Short blond-haired woman reading a book on a gray couch

Are you looking in the mirror and just seeing a regrowth rather than a healthy glowing face?

No doubt you are wondering what to do about it.

The idea of stepping into the unknown and venturing e down the isle of confusion, staring at the vast selection of box die hair colours on offer, is a daunting prospect. So, with this in mind, we have collected our opinions and put together some helpful suggestions to help you until it is safe to return to the salon.

 

Root touch up spays and compacts

What’s on offer?
Whilst shopping this week we selected and reviewed four products that are intended to deal with those dreaded roots.

Where do I buy them?
All of the products can be found either in supermarkets, pharmacies or online.

L’Oréal Magic Retouch – £9

How do I use it?
Spray directly onto parting area moving back and forth to get a light coverage, you can also spray around your hairline and temple area to cover regrowth around the face.

How many shades to choose from?
Available in 6 shades, from black to light blonde.

How long does it last?
The effect will last until you next wash your hair.

Verdict
We love it! We would definitely use and recommend this product to anyone.

express-retouchExpress Retouch – from £6 (RRP £10)

How do I use it?
This is a powder compact with a cushion applicator to dab the chosen colour onto your root area desired to be covered.

How many shades to choose from?
Available in 5 shades, from black to dark blonde.

How long does it last?
This is temporary fix and lasts until you next wash your hair.

Verdict
We found it harder to get a good match and applying it was harder as if you press too hard it went a bit blobby/patchy which then left the scalp a bit stained.

We read some good reviews online but felt it wasn’t for us as we preferred the easiness of a spray.

Phil Smith Root Touch up – £5 (RRP £6)

How do I use it? 
Spray directly onto parting area moving back and forth to get a light coverage, you can also spray around your hairline and temple area to cover regrowth around the face.

How long does it last?
Until you next wash your hair.

How many shades to choose from?
6 shades, from dark brown to light blonde.

Verdict
We found the cover on grey hair was good and the spray from the nozzle was powerful enough.  However, it did spray slightly erratically so fingers and clothing were speckled with colour. It was also slightly sticky so if too much is sprayed in one place, this area would appear darker from build-up.

It is a good price for occasional use though!

WOW Pallet – £28.50 

How do I use it?
It’s much the same as a root touch up, just in powder compact form.

How long does it last?
This is temporary until you wash your hair.

How many shades to choose form?
8 shades from, black to platinum blonde.

Verdict
It felt a bit dry and slightly itchy on the scalp It required a scrub to remove it  – which if you were fond of the product would be considered a positive.

This was the only one which guaranteed it for using in hot weather and swimming whilst remaining intact on the regrowth – a win-win if a short-notice holiday was offered.

Summary

All in all, these products were great to use short term to cover any regrowth and/or grey hair. Easy to apply and once you’re used to using them, would be easy to achieve the look you want.

We would recommend using these between colour appointments as they cause zero damage to the hair and wash out easily.

Perfect for most regrowth as they come in multiple shades and all say they are water resistant and shower-proof, so no embarrassment of colour running down your face which is reassuring to us all.

So, let the roots be gone!!! Until your next shampoo anyway.

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