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Root Cover Up

L'Oréal

Root Cover Up

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2.0 oz Item 2298931

Color:Black

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Need to look fabulous fast? L'Oreal Paris Root Cover Up is our quickest way to cover gray. In just 3 seconds gray roots are concealed with our light-weight, quick dry formula- leaving no smudging or sticky residue when dry. One application will last until your next shampoo, plus it's ammonia-free, peroxide-free, and contains no synthetic dyes. Packaging may vary, what you receive may not be what is reflected on site.

3 Seconds to Flawless Roots
No Residue or Stickiness
Lasts Until Your Next Shampoo
Shake well. Hold can about 6 inches from hair. Spray color onto new growth and partly through the length of the hair to blend in the color. Comb and let dry for 1 minute.

Precautions: Flammable. Avoid fire, flame and heat during application and until hair is fully dry. Avoid spraying in eyes. Contents under pressure. Do not puncture or incinerate. Do not store at temperatures above 120ºf. Keep out of reach of children. Use only as directed. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling contents can be harmful or fatal.
Our formulas are modified from time to time, so this ingredient listing may not exactly reflect the ingredients in the product you purchase and use. Always read the ingredient list on the product label before use.

1162053 E: Hydrofluorocarbon, 152a, Butane, Ethyl Trisiloxane, Isobutane, Ci 77499/Iron Oxides, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Methyl Trimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, F.I.L. # D179540/2,

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L'OréalRoot Cover Up
 
4.1

(based on 496 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (413)
  • Natural look (274)
  • Great color (237)
  • Long-lasting (121)
  • Gentle (115)

Cons

  • Messy (55)
  • Doesn't last (49)
  • Color misrepresented (39)
  • Too harsh (25)
  • Difficult to use (19)

Best Uses

  • Touch ups (316)
  • Graying hair (304)
  • Fine hair (73)
  • Thick hair (17)
  • On-the-go (11)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (17), 10 minutes (14)
    • Commitment To Color:
    • Temporary (322), Permanent (57), Semi-permanent (29), Demi-permanent (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (242), Survivalist / minimalist (124), Product junkie (53), Budget shopper (20), Brand buyer (6)

Reviewed by 496 customers

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5.0

Luv It!

By Philly Girl in NJ

from NJ by way of Philly

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Gentle
  • Great Color
  • Long-Lasting
  • Natural Look
  • Versatile

Cons

  • No cons

Best Uses

  • Thinner Hair

Comments about L'Oréal Root Cover Up:

Every day if needed

  • Commitment To Color:
  • Semi-Permanent
 
5.0

LOVE

By Hannah

from Atlanta, GA

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Gentle
  • Great Color
  • Long-Lasting
  • Natural Look

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Graying Hair
    • Touch Ups

    Comments about L'Oréal Root Cover Up:

    I really love this product! It's great to spray on those pesky greys and lasts a while on your hair. Great for travel as well. 10/10 recommend.

    • Commitment To Color:
    • Permanent
     
    4.0

    Easy and fast to use.

    By Ulta shopper

    from Stockton, CA

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Great Color
    • Natural Look

    Cons

    • Only ment to be a temporary fix.

    Best Uses

    • Graying Hair
    • Touch Ups

    Comments about L'Oréal Root Cover Up:

    I don't have to worry about touching up my roots as much, since i now have this product to fall back on.

    • Commitment To Color:
    • Temporary
     
    5.0

    In love after just one use!

    By It's Me

    from Reno. NV

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Natural Look
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Would like to see more color options

    Best Uses

    • Graying Hair

    Comments about L'Oréal Root Cover Up:

    Love this product after just one use! My hair grows really fast (I could use a fresh color after just 3 weeks to cover the pesky greys, but don't want to cause that kind of damage to my hair) so this temporary spray is perfect! Cover up your shoulders and forehead before spraying if you use a darker color. Would like to see some more color options as I'm natural dark brown, but color with a cinnamon-brown.

    • Commitment To Color:
    • Temporary
     
    1.0

    No

    By Jen

    from NC

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about L'Oréal Root Cover Up:

    Disappointed in this product, it did nothing to help cover any of my roots, it did however leave my hair feeling very dirty

    • Commitment To Color:
    • Temporary
     
    5.0

    I absolutely LOVE this product!

    By Justjan61

    from Cypress, Texas

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Great Color
    • Natural Look

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Graying Hair
      • Touch Ups

      Comments about L'Oréal Root Cover Up:

      This is by far the best temporary color cover up I've ever used! So easy to apply, looks completely natural! I'm one of those that really need to color roots every 10-14 days and this has been a timer saver! Stocking up!

      • Commitment To Color:
      • Temporary
       
      5.0

      I would definitely buy again and again!

      By LoriWater

      from West Palm Beach, FL

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Natural Look

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Graying Hair
        • Touch Ups

        Comments about L'Oréal Root Cover Up:

        So easy to use! I put it on and got great coverage in under 10 seconds. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a temporary root cover-up.

        • Commitment To Color:
        • Temporary
         
        1.0

        Color too bright for my hair I have auburn. Taking it back.

        By None

        from Grand blanc mi

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Color Misrepresented
        • Too Harsh

        Best Uses

        • Graying Hair
        • Thinner Hair

        Comments about L'Oréal Root Cover Up:

        In between colors. Color too bright

        • Commitment To Color:
        • Permanent
         
        5.0

        Love it quick & so easy.

