Care to share some advice about black hair dye?

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I have naturally dark brown hair that has a fair amount of greys (in my twenties... thanks mom... ha!). I've been using black hair dye (boxed) for years now because of that but hate the way it damages and makes my hair feel. I keep doing it to cover the greys and don't have much of a colour choice other than black thanks to it being notoriously hard to remove. I'd like to get out of this vicious cycle, but am not really sure where to start.

Would using a dark brown to cover the greys work? Could I try indigo or henna? Am I stuck with black? I can't go back in time to stop myself from doing it in the first place, so I'd like to make the best of it. I like my hair colour, but would like some advice from others who have been where I am to hopefully transition out of my predicament.
I'm a proud 3a and growing it out until it's 5 feet long (or maybe a bit less)

Right now I am using:
Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner
Live Clean Fresh Water Leave-in
Suave Naturals Strawberry as a cowash
Live Clean Exotic Shine Shampoo (as needed)
An occasional ACV rinse
Deva Curl AnGEL

... However, my routine is looking for a change!
You can use Color by Robert Craig to cover those pesky grays! That's what I have used for many many years (early gray too, thanks to dad). You don't have to use black, you can use a color closer to your natural color instead.

RC colors tend to go darker on curlies, especially if your hair has been processed (previous color), so you should actually choose a color about 2-3 shades lighter than you think would match. This way, you can also transition to a lighter shade, I think that's what you were wanting too? LMK if you need more info!

Hair Color and Hair Care by Robert Craig Salon Products, Ltd.

SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring"
3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
-- gone, but never forgotten.
I was going to post the same thing. I also have black hair and use Robert Craig Natural Black to cover the gray. Leaves my hair soft, shiny, and it's more gentle than anything in a box!
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