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Four Sneaky Ways To Cover Up Greys!

19 August, 2018 - 04:55pm by - Head Pixie | 23 Comments

By BR Kellie

In an ideal world those of us who find ourselves with a sprinkling - or a tsunami - of greys on our heads would visit the hairdresser once every five or so weeks to get them covered. Or we'd touch up at home ourselves with a hair colouring kit. Oh for an ideal world. We don't know about you, but a quick survey of BRHQ finds that we're lucky to get to the hairdressers once every eight weeks - or in some cases - every six months. As for colouring our hair at home? We can't seem to find the hour in the day. Meanwhile, during this time, our grey hair weaves its way back into the world, until one day we look into the mirror and realise it's made its mark. What's a girl to do when she hasn't got time to colour her hair or her salon's all booked up? Be as wily as the hair that needs to be hidden. So check out our sneaky ways to cover up greys!

Got a case of the greys that need to be hidden away, like, NOW!? It's time to pull out a cap, or a hat, or a scarf. They're the ultimate easy cover up. Best of all you can totally act like what's on your head is on purpose. The cap can be paired with active wear or relaxed jeans and a T-shirt and called 'casual, on the go'. Drape the scarf over the offending greys, add a big pair of sunglasses and you're channelling old school J-Lo. Grey hairs - hidden. Style quotient - high.

Another easy way to say go away to the grey temporarily is to break out the old dry shampoo. Not just any dry shampoo, mind you - but one that has a tint of colour to provide a touch-up to your roots. Bonus - you get an extra day where you won't have to wash your hair!

If you're looking for something that's a little more matchy-matchy for your hair colour then a root retoucher is well worth looking into! Much like a dry shampoo it's a case of spray then walk away! 

Not all grey hair grows in the same. Some people find they go grey from the front. Some from the middle of their head. Others, like myself, discover random long strands of grey. There's no rhyme or reason to why they are where they are, they just... are. In those cases a fantastic option to deal to those random strands without going the whole hair-colour hog is to employ a hair mascara. (Head Pixie endorsement: I've tried the Schwarzkopf Hair Mascara in Dark Brown and oh-my-giddy-aunt I was blown away. It covered my random greys. The colour was a perfect match, so didn't look fake. AND - most importantly as my patience for doing more washing than necessary is low - I didn't wake up with stained pillowcases.) A good hair mascara gives you the control to place colour where you need it - so whether you've patches of grey or grey strands here and there, a hair mascara will have you sorted.

So, there you have it! Four easy peasy ways to deal to the greys! Which are you a fan of? Do you have any grey-covering hacks we need to know about? Chat away!



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26th September, 2018

I dye my hair every 4-6 weeks at home with noticeably grey regrowth from sometimes as early as 3-4 weeks. I've used the coloured dry shampoo with some success. The mascara sounds interesting though maybe suits less grey than I have. But my all time go to for quick and effective cover of grey roots is the 1000 hour colour stick. It looks like a crayon for your hair. Use on wet hair or wet the stick under tap and draw over the greys. So long lasting too. I use the brown for for my auburn(ish) hair.Magic!

25th August, 2018

I have a few that appear around my hair line and roots but having blonde foils it pretty much disguises them but in saying this I was lucky enough to trial the Schwarzkopf hair mascara just recently and it is brilliant at covering greys and looks very natural plus it's super easy and quick to apply.

25th August, 2018

I use the hair Mascara and the brown dry hair shamps and they both work great!

25th August, 2018

These hacks are so good. I don’t have any greys yet but I’ll be giving this list to my mum

22nd August, 2018

Oh this is really good to know! I haven't had my hair dyed in over 18 months and have been considering going to brown hair but when I found a few strands of grey it got me worried that the grey would be more noticeable in brown hair but I will definitely be trying hair mascara in the future! I just ended up pulling the strands of grey out for now haha

21st August, 2018

Omg I get my hair dyed every six weeks and it still grows back super fast. I am booked in to get my hair done on Thursday and the regrowth is so bad ha ha ha. Lucky I had it booked in ready for my partner's birthday on Friday night he he he.

20th August, 2018

I should recommend these to my mum!

20th August, 2018

I have few greys starting to show. The wand is probably the one I will buy if it gets too noticeable.

7th August, 2018

Thankfully haven't noticed any grey hairs as yet.. my gripe is dealing with regrowth!

6th August, 2018

Ooooh this article speaks to me big time. I have to go and get my hair done every 6-8 weeks because the greys come back so fast drat it lol. I have to be very careful with dry shampoos but I really like the idea of the hair mascara as long as it doesn't come off my hands when I put my hands through my hair he he he.

6th August, 2018

Ugh! The bain of my life. My hairstylist saved my grey life and dollars by selling me an L'Oreal touch up spray. I love it. Spray and walk away. I trialled the Schwarzkopf Hair Mascara but found it didn't adhere to my fine hair. I'm also rather partial to a hat. A good hack though is to change your part from centre to side, or backcomb!

5th August, 2018

I'm more grey/white than not these days......LOVE the hair mascara - it's amazing.

5th August, 2018

you can part your hair in a zig zag or tie it up in a certain way, you can use an eye shadow to paint over the area experiment with it damp or dry.

4th August, 2018

No greys as yet but I am finding the odd white hair more often these days

3rd August, 2018

I have one solo grey hair that pops up every month or so. I pluck it out as soon as I see it!

19th August, 2018

This is helpful, thanks. I am thinking of buying some now. I dye my hair, but when I get regrowth, i can see some grey hairs coming through, so this hair mascara sounds perfect!

20th August, 2018

It's awesome to give you more time between regrowth - I can see regrowth within about 3 weeks - drives me crazy but the hair mascara means I just cover it up and go about my day :)



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