While your roots aren’t the most important thing to worry about during self-distancing and working from home, it’s possible a little gray hair coming in is starting to drive you crazy. Don’t worry. We’ve rounded up the best gray root cover-up that will give you a little update for a Zoom meeting, Bumble video date or just because it makes you feel better. There are both temporary fixes and more semi-permanent ones with natural-looking color for all hair shades and types.

All you have to do is apply the powder using the brush or applicator right onto your hair. Make sure you part your hair where you usually do and just literally color over your grays. It can also camouflage dark re-growth on lightened or highlighted hair. You can also pull your hair up and apply the product along your hairline. Give the formula about three minutes to dry and blend it out with a brush. Don’t stress about gray hair that’s far back towards your crown that can be tough to access. If you don’t see them, chances are no one is noticing them either.

Not sure what color to choose? Always go a little darker than you think. The worst thing that happens is you get a trendy shadow root vibe. Most products come in six or seven color options, from platinum to black. Since gray hair shows up the strongest on darker hair, it’s easier to cover. When you’re ready to shampoo, the color will come right out. Shop our favorite options, below.

dpHUE Root Touch Up Kit


dpHUE Root Touch-Up Kit

Color Wow Root Cover Up

Color Wow.

Color Wow Root Cover-Up

Garnier Express Retouch


Garnier Express Retouch Gray Hair Concealer

Buy: Garnier Express Retouch Gray Hair Concealer $9.99

Madison Reed Root Reboot

Madison Reed.

Madison Reed Root Reboot Color Activator

L'Oreal Magic Root Precision

L’Oreal Paris.

L’Oreal Magic Root Precision Temporary Gray Concealer

Rita Hazan Touch Up Stick

Rita Hazan.

Rita Hazan Touch-Up Stick

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