Touch Up Gray Roots

Hair with gray roots
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Touch Up Gray Roots to Keep in Touch with Your Youth
The day we look in the mirror and find our first gray hair plainly protruding through the rest of our vibrant, colorful and youthful locks, is a day most of us dread and some of us even flippantly dismiss as "it will never happen to me", optimistically pretending that youth is an eternal entity. In reality, most people’s hair does start to turn gray as youth fades away, middle age slowly slips by, and old age creeps upon us.
Desperate to disguise the signs of aging, prolong the inevitable, and cling to the last strings of youth, many women and men frantically color their hair, almost as regularly as they wash it, never allowing their telltale roots to grow long enough to expose their true hair color and thereby revealing their real age. Being able to touch up gray roots is a serious fixation, and consequently there is a surplus of products and advice to aid us in our never-ending pursuit to cling onto youth.
How to Touch Up Gray Roots without Visiting the Hairdresser
Visiting the hairdresser is an expensive hobby, and having hair serviced by a professional as regularly as our roots require it remains a luxury for the rich and famous. For many of us more financially inferior mere mortals, touching up roots to disguise graying hairs from protruding into view has to be self-accomplished.
Some Products Available to Cover Gray Roots
Cover Your Gray – Touch Up Stick
Cover Your Gray stick
This Touch Up Stick is a popular product designed to effortlessly and effectively touch up gray roots and is described as, "blending beautifully with existing hair color". Compared to covering gray roots with conventional dye, which requires mixing and time to dye the hair, the Touch Up Stick is much more convenient, instantaneous, and causes no mess.
You simply rub the stick onto the gray roots and it instantly covers the gray with a vibrant, shiny, and long-lasting color, and there is no need for any water. The Cover You Gray – Touch Up Stick costs about $7.50 and claims to last until regrowth starts to appear.
Clairol’s Nice 'n Easy Root Touch Up
Clairol Nice 'n Easy
Another inexpensive and cheerful product to touch up gray roots is Clairol's Nice 'n Easy Root Touch Up. Although this product is more time-consuming than the instant Touch Up Stick, as it does require you to mix the color and then comb it onto the roots with the provided comb. The manufacturer claims the whole process can be completed within 10 minutes.
Some users of this product insist it lasts slightly longer than other temporary coloring solutions and is perfect if you have several weeks to go before your next visit to the hairdresser.
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