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How do I choose the right color to cover the gray in my hair?

Answer by:
Michael Boychuck

Amp Salon, Las Vegas

Trying following these tips:

  • Always look for warmer colors with golden or red tones. Gray hair has blue and ashy base tones, which can appear dull and make your skin seem sallow.
  • The box tells the truth. Trust the pictures that show how the color will develop. The description of the shade -- not the name of it -- gives you information on how it will turn out. For example, "light red brown" tells you more than "cinnamon."
  • Never go too light or too dark, especially with gray hair. Stick to a color within three shades of your own strands to ensure a natural result and minimize the appearance of your roots growing out.


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