Cover the grays in five easy wary are for those of you whose hair grows at a rate of rapid-fire and in need of a touch-up every two weeks, but can’t head to the salon that often.
Let’s face it; unless you work in a salon, it isn’t easy for the average person to schedule hair appointments every two weeks. Busy moms just don’t have an hour or more to sit for a touch-up, and in these rough economic times, do not have the funds either.
The Long Island Hair Care Examiner would never promote a box of hair color found in a pharmacy, but these five simple tricks will help to cover the grays in between salon appointments. Keep in mind, every person grays differently; some have gray around the hairline, some are patchy and some have the wiry whites right on the part. Choose a method that is best for you, and always visit a licensed professional for any chemical service, including hair color.
- Wear a hat. Ladies look lovely in a baseball cap, and the tiny chapeau works for running errands and escorting the little darlings everywhere.
- Braid that baby. Braids are trending and fashionable and offer the ideal alternative to a hat for the workingwoman who cannot dress casually on the job. For a variety of braid ideas, visit this YouTube channel. It might say it is for kids, but the hairstyle can be accommodated for seasoned gals.
- Hair mascara. Hair mascara is an easy fix for gray hair around the hairline or on the part, comes in a variety of shades and can be purchased anywhere. If you can’t find hair mascara, regular mascara works fine, as long as it is similar to your own hair color.
- Switch the part. Many people gray in patches and on the side they generally part their hair. If you fall into this category, simply find where you have the least amount of gray hair and wear a new hairstyle until you can visit the salon.
- Root rescue. The dreaded box colors have applicators that make it easy to touch-up the regrowth without the mess. HOWEVER, this professional hairstylist has seen too many clients overuse this product and wait too long in between the salon service. If you can take the time to go to the store and apply this, then you can take the hour to visit your colorist. This should only be used in major hair emergencies.
These are just suggestions to cover the grays, but it cannot be emphasized enough, for optimal hair health, visit a salon regularly and have a licensed professional only color your hair.
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