Root Touch Up – How to Keep Your Hair Color Looking Fresh Between Salon Visits
Root touch up is a temporary way to keep your hair color looking fresh between salon visits. These sprays, pastes or powders are formulated to be applied directly to your roots and help blend them into the rest of your hair color.
Is root touch up a permanent color?
The Great Cover Up ™ natural root touch up & Brow Filler is a best-seller on Amazon for a reason: Howard McLaren, co-founder and creative director of R+Co, loves it for covering grays and helping to conceal grown-out highlights in his clients’ hair. He says the formula contains pearl extract, amino acids and biotin to help promote hair growth.
It’s a powder, so it takes some practice to get the hang of applying. But it comes with a brush, so you can spread the product evenly on your scalp. It’s also resistant to heat and water, so you can use it on your hair before a swim or shower without worrying about frizz or dryness.
Bumble and Bumble’s Color Stick is another at-home option that works for roots and the entire head. Its unique pointed tip draws on the strands, blending with your base color. It dries instantly, and is water resistant.
Oribe’s Airbrush Root Touch-Up Spray is a favorite among salon professionals. It has a wide range of shades to match any type of hair, from brunette to blonde. It also offers precise coverage and is a favorite among Oribe educators.
While many customers think these products are permanent, they’re not. They are meant to be used as a temporary solution between salon appointments, and they typically only last a few weeks. Some may even wash off when you shampoo. So read the ingredients and label carefully to be sure you’re getting the kind of color you want.