Concealing grey hair

Some people discover them early, others later, but one thing is certain: the first grey hairs are unwelcome. The darker your hair, the more noticeable grey streaks are and they should be as concealed as possible. Luckily, hair does not turn grey overnight, this is a gradual process. Find out here how hair becomes grey .

There are various tricks to hide the greys.

How can I conceal grey hair?

How can I conceal grey hair?

Classic hair dyes can completely cover grey hair even if the hair is predominantly grey. However, this is not the case if you dye your hair blonde: it does not work for grey or white hair. When the hair is dyed blonde, hydrogen peroxide is used to remove the colour pigment. White hair does not have colour pigment and therefore cannot be bleached.

In addition to colouring the hair, there are also gentler ways to conceal the first grey hairs or light roots.

Root sprays

Light roots are easily concealed with root sprays until the next time the hair is washed. Root sprays are very easy to use but are only temporary.

Hair mascara

Special hair mascaras for individual strands or light roots work similarly to root sprays. Tip: If you have dark hair, you can use your normal mascara or a dark eye shadow.


Toners last for up to 8 weeks and are gentler than hair dyes. The structure is protected as only the outer cuticle layer is coloured. You can easily use toners at home and create many different nuances.


Instead of completely dyeing the hair or using toners, highlights are also an option for concealing the first grey hairs. As movement is added to the hair colour, grey hairs are not as obvious. It is best to have a professional put in highlights to achieve a truly beautiful result.

Shampoos with colour effect

Shampoos and conditioners with a colour effect can conceal the first grey hairs but are not a solution if the hair is predominantly grey. These are temporary toners that build up the colour effect with each use but can be washed out. This conceals the first grey hairs or light roots. Furthermore, the hair colour is freshened up and given more colour brilliance. To achieve the best results, use the shampoo and conditioner in combination.

More information on grey hair and what happens to the hair can be found here.

Tip: Colour shampoos from Plantur 39

The Plantur 39 Colour products for blonde and brown hair conceal annoying grey hairs and light roots to tide you over until your next visit to the hairdresser. The hair is toned with strong colour pigments that are deposited on the hair. This colour effect becomes more intense every time you wash your hair. You can achieve the best results by using the shampoo and conditioner in combination. The products are not suitable for completely covering grey hair; only individual greys are concealed. The colour conditioner also ensures better combability, more shine and maintains the hair structure.

Of course, these products from Plantur 39 also contain the proven caffeine complex and can help to prevent menopausal hair loss.

More information on the products can be found here.

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