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

Updated 10/13/17

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 ever 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.

SPRAYS

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 you to add color right before you head out the door.

Space. nk. apothecary Oribe Airbrush Root Touch-Up Spray
Oribe Airbrush Root Touch-Up Spray $32
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Temptu Haircolor Revival 24-Hour Root Touch-Up & Hair Color
Temptu Haircolor Revival 24-Hour Root Touch-Up & Hair Color $35
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L'Oréal Paris Root Cover Up $10
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POWDERS

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 even provides two colors in one compact for more precise color-matching.

Root Touch Up
Madison Reed Root Touch Up $30
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Root Cover Up
Color Wow Root Cover Up $35 $34
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Jonathan Product Awake Color Root Touch Up $16
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STICKS

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 $6
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Root Concealer Touch Up Stick
Rita Hazan Root Concealer Touch Up Stick $25
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Bb. Color Stick Brown
Bumble and Bumble Color Stick Brown $26
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This story was originally published on March 3, 2015, and has been updated.

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