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Regardless of whether you’re a balayage blonde, coppery brunette, or candy apple red, if you color your hair, you know that dealing with the inevitable root grow-out when you’re in between appointments at the salon can be a more than just a slight inconvenience. If you’re like me and tend to let your highlights grow out inches before buckling down and scheduling an appointment, you know that finding a fool-proof solution for concealing (or at least, softening) dark roots isn’t exactly easy. I’ve often relied on white-hued dry shampoo to help blend the line of demarcation between my naturally brunette mane and my bleached blonde strands, but once I discovered the root concealers for hair actually exist, I will never go back my little (and, not very effective) DIY hack.
Pushing back your pricey appointment with your colorist just became a bit less painful thanks to these game-changing touch-up concealers. While they’re certainly not a permanent fix, and will clearly wash off when you shampoo, they’re great when you’re in a pinch before a big event or simply in between paychecks. Whether you prefer a quick spray-on formula or precise powder option, we’ve selected a few of our favorite transfer-proof and long-lasting root concealers to get you by when you’re in between salon appointments.
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1. PROTÉGÉ Premium Root Touch-Up
This powder concealer helps you attain gradual color and coverage, and comes in a wide range of shades. It’s also waterproof and long-wearing, so you won’t have to worry about it fading throughout your day.
2. Style Edit Root Concealer Touch Up Spray
This blendable spray formula instantly conceals root grow-out with the time and hassle. It’s also transfer-resistant, so it won’t flake or come off on your clothes.
3. Mineral Fusion Root Concealer
This easy-to-use dual-ended root wand looks just like a brow gel, but it works to disguise pesky root grow-out. It’s all compact, so it’s great to throw in your bag for travel or on-the-go touch-ups.