The Best Way to Hide Dark Roots


Time flies while you’re having fun -- so quickly that sometimes you don’t notice your roots growing out. You get dressed up in your favorite outfit, fix-up your makeup flawlessly, then glance at your hair. Frustration builds from the pit of your stomach and you consider calling your friends for a rain check. You can’t possibly bear the though of going out in public with a dark stripe across your head. When your root-touch up appointment is past do, and you need a way to hide the evidence, rest-assured, there are a few tricks to help.

Things You'll Need

  • Blow Dryer
  • Hair Brush
  • Comb
  • Hairspray
  • Hair Elastic
  • Hairband
  • Hat

Turn Up the Volume

  • Although leading stylists advise you to limit your washes per week, you’ve got a hair crisis on your hands, so it’s okay to break the rules this time. Greasy hair is a no-no when it comes to concealing the dark culprit. Wash your hair thoroughly with shampoo and apply conditioner to your tips.

  • Blow dry the bottom off your hair, running your fingers through it.

  • Use a paddle brush to grab hair right from the root. Pull the hair straight away from your head and blow dry on high heat.

  • Turn your head over and blow dry upwards for added body.

  • Back comb your roots and finish off with a few spritzes of hair spray.

Parting Ways

  • A straight part is a sure-fire way to put the spotlight on your dark roots. Take this opportunity to change up your part.

  • Drag your comb in a loose zigzag along your part. The messier, the better.

  • Place the part on the opposite side of your natural part for a different dynamic.

Bring in the Band

  • Accessorizing is a sneaky way to hide your roots. Pull your hair back into a ponytail or a messy bun and secure with an elastic.

  • Place a headband or scarf across your hairline. Match it with your outfit for a cute and effective way to tie in your entire look.

  • Wear your hair down for a 70’s inspired style.

  • Hats are also a fun way to disguise your roots while still remaining fashionable.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use a heat protectant spray when using a blow dryer to avoid damage.

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