Most hair-color enthusiasts have experienced overgrown roots at one time or another. Maybe yours got too big (or long?) during the pandemic or you just love the look Margot Robbie or Dua Lipa have chosen. We have the perfect solution for you – concealing or blending overgrown roots is easy with our simple tips.
Here are five DIY tips you can try between salon visits:
- You should invest in quality hair sprays to protect your roots and blend them between appointments. For example, the dpHUE Colour Touch-Up Spray is one of our favorites, and it comes in six colors. This root-concealing product is one of the easiest to use, with two spray settings that allow for precise and mess-free application. There are many powder options available if sprays don’t work for you. P.S. Jennifer Lopez loves Color Wow Root Cover Up.
- To change your hairstyle, you don’t have to use at-home products for hair color. You can style your hair in a different way than you normally do. You can take the focus off of your roots by styling your hair in a side part. Then, give your hair a generous spritz with volumizing spray like R+Co Balloon Dry Volume Spray. You can also play with texture and create beach waves with Playa Endless Spray. This style distracts from the root of your hair, unlike a straight hairstyle.
- Try the dry shampoo. While this trick might work if you are in a pinch it is mostly recommended for blonde colors. Spray dry shampoo directly onto your roots and let it sit for a while. Then apply the pigment to your hair and massage it into your scalp. If necessary, add more dry shampoo. Although this won’t work as well with temporary hair dye products, it can make your roots look more blended.
- Grab some new accessories for your hair. These will draw attention away from your roots, and instead focus on the sparkling gems that were made just for you. Although this look isn’t suitable for every occasion, it can be used for special occasions like music festivals. We recommend thicker headbands if you want something that is more suitable for everyday wear.
- Temporary hair dye is a good option. Get a semi-permanent, easy-to-use hair dye that conceals your roots while deciding a big (but temporary) change. To transform your hair, simply mix the hair color drops in your favorite conditioner (use a chart that will help you figure out how many drops you should add depending on your desired color), and apply it to your hair. Rinse off after ten minutes.