How would you describe your relationship with your hair? Don’t worry, we’re not about to suggest some New Age ‘get in touch with your ancestors’ ritual. But considering that healthy hair grows around 1,25cm every month, a trip to the salon for a root touch-up is not only necessary, it’s inevitable. Luckily for us, a host of fabulous new products appearing in the beauty aisles offer some promising solutions to the shrinking confines of our time and budget constraints – hello, root concealers!
Best For: Pro Results
What’s that there? These keratin-based hair fibres are designed to give fullness to fine and thinning hair, and provide a neat solution to root-regrowth concerns, too. The fibres cling to both hair strands and the scalp through the rain and wind, and won’t transfer onto clothes or pillows.
How’s the hair? It offers incredible colour coverage with natural-looking volume and fullness that stays put.
Best For: Precision
What’s that there? The nifty brush is a breeze to use and completely mess-free, with no transfer onto skin. What’s really great is how precise you can get the coverage.
How’s the hair? It’s fabulous for tiny touch-ups and can last up to two washes. Apply to dry and styled hair, then comb through to blend. The colour is buildable and looks natural.
Best For: Quick Results
What’s that there? For those ‘Oh no, my roots!’ moments, this ammonia-free spray concealer provides fantastic coverage, pronto. A pinpoint microdiffuser meticulously covers roots in a rich pigment that lasts until you shampoo.
How’s the hair? If you’re time-starved, this is your go-to. I had to be careful not to squirt my head, but the coverage is insanely good.
Best For: Highlights
What’s that there? Cleverly housed in a tote-friendly palette, this water-resistant mineral powder comes with a double-ended brush so that you can apply it to large or small sections accurately.
How’s the hair? It takes a little patience to get the desired result when concealing large areas of root regrowth, so I’d recommend using it to seamlessly blend highlights that have grown out. The finish is natural, thanks to genius light- reflecting pigments.
By Beauty Editor Martinique Stevens