Lowlights For Brown Hair Going Gray

January 13, 2021

What kind of Lowlights Should You Use For Brown Hair Going Gray?

If you're in the middle of that awkward phase where your hair is transitioning from brown to gray, you must have wondered if there is something you can do to make the transition smoother. If you were to visit a salon now, they would give you the obvious option. 

It's time that you opt for highlights and lowlights. While you're still in the middle of going gray, highlights and lowlights make the tricky transition a bit better. As the lowlights peek out from the gray hair at your roots while the rest of your hair length is still gray, your hairstyle looks more of a style statement than a result of gray hair. So, in this case, what are some lowlights you should use for your transitioning hair color?

1 . Clairol Nice'n Easy Permanent Hair Color, 5R Medium Auburn

From Clairol, this hair dye deposits a  natural-looking auburn shade to your hair. When you use the dye, it will add three shades of permanent color to your hair. It will also add highlights and lowlights. This is possible due to the color blend technology used for making this hair dye. 

Your gray hair would be covered without a doubt and complemented with highlights and lowlights that look natural and authentic. This hair dye will last about eight weeks. The application kit contains  ColorBlend Formula, ColorBlend Activator, CC Plus ColorSeal Conditioner, and gloves so that you don't end up smearing the dye on your hand. 

The company makes sure the product is kind to your hair. The color care cream has conditioner like qualities, sealing your hair, and giving it a shiny gloss with every step. The hair dye also has a fresh, floral scent. It's pleasing to smell and makes the experience of dyeing your hair far more enjoyable. It is also made with non-drip formula. So, while you're applying the hair dye, you can be assured it will stay exactly where you apply it. It won't drip and make a mess all over your neck. 

The hair dye is also accredited by Skin Health Alliance* 2015. It's a gentle cream that leaves a meager chance of you developing an allergy from using it. Though, of course, you should always visit and get approval from a doctor before using a new product. 

2. Wella Dark Natural Brown Demi Permanent Hair Color

This is a semi-permanent hair color kit so that the dye will wash off after about 12 washes. It's also free of any ammonia. However, in general, it's a long-lasting hair dye. It doesn't fade easily, and unless you give it 12 washes, the brightness of the color won't disappear easily. The dye might require more than 12 washes for it to fade. 

It fades prettily too. It's not a sudden, dull brown. It settles into a simpler brown. If you are already using brown hair dye, it will simply refresh the hair color. 

You can use the hair dye for lowlights. It is perfect for it due to the natural brown shade that blends in with the rest of your brown hair. Not to mention it's semi-permanent, so it fades over the month. The fading is gentle, so it's quite suitable as lowlights. 

3. Clairol Root Touch-Up Permanent Hair Color Creme

Another one from Clairol is precisely for touching up your root. This one has a more of an ashy brown shade to it, which looks lovely in contrast with your hair's gray. It has about three salon tones and one highlight and lowlight. Your hair looks authentic and natural, and honestly, another person wouldn't even be able to tell you are using hair dye. It looks exactly like your natural hair color. 

It's easy to apply the cream, and the package also comes with an applicator and gloves. Once you've applied it to your hair, it stays there until you wash it off. It won't drip into your neck and make a mess due to the non-drip formula. 

The dye also has a soft, delicate scent of flowers. It's a pleasant fragrance that's quite different from the usual hair dyes. It can be quite hard for some people to dye their hair because of how strong the smell of dye is. So this hair dye with its pure fragrance can be a blessing for a lot of people. The company also assures us that a person has a low chance of having an allergic reaction to the dye. 


It can be a little hard to get the lowlights right. You will have to make sure you follow all the steps correctly and apply the dye in the right places. You can always visit a salon, but it costs a lot more than doing the job at home with a store-bought dye. If you're careful, though, you should have thick, voluminous hair with excellent highlights and lowlights you will be proud to show off. 

Once you've used the lowlights, touching it up every few weeks can feel like a bit of a pain. In that case, you can use Color Mask Shampoo Brown - Sulfate-Free Toning Shampoo for Brown and Dark Brown Hair. You will be completing two jobs with one bottle. 

The shampoo can be used weekly if maintaining your hair color is hard. The brown mask looks natural, and after you are done shampooing, you will notice your hair looks shinier than ever. It will restore the vibrancy of your hair color while also cleansing it. The shampoo is free of parabens and sulfates. It even contains UV protection. We all know hair gets duller and loses more vibrancy when it is hit with sun rays. The shampoo will ensure that not too much damage is dealt with your hair after a long day.

We hope your endeavor in getting lowlights is successful. Just because you're waiting for your hair to go gray doesn't mean you can't enjoy the time in between.