Gray, Gray Go Away: 6 Products to Help

1For Strays and Small Amounts of Gray

“For most people, gray hairs start sprouting around the temples and the hairline,” says Vasken Demirjian, a hair colorist and owner of Vasken Demirjian Salon in White Plains, New York. “Hair mascaras are great Band-Aids to hide grays in between colorings,” says Demirjian. Generation Klean’s Gray Disappear contains moisturizing vitamin E and panthenol, and is free of parabens, sulfates and propylene glycol. Results last until your next shampoo.

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Generation Klean Gray Disappear, $16

2For Touch Ups

Colorists recommend Roux’s Tween-Time Touch Up Stick because “it’s an ideal temporary fix for your hair part,” says Giselle, a hair colorist at the Riccardo Maggiore Salonin New York City. This combination of paraffin, and synthetic beeswax, binds color to the hair and lasts until you wash it out. To apply, dampen the stick or apply straight to wet hair.

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Roux Tween Time Touch Up Stick, $7

3For Lifeless Locks

Grays are more prone to dryness than pigmented hair. Hydration is key. To pre-empt parched, wiry strands,  strengthen locks with Yarok’s nourishing treatment serum. Massage a dropperful of the avocado, apricot, yarrow and orange blossom oil blend from scalp to strand before shampooing.

Yarok Feed Your Youth Hair Treatment Serum, $26

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4For Large Sections of Gray Hair

To cover a decent chunk of gray regrowth, do it in seconds flat with Gray Away Root Concealer. The temporary color (available in four shades) comes in aerosol form and adjusts to you hair tone. It’s also sweat-proof and stays put until the next time you shampoo. Point the nozzle toward roots and move the can continuously for even coverage. For best results, use on dry hair.

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Gray Away Root Concealer, 2 for $20

5For Easy Maintenance

The TouchBack Plus line of color-depositing shampoos and conditioners help professional color go the distance. The wash-in tone adheres to roots and stray grays for up to three washes. Available in eight shades.

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Touchback Plus Non-Stop Color Shampoo, Conditioner, and Leave-in Conditioner, $30 each

6An Easy DIY Option

This non-permanent, ammonia-free, hair color kit helps blend away grays while adding more depth and dimension. “I recommend it to first timer DIYers. It’s easy to do and lasts for up to 28 shampoos,” says Giselle. The ColorTreat conditioning treatment that’s included, contains panthenol and coconut oil to strengthen locks giving them bounce and vitality.

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Clairol Natural Instincts, $9