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Top 5 Root Touch-Up Products to Extend the Life of Your Color

Updated: Sep 13, 2023

Finding a hair color that suits your style and personality can be difficult, but once you do find that perfect shade, a new game begins…. Coloring your hair gives you dynamic color for about 8 - 12 weeks. However, it’s even less time before those tell-tale roots start rearing their ugly heads! Depending on how fast your natural hair grows and the color difference between the dye and your natural color - you may only get 3 weeks out of your new hairdo before having to trudge back to the salon!

But fear not!

If you need a quick fix to maintain that fresh “just left the salon” feel, here are the top 5 products designed to keep your roots looking fresh and fabulous in under five minutes!

Excited? Read on to get to the mane event!

Quick Summary

Best overall: TOPPIK Root Touch-Up Spray

Best eco-friendly: TEMPTU Air Root Touch-Up & Hair Color Kit

Best price: REDKEN ROOT FUSION Temporary Root Concealer

Best for multi-use: MADISON-REED Root Touch-Up

Best on the go: Bumble and Bumble Color Stick


TOPPIK Root Touch-Up Spray

All the above root touch-up products wash out easily with shampoo!

  1. TOPPIK Root Touch-Up Spray

Key Features: This airbrush applicator delivers accurate, buildable coverage with a flexible color palette that adjusts to your hair's hue. Hair is left feeling lightweight and the root touch-up dries quickly, thanks to the quick-drying, weightless formula.

Best overall: This product is great for all hair types, textures, and colors - ranging from medium-blonde to black.

Color Options: Available in five different shades

What you get:

  • 1 x 200ml bottle

  • Anywhere from 6 months to 3 years of use (depending on application density)

Directions for use:

  • Apply to dry and already styled hair

  • Shake well before use

  • Spray lightly and evenly over the roots, holding the bottle 3-5 inches away

  • Repeat as necessary

  • Leave for two minutes, and voila! Perfect and unnoticeable roots await in just a few minutes!

Reviews: 5*

Price: $29,95

TEMPTU Air Root Touch-Up & Hair Color Kit

TEMPTU Air Root Touch-Up & Hair Color Kit

Key Features: Precision application is possible thanks to this patented Airpod technology for seamlessly blended, natural-looking color that dries quickly. TEMPTU’s Air Root Touch-UP also conveniently adheres to the hair, not the scalp, for zero mess.

Best eco-friendly product: This product is great for all hair types and textures, is not tested on animals, and is free of parabens, sulfate, and peroxide (to name a few).

Color Options: Available in six different shades

What you get:

  • TEMPTU Air Compressor in Black

  • 8ml of Root Touch-Up Color in the shade of your choice

  • TEMPTU’s Care and Usage Guide

  • Two-year Warranty

  • 45-day Money Back Guarantee

  • Shade Match Guarantee

  • 3 settings for different areas

Directions for use:

  • Apply to already dry hair

  • Shake well before use

  • Apply light, even strokes, holding the TEMPTU Air 2 inches away. (Try to keep a continuous movement to avoid thick patches of color)

  • For smaller and lighter coverage areas, use setting 1

  • For medium and moderate coverage areas, use setting 2

  • For large and full coverage areas, use setting 3

Reviews: 4.5*

Price: $195

REDKEN ROOT FUSION Temporary Root Concealer

REDKEN ROOT FUSION Temporary Root Concealer

Key Features: This lightweight, fast-drying spray, has color-concealing pigments that adhere to single strands for buildable coverage and a natural-looking, non-greasy finish.

Best price: Great for all hair types and textures, this product has a great variety of colors from vibrant red to darker and lighter shades.

Color Options: Available in four different shades

What you get:

  • 1 x 75ml bottle

Directions for use:

  • Can be applied prior to styling

  • Shake well before use

  • Spray onto roots from a distance of 6 inches

  • 1 minute drying time

Reviews: 4.4*

Price: $15,30



Key Features: This brush-on powder provides natural-looking results quickly and easily. With an enriching and hair-loving formula that includes keratin, argan oil, and ginseng-root nutrients this powder not only covers your natural hair color but leaves your hair feeling softer and nourished too. Additionally, this product is also free of ​​titanium dioxide, parabens, phthalates, and gluten.

Best for multiuse: Great for all hair types and textures, this product blends perfectly with medium-tone hair shades to cover root hair, brows and even thinning hair!

Color Options: Available in five different shades

What you get:

  • 0,13 OZ (3.6g)

  • Compact packaging

  • 2 x brushes

  • 100% money-back guarantee

  • Over 60 uses

  • Bulk discounts of between 15% - 25%

Directions for use:

  • The 2 brush applicators included allows this compact root concealer to touch up intended areas on the go

  • Simply fill in targeted areas

  • With no drying time, you can apply this as and when needed in less than a minute!

  • For the best results, apply to freshly washed hair

Reviews: 4.5*

Price: $32

  1. Bumble and Bumble Color Stick

Key Features: Say goodbye to those gray-hair woes with this Bumble and Bumble Color Stick. Gray and root concealment is offered with a blendable application in this velvety, dry fiber color care stick. This product is cruelty-free because it is not tested on animals

Best on the go: This product works well on all hair types and textures, ranging from straight-curly, fine-thick, and healthy-damaged hair types.

Color Options: Available in three different shades

What you get:

  • 0.12 OZ (3.5g)

  • Free standard shipping on all orders

  • 15% off your first order when you join Bumble and Bumble Rewards

  • 3 free deluxe size favorites when you spend over $30

  • Enjoy 10% off and free shipping with every refill

Directions for use:

  • Due to its compact size, this product can be used anywhere at any time.

  • Simply color-in problem areas and there you have it - fully covered roots for the perfect salon finish!

Reviews: 4.3*

Price: $26

Root touch up the Conclusion

From sprays to powder to sticks, this list takes care of any and all root touch-up issues to take your hair from out-grown, grey and dull, to vibrant and healthy-looking within minutes!

We hope this list has helped make your decision easier, and we wish you all the best in achieving beautiful hair color with minimal effort or money!

Do you have any questions or comments about our top 5 root touch-up products? Let us know below!

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