For all of my life my thick, rich brown hair was my crowning glory — literally. I lived in an ignorant state of bliss, believing that I'd be enjoying my shiny, chocolate halo of hair for eternity. My happy denial came to a shocking stop when I noticed bright silver strands sprouting at the crown and along the side part I've kept in place for the past 10 years. WTF?! The humility of having people point out my silvery beacons of age was more than I could take, so I sucked up my dignity and invested in a root spray, which I use daily.
My saving grace is L'Oréal Paris Magic Root Cover Up ($11). I like that this is a temporary solution that washes out easy and doesn't build up on my scalp. I spend enough on getting my hair cut, and I'm not at the point where I need to be getting my roots professionally dyed regularly. This is an ideal (and economical) solution for me. I literally keep a bottle in my car for quick touch-ups if a new strand of gray or silver appears.