We’re all getting creative these days.

By Maya Gandara
Updated May 15, 2020 @ 1:30 pm
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Even celebrities are trying to manage without their regular beauty routines these days. During Live with Kelly and Ryan on Thursday morning, Kelly Ripa was caught sporting two hair clips she forgot to take out before going on camera. “I’m just a girl trying to put on a TV show through the computer,” she said.

The talk show host went on to reveal that hair clips have been useful for hiding her grown-out roots during quarantine (along with root spray). “Gray hair has a different texture,” she said. “Anyone with gray hair can tell you, it’s very wired. It tends to stand up.” Since her co-host, Ryan Seacrest, was unable to spot the difference between her ends and her roots, Ripa just may be onto a genius hair hack.

As if we needed another reason to love Ripa, she has been openly sharing her gray roots journey with fans while social distancing, maintaining a light and fun attitude as she documents the incoming growth through her Instagram Stories. The relatable glimpses into her daily life prove we are all just trying to make do with skipping our regular hair appointments together, among missing out on other much more important things in life.

If you’ve found it difficult to get your hands on root touch-up kits and hair dye, it might be time to get creative until you can hit the salon again. Follow in the footsteps of Kelly Ripa and shop some eye-catching hair clips to wear until then.

Tasha Set of 3 Beaded Hair Clips


Shop now: $10 (Originally $24); nordstrom.com

Tasha 2-Pack Beaded Triangle Hair Clips


Shop now: $14 (Originally $22); nordstrom.com

Amber Hair Barrette Set


Shop now: $18; baublebar.com

Three-Pack Metallic Shape Hair Pins


Shop now: $17; madewell.com

Steph Hair Clip Set


Shop now: $18 (Originally $36); baublebar.com

Brooklyn Gold Bobby Pin


Shop now: $58; kendrascott.com

Tasha Sparkle Bobby Pins


Shop now: $22; nordstrom.com

Squared Tortoise Hair Clip Set


Shop now: $18; anthropologie.com

Lele Sadoughi Assorted Set of 2 Barrettes


Shop now: $49; nordstrom.com