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#RealGirlBeauty: 6 Tips To Conceal Grey Hair

Sure you love the wisdom you’ve acquired after meeting thousands of people and surviving a couple of break-ups, but it does not mean you have to adhere to the biblical proverb that says grey hair = wisdom! The sudden onset of a few premature greys is enough to shake any girl’s confidence. Sometimes, you’re even afraid that when people look at you, they are really looking at your grey strands sprouting up and about. If you’re not quite ready to turn into a silver-hair beauty, we give you a few tips to conceal grey hair and also to make most of your hair colour.


 

  1. Change Your Parting


Tips To Conceal Grey Hair


A straight parting shows your roots more prominently. Plus if you always part your way sideways, that area naturally flattens and becomes more prominent. Our suggestion is to flip your part to the other side of your head. Not only will it bring a refreshing change in your look but also works as a quick fix to hide those embarrassing greys.


 


2. Add Some Volume


Tips To Conceal Grey Hair


A blowout at the salon can help get you party-ready and creates a lot of body that helps camouflage grey hair. If you don’t have time to visit the salon often, you can bring plenty of volume to your strands at home. Take a small section of hair from the crown of your head, hold it straight up and backcomb (comb the roots up and down). You can also set your locks in rollers, or use a curling iron. Finish with a volumising spray like BBlunt Blown Away Volumising Leave-In Spray, Rs 550. Also, learn how to give you hair more volume in an instant here.


 


3. Wave The Mascara Wand


Tips To Conceal Grey Hair


If you’ve got just a few pesky grey strands on your crown, it’s better to try something more temporary like mascara. Choose any formula: lengthening or volumising, and swipe on a layer one by one, on each strand to cover up those greys. Make sure you let it be for at least 10 minutes so that it doesn’t smear or come off on your hands. You can try Shahnaz Husain Black Hair Mascara, Rs 485.


 

4. Shampoo Less Frequently


Tips To Conceal Grey Hair


If you’ve coloured your locks to cover up those silver strands make sure to use the right products and don’t over shampoo your hair. You can use a dry shampoo, instead of washing your hair too often, like Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo, Rs 1,360, to remove excess oil from your hair and bring back some life and bounce. When you do wash your locks, use a shampoo that isn’t too harsh on the strands and protects your colour like Paul Mitchell Color Protect Daily Shampoo, Rs 1,200.


 


5. Black Tea To The Rescue


Tips To Conceal Grey Hair


A natural remedy to conceal greys, black tea can lend help bring back a black tint to those greys. Take 2 tablespoons of tea leaves in water and allow it to reduce for a while. Bring it to a boil and let it cool down till it reaches room temperature. Use a hair brush to apply the concoction on your hair and let it be for about an hour. Wash it off with cool water (no shampoo). Do this a few times for a rich, chocolatey hue with plenty of shine.


 

6. Avoid Premature Greys


Tips To Conceal Grey Hair

It’s common for your lifestyle and stress levels to start showing up on your head. If you can already see a few strands, take charge by making the most of curry leaves to prevent even more from sprouting.  All you need to do is to boil 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil and add a couple of curry leaves to it. Strain the oil and let it cool down. Then, apply it to your locks with good scalp massage and wash your hair as usual. It’s a very simple way that helps avoid using harsh chemicals on your precious strands.


 

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Published on Jan 13, 2015
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