Whether you have partial highlights or a whole head of platinum blond, you know that blond is the highest-maintenance hair colour. If you’re worried about your dark blond roots overtaking your hair, we’ve got tips to hide them that won’t mess up your perfect blond colour. Here are three ways you can get some extra life out of your brilliant blond.
Instant root coverage
Wondering how to cover up roots ASAP? At-home colour has come a long way. With advancements in innovations and formulas, the category has created new delivery methods that go beyond the bottle. One groundbreaking segment that’s booming is root maintenance. Both permanent and temporary options are available, and they can be applied with mascara-like wands, sponges or sprays.
On the temporary side of things, one of the most effective ways that blonds (or any hair colour) can cover up roots between colouring is with spray. L’Oréal Paris Magic Root Cover Up for Blondes is a great product if you’re anxious about tampering with your current hair colour—especially if you’ve never dyed your hair with permanent or semi-permanent at-home hair colour before.
It takes all the risk out of permanently changing your perfect blond colour and applies quickly to roots with even coverage. Unlike other temporary root touch-up products, Magic Root dries in a flash and is transfer-resistant and amazing at covering greys and lasts until you wash your hair. An added benefit to L’Oréal Paris Magic Root Cover Up for Blondes is that it creates the illusion of thicker hair.
Added bonus: It’s super-easy to use. Before spraying, shake the product well and tilt the nozzle sideways so that it’s facing down. Aim toward your roots and spray (four to six inches from hair) in little bursts so that it goes past your roots; this will help blend the spray better with your hair colour. If you think you’ve sprayed a bit too much, you can use a paddle brush to help blend the product into your hair.
Change your part—and add texture
Now is the perfect time to experiment with your hair, including changing up your part. According to hairstylists, your hair becomes flatter when you wear your part the same way all the time. The part’s flatness will actually make your roots look even darker, so try a side or middle part. Also, avoid wearing your hair straight. Since you’re at home, give your hair a break and let it air-dry. You can encourage waves and texture (without heat tools) with L’Oréal Paris #Stylista #Beachwaves Texturizing Mist. When you have some serious beach waves going on, your roots will be much less noticeable.
No root touch-up spray handy? No problem.
Blond might be the most high-maintenance colour, but if you’re waiting for your order of root concealer to arrive, you’ve got another secret weapon at your disposal: dry shampoo! Other hair types may look for a dry shampoo that won’t leave behind any residue—but when it comes to hiding roots, you’ll want to do the opposite. It can be used to blur those contrasting lines between your dye job and your naturally dark roots. Even translucent versions will tone down the appearance of dark blond roots. Try L’Oréal Paris Stylista #Undone Volumizing Dry Shampoo.