I have been professionally highlighting my Dark Blonde hair for about 40 years. As I began going gray - I would have a two step process - color gray and highlight. This was time consuming, very costly, and hard on my hair. I decided, on impulse, to try to color my hair at home. I Picked up Clairol's Nice and Easy in the Neutral Medium Blonde. It was a very good decision for me. My hair, because it has quite a lot of gray, now looks highlighted. I only do the roots every 5 to 6 weeks. My hair looks amazing and I am saving about $150 per month. Very Pleased.