Root concealers are one of those things that gets a bad rap because most people associate them with grey, grown-out or thinning hair. But in reality, root concealers are an amazing way to fake fuller hair. You read that right, fuller hair. Even Kim Kardashian’s stylist uses it when it comes to scalp-revealing hairstyles like cornrow braids! So what are you waiting for? Below, we’ve rounded up five of our favorite root concealers.
COLOR WOW ROOT COVER UP
Color WOW’s Root Cover Up is a matte powder (much like eyeshadow) and it comes with a small brush for easy and specific application. All you have to do is apply the product straight to the part of you hair or any other areas where your scalp is exposed and it will make your hair look much fuller, especially in photos. And even though it seems like a small amount, it’s surprisingly opaque, so a little goes a long way.
MADISON REED ROOT TOUCH UP
This option from Madison Reed is similar to Color’s WOW’s in that it’s a compact-like powder, but this one is also scented which means added freshness. Plus, the shade variety is unique and may offer a better fit for you and your color.
RITA HAZAN ROOT CONCEALER TOUCH UP SPRAY TEMPORARY GRAY COVERAGE
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Rita Hazan’s OG cover-up product is more like a dry shampoo because comes in an easy to use spray bottle. It offers more robust coverage and is build-able like foundation for better color matching. It’s also waterproof and transfer proof which is essential for hot weather or expensive clothes.
EVERPRO GRAY AWAY TEMPORARY ROOT CONCEALER
Everpro Gray Away is another spray application root touch up similar to Rita Hazan’s. It comes in three easy to use shades and lasts all day. Bonus? It is under $10. We especially like how it doesn’t make the hair sticky or crunchy, but still adds a much needed lift.
BUMBLE AND BUMBLE COVER STICKS
Bumble and Bumble’s version is a twist-up stick – much like a lip crayon – that goes on dry, smooth and with a matte finish and doesn’t transfer. Definitely great for the traveler since it isn’t a spray or aerosol.
Do you use root cover-up? What’s your ride or die fave? Let us know below!
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