We can all remember the time we found our first gray hair. And despite our first thoughts—for one, that it was just a long, terrifying signifier of inevitable death and that it had to be destroyed/plucked/dyed immediately—gray hair doesn’t have to serve as a reminder that you’re aging. Still, not everyone can magically swing to other side of the spectrum to embrace a full head of silver hair. That’s all to say: There’s no shame in covering ’em up.
But after one too many expensive AF trips to the salon only to notice a new, pesky bunch of grays the following week, our hair (and credit cards) have had enough. Which is why we’ve tested and tried every at-home hair dye on the market right now to find out which formulas truly work. Ahead, you’ll find the seven best, most easy-to-use hair dyes that really cover all grays. We’re talking thick, foam formulas from John Frieda and a trusted, under-$5 powder from Bigen. Shop all seven, below, and please, let your colorist down easy when you break up with them.