The 7 best hair products for sneaky at-home root touch-ups
It’ll be our little secret
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / October 16 2023
If getting to the salon just isn’t an option for you right now and you’re sporting a sizeable amount of regrowth as a result – do not panic. We got you.
No one needs to know that the subtle shade of blonde you’ve been sporting for years is store-bought. Your secret is safe with us.
So safe in fact, that we’ve taken the liberty of rounding up seven of the best hair products for easy, at-home root touch-ups so your business can stay your business – just as it should be.
RITA HAZAN Root Concealer Touch-Up Spray for Temporary Gray Coverage
This water-proof and transfer-proof spray is perfect for quick, on-the-go application. Plus, with a pinpoint actuator nozzle, you can rely on this pick for accurate coverage where needed.
$35 at Sephora in Blonde, Dark Blonde, Red, Light Brown and Dark Brown/Black.
CHRISTOPHE ROBIN Temporary Colour Gel
If you’re after a root touch-up that doesn’t need to be applied on the daily, then you can’t go past this temporary hair colour that utilises natural-origin ingredients to cover greys without irritating the scalp. Simply apply using the gloves and brush included for hair colour that lasts between five to seven washes.
$51 at Sephora in Golden Blonde, Dark Blonde, Light Chestnut and Dark Chestnut.
Oribe Airbrush Root Touch Up Spray
Cover greys and revive highlights with this quick-drying touch-up spray that disperses micro-fine powder pigments through hair for an airbrushed finish, while also absorbing any dirt or excess oil that’s hanging around on your scalp.
ColorWOW Root Cover Up
This water-resistant, cover up powder is easy enough for anyone to use. Simply pick up some of the high-coverage powder on the dual-ended applicator brush and apply directly to greys as needed for a natural, light-reflecting finish.
$49.95 at Adore Beauty in Platinum, Blonde, Dark Blonde, Light Brown, Medium Brown, Dark Brown, Red and Black.
L'Oréal Paris Magic Retouch Temporary Root Concealer Spray
Boasting a lightweight, non-transferable formula, precision spray applicator and the title of “#1 root touch-up spray in the world”, you’d be hard-pressed to find a reason to pass on this budget-friendly pick.
Clairol Permanent Root Touch Up
If you’re a one and done kind of person, then the Clairol Permanent Root Touch Up is your best bet. A super affordable price point, speedy development time (we’re talking just 10 minutes) and staying power for up to three weeks after application? You really can’t go wrong.
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.