Cover With Brow Pigment
In a pinch, you can use a brow product to effectively hide unwanted white hairs. Just run the wand of a tinted gel like Benefit’s Gimme Brow over stray greys and silver roots to camouflage them. A light brown or black mascara will have the same effect, just guide the wand along the root outward, using light strokes. Once dry, work a fine-toothed comb in the same direction to remove any clumps.
Shade With Eye Shadow
Your favorite tool for nailing a smoky eye can also conceal your desperate need for a salon appointment. Use matte browns and nudes (and avoid attention-grabbing shimmer) to hide greys by applying a small amount to roots with a shadow brush and dispersing with your fingers. We like the neutral powders from Jouer and Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Brow Powder Duos, both of which come in a variety of hair-matching hues.
Spray the Grey Away
If you’d prefer a product that’s specifically made to temporarily mask roots, both Rita Hazan’s Root Concealer and Oribe’s Airbrush Root Touch-Up Spray combine the styling power of a dry shampoo with grey-concealing powers to stretch your dye job a few extra days. To use, dry and style your hair, then angle the bottle at your roots and spray where you need coverage and work through with your fingers. Bonus: These formulas can help conceal blonde or brown roots too.