8 Root Touch Up Products to Hold You Over Until Your Next Color Appointment
Confession: My brown hair might so rich and shiny you would think I just left the salon, but in reality, I go months without getting my hair dyed. If I was an responsible adult that had all aspects of my life together, I would be seeing my colorist every four to eight weeks to get my roots covered up. But, since I can barely stay hydrated and call my mom once a week, I rely on root touch up products to hide my regrowth.
For anyone like me who tends to stretch out their hair color appointments for as long as possible, you're in luck. There's a ton of root concealing products out there that come in a wide range of colors, and choosing one really comes down to whether you prefer using a powder or a spray.
So, if you want to conceal your grays or just want to blend in your natural color, these eight root touch up products have you covered — literally.
- L'Oréal Paris Magic Root Cover Up Gray Concealer Spray
- Color Wow Root Cover Up
- dpHUE Color Touch-Up Spray
- Bumble and bumble bb Color Stick
- Rita Hazan Root Concealer Touch Up Spray
- Garnier Express Retouch Gray Hair Concealer
- R+Co Bright Shadows Root Touch Up Spray
- Clairol Root Touch-Up Temporary Hair Powder
L'Oréal Paris Magic Root Cover Up Gray Concealer Spray
If your grown-out roots look like the ombré highlights you’ve never asked for, opt for a spray concealer like L'Oréal's Root Cover Up, which makes applying the temporary color to large areas quick and easy.
Color Wow Root Cover Up
This root power is a cult-favorite among celebrity hairstylists like J.Lo's go-to Chris Appleton because it latches onto hair without getting sticky and doesn't rub off if your roots are oily.
dpHUE Color Touch-Up Spray
Sure, a spray is an easy product to use, but it's even easier to apply way too much to your hair. That's what sets dpHue's root touch up spray apart. With its adjustable nozzle, you'll be able to target exactly where you want without covering hair you don't need to.
Bumble and bumble bb Color Stick
I don't know what I love more: the fact that this chubby pencil makes it easy to zero in on gray hairs, or that it doubles as an eyebrow pencil.
Rita Hazan Root Concealer Touch Up Spray
If your idea of a root touch up is a product that won't come off until your next wash day, then try Rita Hazan's spray. The pigment is water- and sweat-resistant so it doesn't stain skin — or your bedsheets.
Garnier Express Retouch Gray Hair Concealer
Instead of ink, this marker is infused with temporary color that instantly wipes away grays. On top of precision, you're also guaranteed a mess-free application.
R+Co Bright Shadows Root Touch-Up Spray
Some root touch up products do more than just cover regrowth and silvery hairs. On top of concealing roots, R+Co's spray comes with a few bonus features. Thanks to amino acids, minerals, and biotin, the pigment also boosts shine and makes hair look thicker.
Clairol Root Touch-Up Temporary Hair Powder
If you can swipe eyeshadow onto your eyelids, you'll be great at using Clairol's root powder. The kit comes with a tiny brush that's the perfect size for precisely covering up your root line or concentrating on single strands of hair.