The Best Hair Colors to Cover Grays

The Best Hair Colors to Cover Grays

Just because we reach a certain age doesn’t mean we can’t continue to experiment with our hair color. In fact, changing your hair color is a simple way for women over 50 — or even under 50 — to look 10 or more years younger. The key is to choose a flattering coloring technique in hair colors for older women to not only cover grays but add vibrancy to hair. 

No matter how you color your hair, remember that Toppik Hair Building Fibers covers grays and makes hair look naturally thicker too. Keep reading for our favorite hair color ideas for mature women!

Hair Color Over 50: What You Need to Know

  • Avoid solid dark colors, which can wash out your complexion and make you look older
  • Seek subtle highlights that mimic the sun-kissed, youthful look of natural highlights
  • Don’t make any major changes – staying within one or two shades of your natural shade will keep your hair color looking natural
  • As we age, our hair tends to thin. Use Toppik Hair Building Fibers to cover any areas of scalp show-through and add the look of thickness back to your hair.

6 Hair Colors for Older Women

1. Buttery Blonde

buttery blonde hair color choosing hair colors for older women toppik hair blog

If you’ve never been blonde before, now is the perfect time to try it! However, blonde can be damaging for fragile mature hair, so a multi-toned approach is best. Ask your hairstylist to add buttery blonde highlights in several shades to a dark blonde or light brown base. Blondes and lighter shades actually make root regrowth less noticeable, so this color is a low-maintenance choice that needs fewer touch-ups between appointments. And when you do need a touch-up, Toppik Hair Building Fibers in medium blonde or light brown will help disguise any obvious grays.

2. Strategic Highlights

Blonde highlights can brighten up your complexion without fully lightening your hair. Ask your hairstylist for balayage highlights, where he or she strategically paint highlights into your hair for a flattering, youthful look.

Blonde highlights

Blonde “babylights”

Babylights are another way to add subtle dimension and brightness without straying too far from your natural hair color.

3. Chocolate with Caramel Highlights

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Prefer to rock a deeper shade? This hair color is for you. Ask your hairstylist for a rich, chocolatey brown with face-framing caramel highlights. The highlights add dimension and brighten your complexion, making this look ultra-flattering.

Have gray roots? No worries. Use the new TL'Oréal Professional Root Concealer - Hair Touch Up  with an airbrush spray applicator to give you precise, buildable coverage right where you need it. So you can easily cover those pesky gray roots between color appointments.

4. Strawberry Blonde

strawbery blonde hair

If you naturally have light hair, try going strawberry blonde to warm up your skin tone.

Hint: You don’t have to give up using Toppik Hair Fibers to embrace this shade! Make your own match by mixing 3 parts of light blonde and 1 part auburn Fibers.

5. Warm Auburn

warm auburn hair

Skin tones become more washed out with age, so adding a reddish tone is a great way for brunettes to liven up their complexion. Brown-red is an easier color to maintain and pull off than dramatic, blue-based shades like blondes.

Darker auburn shades work well on olive and richer skin tones, while lighter copper shades look amazing on pale skin with pink undertones.

Red fades more quickly than other shades, so it’s important to take special care of this hair color to maintain its richness between appointments. Wash your hair with sulfate-free products like Viviscal Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner to prevent auburn hair from fading.

6. Silver Gray

silver grey hair

The silver fox look is in. So stop covering your grays and embrace this look. The key is to have your colorist help you make a gradual transition to full gray instead of simply quitting hair color cold turkey. First, your stylist can add highlights to help blur the line between your natural color and your dyed color. This will help minimize the awkward grow-out stage. You can also use Toppik Hair Building Fibers in gray or white to further diminish any harsh lines.

Do you color your hair, or do you embrace the grays? Let us know in the comments!

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