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Quick Root Touch-Up Tips from the Pros

Roots are the worst. What do you do when you see your original hair color coming in after you colored your hair?  A root touch up will do the trick!

A root touch up not only keeps your hair color looking fresh and even, it also extends the life of your hair color. By coloring new growth, you can save money and keep your hair from the over-processing that frequent coloring can cause. Over-processing makes your hair brittle and dull, and can even cause breakage.

A little root patrol will help you keep an eye out for grays and or natural hair color peeking through. Here are a couple of ways to keep your color looking fresh and new all the time:

Attack Grays

If you’re trying to stay away from gray, you can easily blend gray hair strands when they start to peek through. Try Ion Color Brilliance Root Cover – it’s simple to do and there are tons of shades from which to choose. In addition, ION 10 Minute hair color is perfect for quick new growth touch ups, as well.

Root Patrol at its Finest

Sometimes your hair can seem like it’s taking forever to grow out, but at other times, your hair can grow relatively quickly. You should focus on retouching new growth every 4-6 weeks. If you wait longer than 6 weeks ,the heat from the body causes the first ½” closest to the scalp to process faster – this is where the term “hot roots” initiated.

There are a couple of things you will need to make your DIY root touch up project a success:

  • Make sure you have a new growth color that matches your hair color. You don’t want to make matters worse by putting on a color that is not the same or extremely close.
  • As with any hair color process, use reliable, quality hair color supplies such as a professional mixing bowl and brush, and a professional applicator bottle if you are using a liquid formula.
  • Always use rubber gloves when applying hair color.

Just like you can effectively apply your own hair color, you can maintain your roots. It’s a great way to incorporate DIY beauty treatments at home. All it takes is a keen eye and minimal products to keep your hair looking sharp. Follow us for more DIY beauty and hairstyling inspiration!


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