Genius Solutions To Cover Your Greys

Consider this your grey hair game plan.
Sarah Jessica Parker wearing pink dress on street

No matter your age, the arrival of grey strands can feel like a gamechanger. Much like embracing our laughter lines, it can take courage to accept that going grey is both an inevitable part of ageing and a sign of a life well lived.

While we celebrate the fact that the allure of silver hued hair has gained traction in recent times, not everyone is ready to fully embrace these sophisticated streaks. Even celebrities can have mixed emotions about going grey.

If you find yourself contemplating ways to bid farewell to greys the ideal starting point is to look at colouring your hair. Whether you prefer to leave things to the pros and book a salon visit, use an at-home hair colour kit, or try the convenience of a root touch-up spray, there are lots of options.

Here are four ideas to help you get started.

There are a few different options when it comes to hair colour to cover greys. You could choose a permanent hair dye as a long-lasting solution that will completely cover these lighter strands. Pick a shade that’s close to your natural colour for a subtle look, or experiment with different colours for a completely new look. Copper hair is having a moment, after all.

1. Hair Colour

If you’re unsure about a permanent change, semi-permanent dyes are a good option. Clairol Natural Instincts lasts up to 28 washes. It is a semi-permanent conditioning colour that contains no ammonia and no parabens. Easy to use it blends away your greys and enhances your natural colour. Try a semi-perm colour to create these brunette hair ideas that are perfect for this summer, and beyond.

2. Root Touch-Up Products

Grey roots have a pesky habit of coming through just weeks after a colour. Designed to cover grey roots between full hair colours, root touch-up products such as Clairol Root Touch-Up Concealing Spray could be the answer. Available in five shades, the spray provides a quick and temporary solution for addressing visible grey areas. The colour blends seamlessly for a natural look that is sweat, touch and water resistant.

Jennifer Aniston long blonde highlights.
Jennifer Aniston blends her greys with her natural colour. Image Getty.

3. Highlights or Lowlights

Adding highlights or lowlights to your hair can create a natural, blended look that covers grey hair. This technique involves colouring only specific sections of your hair, giving it dimension and depth.

Embrace the grey by using techniques that blend the grey with your natural colour rather than completely covering it. This could include balayage or ombre styles that incorporate grey into the overall look, creating a more seamless transition.

4. Henna

Henna is a natural, plant-based dye that can cover grey hair while also conditioning and strengthening your locks. Keep in mind that henna provides a reddish tint, so it’s best suited for those who want auburn or red tones.

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