Hair Root Touch-Up - A Step-by-step Guide Hair Root Touch-Up - A Step-by-step Guide

Hair Root Touch-Up - A Step-by-step Guide

Are regular salon visits to get your monthly root-ups done and maintain your beloved hair colour burning a hole in your pockets? We’ve got you covered. The good news is that covering your greys won’t cost you a fortune from now onwards, we swear. Confused about how to do your own root touch-up? Here’s a simple, step-by-step guide to do your hair root touch-up at home and flaunt the hair colour of your dreams with ease.

How to do your own root touch-up?

Here’s a hassle-free, super-easy way to DIY root touch-up at home, just in a few minutes. All you need to do is prep well and go about it the right way to excel in your hair root touch-up. Read ahead to know more.

Step 1: Set your surroundings

Wear an apron, old robe, or a pair of dark clothes as they may get stained. Keep a towel and some tissues handy to clean up if needed. Layout important things such as bowl, hair colouring brush, clips, gloves, and combs. Make sure you have a clear space to DIY root touch up and be in a comfortable position to prevent neck sprains while doing so.

Step 2: Clean your scalp and strands

You need to make sure that your hair is clean before you start with the DIY root touch-up. Apply a mild, gentle shampoo to get rid of dirt, dust, impurities, oil, and debris from your scalp. Next, use a paraben-free conditioner to lock the moisture of the hair, leave it feeling soft, supple and prevent any damage during root touch up. Comb well before applying the hair colour.

Step 3: Apply the hair colour

Mix the colourant and developer in the non-metallic bowl. Divide your hair into sections and start applying the mixture from the roots to the tips. Your focus should be mainly on the roots. See to it that you carefully follow all the directions of application as mentioned on the hair colour pack. Leave the hair colour to sit for about 20 to 30 minutes and rinse thoroughly with water. Then, style and flaunt your hair colour effortlessly.

Step 4: Maintain your hair colour

To keep your hair colour bright and long-lasting, you need to maintain it well. Some ways to maintain your colour-treated hair are as follows –

  • Avoid over-washing your hair – The more you wash your hair, the quicker your hair colour will fade. Washing your hair two or three times a week is enough.

  • Don’t skip the conditioner – Colouring the hair makes it fragile and hence, more prone to damage. Using a conditioner helps to form a protective barrier and also helps prevent your hair colour from fading quickly.

  • Say NO to heat styling tools – Avoid using heat styling tools as much as possible as they leave your hair fried and dried. However, if you wish to use them, be mindful of how you protect your hair. Set your tool to the right temperature and use a heat protectant serum post styling.

  • Shield from the sun – The harsh rays of the sun can leave your coloured hair feeling parched. So, while stepping out, keep your hair tied up whenever possible and wear a hat or scarf to protect your strands from the sun.

Follow this simple yet effective step-by-step guide on how to do your own root touch-up and browse through a wide range of Garnier hair colours to colour your hair on the go. If you’re not sure which hair colour shade will suit you the best, you can head to the Garnier Virtual Try-On tool to find your perfect hair colour!