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How Long Does Root Touchup Last?

How Long Does Root Touchup Last?

Do you struggle with graying hair? Whether you cover gray hair yourself or rely on a salon, between hair colorings, there are many affordable and easy-to-use products on the market today.

Each product, of course, carries various characteristics, pros, and cons. Here, we're going to take a look at some general information and hair color classifications. Depending on the product, color, quality, etc., some touchup users will be able to go longer between applications than others.

Root Touch Up Kits

To hide gray between colorings root touch up kits were created to conceal regrowth. This permanent hair dye can last for four to six weeks with little fading. Some have specially designed applicators which are extremely user-friendly. One shortcoming of these kits is a lack of options for blonde root touch up dye.

Temporary Concealers

Temporary sprays are good for covering large areas of gray root regrowth quickly and for lasting a day or two. They can take a little practice to not make a mess, but once you get the hang of it, they are a wonderful option because they are easy to find and provide excellent coverage. One can will last a few weeks or up to a month. Sprays can feel a little sticky and aren’t always water resistant. But if you get the right product it will not stain your pillowcase while you sleep or perspire off.

Another option is root touch up powders that can be brushed onto areas needing touchup. Powders provide a very natural-look, but are only good until you wash your hair again. They are great for a quick-fix since they are easy to apply and have no drying time. Depending on how long your root regrowth is, powders have 60 applications which will give you a better value. But you have to be willing to reapply every day or so.

But wait – there's more. To zero in on problem gray hairs especially near the hair line, there is a chubby pencil color stick that can be used. One added extra here is that it can double as an eyebrow pencil. A touchup pencil, depending on the product and the color, will last for one day or until shampooed out.

Hair mascaras are a good option if you have very few wiry gray hairs that need to be tamed. But if you have a lot of gray that you need to cover, you should consider one of the other options because using too much would make the hair sticky or crunchy.

There is no one-size-fits-all timeframe that applies to gray hair concealers.

One Highly Rated Touchup Product

Also serving as a dry shampoo, the product "Rootflage” is a quick and easy root touchup that is very temporary. Rootflage root camouflage takes less than a minute to apply, wear it until you wash it out.

Rootflage comes in many hard to find colors and has a wide variety for blondes, brunettes and redheads as well. You can even add a fun pop of color like pink or purple for the day and be ensured that it will indeed wash out. In addition to covering grays or dark roots, Rootflage can help your hair look thicker and fuller, and works great as a hair loss concealer. You can even use the detail brush to fill in your eyebrows.

Worried about what goes into the products you use on your hair? Rootflage contains no harsh chemicals and none of the following:

  • Phthalate
  • Silicone
  • Synthetic fragrances
  • Gluten
  • Parabens

The Tried-and-True Salon

Nothing beats visiting your favorite hairdresser at the salon. Some people will drive for miles upon miles just to have their hair done – whether it's color, style, cut, etc. – by their trusted stylist. Your stylist probably knows you and your hair better than anyone. That is one reason we are so loyal to them. Some even become close friends. Nobody knows us quite like our stylists!
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