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So this isn't a craft project exactly, but it is a little like painting! I come from a long line of people with gray hair… or as I like to call them "silver foxes." My Aunt Mary went gray in her 20's and my Dad was totally silver by age 30. Let's just say I've been keeping the "gray at bay" for awhile now.
Standard root coverage practice means a visit to the hair salon every 4-6 weeks… BUT it's not always feasible or affordable to get the gray professionally covered. Here are a few ideas that work for me:
1. Mascara: When your mascara reaches retirement, get a little more out of it by using it to cover that gray grow out. I usually use Maybelline Great Lash but of course– any kind of mascara will do. Even though my mascara is black and my hair is dark brown, it's not noticable. Works great in a pinch.
2. Identity Spray Pigment: This new product– Identity Spray Pigment, provides temporary spot color in a shade close to your own. You just use it like hairspray and it works like a charm. It easily washes out the next time you take a shower. There are lots of colors to choose from.
3. Clairol "Nice n' Easy" Root Touch Up: The Clairol "Nice n' Easy" Root Touch Up is a more "permanent" solution. According to the product website, it lasts 3 weeks. The kit comes with a easy-to-use brush for getting those roots and the box guarantees that it flawless matches ANY brand, even salon color. You can find this product at the drugstore and it's pretty affordable.
Of course, you could also scrap the coverage plan and embrace it– like gorgeous silver-stranded model Cindy Joseph who didn't start posing for the camera until she was 40!
Do you have a trick for taking care of your grays? I would love to hear about it!