Hey Risos, I can relate to what's going on with you because if I don't use a dark enough color I look blah but if the color is too dark I look like a ghost.

For temporary solutions, play around with makeup! Usually, my hair fades a bit after coloring, so yours may soften up a little. Good luck
2/c. Coarse hair med. density.
Protein sensitive but can use occasionally
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Smasters!
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets or use a curling brush - classic glamor.
Every day is a gift