Ease the transitioning from colored hair to gray hair with highlights and/or low-lights. Highlights are white streaks that a stylist adds to dark hair to blend the gray down to the ends of darker hair. Low lights are darker streaks (usually the color of the darker hair) that is put in the gray section of hair to blend it with the darker older hair.
I have long hair and the texture is coarse and frizzy so my stylist nixed highlights. She said that they’d look good for a few weeks then the hair would break off. So, a couple of weeks ago I had low lights put in my hair to help transition the gray hair into the dark brown hair.
Envisioning the quick fix a few highlights would have made, I was disappointed that my hair texture made transitioning to gray hair with highlights impossible. But the low lights are better than nothing.
I don’t want to cut off my hair. I had short hair many years ago and prefer the ease and look of long hair. And, I’m not interested in the effort to try blending temporary dyes into my hair. So I’m going the low-light route.