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.