How to bleach your roots at home

A guide to bleaching your roots at home your roots at home might not be under the advisement of hairdressers, but we all know it’s a lot easier on our bank balance, here’s our guide on how to bleach your roots at home.

Permanent hair colour is a fantastic way to look and feel your best. But as your hair grows out, those pesky roots begin to show up.

Bleaching your roots at home takes patience and a little skill, so here’s our guide for touching up the colour on your roots.

How often should roots be dyed?

Your roots can be touched up anywhere from 2 – 8 weeks after colouring. Of course the darker the roots and the lighter the hair, the more often it’ll need to be done.

The shorter your roots are however, the more difficult it is to avoid overlap. Longer roots however won’t lighten as effectively because the warmth of the scalp works in your favour the shorter the re-growth is.

Avoiding overlap

The dye process for dark roots in blonde hair is exactly the same as it is for the rest of your hair, with the exception that you'll only be dyeing your roots. Application technique is paramount here as you need to be able to apply dye to the roots without overlapping on previously dyed hair or else you risk damaging hair that has already been lightened.

What to use to dye your roots

Beauty brands are quick to answer our needs with innovative products designed to make our beauty routine a whole lot easier.

Root Touch-Up by Nice ‘n’ Easy is the perfect option to touch up your roots and blend away greys until your next full colour.

The permanent non-drip formula matches any brand, even salon colour.

Thanks to the precision angled brush you have total control over where you apply the colour and in just ten minutes your roots are gone.

Buy Root Touch Up now from Boots £4.99

Root Touch-Up by Nice ‘n’ Easy features

  • Permanent colour that blends seamlessly
  • Up to 100% long lasting grey coverage
  • Precision Brush for quick and easy application
  • Just 10 minutes to say goodbye to roots and greys
  • The colour of the new cream formula during mixing does NOT indicate final colour result on hair

What you’ll need to get rid of your roots

  • Old clothing or towel or protect your clothes
  • Root Touch-Up by Nice ‘n’ Easy
  • Vaseline
  • Two mirrors to help ensure you have all angles of the back of your head covered

The process

  • Put on the Expert Colourist Gloves provided
  • Place the plastic mixing tray on a flat, stable surface where it won’t tip over
  • Unscrew the cap from the ColourAcitivating Lotion bottle and empty into the mixing tray
  • Unscrew the cap of the Permanent Colour Creme tube and empty into the mixing tray
  • Using the Precision Colour Brush, thoroughly mix the contents of the tray until the colour is completely blended
  • Gently brush or comb your hair into your preferred style
  • Apply Vaseline around the hairline to avoid staining of the skin
  • Using the Precision Colour Brush, apply colour to your most visible roots at the hairline around the face, part and temples
  • Make sure you saturate your most visible roots with colour. Don’t worry if the mixture looks different to your desired colour because it will change when it’s dry
  • If any colour gets on your skin or any surface around you, wipe it off immediately with a damp towel
  • Once you’re done applying the colour, leave it on for 10 minutes or so
  • Discard any remaining mixture you might have, it loses its effectiveness after an hour
  • Tip: If your greys are really stubborn, it may be necessary to leave your colour on for up to 15 minutes
  • Rinse your hair with warm water until the water runs clear and style as usual

Buy Root Touch Up now from Boots £4.99

A guide to bleaching your roots at home

Touching up your roots at home

If you’re looking for a super quick touch up of your roots on the go, you might want to try these products.

L’Oreal Magic Retouch

A root concealer spray, the pinpoint micro-diffuser targets greys and the rich colour pigments give perfectly blended coverage.

John Frieda Root Blur Colour Blending Concealer

John Frieda have designed a lightweight root concealer. The dual-shade palette gives you the freedom to customise your shade and conceal your roots so you can blend to perfection. The angled fibre-tip brush makes applying to the roots effortless and it comes in a stylish travel-size compact with a mirror for instant touch-up anywhere.

Charles Worthington Instant Root Concealer Powder

Another concealer product,this time from Charles Worthington in a powder form. There’s a targeted integrated brush which dispenses powder to temporarily disguise your roots and greys. The Root Concealer is designed to create immediate coverage, that will delay the need to frequently colour your hair.

Hair Experts Instant Touch Up Kit

Hair Experts has been designed to help you quickly and simply cover grey and dark roots. Touch up your roots just like you touch up your make up, on dry, styled hair at home or on the go.

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