Your hair grows about 6 inches a year, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, meaning it doesn't take long for dye jobs to grow out and for your roots to show. That's where root cover-up products come in — though, with so many new, innovative formulas popping up on the market, choosing one isn't as straightforward as it might seem. Since they come in so many different forms, the best root touch-up products will vary from person to person; but generally, they should be fuss-free and easy to use, sold in a wide range of colors, and shouldn't cause any flaking or greasiness in your hair.
To make your life easier, you'll find five of the best root cover-up products listed ahead. Four are temporary, meaning they'll last until you shampoo them out, while one is a permanent, and they come in all different forms, from sprays to powders to sticks. Keep in mind that it's easier to go darker and cover up grays with temporary products than it is to lighten hair, so blondes may need to go for an at-home hair dye if they're looking to conceal their roots.
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