But, recently Clairol asked if they could send me a kit for their Root Touch Up, which claims to match any in salon color. I was feel a little rooty at the time, though I had an appointment to fix it in less than a week. I decided to give it a shot, and let them send the box. If it went poorly, I had a pro lined up to fix things the next day, right?
So, basically you mix the 2 products together in the little tray, put on some gloves (hair color stains, and it especially hard to get out of fingernails. Wear them!) and get to work. I worked on just the top area of my head around my part and back to the crown, using the brush as I worked through sections of my hair. My roots were about 3/4 of an inch (5 weeks of growth), and it was just my natural boring brown instead of the prettier auburn. It took me about 5-7 minutes or so to do this area, mostly because I was slow and hadn't done this before. In reality, you could probably be a bit messier with it and just get the color on and be done in 2 or 3 for this same area. Then you wait 10 minutes and rinse it out, there's no need to actually shampoo your hair.
I tried to take before and after pictures, but they were too blurry to see anything. The Clairol did match my color perfectly and it was super easy! I definitely plan on doing this again. My stylist still touched up the rest of my hair the next day, and I had a few slightly lighter auburn pieces added, but she didn't have to do anything to the area I had already touched up. This is perfect for stretching out the time between my salon visits!
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