I have a slightly embarrassing secret to share with you guys today…
I have gray hair. *Insert crying emoji*
Not a full head, but enough! I started getting a few stands here and there when I was 21 or so, and now my face is practically framed with them. Gray hair can be attributed to many things, but after learning that my Mom noticed them early on in her life, I’m pretty sure I can thank genetics for these puppies. Definitely a bummer, but I suppose there are worse problems to have.
I used to pluck every gray I saw, but you know the saying “pluck one and six come to it’s funeral” – they ain’t lyin’!! So I began frequently box dying my own hair [bad idea], and eventually I succumbed and handed the problem over to a professional. As pricey as it can be + as much as it stinks to have to get touch up’s regularly, it’s 100% worth it. However, I do like to stretch out the time between appointments as much as I can.
Since I push the envelope a little bit, I’m constantly trying to disguise my stubborn, silvery strands — and over the past couple of years, I’ve found two products that I absolutely cannot live without! I’m not sure how many readers have been blessed with gray hair, but even those who get the occasional strands may want to keep scrolling! 🙂
The first product I want to share is the Style Edit Root Concealer Spray. It’s essentially spray paint for your hair + works best when trying to cover a larger area. My roommate actually turned me onto it when she spotted it in her hair salon + brought me home a can. I’ve since been hooked!
To apply, you cover your forehead with your hand or a towel, and lightly mist the hair from a few inches away. Keyword: lightly! It instantly disguises + blends the unwanted whitie’s + will pretty much hold until your next shampoo. But be careful of 2 things…1] Use caution when touching/styling your hair or putting on clothes…it can rub off. 2] Beware of rainstorms. I’d be lying if I told you this stuff didn’t bleed down my forehead while mad dashing from my car into a store one time.
The second product that I want to share is the Color WOW hair powder. Designed like a shadow palette, it works best on smaller areas of hair or the occasional strands!
It is beyond easy to use…pull your dry, styled hair tight to expose your roots, and simply brush the product on from the root outward. I find that this powder doesn’t hold as well as the spray, but it pretty much makes it until my next shampoo. I like that the compact is slim enough to throw into my makeup bag or purse for easy touchups when I’m out! And my favorite part? It lasts forever! I’ve had this exact compact for at least 2+ years and I’m not even remotely close to hitting pan! 🙂
It really is the little things in life that make the biggest difference. I always debate sharing posts like these – they can be somewhat embarrassing [and to be honest, these gray pics were shot in the *early* stages of regrowth + not nearly as bad as it gets], but at the end of the day, we’re all human + we all have our flaws. And oh my, how much trouble these products would have saved me in the past had I known about them sooner! 😉
The best part about them? They sell compatible shades for most natural hair colors, so there’s something for everyone! Order them here:
Style Edit Root Concealer • $17.50
Color Wow Root Cover Up • $34.50
If you’re young a girl – or an older woman – who struggles with the whitie’s, I’m with ya!! Let me know if you have your own favorite products [I know there are a ton out there], cover up secrets, or tricks for disguising those suckers! 😉