gray hair coverage 7 Tips on How to Hide Gray Hair

  • Témi Adebowale

Seamless coverage for those silver strands.

December 21, 2022
Hacks To Hide Gray Hair

Regardless of your age, gray hair can make an appearance in your name. Despite the recent rise in the popularity of shades of gray strands, not everyone is ready to embrace those silver streaks. If you've been wondering how to cover up your gray hair at home, we’re here to help.  Read on to find seven tips for hiding gray hair, from permanent hair dye for gray hair  to other DIY solutions.

1. Cover Up With Root Spray

If you’re in need of a quick gray hair fix between colorings, reach for a root cover-up spray like L’Oréal Paris Magic Root Cover Up to conceal larger areas of grays until there’s time for a more permanent solution. Just spray onto new growth and partly through the length of the hair to blend in the color and effectively hide gray roots. The quick and easy spray dries in a flash and doesn’t leave behind a sticky residue. The best part? Once you’re ready for your next shampoo, the color will come right out.


2. Conceal With a Touch-up Pen

For disguising those first few grays that start to pop up, you'll want a product that offers precise coverage, as opposed to one that'll cover a large area. That's where a root cover-up pen comes in. The L’Oréal Paris Magic Root Precision Pen features a unique precision brush that allows easy, smooth application on any hair type or texture. Simply rotate the pen to dispense the product, then lightly dab the brush onto dry hair using swift strokes. Wait a minute for the product to dry, and you're good to go.


3. Try Out a New Part

Covering up gray hairs can be as simple as trying out a different hairstyle. Depending on where your gray strands are located, concealing your gray hair can be as easy as switching up your hair part. If your grays are at the center of your crown, try switching to a deep side part or vice versa.


4. Opt for Permanent Root Coverage

When you just need to refresh your roots, you can use a permanent hair dye to target those incoming grays. A dedicated permanent root color kit like the L’Oréal Paris Magic Root Root Rescue 10 Minute Root Hair Coloring Kit will do the trick and won't wash out at the end of every day.


5. DIY Dye Your Hair

When you discover your first gray hair, your first thought might be to run to the bathroom and dye your hair. Luckily, there are permanent hair color kits that are perfect for making those salt and pepper pieces in your hair disappear without you ever leaving your home. Take your pick from some of our best hair dyes for gray hair:



L’Oréal Paris Excellence Créme Cool Supreme Permanent Gray Coverage Hair Color

The kit includes hair color, a gentle purple shampoo, and an anti-brass purple conditioner for 100% gray coverage.



L’Oréal Paris Excellence Créme Permanent Triple Care Hair Color

This dye is formulated with a pro-keratine complex that will protect your hair as it colors, including stubborn grays.



L’Oréal Paris Excellence Age Perfect

This pick is specifically developed to color mature, gray hair, and the result will be a multi-dimensional color full of highlights.



L’Oréal Paris Men Expert One-Twist Hair Color

Hair dye for men is often overlooked, but this easy to use dye has a mess-free application. Just twist the applicator, shake, and then apply the dye. Leave it on for five minutes, then you’ll have the perfect gray coverage for men.


6. Add Highlights

Instead of dyeing all of your hair, try adding highlights or lowlights to hide those silver hairs. By blending highlights in your hair, you can hide stray grays without too much additional maintenance. You can head to the salon, or add highlights to your hair at home with the  L’Oréal Paris Féria Hyper Platinum Advanced Lightening System Bleach. You can stop there or further color the lightened pieces with the L’Oréal Paris Feria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color.

7. Give Grays Some Glitz

Hiding grays can also be fun. If you don’t have the time (or desire) to color your hair, look to hair accessories. A jeweled hair clip or headband can conceal your roots and graying strands while adding a touch of glam to your look.

Next: The Best Way to Cover Grays on Dark Hair


Photo Credit: Chaunte Vaughn