        By Stacey

        from Cleveland, Ohio

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Great Color
        • Long-Lasting
        • Natural Look

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Graying Hair
          • Thinner Hair
          • Touch Ups

          Comments about L'Oréal Root Cover Up:

          I love this product for between touch ups. Added bonus it's almost a hair spray too. So it helps hold everything in place. Did notice when I scratched my scalp color was on my fingernails a tad.

          • Commitment To Color:
          • Temporary
           
          5.0

          Love this product when in between colors

          By Fe

          from Moorhead MN

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Gentle
          • Great Color
          • Long-Lasting
          • Natural Look
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Graying Hair

            Comments about L'Oréal Root Cover Up:

            It's all good

            • Commitment To Color:
            • Temporary

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            • Q:

              Did anyone started noticing balding spots after a couple of uses ?
              Asked on 2/22/2018 by N from Los Ángeles, CA

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hi N! Thank you for contacting us about your experience with Root Cover Up.

                Based on many years of experience and all available technical resources, we have no reason to believe that haircolor can cause hair loss. Hair loss can be caused by many things: illness, medication, lack of sufficient vitamins, diet and stress. We also have an increasing loss of hair as we age. Male pattern hair loss and androgenic alopecia is considered to be hereditary. It is estimated the average head has between 90,000 and 140,000 hairs. Normally we lose 40-100 hairs a day. We are enclosing additional information published by the American Academy of Dermatology.

                If you have a sudden and unusual amount of hair loss, we suggest you consult your physician because only a medical professional is qualified to diagnose and advise you. As a gesture of goodwill, we would be willing to pay for an initial doctor's visit. Please send us your medical bill indicating the diagnosis. Enclosed is a prepaid envelope for your convenience.

                We appreciate the opportunity to be of assistance.

                Answered on 3/14/2018 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
            • Q:

              I sweat a lot on my hair is this perfect for that even if it's sweat proof?
              Asked on 2/4/2018 by Evy from Monroe, LA

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hi Evy! Thanks for reaching out. This product may get onto your clothing or skin if excess sweating occurs. We hope this is helpful.

                Answered on 2/15/2018 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
            • Q:

              Does this actually cause any type of damage or staining to the hair? I have dyed black hair and about a level 7 root, very light. I am trying to grow them out but don't want to have the unsightly light roots while in the process of doing so, but I would like to go back to my natural color. Will this stain my roots or harm the hair in any way?
              Asked on 1/22/2018 by Hilly from undisclosed

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hello! This product will not cause damage to your hair. It does not contain ammonia and is certainly temporary- similar to a tinted hairspray. We appreciate your question!

                Answered on 1/22/2018 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
            • Q:

              Hi,
              I would just like to know if this product is waterproof? If i end up getting rain/snowed upon will the product run?
              Thank you
              Asked on 12/4/2017 by Hckygirl7 from IL

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hi Hckygirl7! Thank you for your interest in our Root Cover Up Spray. This product does not claim to be waterproof. We hope this helps!

                Answered on 12/6/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
            • Q:

              Can the product be used on damp hair? I generally air dry my hair and need to apply while my hair is still damp or slightly wet or towel-dried.
              Asked on 11/23/2017 by JeanT from KY

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hi JeanT! Thank you for you for your interest in our Root Cover Up Spray. We recommend applying this product on dry hair only to ensure an even result. We hope this helps!

                Answered on 11/28/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
            • Q:

              We used the Magic Root Touch Up to darken my son's hair for Halloween because it said that it washed out in one shampoo. He showered this evening and shampooed twice with almost no change. Is there something you recommend to get the color out of his hair? He's blonde and we used the medium brown.

              Thank you for your help.
              Asked on 11/1/2017 by Jennie from MN

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hi Jennie! We are sorry to hear your son is having trouble washing the Magic Root Cover Up out of his hair. We would recommend trying the Colorista Reset Shampoo to break up the pigments. We hope this helps!

                Answered on 11/2/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
            • Q:

              I have medium brown hair, but need black hair for a Halloween costume. Would this work for the night applied to my whole head? Will it wash out the next day?
              Asked on 10/17/2017 by Jessica from SC

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hi! The Root Cover Up Spray is temporary and will wash out with shampooing. Thank you.

                Answered on 10/20/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
            • Q:

              can it be used on gray/white hair in my eyebrows
              Asked on 9/27/2017 by C from VA

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hi! We do not recommend any permanent color on facial hair as it can stain the skin and get into the eyes. Thank you.

                Answered on 9/28/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
            • Q:

              Does L'Oreall root cover-up cover dark color roots? I have darker hair and I color it blond with highlights and my roots come out dark -this L'Oreal product is marketed for gray roots growing out here and I don't have gray hair just dark colored roots- will it work on hair that is not gray but just dark roots in between highlights and coloring ?
              Asked on 8/22/2017 by Wondering from Cincinnati Ohio

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Yes absolutely! The Root Cover Up spray is quick & easy, dries in a flash, and no smudging or sticky residue when dry. It also last 1 shampoo. You can use shade Dark Brown!

                Answered on 8/24/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
            • Q:

              Do I have to wash it out before I color my hair?
              Asked on 7/26/2017 by ? from Saint Petersburg FL

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Thank you for your question. It is recommended that the Root Cover Up be washed from the hair before you apply a permanent haircolor.

                Answered on 8/1/2017 by L'Oreal Consumer Care from L Oreal Paris
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