Root touch up sprays are great for the stubborn grays that can pop up when you have somewhere important to go! The two shown below are our favorites.
You may not be scheduled for your next color treatment for another week but you have a big meeting or dinner party and don’t want to show off your sparkly gray hair. L’Oreal and several other companies are making temporary color fixes for those in between times.
There are a few different types of color cover ups. There are crayons, powder and now an aerosol spray. They normally come in a few colors to just blend in with your color. There is black, brown, blonde and red.
The color sticks are like a crayon and I feel like you really have to rub them to cover the hair. It sometimes help to wet the crayon because it seems to spread easier onto the hair.
The powder form is applied with a brush like eye-shadow. I’ve heard some say that it doesn’t stay on well and can be clumpy.
I really like the aerosol the best. It’s really easy to use. You style your hair like you normally do and spray the color right along your part and anywhere else you see those grays. Usually it’s your part on the top of your head or in front of your ears if you pull your hair back.
Rita Hazan makes a great spray. It’s $25 for 2 ounces. I’ve used this before on a client and was amazed by the outcome. L’Oreal makes a very similar product $10 for 2 ounces in the same colors. I have several clients that will vouch for this product as well.
These products are only temporary and will shampoo out completely with your next style.
It’s best to make sure you shampoo out your root touch up sprays completely before you apply any color service. Either shampoo before your color appointment or let your hairdresser know they need to shampoo your hair first. I feel the color coverups can prevent your color from taking as well.