Make Your Hair Color Last Twice As Long
Stylist-approved tips, tricks and the miracle products that extend your hair color by at least two weeks
For a touchup that will last up to three weeks, reach for one of the 16 shades of L'Oreal Paris Root Rescue, $7.99. (According to two Total Beauty reviewers, "This stuff gets a 10 ... because it LASTS" and "the applicator made it SUPER EASY. Colored my hair before work this morning. Very happy with the results!") Mix the color yourself and use the quick precision applicator to paint it on visible roots. Once the roots are completely saturated, let the mixture sit for 10 minutes before rinsing out and shampooing.
If you're searching for a super quick touchup that can be applied in minutes, try Rita Hazan Root Concealer, $25. The celebrity colorist developed her Root Concealer in four shades with a pinpoint applicator that allows you to expertly cover the hairline and part. Spray along roots, let dry for five minutes, and your temporary touchup will last until your next shampoo -- even through rain and workouts.
ColorWow's Root Cover Up, $34.50, looks suspiciously like eye shadow but can temporarily revive both single-processed and highlighted hair. Dab it at the scalp, and brush the color outwards until the powder covers your roots.