If you find gray roots and regrowth peeking through too soon, try one of these handy tricks to disguise them as long as possible:
1.) Don’t pluck: You may feel tempted to pluck those grays away, but try to resist. Plucking can damage the hair follicle and can possibly lead to bald patches.
2.) Braided styles: French braids or braids along your hairline (like Blake Lively’s or Jada Pinkett Smith’s below) are a great way to tuck away grays and conceal any appearance of regrowth between color applications.
3.) Change your part: For some women, more grays appear on one side of the head than the other. Plus, parting your hair in the same place can make regrowth more prominent. You can switch your part to the other side or try a slightly messy part to help conceal the grays.
4.) Clever clips: Embellished clips or barrettes can conceal root growth and grays. Try twisting and pinning your roots underneath the colored hair. Or, clip hair into a half-up hairstyle to cover grays at the crown and part if you don’t have time to color yet.
5.) Headband or scarf: Wrap a carefully-placed headband or scarf around your head to cover up the roots and leave only your colored ends showing.
6.) Powder: If you’re in a pinch and can’t color your hair, find a colored powder makeup, such as eye shadow or foundation, which matches your hair color. Use a damp brush and dab powder over roots to temporarily camouflage them.
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