The good news is that there are several simple tricks that can help rescue your roots between colour appointments and still get you out the door, fast.
We asked Patrick Melville, Aveeno hair consultant and a top Hollywood stylist who has worked with celebrities including Demi Moore and Catherine Zeta-Jones, to dish six insider tips on concealing roots.
1. Use a coloured dry shampoo
The benefits of using coloured dry shampoos are twofold: Not only do they hide roots, but they also extend the life of your overall colour. (Washing hair with water and regular shampoo can strip colour molecules from your once-vibrant shade.) "(Dry shampoos) protect the colour and preserve essential moisture and shine for long-lasting brilliance and superior colour retention," says Melville.
2. Invest in headbands
Wearing headbands is a fun way to hide your roots. They're inexpensive and they come in virtually every pattern, size and colour. But to avoid looking like you belong on the set of "Gossip Girl" – where the cast famously wear thick headbands – Melville suggests a different approach. "Try placing multiple skinny headbands together for a more grown-up look," he says.
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