Going Grey? See What Celebrities and Others are Doing About Their Roots

First there was a run on toilet paper, cleaning products and paper towels…now everyone is flocking to the “cover your grey” aisle, or are they? Surely, you say, there are more pressing problems right now than the fact that our grooming habits are on a bit of a hiatus.

And you would be right but, truth be told, there is almost nothing that garners as much interest than the fact that, little by little, our roots are being revealed.

Celebrities are coloring their grey hair

We are facing is a real corona color conundrum. Stars are jumping into the great grey debate. Kelly Ripa waded into the fray with a completely relatable Instagram story called “Root Watch-week one”

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Kimberly Williams Paisley posted on her Instagram account that her husband, super-star C&W singer, Brad, has been coloring her hair.

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Hilary Duff went blue.

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And some people are just plain inspired to create content around our “true colors.” We love how Kim Holderness is coping with her hair color dilemma.

And, what are Grown and Flown parents doing about their grey?

Lots of you told us that you are simply embracing what is and you are letting nature takes it’s course. One of our moms advised that the first few months were torture but, if you can get with headbands, hats and clips, it’s manageable. It’s not a new movement-the go with the grey movement, but right now just might be its heyday.We are corralling our family to help us with the process, kids, husbands, anyone who is willing or unwilling. And we have to say, YOU ALL LOOK AMAZING!!

Some of our favorite going grey looks

Some of you decided to take this opportunity to go funky. It’s tough to color your hair the colors of the rainbow when you are going into an office every day. But, now is your opportunity to go pink, lavender, blue or whatever suits you.

And then there are those of us who can’t bring ourselves to make the leap into greyness just yet and plan to color at home. Some are using powders to cover our roots and some are going all out. We got lots of recommendation for great color at home products. Some have colorists who are mixing color kits for them and getting it out to them.

Hair-coloring products recommended by some of our Grown and Flown members

Here are some of the products that were recommended: Madison Reed, Color Wow powder, DPHue, Style Edit, Naturtint, Revlon Colorsilk, Everpro Gray Away, Clairol Root Touch Up, Loreal Magic root cover up, eSalon.

Some of our parents say they are just going to tough it out until we can get back to the salon. And of course there are the over-50 set who don’t yet have even one grey hair, but let’s not GO THERE.

Yes, we are all just moments away from everyone seeing our true colors.

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About Helene Wingens

Helene Wingens has always been passionate about painting pictures with words. She graduated from Brandeis University with a degree in psychology and three years later from Boston University School of Law with a Juris Doctor. In a year long clerkship for an appellate judge Helene honed her writing skills by drafting weekly appellate memoranda. She practiced law until she practically perfected it and after taking a brief twenty year hiatus to raise her three children she began writing a personal blog Her essays have been published in: Scary Mommy, Kveller, The Forward, and Grown and Flown where she is Managing Editor. You can visit Helene's website here

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