The 7 best hair products for sneaky at-home root touch-ups
It’ll be our little secret
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / July 21 2021
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 a Content Producer 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 Girlfriend and beautyheaven.