Many people still get their first gray highlights in their 40s. From 45, the highlights become more and more, until you suddenly see them everywhere. But rarely do we want to celebrate the first sign of aging. We would much rather cover gray hair, preferably without having to dye the whole hair. There should be a solution that saves time, is easy to maintain and, above all, is gentle on skin and hair! We are on the lookout for different methods and have found 6 variants at once, with which you can conceal the roots and highlights without dyeing.
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Conceal gray hair without coloring
You want to conceal your gray hair? No problem. The most important thing is to find the right method for your own situation. Individual hairs can still be well hidden with hair cosmetics – powders, sprays and pencils work perfectly in this case. They conceal the hairs and re-coloring every three weeks can be omitted.
If the gray hairs are a little more, then you can try to “dye” them with natural products. In this case, various spices and herbs come to the rescue, as well as other natural dyes such as henna. A new hairstyle can also work wonders. Often the first gray hairs grow on the top hair. A side parting or a fringed-stepped cut can cover the highlights.
In the case of a majority of gray hairs, the process is different. In this case, various gentle coloring techniques such as coloration, highlights or grey blending are much more suitable. They all have one thing in common: the hair looks very natural, the gray hair is not dyed, but rather mixed with the hair color as naturally as possible.
Cover the hairline with spray
Approach sprays have established themselves in recent years as important helpers in the fight against gray hair. To make the hair look natural, apply the color as sparingly as possible and then work the color pigments in with a brush. Then wait a little while for the product to dry. The color applied in this way only lasts until the next hair wash and does not penetrate the hair structure.
For individual gray hairs use Touch-up Pen.
If the product should be applied as precisely as possible to individual highlights, then the hair mascara and touch-up pen are ideal. Wash, dry and comb your hair. Then tighten them back and apply the mascara with the special brush in the set. To make the color pigments look as natural as possible, comb through the highlights and then let your hair dry a bit. These products also last until the next hair wash. Since the colors are water-soluble, you should regularly touch up the products in case of rain and high humidity.
Dye gray hair naturally: Lightening and tinting
There are numerous natural remedies that can be used to tint or lighten gray hair. Lemon juice and chamomile tea lighten, coffee is said to make hair shine black again and beet is the perfect choice for a beautiful red mane. While with these natural remedies, regular use is crucial for the final result, henna dyes can quickly cover the highlights reddish brown. How intense this coloring will be depends mainly on the pigmentation of the hair. That is – if you have individual gray highlights, then you can achieve an even tint with the herbal remedy. White hair does not contain hair pigments and will absorb the henna color more intensively. Therefore, it may happen that individual strands are colored fox red.
The right hairstyle for gray hair can work wonders
With side parting, gray highlights in the top hair can be skillfully concealed. The gray hairline is less noticeable if you tousle it. Also different braided hairstyles bring momentum into the hair and can specifically cover individual highlights. Certain hair accessories can also be used specifically to conceal gray hair. Conversely – the glam bob and hairstyles with straight hair make the gray highlights stand out more. So it’s worth visiting the hairdresser and trying a new haircut.
Coloration and highlights
Highlights are a great way to cover individual gray highlights. Unlike hair coloring, highlights are specifically incorporated into the hair in such a way that they look as natural as possible and do not need re-coloring. With coloration, the entire hair is dyed. This method really only comes into question if the gray highlights occur more frequently and the hair has a “salt and pepper” color.
Grey Blending is a method where the gray hair is colored in different shades. This achieves a smooth transition between your hair color and the gray highlights. In addition, this color technique offers another decisive advantage: the gray roots are not so noticeable and you can postpone a visit to the hairdresser for a few weeks. Grey blending works especially well for women with blonde hair. Ladies with dark brown hair also look good after tinting. Balayage proves less successful for women with dark hair with a red tint.
By the way, you don’t necessarily need to conceal your gray hair, but you can effectively showcase it with a fringed short haircut. In combination with Grey Blending, you can then let the hair grow out.