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Cover Up Your Roots and Bald Spots in a Pinch With This Simple Hack


For most of us, the pandemic has meant that we’ve missed appointments with our colorist, and our hair might not be looking its best. Salons are starting to slowly reopen, but if you’re still feeling a little iffy about going in for a touch up, there’s a super simple hack you can use to cover up your roots and bald spots at home. You can even do it in minutes right before you leave the house, and the secret is already in your makeup bag.

Covering up your roots and bald spots is super simple if you’re accustomed to dying your own hair. But when you’re in a rush, there’s an even simpler method you can use to cover up those grays — eyeshadow!

Using eyeshadow is obviously not a permanent solution, but it sure does work if you’re on your way out the door and need a little touch-up. Brushing a little eyeshadow onto bald spots also helps to give the appearance of thicker, fuller hair!

You can use regular eye shadow or brow powder for this hack. Just make sure it’s the same color as your hair, or at least really close. A slightly darker shade is always better than a lighter shade and never use anything shimmery. Matte finishes work best, and will also stay longer on your hair.

Before you start, take a tissue or oil blot paper to the area that you’re going to apply the powder. This will also help it to stay a bit longer. Next, all you have to do is take an eye shadow brush or a fat, poofy makeup brush and gently dab it into the powder, then onto your roots and any bald spots on your scalp.

There you have it! This simple, easy trick can be used to create a gorgeous-looking full head of hair whenever you’re in a pinch. So until you’re ready to get back into the salon, use it as you please!

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