What is the best hair dye for gray hair?
Fact: not all hair dyes are going to cover up gray hair. It takes the most powerful pigments and specialized formulas to keep those stray silver hair strands under wraps. So, if you're on the lookout for some quick camouflage to blend away salt 'n' pepper sections, we've got the perfect hair products for you. Introducing the best hair dye for gray hair...
If you want all-over gray coverage...
If you want to cover gray hair and work a new shade from root to tip, you need a box dye designed for all-over coverage. And good news: we've got plenty of options for you coming right up. Whether you're working with a blonde hair color, brown shades or ultra-radiant reds, discover these at-home hues for root-to-tip flawlessness...
For vibrant color in the widest array of shades
With so many red, brunette, black and blonde shades to choose from, finding a color match in the Clairol Nice'n Easy collection is, well, pretty nice ‘n easy. This means trending shades or classic hues are available to you, and you can even switch from one color to the next as the seasons fly by.
Plus, here’s the important bit: Nice'n Easy gives you 100 percent gray coverage, so whether you have gray roots or all-over silver strands, you can veil them in your shade of dreams. This permanent color also harnesses our breakthrough ME+ Color Molecule, which better protects anyone without a hair dye allergy by reducing the chance of developing one. It's a win-win.
For rich tones through relaxed hair or natural hair
Enhancing the beauty of textured hair is easy with Textures & Tones, a deeply nourishing color that's packed with conditioning ingredients like Shea Butter and Aloe Vera. If your locks are sensitized after relaxing, or they're feeling slightly dry, the moisture-rich formula will keep hair soft and protected while you reach your perfect shade. For zagged, coily and curly hair, this formula is the dream, and best of all, it doesn't compromise on vibrancy. You get moisture and intense color in one.
As for colors, there's a variety of shades for you to work with in the Textures & Tones line-up, from blazing reds to toffee browns to blondes. And, bonus, each one is completely non-drying with an ammonia-free formula. So, you're getting maximum gray coverage that feels as beautiful as it looks.
For high-gloss, salon-grade color in just 10 minutes
When time is of the essence, Perfect 10 is the perfect option. This hair color kit teams vibrant intensity with speedy application to blend even stubborn grays out of sight. It's a permanent hair color that delivers salon-quality results – think glossy, vibrant and long-lasting. Yet you don't need to be a pro to sweep it through locks; it makes precise application feel effortless.
So, what's its secret? Perfect 10 is actually infused with shine-activating Micropearls, which shimmer through blonde, red or dark hair to give you that 'just stepped out of the salon' glow. Combine that with complete natural gray camouflage + the applicator comb on each bottle, and you'll be cancelling your hair appointments indefinitely.
If you want to cover gray roots...
PSA: You don’t need a professional colorist to cover up gray roots and regrowth. You can actually do a root touch-up at home, as long as you have the right products to hand. So, what's your pick: a permanent dye, a temporary root spray or hair makeup? Here's the lowdown on each of your options, so you can make the right choice for your hair...
For long-lasting coverage in just 10 minutes
So you love the shade on your lengths but you want long-lasting cover-up for your roots? Look no further than Root Touch-Up by Nice'n Easy or Root Touch-Up by Natural Instincts. The Nice’n Easy kit lets you blend away silver strays in just 10 minutes, while the 20-minute Natural Instincts formula is your vegan pick, with no animal-derived ingredients.
Both come with an easy-to-use applicator brush, 100 percent gray coverage, and up to three weeks of flawless wear on all hair types. Plus, because Root Touch-Up is ultra-blendable and comes in a range of flattering shades, getting your color match is beyond easy. Whatever you choose, it will seamlessly melt into the hue of your lengths.
For temporary root Coverage in a spray
Now let's get into the temporary touch-ups. You can make gray regrowth vanish in a simple spritz with Root Touch-Up By Nice'n Easy Color Refreshing Spray. Use it like a dry shampoo, misting your chosen shade directly into the roots of your hair, and you'll have a salon-fresh look in seconds. It's oil-free, water-resistant and completely natural-looking.
Want to add volume to the mix? Then grab Root Touch-Up Color + Volume 2in1 Spray, which sprays away grays while bumping up body right at the root for a mega-glam mane. It's an excellent option for anyone with fine hair strands who wants to level up their style, merging color pigments with micro volumizers for instant results.
For hair makeup that enhances brows too
Here's another temporary option, this time in an on-the-go compact. Root Touch-Up Concealing Powder looks like makeup and acts like makeup – but you apply it directly to dry hair! Simply pick up a touch of the pigmented powder with the accompanying applicator brush, then sweep it over regrowth to disguise gray strands. No smudging, no staining – just precise camouflage.
And it's not just for gray hair coverage; you can also use the Root Touch-Up Concealing Powder as an eyebrow powder, as it mimics your brows' natural color and texture. You can use it for instant shaping and definition, then tuck it in your bag for whenever you want to top it up. Your coverage will stay flawless until your next shampoo.
Now you know how to disguise gray hair from root to tip, go ahead and shop your perfect products. Discover our full collection of gray coverage essentials.