A new dye job always feels great until the first sign of grown out roots appears and ruins the look.
Those few weeks when you wait till your next touch-up appointment can feel like forever, especially now that hair salon visits are no longer possible for at least another month under circuit breaker measures.
Well, don’t despair just yet! While you may not be able to visit your hair salon for a proper touch-up, there are at-home solutions you can use to prolong the life of your hair colour.
If you can no longer stand the sight of your grown out roots, here are 20 best root touch-up products that will solve your problem in mere minutes!
1. Rita Hazan Root Concealer Touch-Up Spray
If you are looking for something with excellent temporary coverage to extend your hair colour until when you can visit a hair salon again, the award-winning Rita Hazan Root Concealer Touch-Up Spray is just what you need.
The nozzle applicator helps you add coverage exactly where you need it and the waterproof, transfer-proof will make sure the colour doesn’t get onto your pillow.
Rita Hazan Root Concealer Touch-Up Spray retails for SGD38, available at Sephora.
2. Gray Away Everpro Root Touch Up Powder
For those who prefer a powder formula over aerosol, the Gray Away Everpro Root Touch Up Powder is a great choice. It has a self-adjusting colour technology that allows it to blend in with any hair colour.
The powder itself is infused with mineral to keep your hair soft and natural to the touch. It is also free of peroxide, parabens, ammonia, or any harsh chemicals so you won’t have to worry about further damaging your hair.
Gray Away Everpro Root Touch Up Powder retails for SGD13.03, available on Amazon.
3. Clairol Nice ‘n Easy Root Touch-Up
The Clairol Nice ‘n Easy Root Touch-Up is one of the most highly rated root touch-up solutions and we can totally see why. Unlike other similar products that only last until the next hair wash, this one will last up to three weeks.
This two-solution kit takes a little more time than temporary spray, but the long-lasting result is well worth it!
Clairol Nice ‘n Easy Root Touch-Up retails for SGD9.86, available on Amazon.
4. CoverAge Premium Root Touch Up
The CoverAge Premium Root Touch Up is another excellent root touch-up powder that will give you instant colour coverage without any greasy residue.
Each box can accommodate 55 to 60 applications, so you won’t have to come back to the salon for a touch-up as often!
CoverAge Premium Root Touch Up retails for SGD71.83, available on Amazon.
5. NuBeauti Pure Mineral Root Concealer
Those who prefer all things natural when it comes to their beauty products will love the NuBeauti Pure Mineral Root Concealer.
Made with 100% natural ingredients, this root touch-up powder is especially good for sensitive scalp as it won’t leave your scalp sticky or itchy.
Nubeauti Pure Mineral Root Concealer retails for SGD28.68, available on Amazon.
6. Boyd’s Brush It Away Hair Mascara
The most portable item on this list, the Boyd’s Brush It Away Hair Mascara is great to bring along with you on overseas trips where you don’t necessarily want to visit a hair salon.
You can also use it as an on-the-go solution to tame stray hair and flyaways thanks to the convenient mascara brush. It can even work as a brow mascara. Talk about a multi-purpose tool!
Boyd’s Brush It Away Hair Mascara retails for SGD25.85, available on Amazon.
7. Rita Hazan Root Concealer Touch Up Stick
Another travel-friendly option is the Rita Hazan Root Concealer Touch Up Stick, that comes in a mess-free stick form for you to toss in your bag wherever you go.
It has a creamy formula that glides on smoothly onto hair or eyebrows to provide colour coverage, which can be blended out using the separate mascara wand that comes in the box.
Rita Hazan Root Concealer Touch Up Stick retails for USD24.46, available on Net-A-Porter.
8. L’Oreal Magic Retouch Spray
The L’Oreal Magic Retouch is an oldie but a goodie that will help you conceal grown out roots in seconds with just a quick spray.
These come in a variety of black and brown shades so you can pick one that match your hair colour perfectly.
L’Oreal Magic Retouch retails for SGD16.90, available at Watsons in these shades: Black, Dark Brown, Brown, Dark Iced Brown, Medium Iced Brown, Mahogany Brown and Golden Brown.
9. Alterna Stylist 2 Minute Touch-Up
For those who don’t have much time to get ready in the morning, the Alterna Stylist 2 Minute Touch-Up offers a quick-drying formula that will get you out the door in minutes!
The mineral-rich formula will also leave your hair feeling soft and smooth instead of flaking off once it dries down.
Alterna Stylist 2 Minute Touch-Up retails for SGD36.95, available on CosmeticsNow.
10. L’Oréal Magic Retouch Precision Instant Grey Concealer Brush
If you have tried and love the formula of the L’Oreal Magic Retouch Spray but prefer something more portable, the L’Oréal Magic Retouch Precision Instant Grey Concealer Brush is for you.
