Quick ways to cover grey hairs without a trip to the salon

-Mar 27, Hannah Hargrave, Beauty -

If you’re in a timely panic over a few grey hairs here are some quick and easy ways to cover them up without having to step foot in a salon.

You’re all set for a weekend away, a fancy dinner date or a big birthday celebration. You’ve had a manicure, pedicure and facial. But then you look in the mirror and spot a sprinkling of grey hairs. There’s no time to get to the hairdressers and the hats you own definitely don’t do anything for the outfit your spent so long picking out. So what’s a lady to do?

Can mascara cover grey roots?

A mascara wand can work magic not just on eyelashes but on grey and white hair too. Pick a waterproof version if you can and just carefully brush over the areas which will be seen. Not such a great fix for blondes, but keep reading for solutions for those of you with lighter locks.

How can hairspray help cover up roots? 

It’s all very well colouring your greys with your at home remedy. But it’s no good if the second you step out into the rain or you begin to sweat, it begins to run. Giving your hair a quick spritz of hair spray will not only keep fly away strands – grey or otherwise – in place but will also help keep the colour from making a mess too.

Is it a bad idea to cut grey hairs out at home?

If you’ve got more than just a a few strands of pigment challenged hair then this isn’t for you. But for those of you who have just the odd annoying grey hair cutting it out at the root is a far superior option than getting the tweezers out. Plucking an unwanted hair from the follicle can lead to ingrown hairs or bald spots. And while it won’t cause several more grey hairs to come back in it’s place if a hair does replace it, it will likely still be grey.

How to touch up your roots with a spray 

After you’ve had to whip out the mascara for a quick touch up once, it might be worth investing in a DIY root touch up to keep in your bathroom cabinet.  A product like ‘Colour Wow Root Cover Up’ can be brushed onto hair from plantinum blonde to brown to red, so there’s likely a shade for just about everyone.

There are also touch up sticks, like mini markers, that can cover greys in a flash too.-

Can changing your hairstyle hide grey roots?

If you normally part your hair on the left, flip it to the right. You might just find there are far fewer greys hiding under there. Some hairstyles lend themselves better to covering grey than others so simply changing up your hair do could give you the quick fix you were looking for.

Why you really shouldn’t worry about grey hair 

If you feel like grey is taking over then maybe it’s time to take the plunge and embrace your new natural colour. Once you stop dying your hair you may discover there’s a beautiful pearly look underneath. If not, that’s no reason to call it quits on the grey. Consult a colourist to talk about going for an ash tone rather than trying to hold onto the red, brown or blonde look you’ve been clinging onto for years.

If you think you might be ready to ditch the dye then are you  ready to go grey? And find out here’s what a doctor tells us are the top five ways to keep your skin younger for longer. 

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