How Do You Use Lowlights Hair Coloring to Cover Gray Hair?


Quick Answer

Use a dark hair color to add lowlights to your hair. Choose a shade that is two to three shades darker than your natural hair color to cover gray hair. As the gray hair grows out, it blends in with lighter hair.

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Full Answer

  1. Buy the color for the lowlights

    Purchase a hair color that is two to three shades darker than your natural hair color. Dark lowlights cover gray hair entirely. Buy a product that is made for home use.

  2. Do a patch test

    Try out the hair color on a small area of skin before applying it to the hair. To do the patch test, apply a small amount of hair color to a patch of skin. Leave the color on the skin for about 10 minutes. If it does not irritate the skin, use it for the lowlights.

  3. Section the hair

    Section your hair by separating the upper and lower layers of hair.

  4. Mix the color

    Read the instructions before mixing the color. Wear gloves to protect your hands. Mix the color according to the instructions.

  5. Apply the color

    Use an applicator to apply the color to the lower layers of hair. Gradually work your way to the sections of hair on the top. Ensure that all gray strands are covered with color.

  6. Wash hair

    Leave the color in your hair for the amount of time specified in the product instructions, then wash your hair. Style as desired.

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