How to cover roots between hair appointments

I’m a few days away from my next hair appointment, and I can’t wait to get my roots done… Whether it’s from highlights, balayage, color, or grays, we can all agree that grown-out roots are the worst.

But that doesn’t mean I’m going to go to the salon every 3-4 weeks just because my roots are showing a little more than I’d like. Uh, no thanks. Salon visits are expensive (especially in L.A.) and I also want to keep my hair as healthy as possible.

Luckily, there are a few tricks I always use that keep my roots looking good between hair appointments:

      1. A deep side part. It sounds simple, but a deep side part that’s a little messy does wonders to cover up a harsh root line. It also looks incredibly chic. I like to do a deep side part and then tie my hair back in a low ponytail.
      2. Dry shampoo with a hint of color. Dry shampoos that have a little color are a great way to blur your root line without it looking fake or odd. My absolute favorite is Batiste Dry Shampoo Hint of Color – it comes in three shades (I use blonde) and it is absolutely perfect for camouflaging roots.
      3. Root cover up spray. There are a lot of root concealer sprays targeted specifically for gray hair, but they work great on anyone! Don’t let the labeling fool you – I use L’Oreal Paris Root Cover Up Temporary Gray Concealer Spray and it works really well.

One method I don’t recommend: I don’t like the root cover-up powders that you apply directly onto your hair (kind of like how you’d apply eyeshadow), but I don’t recommend them. I’ve tried a couple of different brands, and they were messy and ended up making my hair look gray and ashy, which wasn’t the look I was going for.

So until I get my hair touched up in a few days, I’m definitely using all three of these tricks.

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