Hi there! It’s Tracy Degraaf here and today, I’m going to share with you one of my all time favorite beauty tips and it’s a secret, so don’t tell anybody. The beauty tip has to do with gray hair and I have discovered the best way to kind of get your self from one color to the next. I happen to have just a little bit of gray hair and I’m 43 and I have 5 boys, so go figure. I have gray hair and I’m kind of proud of that. It shows my wisdom but I don’t want to show everybody else my wisdom. So, this is what I do when I’m in between colors. I have to color every four weeks to keep the gray covered.
So this is my tip, what you’re going to do is you’re going to get your self a little mascara wand. This is for hair and so, you could do your eyelashes but you could also cover up those little nasty gray roots where you’re in between colors. So, you see here my outgrows and I’m actually going today to get my hair colored. So, I usually have to do this at about week three because my hair grows really fast, it probably grows -- I’d say that’s about a half an inch in four weeks. But this is how we solve that problem very quickly and easily and it’s very inexpensive.
You just take your hair and pull it over to the side like that and then you just fill in like that wherever you see silver. You might have to go inside a little bit depending on the way you style your hair. So, you go ahead and get your hair styled in the way that you want it to look and then you just very carefully go in with the mascara wand.
Now this works fabulous for brunettes and redheads. I don’t know what you do if you’re blonde. If you’re blonde, try bleach. I don’t know because I’m not blonde. Although blondes, you can have it maybe because the gray, if you’re really blonde, it probably doesn’t show up as much as it does against this gorgeous auburn color.
Now, I have my hairdresser putting red in my hair because I like it and if I have to color my hair, I might as well choose the color that I like. So, I’m using Deep Auburn Mascara available at the grocery store for I think about $5.00. So, for $5.00, it lasts a very long time. In just a few minutes, you can cover that whole silver strip. Now, you can do the entire part or if you’re pressed for time, do what I do. Take one of this head bands and just stick it in there. I covered a good three inches of that silver. You kind of poof it around and then all you have to do is where it’s showing, nobody has to know.
Okay, so I told my kids I was going to put this up on YouTube, on the internet and one of my boys said “Mom, why would you put it on the internet if you’re trying to cover and hide the fact that you have a little gray hair?” I said “I don’t know.” I think it has something to do with the fact that I’m 43 and I don’t care. If people know that I have gray hair, I just don’t want them to see the gray hair. I don’t know. I thought it was too good of a tip to keep to myself.
The other you could do is kind of pull your hair this way to cover and I happen to be going to bible study a little bit later today and I want to look like a student at the bible not like I wrote the bible. So, you got to cover up the age look there.
Now, here’s my final tip and this is really funny. If you didn’t think you can find anything funny about gray hair, this is funny. Make sure that if you are going to be doing anything athletic and you’re going to be sweating that you use water proof mascara because one time, I did this whole thing and got myself looking great and later in the day, I was playing volleyball at my church. So, I’m playing volleyball and I had forgotten all about the whole routine that I did in the morning. So, as I’m playing volleyball, I started to sweat and I’m getting this tar streak coming down off my face. And I’m going “Oh! This is not good!” It looked like I had truck oil or something. So, make sure that you use waterproof if you’re going to be doing anything that is physical or going to the gym. But that is my favorite beauty tip and secret to share with you about covering gray hair. Just use a little bit of mascara to get your self from one color to the next. Thanks! Bye!