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Three Ways to Hide Roots

August can be a rough time to get in your colorist's chair because everyone's on vacation. Whether you're keeping up with grown-out Summer highlights or are battling some gray roots, you might be waiting a while — but no one has to know that. Here are some options that don't require plastic gloves, a baseball cap, or a wig:

  • Change your part. This is an easy solution to many hair dilemmas. If you have highlights only on the top of your head, it can end up making your hair look darker — but the roots will look less severe.
  • Spray on some hair powder. Usually used like dry shampoo, Bumble and bumble Hair Powder can also touch up roots. Tip: most blondes will actually want to use the white shade, not the "blondish" one.

  • Use a wash-out color product. ColormarkPro is a marker-type product made to cover gray roots. In a major bind (like, your colorist's work visa got revoked and you're getting married tomorrow), try regular brown or black mascara to cover gray on black hair. Blondes and redheads can try Frederic Fekkai Hair Mascara.


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ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i like the 'change your part' solution the best. i think that for myself - i'm always afraid of doing something to my hair w/o the professional touch, and the place that i go to get my highlights just costs too much for me at times that i can't afford to go as often as i'd like.
soapbox soapbox 9 years
I hates when roots show; it irritates me. I can't even look at the picture! So normally, I don't take short cuts; I just visit the salon.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 9 years
C'mon just get your hair done. Parting my hair differently is not gonna remove the gray I have grown out.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 9 years
The Bumble and Bumble Hair Powder is one of my favorite products ever. I use the white on my blonde hair is it's great for days when I don't want to wash my hair.
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