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shop bought hair dye colour - do I go darker or lighter just to ver a little bit of gray?

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Creampastry Fri 20-May-16 10:28:30

So have mousy boring brown hair with some odd grey hairs - if I buy a nice n easy type dye, could I choose dark blonde in the hope it will cover grey and make them look like highlights? Or should I go aa bit darker and opt for caramel?

Last time I dyed my hair was decades ago!

dragonsarebest Fri 20-May-16 17:57:03

I''d say always go lighter than you think with box dye, so the dark blonde (or perhaps even a shade lighter). Keep in mind that the colour may not stick to the greys and wash out in a few washes in any case, and stick as close to your natural colour as possible to avoid roots as well as greys.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 20-May-16 18:28:17

Box dyes can turn out darker than the colour chart would have you believe.
Go lighter, do a strand test (for colour) and do a patch test (for allergies)

Kennington Fri 20-May-16 18:39:34

A light ash brown gives mine a highlit look and was suggested by a hairdresser
I do get highlights too but not frequently. About every 6 months because an ashy tint on greys blends it in well
To keep the colour you need a non sulphate free shampoo

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Fri 20-May-16 19:45:43

I like Nice n Easy age defy in medium ash blonde. It's good at turning grey into highlights.

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