15 Best Root Touch-Up Products to Conceal Overgrown Roots 2024

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For those who regularly color their hair, there comes a time when the roots start growing in — but it’s too soon to call your colorist. The best root touch-up can help you DIY it, quickly and adequately concealing visible or dark roots in the meantime. But it can be overwhelming to choose the right color, much less the right coloring kit, to tackle your regrowth.

That’s why it helps to call in reinforcements. New York City-based colorist Aura Friedman, who’s worked with Lady Gaga and Sky Ferreira, suggests reaching out to whoever typically colors your hair for advice on picking the right shade. The good news: That doesn’t mean running to the salon, since some colorists, like bicoastal colorist Rachel Bodt, do FaceTime consultations with clients. “Picking the right shade can be so overwhelming,” she says. “FaceTiming is a great way to connect with my customers and help people.”

While we’re all for embracing our natural hair color, visible roots can make even the best salon job look worse for wear. With that in mind, we’ve narrowed down the best root touch-up kits to add to your beauty product lineup.

Our Top Picks:

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    Best Overall: DpHue Root Touch-Up Kit

    Why It’s Worth It: One of New York City-based colorist Nikki Ferrara’s favorite coloring kits for roots is the DpHue Root Touch-Up Kit. It’s got everything you need: a brush, bowl, pair of gloves, and a plastic cap. It also comes with enough color for two applications, so you get more for your money.

    Editor Tip: Pair it with DpHue’s editor-approved Gloss+ to bring your hair color back to life, from roots to ends.

    # of Shades: 6 | Who It’s For: People who have the time and experience for a kit

  • Best for Gray Coverage: Madison Reed Root Perfection Touch Up Kit”,”brand”:{“name”:””},”id”:”647104f34684d009ca4925ac”,”index”:1,”contentType”:”product”,”offers”:[{“offerUrl”:”https://www.amazon.com/Madison-Reed-Perfection-Ammonia-Free-Applications/dp/B0B9HJTZSZ?”,”price”:”$34″,”currency”:”USD”,”purchaseUri”:”https://cna.st/p/2h8zKZvUAqv9ZJXALmjZG6yxazALsV88BnPjpY79tUigu4XpW8CkiroKBKcnkkSBm9aj9pWxvu6A1c1pG5YqcVeNhBEqUE5bFpwvMBtKBgKLxDnuBZMtK7cSi5SuTqgtoyepavcGnH5GrbmLAkeppGyzCnN2VFNAjHQRzoEBUpU77JCQar”,”sellerName”:”Amazon”,”countryCode”:”US”,”reducedPrice”:””},{“offerUrl”:”https://www.ulta.com/p/root-perfection-root-touch-up-kit-pimprod2034759″,”price”:”$34″,”currency”:”USD”,”purchaseUri”:”https://cna.st/p/2h8zKZvUAqv9ZJXALmjZG6yxazALsV88BnPjpY79tUigu4XpW8CkiroKBKcnkkSBm9aj9pWxvu6A1c1pGwCk6cxbmjL6ZtvW2UWx2wZX5rdUhmQd4FhoPxH5UodSpmHhvhhEoqtFenUXJfq57JBirw9AhHFNybef1qySUu6krHCNoUjeoG”,”sellerName”:”Ulta Beauty”,”countryCode”:”US”,”reducedPrice”:””},{“offerUrl”:”https://www.madison-reed.com/product/calabria-dark-brown”,”price”:”$34″,”currency”:”USD”,”purchaseUri”:”https://cna.st/p/meh9fHuiYWLirz7knjuhASTgYt8JFPwA3zPqvyhxqqyUpVdWyZCmoXZ8NyjfakbsANXmCuS2vG5SJpWxMJV1esQuDS1oV6K1Vot5Fn9x6mCppcWCK4RSQaYUb1GQ6jgRoE4FJip247CUTtfE4vzSuTgtJKqHBow1LTi1XPxzz”,”sellerName”:”Madison Reed”,”countryCode”:””,”reducedPrice”:””}]}” data-testid=”GallerySlideWrapper” orientation=”landscape”>

    Best for Gray Coverage: Madison Reed Root Perfection Touch Up Kit

    Why It’s Worth It: Bodt is a fan of the Madison Reed Root Perfection Touch Up Kit because the eight color options blend in beautifully with roots, making your faux color look more realistic. “This is really easy to color over other colors or even lift them, plus the finish is shiny and natural-looking,” she says.

    Editor Tip: The process takes just 10 minutes from start to finish, making it easy to slot into any routine.

    # of Shades: 8 | Who It’s For: Those seeking a natural finish

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