I started to get gray hair very early. I wasn’t surprised considering my grandfather was fully gray by the time he was 30. At first, I would pluck out any sign of gray hairs. It was fine when I only had three or four gray strands. But as they starting multiplying, I needed a new premature gray hair solution.
I discovered two products that I find to be the best way to cover gray hair in between visits to my colorist:
1. The Magic Marker
The first products I tried to mask my gray hairs were sprays. I think sprays are great if you have a ton of gray hair. But if you only have a handful of gray strands (or a few handfuls in my case!), I found you don’t really need all that product. I honestly don’t know how this magic marker ended up in my house but I’m sure glad it did.
I call the product a magic marker but it’s technically called a temporary color marker. You simply rub the marker on your roots or strands of gray hair and they magically disappear. I like that it gives you full control over how many pieces of hair you’re coloring. The color stays until you wash your hair. I use Medium Brown but there are a bunch of different color options online. I absolutely love this product. My only negative? The packaging kind of looks like a sex toy. So I keep it well hidden in my bathroom drawer.
2. Mutli-Tasking Brow Palette
Before I discovered the magic marker, a makeup artists introduced me to a fabulous trick. You can use the shadow from a brow palette to mask gray hairs. She recommended using the darker shade of the palette (I have this one but you can use any brow shadow you have).
It’s a great quick fix if you’re traveling or just need a quick touch up. I’ve also used the dark brown shade of my contour palette when I’m in a bind. Just make sure to apply with a stiffer eye shadow brush so you can really get the product on your hair.
I hope these tips help you if you’re struggling with those annoying strands of gray! And if you have any hair products that you’re obsessed with for covering grays I’d love to hear them!
Photos by Michelle Kyle
Top: SheIn (on sale!)
Brow palette: Maybelline
Hair marker: TouchBack
Necklaces: Covet, Dana Rebecca and BaubleBar (similar)
Rings: Stella & Dot
Bracelet: old but similar here
Nails: Essie “Excuse Me Sur”
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