Tips for Hiding Your Roots
Are your roots showing your age? Even if your hair is not yet turning grey, having your roots show is not an attractive feature. However, dying your hair too often could cause it to become dry or even damaged. Hiding your roots in between colouring sessions will help you look your best and your colour job last longer. Use the following tips to hide your roots and keep your style looking great.
- Shampoo Less Often
If you shampoo your hair everyday, you lose a lot of the natural oils that are important for keeping your hair looking great. When you lose the oil, your hair flattens out and the roots become enhanced. Take a break between shampooing to prevent this from happening. Try shampooing every other, or every third day. If your hair needs a little pick me up, use a dry shampoo powder to get rid of the excess oil.
- Change Your Part
When you continuously part your hair in the same location your hair will become weighed down and flattened. Try switching up your part location to help keep your hair full of body and your roots less noticeable.
- Root Lifting
When your hair is full of body and volume then you are less likely to notice to off-coloured roots. Styling your hair to enhance the body is easily done. You can use a root lifting spray, a curling iron or even hot rollers.
If you want a quick fix that will completely hide your roots, then makeup can help you. Mascara, eye shadow or even foundation that is similar to your hair colour can help hide the roots. Place the makeup on the roots and use a brush to blend it in. It will last until your next shampooing.
- Hair Marker/Powder
If you hate the fact of having to use makeup on your hair, you can always purchase a hair marker or powder. It works the same as the makeup.
- Baby Powder
If you have roots that are darker than the rest of your hair, you can dust some baby powder onto your roots to help lighten them up in between hair colourings.
- Spray on the Colour
There are spray-on colour products that can help your stretch a colour job. The shade may not be exactly the same as your hair colour, but it will be close enough to disguise the roots.
If your hair is lighter than your roots you can use lemon to hide them. Mix lemon juice with coconut oil and apply it directly to the roots. Let is set for 30 minutes, sitting under the sun or a blow dryer for the first 15 minutes. Rinse it off with cool water.
- Tinted Dry Shampoo
One of the best ways to hide your roots in between colour jobs is to use a tinted dry shampoo. Apply the powdered product to your roots and not only will it tint your roots, but also get rid of excess oil.