Overgrown roots are something we have all dealt with at some point. Maybe yours became unmanageable during the pandemic, or you have been too busy lately to get to the salon. Whatever the case, if you are searching for easy ways to conceal or blend your overgrown roots, keep reading to learn five at-home tips to try between salon appointments.
Invest in a Quality Touch-Up Spray
Consider a long-lasting spray formula to cover up or blend your roots in between hair appointments. My favorite is L’Oréal Paris Magic Root Cover Up and is available in nine shades. This is a great easy-to-use root-concealing product from the drugstore (in my opinion). This provides great gray and overgrown root coverage and lasts until your next shampoo (tip: I spray the color on a kabuki style makeup brush and tap it where I need coverage. Doing this will save your walls from possible overspray, especially if you are using a darker color). Now, if using a spray is not for you, there are also some great powder formulas on the market, like Clairol Nice n Easy Root Touch Up Powder or Color Wow Root Coverup.
Change Up Your Hairstyle
You do not need at-home hair color products to minimize the appearance of overgrown roots. Simply styling your hair differently than you usually do can do the trick. Take the focus away from your roots by parting your hair in a deep side part and giving your strands a hearty spritz of volumizing spray like Tresemme Volume Thickening Spray or play with texture by creating tousled beach waves. These hairstyles distracts from what is happening at the root, unlike when your hair is stick-straight (this hack works well for blondes more so than brunettes. The next hack below is suited more for brunettes).
Get Creative with Dry Shampoo
If you are pressed for time in the morning, try spraying a tinted dry shampoo directly into your roots like Batiste Hint of Color Dry Shampoo (for darker hair), and then let the product sit for a few minutes. Then, massage the pigment into your strands, and add more dry shampoo, if needed. This probably will not work as well as a temporary hair dye product, but it can make the roots appear more blended.
Add Hair Accessories to Your Hairstyle
This hack is quick and easy! By adding hair accessories (barrettes, colored snap hair clips, hair pins or mini claw clips) to your hairstyle (like these) or using a stylish headband (like these) will take attention away from your roots and onto the accessories you are wearing.
Try a Temporary Hair Dye
If you have absolutely have no time to get to the salon, but you do have some time on your hands at home, pick up Revlon Root Erase Hair Color & Root Touch Up (available in 10 shades, can be used up to 3 times and takes 5+ minutes) to conceal your roots until you have the time to go to the salon.
Do you have any tips on concealing overgrown roots? Let me know in the comments below and until next time, be happy, healthy, and beautiful!
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