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The Best Hair Root Touch Up Products for 2020

By Carly Cochrane - 2 months ago | Updated
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If we’re keeping it real, coloured hair is a commitment. In order for it to stay looking salon-fresh, it requires a hell of a lot of TLC, including frequent trips to the hairdresser – something the Covid-19 pandemic has made almost impossible.

If you’re fretting about the dark roots and grey hairs that have started to sprout, then you’ve probably contemplated taking on DIY hair-dye. Luckily, we’re one step ahead and are able to guide you in the right direction.

When it comes to achieving a quick fix in between washes or a temporary colour that covers regrowth, there’s only one product for the job – hair root touch ups.

Ideal for beginners and designed to hold you down until your next appointment, it’s the hair saviour you’re going to want to stock up on.

Stay tuned, as we round up the best root touch up spray, powder, sticks and more.

1. L'Oreal Paris Magic Retouch Instant Root Concealer Spray

It’s one of our favourite root touch up products, and you’ll soon see why.

Boasting a pinpoint-sized diffuser, this spray allows you to precisely target dark roots and grey hairs with just one quick and easy application. One bottle provides up to 25 uses and the colour washes out with shampoo, making it perfect for at-home use.

L'Oreal Paris Magic Retouch Instant Root Concealer Spray

L'Oreal Paris Magic Retouch Instant Root Concealer Spray

£5.99
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2. Color Wow Root Cover Up

If you’re looking for a goof-proof formula, then check out Color Wow’s Root Cover Up.

The powder texture is packed with natural-looking pigment that makes reviving roots and hairlines super easy. Offering a mess-free application and lasting until your next shampoo, it’s the hair hero you need.

Color Wow Root Cover Up

Color Wow Root Cover Up

£26.50
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3. Bumble and Bumble Colour Stick

Correct hair colour in an instant with this on-the-spot concealer from Bumble and bumble.

Arriving in a variety of shades, from red to blonde, brown and black, this root touch up stick provides a customisable coverage and can be used to colour over visible regrowth and grey hairs.

Bumble and bumble Colour Stick

Bumble and bumble Colour Stick

£23.00
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4. Redken Root Fusion

Can’t make it to the salon? Fear not, as Redken has the perfect solution.

Root Fusion is the root touch up spray that keeps locks looking fresh and flawless. Expect roots and regrowth to be concealed as the lightweight, fast-drying formula lays down a natural-looking pigment.

Redken Root Fusion

Redken Root Fusion

£8.80
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5. Josh Wood ColourRoot Marker

A root touch up must-have that’s worth having in your handbag, just in case of emergency.

This highly-pigmented colour stick comes with mascara wand to effortlessly camouflages regrowth and grey hairs, leaving you with a natural finish that’s totally undetectable.

Josh Wood Colour Root Marker

Josh Wood Colour Root Marker

£10.00
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6. Bumble and bumble A Tint Of Brown Hair Powder

Keep roots and regrowth in check with help from this root touch up powder. Working to evenly dispense micro-pigmented powder particles to areas of concern, the spray delivers subtle coverage, amplified texture and a flawless finish.

Bumble and bumble A Tint Of Brown Hair Powder

Bumble and bumble A Tint Of Brown Hair Powder

£28.00
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Now that you have all the tools you need to refresh your colour, it’s only a matter of time until you can rock locks with confidence once more, all whilst saving some time and money.

Maybe you’re feeling to experiment with a new hair colour? If so, check out The Best Pastel Hair Dyes.

Carly Cochrane

Written by Carly Cochrane

My special talents include scoping out the best beauty dupes, nailing a winged liner and carrying an unhealthy amount of lip glosses in my handbag at one time.