November 14, 2014 Diana Crisan Spotlight

4 Genius (and Easy!) Ways to Cover Your Roots

Roots running wild? Unless you’re going for the ombré look, those grown out streaks are in need of some serious camo. Fix them yourself (seriously!). While only temporary, these tricks are super simple and you can do them right at home. Whether you’re skill set includes coloring your own hair or not, Team MDC has you covered on all hair fronts. Now let’s get those roots into hiding! 

 tricks for hiding roots

1. Pump Up the Volume.
A salon-quality blowout creates body and volume that can temporarily camouflage roots and strays, so that you can go a few weeks longer between coloring appointments. 

2. Color Your Own Roots.
 L’Oréal Paris Root Rescue is a touch-up hair color you can use at home that matches up to your salon color and all it takes is 10 minutes! Or use Garnier Nutrisse Nourishing Color Creme for an easy root touch-up. Here’s how-to

3. Dry Shampoo.
Use a dry shampoo based on your current hair color (whitish powder for blondes and brown tint for brunettes), to not only add body and lift, but disguise those pesky roots until your next wash! 

4. Smart Styling.
Here’s an idea — how about simply wearing your hair in a style that hides your roots, too? Here are some options!

Slicked Back Pony. Wet looking hair appears to be darker, thus blending in your color mismatch! 

Headwrap Hairstyles. If you can’t beat ‘em, hide ‘em! 

Hat Hair. Same goes for stylish and chic hats — cover it up, cutie! 

Milkmaid Braids. Create some braids around your crown to disguise those bad boy roots!

Flower Crowns. Turn your overgrown hair into an overgrown garden!

What are your tricks to covering up roots? Let us know in the comments below! 

Photography: Natalie Faye
Model: Karlee Eldridge

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    About the Author: Diana creates on-trend beauty content for Makeup.com readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.