Hair Color

A Quick, Easy Way to Cover Grey Roots

There are several ways to hide greying hair. One of the easiest and fastest solutions is an at-home root touch-up. In fact, formulas have come a long way. For one thing, you don’t need to use a box dye for your whole head just to conceal your greys. They also aren’t as messy or as complicated to use as they once were. Instead, the latest innovations let you hone in on those pesky grey hairs (wherever they’re hiding) and conceal them with minimal effort. That means you can spend more time doing other things instead of stressing out about your hair.

Ready to touch up? Here’s how to cover your grey roots at home like a pro. 


Grey roots can be a tricky business. When it comes to how to dye grey roots, there are temporary and permanent solutions. L’Oréal Paris Magic Root Rescue is a permanent hair colour that offers a quick and easy way to cover your roots at home in just 10 minutes. The gentle low-ammonia formula covers 100% of greys and is perfect for between hair-colouring sessions. It’s available in different shades of brown, black, blond and red so you can find as close a match to your hair colour as possible. It’s also great for all hair types, whether your hair is fine and straight or coarse and curly.

Each kit comes with a colour gel, a developer bottle and two applicator tips: a soft brush tip for all-purpose root application and a precision tip for precise root application. The foolproof formula also prevents uneven touch-ups, allowing you to apply with ease and seamlessly blend with your hair colour.


Ready to go undercover? Here’s what to do.

Step 1

Pour the entire contents of the colour gel into the developer bottle.

Step 2

Shake the developer bottle well until the mixture is completely blended.

Step 3

Remove the cap on the bottle and replace it with the soft brush tip.

Step 4

Section off your hair with a comb and then apply using the soft brush tip on the areas of your head where the greys are most visible.

TIP: Make sure you saturate your roots with the colour. Not all hair textures are the same, not to mention that grey hairs also tend to be more stubborn (think coarse and wiry), which means the hue can come out uneven and patchy if it isn’t properly applied.

Step 5

Leave the formula on your hair for 10 minutes.

TIP: Set a timer on your phone so you can keep track of when to remove the colour.

Step 6

Rinse out the formula and then dry your hair.


Now that you’ve mastered the art of concealing greys, use it for quick and easy coverage when you need it the most. Look to touch up every four to six weeks, depending on how quickly your roots grow out. As for those greys? When they do crop up, they’ll be your little secret.

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