Whether you’re noticing an increase in grays due to aging, stress, kids, or stressful kids aging you, gray hair is a totally natural, inevitable part of life. There’s no shame in the gray game, but if you feel the urge to cover up those roots every now and then, the best ways to cover gray hair can help transform your strands without breaking the bank. These days, there are plenty of easy, quick, at-home solutions you can try that cost way less than going all-in at the salon.
Root touch-ups come in all different colors and forms, so you can choose between creams, liquids, powders, crayons, and more. And while they won’t permanently color your roots, or reverse the graying process, these touch-products can give you a quick fix to spruce up your color, extend time in between home or salon dye jobs, or just handle strays that pop up here and there.
Ahead you’ll find nine different products that can temporarily and effectively cover up your gray roots with minimal effort on your end. Most of them are quick to apply and portable, too, making them great on-the-go options when you only have a few minutes in between school drop-offs and pick-ups or the million other errands you already have on your list.
Because while it’s true that kids give you lots of things — love, laughter, macaroni art… and gray hairs — it doesn’t mean you’re stuck with ‘em. The gray hairs, that is.