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It's funny how people tell you that having kids will make your hair turn gray, and then it really happens. After my son was born I started noticing a few straggly gray hairs pop up here and there. Somehow they seemed to multiply as the months went by and now they are a menace on my monthly watchlist of things that are trying to make me look old.

I don't have time to run out to the salon every few weeks to have my hair colored so I tackle the troublesome grays at home. Coloring your hair yourself isn't something to fear as long as you follow a few rules. Covering your grays at home is simple, and it will save you time and money!

How to Color Your Hair At Home Coloring Gray Hairs Naturally with Clairol

First, you should always choose a trusted brand of hair color. I love Clairol Nice'n Easy! It's salon quality hair color that provides 100% gray coverage and gives you great, natural results. And it comes in 45 different shades so you can choose the perfect shade for you. I tend to go for dark browns that really add depth to my hair and compliment my skintone and eyecolor.

How to Color Your Hair At Home Coloring Gray Hairs Naturally with ClairolAfter you've chosen your hair color, you have to do the allergy test. I always make sure to test my hair color out to avoid having a negative reaction, it's so important.

How to Color Your Hair At Home Coloring Gray Hairs Naturally with Clairol

Have an old towel you don't mind trashing handy. Wear the gloves or you'll stain your hands. It also helps to put a little vaseline or a thick cream lotion around your hairline to keep the color from staining your skin.

Be sure to read the instructions carefully and don't skip any steps.

The secret to soft, shiny hair is conditioning after you color. The miracle CC Color Seal Cream that comes with Clairol Nice'n Easy is amazing, it makes my hair look and feel amazing.

All these tips will help you DIY your own hair color for great, natural results. But my biggest tip is to not be afraid to try something new. I love how something as simple as changing your hair color can make you feel more confident. Going for a bolder shade or trying a different look always makes me feel excited and empowered.

How to Color Your Hair At Home Coloring Gray Hairs Naturally with Clairol

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How to Color Your Hair At Home Coloring Gray Hairs Naturally with Clairol