These Are the Best Products for Hiding Roots Without Booking an Appointment

If you dye your hair, nothing's more of a nuisance than pesky roots springing up between appointments. There are plenty of options on the market made for masking those inconvenient roots so you don't have to stress. Dark or gray roots happen. Making it to a salon every four weeks hardly everВ happens. You can rock those untended roots as a style, cover them up with a beanie, or use these root touch-up products and look like you just left the colorist. Looking for an effortless spray you can quickly apply like a dry shampoo? There are choices starting at just $10. Prefer something more precise like a crayon so you can pinpoint exact problem areas? There are sticks in a variety of shades. Think powders are more up your alley? There are root-covering options that can be applied with a double-ended brush, a duster, or in a compact boasting two different shades to cover the natural gradation of hair color.

Here are nine temporary root-concealing products to make your hair color look fresh.


For quick and easy application, sprays are an effective product to have handy. Applied where needed, much like dry shampoo, these root-hiding sprays allow youВ to add color right before you head out the door.

Oribe Airbrush Root Touch-Up Spray $32ShopTemptu Haircolor Revival 24-Hour Root Touch-Up & Hair Color $35ShopL'OrГ©al Paris Root Cover Up $10Shop


Either in a pressed powder compact or a loose powder-releasing brush, root-hiding powder options are great for blending onto the exposed root. This first option evenВ provides two colors in one compactВ for more precise color-matching.

Madison Reed Root Touch Up $30ShopColor Wow Root Cover Up $35 $34ShopJonathan Product Awake Color Root Touch Up $16Shop


Achieve precise application and full coverage with these highly pigmented crayons. Safely carry along in your bag for touch-ups anywhere you go.

Awen Joyous Hair Makeup Stick $6ShopRita Hazan Root Concealer Touch Up Stick $25ShopBumble and Bumble Color Stick Brown $26Shop

This story was originally published on March 3, 2015, and has been updated.