Thankfully, I don’t have a huge gray hair problem- yet. I have a few areas that are starting to lose pigment, but since it’s so confined right now, I remain lazy when it comes to coloring my hair. Much to my hairdresser’s dismay (sorry, Ashlea), I don’t get it done as much as I should!
Being so lazy, when I got the opportunity to try out a root cover spray from L’Oreal, I was pretty excited! Then, as I remembered back to the colored hair sprays I used at Halloween, I started to worry. Would it be messy? Would it look natural? Would it flake away?
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L’Oreal Root Cover Up is purported to conceal gray in seconds, resulting in flawless roots. The company claims coverage from the ammonia and peroxide free formula is seamless, lightweight, smudge-free, and has no sticky residue when dry.
As it turns out, my worries were unfounded. The spray is a fantastic product! L’Oreal Root Cover Up is housed in a convenient spray can with a nozzle that allows you to direct the spray to specific areas, without it getting everywhere. You can press lightly for a little spray, or harder for more spray, so it’s easy to control.
It covers well, is easy to use, and it truly does last until I shampoo my hair again. There was no strong odor, and I could easily comb or brush through the areas I sprayed.
The only negatives are that it does leave a bit of a residue, similar to strong holding hair sprays; and there are only six shades, so there wasn’t one that was perfect for my hair. I color my hair a deep mahogany, kind of a dark burgundy-ish brown, and the closest shade they had was dark brown. It did the job, though, and although it wasn’t a great match, it was definitely an improvement!
Overall, L’Oreal Root Cover Up is a great product, and I’ll definitely keep using it. Plus, the price is nice at just around $10 a can!