Here at Hair.com, we know there’s no better feeling than seeing your hue revived after a salon color service. Fast forward to a few weeks later and a dark line of regrowth has formed down the center of your scalp. It’s already time to head back to the salon for a touchup.
Ideally, we’d be able to head to the salon as soon as our roots started to peak through—but we know it can be challenging to maintain a steady schedule.
Looking for a way to hide roots between salon appointments just a bit longer? Let these expert tips be your guide.
Switch up your part.
Hair parted down the middle of your head tends to fall flat at the root, making dark roots more visible. Since middle parts are a no-go for concealing roots, try creating a messier part by gently tousling your hair to either side.
If you’re looking for something a bit more defined, a deep side part is the way to go. To create a deep side part, start at the highest point of your brow arch and use a fine-tooth comb to pull your hair to either side of your head.
Play with volume.
Pin straight styles can seriously emphasize the look of dark roots. Instead, pump up the volume. If you’re a curly girl, embrace the natural texture of your hair.
Looking to create a voluminous look in no time? For instant volume at the root, spray L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Anti-Gravity Effect Root Spray on damp hair. Flat hair looks lifted from the roots, for new and lasting volume. Once your hair is completely dry, use a 2-inch curling iron to create voluminous curls throughout your entire mane.
Pro tip: To distract from your roots, be sure to style curls away from your face. Complete your voluminous look with a few spritzes of hairspray like the Matrix Total Results High Amplify Flexible Hold Hairspray.
Spritz on some dry shampoo.
Dry shampoos are one of our tried-and-true hair products. They save us a lot of time between shampoos and help to extend the life of some of our favorite hairstyles. In addition to refreshing our blowouts, dry shampoos are also great for hiding dark roots. The powder formulas can work to blur the lines between your grown-in roots and your salon color. This trick works particularly well for blondes.
Looking for the perfect dry shampoo to add to your collection? We love the Matrix Style Link Play Back Dry Shampoo. To use, simply spray dry hair at the root and be on your way. This trick works particularly well for blondes since the color of the dry shampoo blends in best with lighter shades. Brunettes—don’t despair. Redken’s Pillow Proof Two Day Extender Dry Shampoo For Brown Hair is specially formulated for brunettes to avoid white residue and blend seamlessly into dark hair.
Invest in a root concealer.
If you’re looking for something more tailored to your hair color, ask your stylist about a salon-quality root concealer like the L'Oréal Professionnel Hair Touch Up Professional Root Concealer.
Don’t have time to restore your roots before your next special event? Simply cover them up with your root concealer spray for a quick fix and rinse it out after your big night. Root concealers typically last until your next shampoo.
Cover your roots with a hair accessory.
Once you’ve finished styling your hair, complete your look with a killer accessory. A statement accessory like a hair bow, hat, or headband can do wonders for covering up roots.
Now that you’re equipped with all there is to know about hiding dark roots, you can go longer between salon appointments (but not too much longer).
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