplements and the amounts that will do your hair the most good, you may want to check with your doctor.
Gray hair isn’t the worst thing that can happen. Hopefully, the hair coloring tips shared can help put you more at ease about how to tackle the problem.