I don’t need highlights in my hair. Just look at the cowlick on the left side of my head. It obviously is totally gray now, because with the hair color I currently use, the highlights there are beautiful blonde or light brown.
So what am I doing? I use a semi-permanent hair color called “Natural Instincts”, which is a 10-minute formula. I use a light cool brown. If I want red highlights, I use golden brown.
With my dark colored hair, voila! I get automatic highlights where the gray was.
I’ve been doing this for about two years now, and it has saved me a boat-load of cash.