We are all in the same boat, our roots are outgrown and we can’t get to a salon! We need a product that will cover our roots completely until it’s safe to go back out into the world.
With so many root touch-up products on the market today it can get very confusing on which application and product is best for you.
I have to dye my roots every 2-3 weeks. My hair grows so fast (it gets on my nerves) and I can wake up one day without warning and my roots are an inch long.
I have a considerable amount of grey on the crown of my head so I cannot get away with not coloring my roots often.
When I started looking for a root touch up product I asked several professional stylists who all had different opinions of what works best.
I honestly feel you have to try a few before you find one that works best for your hair color and textur
I have tried them all from crayons to powders to sprays to marker types. I can honestly say price and brand did not make a difference. I was more than willing to spend whatever it took to hide my roots in between coloring.
I tried professional brands and drug store brands over the years in the form of sprays, powders, crayons and I was quite disappointed in many of them.
Because my dye color is blond, I felt it was much more difficult to find a product that would cover my grey and look “natural” than if I was a brunette.
My friend Linda, a professional stylist for over 40 years, suggested I purchase a powder type product called “Conceal” by Eufora (only sold in salons) which as you can see below is a brush on type powder. I wasn’t a fan of this product at all. Very expensive ($39.00) and I didn’t feel it did a very good job of covering my grey without a caked-up powder look.
Next I tried “Color Stick” by Bumble and Bumble, which my daughter in law Ariel recommended, also a professional stylist. Also pretty expensive, about $26.00 sold at salons and available at Sephora. Wasn’t a big fan of this either. Very difficult to get it to stick to my hair. I had to pick up my hair and try to color it with the crayon. Didn’t work out well for me.
Then I tried L’Oreal’s Magic Root Cover Up spray – bingo!!! This product for the money is amazing. I buy two colors and combine them. I purchase a darker shade (Dark Blond) and spray that first, and then apply a lighter shade (Light To Medium Blond) on top of that. This creates a “highlight” affect on my roots and gets me through until my daughter in law can color my roots properly. This product sells for about $10.00 or less and can be ordered from Amazon. It comes in a variety of colors to match most hair colors. Don’t be afraid to buy two and mix them together like I do. You have to find the right formula for your hair color.