How to Hide Regrowth

How to Hide Regrowth

New hair colors are great while they last, but it’s definitely frustrating when your roots start to peek out after a few weeks. There’s no need to worry! If you can’t pop by a salon, there are still plenty of stylish, clever hacks and tricks you can use to hide and disguise your regrowth.

Method 1 of 10:
Switch your part.

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Side parts are the best way to disguise any new regrowth. After hopping out of the shower, blow dry your hair for several minutes to give it a lot of extra volume. Then, flip your part to the right or left for a quick, stylish cover-up! [1] X Research source Don’t worry about combing your new part into place. Messy parts help diffuse and blend your regrowth into the rest of your hair. A zig-zag part is another great option! Grab 1 in (2.5 cm) sections of hair along the center of your head, alternating sections to the left and right. Your hair part will look like a “Z” instead of a straight line, and your regrowth won’t be as obvious.[2] X Research source
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Method 2 of 10:
Try a textured hairdo.

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Flat hair makes your regrowth more obvious. Give your hair a boost with a quick, textured style. For a messy but stylish look, curl your hair and go over it with a few spritzes of sea salt spray. [3] X Research source
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Method 3 of 10:
Twist your hair into a top knot.

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A top knot adds a classy touch to your regrowth. [4] X Research source To create this simple look, flip and pull your hair into a ponytail along the top of your head. Then, twist the ponytail in a circular motion, creating a donut shape as you go. Tie your hair in place along the top of your head to finish things off. [5] X Research source
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Method 4 of 10:
Braid your hair.

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Some braids can completely disguise your regrowth. Tie your hair into plaits close to your scalp, or tie a thick braid along the back, center portion of your head. Crown braids are also a great way to hide your regrowth. [6] X Research source
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Method 5 of 10:
Slick your hair back.

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Gel makes your hair darker overall, which helps hide regrowth. Pour a small, grape-sized amount of hair gel on your comb, guiding it backward along your hair. Continue raking your hair backward, creating a look that’s both iconic and practical. [7] X Research source You can also slick your hair back into a ponytail or bun.
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Method 6 of 10:
Slip on a headband.

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Headbands are a great way to hide regrowth when you’re in a rush. Center the accessory over the most obvious sections of regrowth, hiding it completely from view. [8] X Research source Headbands can be a really stylish accent to your outfit, too! Pick out a fun color that matches your ensemble for the day.
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Method 7 of 10:
Apply root touch-up products.

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Root concealer offers long-lasting coverage for your regrowth. Spritz the product all over the hair in question, especially if you’re heading out for the day. High-quality root concealers will stay in place until you hop in the shower. [9] X Research source A root touch-up kit is a great long-term solution for your hair.[10] X Research source
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Method 8 of 10:
Disguise your roots with dry shampoo.

1
Dry shampoo is great at hiding darker roots. The light powder of the shampoo helps your regrowth blend in with the rest of your hair, creating a more seamless look. [11] X Research source Tinted dry shampoo can help hide and slightly recolor your regrowth, too.[12] X Research source
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Method 9 of 10:
Add a touch of makeup.

1
Makeup can hide your regrowth if you’re in a pinch. Search your makeup collection for mascara, eyebrow pencil, eyeliner, or powder foundation that’s a close match to the rest of your hair. Dab or spread the product all along your regrowth as a temporary fix. [13] X Research source Wax-based cosmetics will last the longest in your hair. Powders and other makeups will still get the job done, but they might leak and streak if you run into rainy weather.
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Method 10 of 10:
Use a weekly toning shampoo.

1
Toning shampoo gets rid of some unpleasant brassiness in your hair. As you hop in the shower, lather and rinse out your hair with your traditional shampoo first. Then, re-lather your hair with toning shampoo—this will get rid of some brassy tones in your hair, and help tone down the regrowth a bit. [14] X Research source Toning shampoo goes great with a hair mask.
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Method 1 of 10:
Switch your part.

1
Side parts are the best way to disguise any new regrowth. After hopping out of the shower, blow dry your hair for several minutes to give it a lot of extra volume. Then, flip your part to the right or left for a quick, stylish cover-up! [1] X Research source Don’t worry about combing your new part into place. Messy parts help diffuse and blend your regrowth into the rest of your hair. A zig-zag part is another great option! Grab 1 in (2.5 cm) sections of hair along the center of your head, alternating sections to the left and right. Your hair part will look like a “Z” instead of a straight line, and your regrowth won’t be as obvious.[2] X Research source
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Method 2 of 10:
Try a textured hairdo.

1
Flat hair makes your regrowth more obvious. Give your hair a boost with a quick, textured style. For a messy but stylish look, curl your hair and go over it with a few spritzes of sea salt spray. [3] X Research source
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Method 3 of 10:
Twist your hair into a top knot.

1
A top knot adds a classy touch to your regrowth. [4] X Research source To create this simple look, flip and pull your hair into a ponytail along the top of your head. Then, twist the ponytail in a circular motion, creating a donut shape as you go. Tie your hair in place along the top of your head to finish things off. [5] X Research source
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Method 4 of 10:
Braid your hair.

1
Some braids can completely disguise your regrowth. Tie your hair into plaits close to your scalp, or tie a thick braid along the back, center portion of your head. Crown braids are also a great way to hide your regrowth. [6] X Research source
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Method 5 of 10:
Slick your hair back.

1
Gel makes your hair darker overall, which helps hide regrowth. Pour a small, grape-sized amount of hair gel on your comb, guiding it backward along your hair. Continue raking your hair backward, creating a look that’s both iconic and practical. [7] X Research source You can also slick your hair back into a ponytail or bun.
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Method 6 of 10:
Slip on a headband.

1
Headbands are a great way to hide regrowth when you’re in a rush. Center the accessory over the most obvious sections of regrowth, hiding it completely from view. [8] X Research source Headbands can be a really stylish accent to your outfit, too! Pick out a fun color that matches your ensemble for the day.
Advertisement

Method 7 of 10:
Apply root touch-up products.

1
Root concealer offers long-lasting coverage for your regrowth. Spritz the product all over the hair in question, especially if you’re heading out for the day. High-quality root concealers will stay in place until you hop in the shower. [9] X Research source A root touch-up kit is a great long-term solution for your hair.[10] X Research source
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Method 8 of 10:
Disguise your roots with dry shampoo.

1
Dry shampoo is great at hiding darker roots. The light powder of the shampoo helps your regrowth blend in with the rest of your hair, creating a more seamless look. [11] X Research source Tinted dry shampoo can help hide and slightly recolor your regrowth, too.[12] X Research source
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Method 9 of 10:
Add a touch of makeup.

1
Makeup can hide your regrowth if you’re in a pinch. Search your makeup collection for mascara, eyebrow pencil, eyeliner, or powder foundation that’s a close match to the rest of your hair. Dab or spread the product all along your regrowth as a temporary fix. [13] X Research source Wax-based cosmetics will last the longest in your hair. Powders and other makeups will still get the job done, but they might leak and streak if you run into rainy weather.
Advertisement

Method 10 of 10:
Use a weekly toning shampoo.

1
Toning shampoo gets rid of some unpleasant brassiness in your hair. As you hop in the shower, lather and rinse out your hair with your traditional shampoo first. Then, re-lather your hair with toning shampoo—this will get rid of some brassy tones in your hair, and help tone down the regrowth a bit. [14] X Research source Toning shampoo goes great with a hair mask.
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