The wand applicator helps cover grey roots at tricky areas such as your temples without getting on your skin. The pigment blends in perfectly with your hair colour so no one will be the wiser about your root regrowth!
L’Oréal Magic Retouch Precision Instant Grey Concealer Brush retails for SGD16, available on LookFantastic.
11. Joico Tint Shot Root Concealer
The Joico Tint Shot Root Concealer is formulated specifically for black hair with grey or light roots. The innovative Bio-Advanced Peptide Complex in the formula helps to mask grown out roots while also coating the hair strands to make them appear fuller.
Joico Tint Shot Root Concealer retails for SGD23, available on LookFantastic.
12. Bumble and Bumble Bb. Color Stick
For a cruelty-free option, look no further than the Bumble and Bumble Bb. Color Stick. This convenient twist-up crayon allows you to camouflage the exact part of your hair that you want without leaving any mess. The velvety formula also dries down quickly to deliver instant, water-resistant coverage that will not budge until your next hair wash!
Bumble and Bumble Bb. Color Stick retails for SGD31.95, available on CosmeticNow.
13. Liese Blaune One-Touch Color
The Liese Blaune One-Touch Color comes with a unique “triple-reach” brush to get to hard-to-reach areas such as the hairline and behind the ears.
The dye is permanent so you can use it to touch up grown out roots or to colour all of your hair. The mixture can be kept for multiple uses so you won’t have to worry about not using it up all at once!
Liese Blaune One-Touch Color retails for SGD13.90, available on Amazon.
14. Christophe Robin Temporary Color Gel
The Christophe Robin Temporary Color Gel is ideal for those who are new to re-touching your roots at home as it doesn’t require any mixing. Simply apply the gel onto towel-dried hair using the applicator brush to target your grown out roots, and rinse it off with water.
The colour will blend in with your hair for a natural effect that fades evenly in five to seven washes. Another plus point for this product is that it is vegan, which means it doesn’t use any animal-derived ingredients!
Christophe Robin Temporary Color Gel retails for SGD50, available on LookFantastic.
15. Color WOW Root Cover Up
The Color WOW Root Cover Up is a perfect kit to take with you on any trip, with a convenient mirror palette and a dual-ended brush to cover all the areas that you need. You can use the smaller brush to get to hard-to-reach spots and the bigger brush to quickly cover the rest of the required area.
The mineral powder formula is water- and sweat-resistant, which makes it ideal for Singapore’s humid weather.
Color WOW Root Cover Up retails for SGD50, available on LookFantastic.
16. Cielo Hair Mascara
Japanese brand Cielo is known for their Cream Color range but did you know that their Hair Mascara is also a cult favourite?
Instead of a regular mascara wand, the Cielo Hair Mascara comes with a comb that is designed to coat the roots with enough colour coverage in one stroke. It also contains Camellia Oil to give your hair a natural, healthy-looking shine.
Cielo Hair Mascara retails for SGD9.90, available on Watsons.
17. Arctic Fox Semi Permanent Hair Colour
While most of the products on this list consist mainly of black and shades of brown in their colour ranges, the Arctic Fox Semi Permanent Hair Colour is truly a holy grail for those with bolder hair colours.
Its colour range includes everything from deep red, periwinkle purple to neon yellow. Not only will you be able to find a shade to match your current colour, but you will also have endless options to experiment with your next ones.
Arctic Fox Semi Permanent Hair Colour retails for SGD21.90 to SGD29.90, available on Shopee.
18. Cover Your Gray Professional Instant Touch-ups
Cover Your Gray Professional Instant Touch-ups is an award-winning hair touch-up mascara that not only helps cover grey hair but also blend grown out roots into your existing hair colour.
The best thing about this product is that the coverage is waterproof. That means it won’t budge even if you get caught in a rain!
Cover Your Gray Professional Instant Touch-ups retails for SGD9.60, available on Lazada.
19. Rishiri Natural Kelp Grey Hair Concealer
Coloured hair is often already damaged so the idea of touching up and adding more harsh chemicals to your hair may not sound appealing to some people.
Worry not, as the Rishiri Natural Kelp Grey Hair Concealer is made from natural ingredients such as Japanese kelp to gently nourish your hair. it also doesn’t contain any parabens, additives, and ammonia, perfect for damaged hair and sensitive scalp.
Rishiri Natural Kelp Grey Hair Concealer retails for SGD22.90, available on Shopee.
20. Mamonde Pang Pang Hair Shadow
K-beauty is all about looking more youthful, so it’s no surprise that hair powder such as the Mamonde Pang Pang Hair Shadow is a staple in Korean women’s beauty stash.
While its main function is to fill in the gaps in your hairline and cover grey hair, you can definitely use it to touch up your grown out roots to extend the life of your hair colour. The formula is water-resistant and can be washed out with shampoo.
Mamonde Pang Pang Hair Shadow retails for SGD12.90, available on Shopee.
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