If you’re in need of a touch-up but just don’t have the time, try one of these easy ways to hide your roots. Dye jobs don’t always come cheap and sometimes we don’t have the time to get to the salon, so we have to take matters into our own hands. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to hide your roots at home. From simple yet effective hairstyles to styling tools, there are many things that can help disguise telltale roots and help us go a little longer without having to break out the box of color or head to the salon.
1 Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo is a great way to add volume as well as freshen up any oily roots. While it’s not necessarily one of the ways to hide your roots, it can help make them less noticeable in a pinch. Oily roots will only accentuate dark roots and flatten hair, but if you use some dry shampoo to help soak up the oil and it give it texture, it’s much less evident and it’ll help you get through the last few days. Now if you can get your hands on a dry shampoo with a hint of color, it’s much more effective at blending away roots.
2 Blur the Lines
If wearing your hair down is your go-to hairstyle, you’re probably aware that your part can emphasize dark roots. The quickest way to fix this is to change your part. Trade in your perfect part for a messier one that’ll help disguise dark roots. Hairstylist Matt Fugate suggests styling your hair as usual, flipping your hair over and coming up slowly so your hair falls forward and you get a messy part.
3 Wear a Headband
Another super easy way to hide your roots is to wear a fun hair accessory like a headband. Instead of opting for super thick types, try wearing multiple skinny headbands, a single grosgrain ribbon or a nice tortoiseshell band to draw attention away from your roots and on to the accessory. Not only is this super easy, it’s a fuss-free way to wear your hair when you’re in a rush.
Why not add some pretty plaits to your hair to help disguise your roots? Braids always show off the various colors in your hair so it’ll help conceal the difference in color from your hair and create shadows. Try a thin braid along your hairline, a side braid, French braid or even a ponytail or topknot are great ways to keep hair out of your face and hide your roots.
5 Color It in
Sometimes you need something with a little more color to cover up those roots, especially if you’re trying to hide grays. Some eyebrow gel, root concealer spray, hair marker or mascara can deposit color right where you need it and it’ll wash right out. If you’re planning on being out in the sun and there’s a chance you might sweat, it might be better to stick to the other methods to hide your roots..
6 Add Volume
Pumping up the volume in your hair is an easy way to camouflage roots and you probably do it anyway when you style your hair. Flat hair can draw attention to grays and roots so it’s best to keep your hair loose and add lots of volume and texture. If you happen to wake up with a case of serious bedhead, use it to your advantage! Perfectly styled hair will only emphasize your need for a root job whereas messy hair disguises it.
Wearing a hat or turban is another super simple way to hide your roots. While hats and turbans aren’t appropriate for all workplaces, you can also try wearing a wide scarf. Not only will these accessories draw the eyes away from your hair, it’s a fun and fashionable way to add some color and personality to your outfits.
If you’ve got some visible roots going on, make sure you try some of these tips and let us know how it goes! Remember, if you’re not in a big hurry to cover up those roots, there are lots of options in root concealers that you can get at beauty stores. Do you know any foolproof ways to hide roots?