As social distancing/lockdowns shutter hair salons across the country, millions of us wonder how we can hide our discolored sprouts on the top of our heads.
The #HairRootChallenge is a fun way to demonstrate what at home remedies could work to hide the natural colors from coming in.
The touch up or root concealer chosen doesn’t need to be permanent, just long enough to hide the roots, allowing one to get through the day, or selfie…..
And yes, you will need to wash it out….
Make sure you don’t have an allergy to your choice of root color up. If unsure, don’t do it.
Here are some options based on your desired hair color:
For blondes, hiding brunette or gray roots can be attempted using things like:
- Light eye shadow
- Curry Powder
- Liquid foundation
- Gourmet mustard
- Peanut butter
For Brunettes, gray or blonde roots may be minimized by using….
- Coffee grounds
- Dark eye shadow
- Blackberry Jam/paste
The safety of charcoal has not been established so is not recommended
Women who possess the most vibrant of hair color seem to struggle the most with hiding roots. Here are some options…
- Tangy BBQ Sauce
- Sweet potatoes/yams
No one expects anyone to use these remedies in public, or when the shutdown ends and we’re allowed back to work, but maybe this challenge will lead to some creative safe ways to cover up roots when we’re in a jam….or have an excess of jam in our pantry…..
Daliah Wachs, MD, FAAFP is a nationally syndicated radio personality on GCN Network, KDWN, and iHeart Radio.