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Monday, January 28, 2013

How to Cover Your Grey Roots Between Colorings

How to cover your grey roots between colorings is maybe the best frugal tip I have ever shared here on the blog. Not sure why I have waited so long.
Sorry for the extreme closeup of my scalp but it was hard to get a picture by myself. So you can see I have about five weeks of regrowth here. Holding out until six weeks. I am trying to go longer between colorings to save money.


Take an eye shadow that is close to your hair color. Use a small makeup brush or paint brush and dip the brush in water and then into the eye shadow. Like water paints when you were a kid. Then just paint down your part or where the grey shows. Let is dry and it will last and last until you wash it again.


Here are the results.
Amazing isn't it? I go two days and it lasts the entire time until I shampoo my hair again.


My daughter bought me this grey root cover and I love it. Goes on great and lasts until the next time you shampoo. The brush is perfect for applying the fill in powder to cover grey hair between color.


37 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh wow, such a good idea. I need a perm and color really bad. Have to get busy and get that done. Hugs, Marty

Cranberry Morning said...

Great tip! :-)

Leslie said...

That's really a good idea! Lookin' good, Elaine;)
Blessings,
Leslie
Ps...although I do have my Cosmo license, I'm still going longer for my color! Product is expensive.... At least the dark roots are in now! Hehe

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Morning Elaine,
what a great idea, have never heard that one before. I have seen the crayons and the ones that look like mascara, but with hair color. Thanks
for sharing that........

Blessings, Nellie

20 North Ora said...

Well, I would have to have probably a whole gallon of eye shadow to cover my gray hair!! LOL Looks good on you tho.

Judy

Holly said...

What a great tip! I'm off to shower and paint my hair now! Thanks

Tracy said...

Awesome tip! Thanks for sharing!!

Ronda Walker said...

Great tip thanks for sharing.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

What a smart idea! I just found my first gray or should I say white hair in the last month! yikes!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

wow, that's a neat trick!

Tina Leigh said...

Im so jealous that you can do this!!! I have to wash my hair daily or you can fry chicken in my head!! I have to color my WHITE roots every 2-3 weeks..at home tho! The price of beauty! Great tip!

Cindy said...

An even more frugal tip would be to go grey!!! I know that is tough to do for many women, but that is what I have chosen to do and it isn't difficult at all.
Hugs, cindy

GardenofDaisies said...

:-) I will have to pass this tip on to my best friend who is not ready to stop doing overall color. As for me...I just add a few very fine highlights/lowlights (to put a bit of light back in) and leave the rest of my hair it's real color (3/4 gray 1/4 light brown) and then you can't really see the grow lines.

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Well I never would have thought of that. It worked nicely!

I recently gave up my hair coloring at the salon in an attempt to be frugal, and researched the best home products, and Jason has been doing my hair for me at home once a month. It's been working out great and only about $7 a month!

I also have taken on cutting his hair and either Jason or I cut Luke's hair.

I'm not brave enough to let him try cutting my hair, so I still have that expense about every 6-8 weeks. :)

But these changes have saved us!

Have a great week, Elaine. And thanks for participating in Pinned it Made it Monday.

Tammy

Barbara F. said...

I use this trick, too, Elaine. It also helps if you have thinning hair. I go for about 8 weeks, and my hair is really dark! ;-) xo

Kris said...

Wow! I think I would need a bucket of shadow though!!! Great tip!!
xo Kris

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I've been using a brown, stick, like lip-stick for it and it's also pretty effective...but I like this better! Thank you so much, I will try it! Have a nice week.
FABBY

Cheapchick said...

Especially good tip if you have a function to go to and just realize your roots are showing more than you want. Great tip!

The Frugal Exerciser said...

I'm allergic to hair dye and I have to use henna. You can color you hair more often with henna but it is time consuming, so I use the stick. I like it but it can get on your clothing if you aren't careful. I wish it lasted longer when I apply it to my temples.

Cozy Little House said...

Great tip, but I don't color my hair. I'm lucky that I just started getting gray in my hair about five years ago!
Brenda

Michelle said...

I will SO be using this tip. I don't always get all the gray at my temples when I dye my hair. Now I won't have to stress it.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

That is an amazing tip! So frugal and easy. Glad it worked so well for you!

Shelia said...

That looks great! You are absolutely the smartest one!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Allison said...

I will have to try that, I've been using a touch up wand from Avon, next time I run out I'm digging through my eye shadow.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

You have GOT to be kidding me! Elaine, it seriously looks like you had your roots touched-up...this is too cool! I'm amazed! I could actually use this tip right now because my hair is a fairly normal color right now.

Thanks for posting the tip, and I'm *mad* that you've been holding out on us!!! ;P

corners of my life said...

What??
Amazing trick.

Sandy said...

This is too easy... thanks so much
for the tip!
Tomorrow am I'll be doing this!
Sandy

Sam I Am...... said...

Amazing but I have given up altogether! LOL! I'm looking pretty "mousy" but no one sees me much except checkout people at the grocery store. I was hoping it would come in white but no...it's that salt and pepper but I'm okay with if so far....it's been a couple months. But I am lots older than you are!

acorn hollow said...

great tip I use the in between color because I have all over dark hair.
Cathy

Sharing Shadymont said...

What a fabulous idea! I no longer color mine because it became so expensive to have it colored every 4 weeks. I let it go grey, and I have to say, I dearly love it! It's much easier,and I get so many compliments on it, and even on my makeup. I'm told it looks good too. I think it's because I was meant to be gray. When I colored it, I would have loved to know this trick! You go girl! Oh, and I'm older so gray doesn't bother me anymore. :)

Nancy po said...

I grew mine out last year and it was SO much SOFTER! I did it for a while, but went back. I do mine about every 8 weeks at home, not too bad. I wash my hair every day so that wouldn't work for me sadly...

Tania @ Out Back said...

Excellent tip! Thank you Elaine, looks like it works well :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That's a good tip! My hair is light...roots are light, so they don't show very bad. This Florida sunshine bleaches my hair out...but I'm not complaining!

Carol said...

Great tip, Elaine! I'm wondering if I could make that work on my dark roots from highlighting. Now where is my obsolete white eye shadow....lol!

Barb said...

That's amazing! I wish I didn't have so much gray. It would take me forever to cover all of it!

Thanks for sharing your tip at Motivation Monday!

Precious said...

This is genius! Thanks for sharing.

Rachel Lloyd said...

Love it! Great idea!