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.Continue Reading
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.
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.
Section your hair by separating the upper and lower layers of hair.
Read the instructions before mixing the color. Wear gloves to protect your hands. Mix the color according to the instructions.
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.
Leave the color in your hair for the amount of time specified in the product instructions, then wash your hair. Style as desired.
Homemade temporary hair color for children can easily be made using food coloring, Kool-Aid or chalk. These DIY solutions are preferable to permanent hair dyes because children's hair is typically thinner and more fragile than adult hair, and it can easily be damaged by even the most gentle hair-color formulas. Also, children's skin and scalp are more tender, sensitive and prone to allergic reactions.Full Answer >
When coloring hair that is more than 25 percent gray, choose a permanent hair color with neutral, red or gold undertones, and leave it on for the entire length of time defined in the instructions. Semi- or demi- permanent hair colors, and hair color with ash undertones, aren't as effective for coloring grays. Gray hair tends to be resistant to hair color and often needs more time to process than other hair types.Full Answer >
The best way to darken blond hair is to apply lots of lowlights, and then treat all of your hair with a transparent color rinse or glaze. This two-hour procedure requires a hairbrush, a wide-toothed comb, a low-lighting kit, protective gloves, an old shirt, towels, hair clips, a colored rinse or glaze, liquid soap and shower access.Full Answer >
Removing the yellow or orange tones from hair involves washing the hair with a violet-toned shampoo or using a toner; alternatively, lowlights can be added to cool the shades of the hair. Hair that turns orange or yellow is typically incorrectly lightened. Users may have chosen the wrong lightening agents or may have not left the solution on long enough.Full Answer >