Plucking the occasional stray gray used to be enough. But eventually you have to quit that — or go bald. So unless you’re up for gray and gorgeous, you need a strategy that’s two-pronged: quick fixes for roots and a cohesive plan for long-term color
The fastest root route is temporary hair color, applied with a wand (some colorists say water-resistant mascara works just as well for brunettes). But keep your fingers out of your hair: Like eye makeup, this type of dye can smudge and wipe off.