During this unprecedented time there is plenty to worry about, big and small. Not being able to make it to the salon for your hair color and maintenance shouldn’t be one of them. Having some time off from hair coloring can be a great benefit for your hair, but having unwanted grey roots can affect your daily mood. In a time like this, it’s important to stay happy and our hair contributes a great deal to that. Here are a few tips to get you through this time and help conceal those gray roots at home.
Temporary root concealer
A temporary root concealer is the fastest way to cover those unwanted grays. There are multiple different root cover ups on the market to choose from. They have powders, spray, and color sticks. Depending on which you choose application will be slightly different but all are simple and can be done quickly. Pharmacies, grocery stores and amazon all carry these products and so finding them during this time shouldn’t be an issue. If you don’t have access to these stores or are in a crunch you can use an eyeshadow that matches your hair color or a mascara wand to cover up your roots. One application lasts until you shampoo your strands again, so you control when your roots become visible.
Try a sleek Bun
Maybe you don’t usually wear your hair pulled back, take your roots as a signal to try a new hairstyle. Putting your hair into a sleek bun can help hide roots. Apply a hair gel or pomade then pull your hair into a high ponytail and wrap the ponytail around its base to form a bun, securing it with hair pins. With your hair pulled back it will make those new gray roots a lot less noticeable until you can find another solution.
Try a headband or hat
On those days when you don’t want to put a whole lot of effort into hiding your roots, this next tip is going to be ideal for you. Throw on a hat or headband and be on your way. There are plenty of stylish options for you to choose from with different hat and headband styles.Choose what ever color or style fits your mood or is most comfortable for you that day. slide on a headband or place that hat on your head , and you’re ready to go about your day—no root growth in sight.
Grab a scarf
We’ve talked about different hair accessories and hats, but we can’t forget about hair scarves and head wraps. Both of these are seriously on-trend, and will also perfectly disguise your roots. Just about everyone has a scarf lying around the house that can be turned into a great hair accessory. A quick online search will give you numerous options and tutorials showing you how to style and wrap these scarfs as well as inspiration for you.
We know that being home is tough and not being able to do your normal things but try some of these tips to help brighten your day and get through this until you can see a professional again and get those grays covered.