Have you noticed more grey hairs and visible regrowth cropping up, since you’ve been home throughout the coronavirus-pandemic? While you might be indulging in the pure pleasure that an at-home pampering session, like sitting in a steamy bath, or jumping into an aromatic shower, brings, you might be wondering how to conceal that grey hair. Well, we say it’s time to get creative!
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Resist the urge to purchase home hair-dye kits and instead try out one of these 5 easy-to-achieve solutions to conceal your grey hairs or regrowth.
5 Styling Tricks To Conceal Grey Hairs
DIY root concealer
This may sound strange, but you can conceal grey hairs with eye shadow! If you have an old eye shadow palette (or two) laying in your beauty cabinet, now’s the perfect time to get crafty and put them to good use to cover those grey hairs.
- Simply pick a shade closest to your current shade of grey, then grab a stiff, short-bristled eye shadow brush and a trustworthy strong-hold hairspray.
- Then press the powder lightly into the strands of your hair you’d like to conceal, section by section and set with a blast of hairspray. Done!
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Wrap it up
Conceal your root-regrowth with a touch of boho-chic flair by wrapping your hair up in a beautiful scarf. There are loads of fabulous styles and how-to’s on the web, so start searching and get your creative juices flowing.
To conceal your roots, you want to create as much volume as you can. If your hair is naturally straight, your roots will subsequently be more visible, so now’s the time to create texture.
Go for a lightweight styling foam like KMS Add Volume Styling Foam Mousse, R299 for 287g, which is handy to keep around when you decide to blow-dry your strands again; or spritz some Marc Anthony Grow Long Volumizing Texture Spray, R169,95 for 185ml, to give a tousled finish.
Have some fun
Not only is Autumn a great time to play around with your wardrobe, but accessories like Alice bands and hats are also a smart, commitment-free way to cover up those bad hair days stylishly. Local model and celeb, Minki van der Westhuizen shows us how.
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Switch up your parting
If you usually style your hair in a middle parting, switch it up by trying a deep side parting instead. Changing your hair parting allows for a brand new look, without worrying about changing your cut or colour. And, if your grey hairs are showing in the middle, a side parting will help to conceal them.
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Written by Beauty Editor, Martinique Stevens
A scent obsessed beauty editor with a flair for fashion and an affinity for anything kawaii. When she’s not researching skincare ingredient lists for the latest low-down on what this or that compound or chemical does on the skin, you can expect to find her off-loading stress at the gym, enjoying a salsa dancing social or hunting for the latest fragrance.