The Best Products to Cover Gray Hair During Quarantine

Grays? What grays?

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May 10, 2020
By: Amanda Mushro

Photo By: Pongsak Tawansaeng / EyeEm

Salons Are Closed, But These Products Are a Close Second

Of all the things we can’t wait to do when quarantine is over, heading to the salon is right at the top of our list. However, if a few pesky gray hairs or a lot of gray roots have become your social distancing look, you can give your hair a quick pick-me-up with a few at-home products. Whether you are looking for a temporary fix or trying your hand at something more permanent, here are a few products that are fan favorites for at-home color.

L'Oreal Paris Root Cover Up

This popular spray comes with plenty of positive reviews because of its full coverage and easy use. You can choose from eight different shades and temporarily cover your roots in seconds. Or, if you have a few scattered grays, you can use the precision pen to get coverage just where you need it.

BUY IT: Amazon, $20

COLOR WOW Root Cover Up

This mineral powder root cover up has won tons of beauty awards for being amazing at giving your roots a color boost. It’s also water-resistant, so you don’t have to keep applying the powder to get great coverage. Just shampoo and reapply when needed.

BUY IT: Amazon, $35

Garnier Olia Ammonia Free Permanent Hair Color

For all-over permeant color that will cover your grays and give your color a fresh boost, grab a box of Garnier Olia. This brand is a favorite of at-home colorists because it provides long-lasting color and has no harsh ammonias.

BUY IT: Amazon, $8

Bumble and Bumble Color Stick

Grab a Color Stick to make covering your grays easy and mess free. The stick looks like a giant crayon, can color the tiniest gray hair and can also be used as an eyebrow pencil.

BUY IT: Amazon, $28

Style Edit Root Concealer

Covering your grays with this product is as easy as spraying on dry shampoo. Style Edit Root Concealer is made without mineral oil, petrolatum, parabens or peroxide, so you can feel good about keeping those harsh chemicals off your hair. Fans of this brand say it goes on easy, stays in place and makes your hair look thicker and fuller, too.

BUY IT: Amazon, $25

Clairol Professional Beautiful Color

If you don’t want permanent color but wish for something longer lasting than cover ups, try Clairol’s Professional Beautiful Color. Get quick coverage with semi-permanent color that is natural looking, doesn’t contain ammonia and blends with your natural hair.

BUY IT: Amazon, $10

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