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Quick Fixes to Touch Up Your Roots at Home

Quick Fixes to Touch Up Your Roots at Home

When you need a touch-up, it’s important to have the right tools. So whether you are coloring your hair or having someone else do it for you, here are some helpful tips for touching up your roots at home.

If you want to keep your hairstyle fresh and trendy between salon visits but aren’t sure how to go about doing so on your own, this guide is perfect for you! Here are ten ways that anyone can update their look without spending hours in front of the mirror.

It’s not always easy to make it into the salon for touch-ups, but luckily there are a few quick fixes you can do at home. One uses dry shampoo on your roots and then adds some hair spray before styling with a blowdryer. Another option is brushing out unwanted hair and using hair chalk to cover up any greys. If you’re feeling more ambitious, try giving yourself an at-home root color with permanent dye (or temporary). You’ll need developer, peroxide, or bleach depending on what color you want, oil-based products like Vaseline or petroleum jelly, as well as gloves that will fit over your hands if they’re small enough. Apply Vaseline liberally all over the head of hair.

Hairstylist’s tips to touch up roots at home

Many people don’t like to get their hair cut because they’re not sure how to touch up the roots themselves. But there are some easy ways you can do it at home without even leaving your bathroom!

  • If you have a gray or two that’s showing through, turn your head upside down and use an eyebrow brush (or even a toothbrush if you’re in a pinch!) to apply colorant evenly on your scalp. Let sit for 5-10 minutes, and then rinse out with cool water. You’ll be surprised by how much better it looks.
  • For those stubborn grays, try using natural ingredients such as beetroot juice (you know, from the jar!), onions, potatoes, carrots.
  • Use a semi-permanent black hair colorant: This product gives great coverage and won’t wash out as easily as other temporary dyes found in most drugstores or supermarkets.
  • If all else fails, try using spray paint: You may not want to use this method on your actual head of hair, but it does work well if you’re only trying to cover up roots around the face area.
  • When it comes to covering grey hair, there is no better option than using an inexpensive drugstore variety. It’s important to go for the one with the most natural-looking hue and avoid anything with shimmer, which will make your hair look unnatural.

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Touch-up your hair roots with less mess

If you’re like most people, your hair will start to show signs of graying in your late 30s or early 40s. While there are some things you can do to slow down the process (like eating a healthy diet and exercising), there’s no way around it – you’ll need to touch up your roots at home with permanent dye sooner or later.

The best time for this is about 6-8 weeks after you get highlights done at the salon when the new darker color has faded just enough that it starts blending into your gray strands. If you wait any longer than this, then they may not blend as well, and they might look too obvious against each other. There’s nothing worse than seeing someone with dark brown roots.