Skip Nav
Oscars
The 15 Best Oscars Hair Moments of All Time
Beauty News
1 Hollywood Plastic Surgeon Just Answered All of Your Questions on Reddit
Sephora
13 of Sephora's Bestselling Lipsticks That You Need Now

Tips on Maintaining Your Roots

How To Manage Your Roots

We're excited to present this article by colorist Rita Hazan. It's from one of our favorite sites, Daily Makeover!

I am not a big fan of roots or the "rooty look." I get the whole ombre effect, but that's for if you're in your early 20s, otherwise it's aging and makes you look unmaintained and too busy to care for yourself. Not a very glamorous look!

Now, if you do color your hair, 4-8 weeks is an appropriate time to wait in between. I'd rather clients have bad roots than try to use at home color or go to someone new for a quick root touch up—those usually lead to hair color catastrophes.

ADVERTISEMENT

For more tips, keep reading.

If you are busy, ask your colorist to do something that's more realistic for your lifestyle. A few highlights around your hairline and crown are easy to maintain and won't show roots as easily as a full head of color. Also, stay within 2-3 shades of your natural color, so it grows out better and you don't have a distinct line of roots.

You could also use a vegetable dye that washes out and doesn't grow out, so it never looks like you have roots. But this only works for darker hair, as it's a stain that has no peroxide and only deposits color to give you darker hair.

No time to go to the salon? Here's a few tricks you can do at-home to temporarily hide your roots:

  • Use an eye shadow to camouflage your roots.
  • Change your part.
  • Wear hats or headbands until you can get into the salon.

More stories from Daily Makeover
Seven deadly ways stress may be killing your looks.
Face it: get the best hairstyle for your face shape.

Image Source: Thinkstock
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Lavender Margarita Recipe
Potty Training Tips From Moms
Arroz Con Leche Recipes
POPSUGAR Fashion Week App
How to Care For Hardwood Floors
Why You Should Date a Funny Guy
Healthy Super Bowl Snacks and Dips

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Beauty
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds