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Rita Hazan Root Concealer For Gray Coverage

What it is:A revolutionary new aerosol spray for temporarily covering gray roots quickly and easily.What it does:This spray is designed to temporarily cover gray and any root growth with just one quick spray. The pinpoint actuator delivers the product in a light steady stream exactly where needed and nowhere else. It's fast drying and stays put until you shampoo it out.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Synthetic Dyes- Petrochemicals- Phthalates- GMOs- TriclosanWhat else you need to know:Master colorist, Rita Hazan, spent more than three years solving the biggest problem for every woman who colors her hair—how to cover up roots, especially those roots that start to come in just a few weeks after permanent color is applied. Root Concealer is water- and sweat-resistant and won't stain the face or clothing or bed linens. With just four shades personally developed by Rita and tested for over a year in her 5th Avenue salon, every woman can find a shade that perfectly blends with her hair color. Note: Blonde/Golden Blonde is ideal for covering gray roots this shade will not lift the color of dark roots.How to use:- Shake well before use.- Use on dry, styled hair.- Hold can 4-6 inches away from your hair and spray roots in a LIGHT steady stream.- Let hair dry before touching.
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Questions & Answers for Rita Hazan Root Concealer For Gray Coverage

Question
Blonde Spray on Dark Roots
I have dark brown, almost black, roots and light blonde hair. Would the blonde spray be able to cover my dark roots?
asked 3 years ago
blackstar101
(Calgary, AB)
on Root Concealer For Gray Coverage
7 answers
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answer 1
No, this product only deposits color. It cannot lift dark roots. It's temporary color and only permanent color can lift. That's why it's meant for gray hair.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
modstylesarah
answer 2
I have black and grey roots and the blonde spray does cover up well. My only issue is the color match which isn't a perfect match. It's close enough for me to keep using because of its so quick and easy to use. I'd say try it out, you can always return it free shipping and total refund
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
wjwnj
(Phoenixville, PA)
answer 3
No, it doesn't cover even brown roots on light blond hair.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
mkimb4321
(slc)
answer 4
I dont think it will do anything for you, I have the same problem; however, the product that did help me was bumble and bumble!!!! this does the job of making it look more natural. the rita hazan product was not light enough to help me, the bad thing about the bumble and bumble dry shampoo spray is that is very sticky, it will get in your face, hands and clothes so spray it, let it dry, then brush it or rub it in. I dont like the fact that my nails and face and ears get that brownish stuff on it, and the color is not going to be blonde, but it will give it a gradual look, not that shocking blonde/black look.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
eyleen
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 5
No. My roots are lighter than yours and my dyed shade is medium blonde and it did not cover for me.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
sirenjoan
(Jersey City, NJ)
answer 6
I do not think you will be happy working with this product if you are trying to match light blonde hair. Your roots will be lighter with this product, but will have a weird orange cast which makes the roots even more obvious.
answered 3 years ago
dane1136
(Grants Pass, OR)
answer 7
NO...Don't waste your money!!
answered 3 years ago
calady
(Los Angeles, Ca)
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What color should I order?
I have auburn (reddish brown) hair and am not sure what color to order. Will the red be too red, or is it more of an auburn color?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
maryli
on Root Concealer For Gray Coverage
6 answers
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answer 1
true to color, go for the red if you have reddish highlights of any sort on dark hair, the dark hair one is v.dark like almost my natural color, which is a very dark brown 3 shades away from black
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
cjindani
(Sylvania, Ohio)
answer 2
I thought I would use the brown, but the red matched my brown hair better, blended in
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
jeastgv
answer 3
They allowed me to try it in the store which I suggest you do before ordering.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
muffin1025
(Rego Park, NY)
answer 4
The red seems far more auburn in hue.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
baraness
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 5
I have auburn hair also, but bought the light brown. I've been burned before buying auburn cover ups - they just don't seem to look natural. I'm very happy with this product.
answered 3 years ago
skimi
(Florida)
answer 6
The red should work well for you. It's an auburn shade that blends well with all shades of red (auburn, copper, strawberry, bronze and ginger) as well as if you have brownish red.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
ritaassistant
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blonde
Is the blonde color a light blond/yellow color, or is it more of a dirty/dishwater blonde color, like a medium or dark blonde? In other words, if you sprayed the "blonde" color on white paper, would it look like pale, hghlighted blonde, or would it be more of a light blondish-brown color?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
bratzdoll
(Indianapolis, IN)
on Root Concealer For Gray Coverage
6 answers
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answer 1
The product is more of a dirty dishwasher blonde, it looks very natural.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
deviouspdv
(brooklyn, NY)
answer 2
This won't match any blond (I bought the light blond and it was lemon yellow) and it won't cover.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
mjlv
(las vegas, nv)
answer 3
I tried the light brown. I doubt though color choice would make any difference as the product is terrible.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
nyone
(New York, NY)
answer 4
I have light brown (dishwater) hair with a little gray that I have colored blond with light golden blond highlights. I got the blond color to try and conceal the roots before my next color. The 'blond' color is a medium tan, much darker than my blond hair. It was a thick sticky, dirty looking consistency and I had to rewash my hair. The roots looked better without!
answered 3 years ago
calady
(Los Angeles, Ca)
answer 5
MY HAIR IS LIGHT BLONDE AND I DID A STREAK HERE AND THERE TO COVER ROOTS.... I HAVE HIGHLIGHTS AND IT DID THE TRICK. JUST BE CAREFUL NOT TO GET YOUR SCALP AS IT WILL ALSO TURN BLONDE. I SUGGEST TRYING IT ON AS A TEST BEFORE THE "REAL DAY" WHEN YOU NEED IT... AND THIS WAY YOU WILL BE PREPARED ON HOW TO USE AND HOW CLOSE TO KEEP IT FROM YOUR HEAD, ETC.
answered 3 years ago
daisychild
(Greenwich, CT)
answer 6
I think it's suppose to be dark blonde but it turned my roots orange. I have platinum blonde hair and it did not work for me. Will return it asap!!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
sami1987
(San Antonio, TX)
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Color choices??
I am Medium Golden Brown... butt medim brown is not offered (???) What color has worked best for this issue out there and Rita... why such a limited color selection? There are MANY shades of brown as you know. Thank you in advance!!
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
tomboygonegirly
(West Chicago, IL)
on Root Concealer For Gray Coverage
6 answers
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answer 1
Don't buy this in any color. It won't match ANY color and it won't cover ANYTHING.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
mjlv
(las vegas, nv)
answer 2
My hair is completely gray but colored true brunette. Black/brown worked great on mine...blended in great. I agree more shades and bigger sizes...love you Rita, but your can is 1/2 the price of my color! Worth every penny but come on...
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
lkymama
(Santa Clarita, CA)
answer 3
I have auburn hair and grabbed light brown by mistake and it blended pretty well. I've tried the red, and while it's not my exact color it, too, blends well. I think the idea is that any close color is going to blend in with your natural color, making stark grays not as noticeable. I would try the testers. If you have to order online, then I would try the color closest to your hair color. Just my opinion, hope it helps!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
hlstone
(Allentown, Pa.)
answer 4
I needed to use a lighter color. I tested it on a tissue and got the color closest to mine.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
mikie8
(Lagrangeville, New York)
answer 5
I have been using medium golden brown as my go-to hair color for awhile, I purchased the light brown color because other reviews had remarked that it wasn't actually that light. If you are using it to cover gray it should work well because it goes on dark but in the light the sparkle of the gray will come through making it look lighter brown. Hope this helps.
answered 3 years ago
admoyer
(Wilmington, DE)
answer 6
You should go with the light brown, this shade has been designed to work with all light to medium brown shades, including chocolate, chestnut, amber and sable.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
ritaassistant
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Rita Hazan root concealer is so good Why don't you sell in your local stores?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
jodyfitness2
(Wayne NJ)
on Root Concealer For Gray Coverage
6 answers
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answer 1
i bought it in store, i think it's only in larger sephoras
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
vicki1970
(massapequa, ny)
answer 2
I've found the product in local stores, but it is usually located near the checkout.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
coachb
(Bogart, GA)
answer 3
I found mine in the actual store, so maybe you have to check stores individually.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
hlstone
(Allentown, Pa.)
answer 4
It won't matter whether your hair is black or brown. Your scalp will look like you colored it with spray paint from the hardware store. Save your money!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
nyone
(New York, NY)
answer 5
it's in all of the sephora stores now!
answered 3 years ago
curlygirl
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 6
The Root Concealer is currently available only on Sephora.com. but will be in Sephora stores nationwide on March 24th.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
ritaassistant
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Is this product messy and how long would one can last.
I have black hair and I imagine it will take more to cover my grey - I have greys only in the top front portion of my hair - if used daily how long would once can last? The price seems steep, but if it lasts a while then it would be worth it.

Any hair product that is black seems to be messy - how is this one?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
dusty
(Bay Area, CA)
on Root Concealer For Gray Coverage
6 answers
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answer 1
I used the light brown on my auburn hair, and it wasn't messy at all, but maybe if you have black hair it would be different, not sure. The product doesn't go anywhere you don't spray it, so it doesn't really get into the air around you like hairspray does. If you use short bursts aimed at the grays, it shouldn't get all over. As far as how much is in the bottle, I agree that the bottle is really light in weight, which makes me think there's not a lot in there, but the salesperson said that it should last for a while, judging by the turnover on the testers in the store. I've used mine about 10 times and it seems like there's still more in there. I'm actually counting, just to see. Hope this helps!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
hlstone
(Allentown, Pa.)
answer 2
not messy at all and quite easy to use. Spray on roots, and yes it does wash out, it is not permanent.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
mikie8
(Lagrangeville, New York)
answer 3
You must use sparingly. As long as you don't wash your hair it stays in. Make sure you don't hold the can too close to your scalp or it looks weird.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
tldm
(Beachwood, OH)
answer 4
Yes, the price is steep. Which I suppose would be OK, except the product is worthless.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
nyone
(New York, NY)
answer 5
These sprays are only really effective for root grow out or spot touch up. It won't leave your hair soft or shiny...just covers roots. With that said, if you only have a spot in front to touch up it probably should work just fine for "in between" salon times.
answered 3 years ago
kittyhawk479
(Seattle, WA)
answer 6
won't last long for sure because it is very messy and if you don't aim absolutely right, you get the color anywhere else except on the roots.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
lisgel
(New York, NY)
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Can you color with product on?
If this product is on my hair does it need to be washed out before I go to the salon to have my permanent color applied?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
grayamy
(Lawrenceville, Ga)
on Root Concealer For Gray Coverage
6 answers
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answer 1
no, use in between colorings.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
mikie8
(Lagrangeville, New York)
answer 2
Yes...you should always color with the cleanest hair possible.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
tldm
(Beachwood, OH)
answer 3
I wouldn't advise it. My hairdresser suggested that the color might not take well.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
katrome
(norwalk, ct)
answer 4
It will easily washout with shampoo and water. As far as washing it out before you go to a salon, that will not be an issue, because you will immediately wash it out the moment you try it. The product is horrible.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
nyone
(New York, NY)
answer 5
i washed it out of my hair before going to the salon so that the color being applied would adhere better to my hair. you usually want to go to the salon with freshly-washed hair so the color can get into the molecules of your hair follicles!
answered 3 years ago
soshime
(seattle, WA)
answer 6
I would definatly wash this producy out before seeing your colorist. I am a colorist at a salon and this product is quite thick and the hair could break trying to comb it through to color.
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answered 3 years, 1 month ago
luvlee81
(Ohio)
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do you have to wash it our before you dye your hair?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
shebeast
(Channel Islands Beach, CA)
on Root Concealer For Gray Coverage
6 answers
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answer 1
I don't - I have my hair colored professionally and there is never any problem.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
cactusflower10
(Oakland, N.J.)
answer 2
Product washes out with each shampoo.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
zinnia8
(Peoria,IL)
answer 3
It is not necessary to wash it out before coloring. I have gone to the salon for my touch-up with the concealer on my hair and it was never a problem.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
spikette
(Long Island, New York)
answer 4
you dont have to wash your hair, the product lasts for a few days if your hair doesnt get too oily. I mixed it with the bumble and bumble product and normally i have to wash my hair everyday without any product i have a greasy scalp, but with the two combinations, i would go a whole week and my hair looked great---have to style it everyday, but this is the first time ever!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
eyleen
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 5
I've used the spray root touch ups a lot for the past couple of years and do not find I have to was out before coloring.
answered 3 years ago
kittyhawk479
(Seattle, WA)
answer 6
My colorist applies my color without removing this temporary powder. That having been said, I was not happy with the results the last time she did this...it just seemed as though the color did not penetrate as well on the roots. Of course, it may have been my fault for letting the roots grow out an extra week.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
floridagoddess
(Tampa, FL)
Question
Where can I purchase Rita Hazan Root Concealer in Australia? This is a fantastic product.
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(Yokine Australia)
on Root Concealer For Gray Coverage
6 answers
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answer 1
I'VE NOT FOUND IT ANYWHERE BUT HERE ON SEPHORA
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
slyo
(GRAYSLAKE, IL)
answer 2
It works! I spray it directly on my new gray hair growth, and I use it on my scalp ( just a little ) to cover my part...it makes my hair look thicker! I showed it to a friend, who joked that it reminded her of the commercials of men who spray paint their bald spot. Now that she said that, I laugh every time I use it, but I CONTINUE to use it, and now my friend has purchased it as well! It's very easy to apply, just aim and spray. I've used other products with powder applicatiors too, and found it worked, but with MUCH effort. This spray takes a matter of seconds and lasts until washed! My only regret is I didn't buy more since I had to get it online. It's a small bottle, so I do use it sparingly, usually waiting until my regrowth shows. It's pricey but worth it to this 42 yr. old who wants to look good! It has become a "staple" and I won't go without it. I'll find a way to afford it. I need it! It works!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
kidrock
(Saginaw, MI)
answer 3
temp gray coverage
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
dahd
(Pelham, NY)
answer 4
You must work for the company that makes this product. The product is absolutely horrible.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
nyone
(New York, NY)
answer 5
Sephora online! Sephora.com They do not have it in the stores yet here in the States either
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
ahggee
(Orange Park, FL)
answer 6
Thank you for your interest! Sephora.com currently does not ship outside of the US and Canada. To view our Sephora retail locations outside the United States, please refer to the Store Locator at Sephora.com.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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can I buy this at my local sephora store in Virginia Beach?
Do you recommend the blonde/ golden for those with medium brown hair but lots of gray roots?
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(virginia beach VA)
on Root Concealer For Gray Coverage
6 answers
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answer 1
I used the brown, but I can't imagine that any of the color tones could possibly work given the design of the product. Imagine using a can of spray paint that mostly colors your scalp not the hair.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
nyone
(New York, NY)
answer 2
You would use light brown. If you're near a store they let you sample it right there.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
bevyk
(Syracuse, NY)
answer 3
Probably not because I use the blonde spray on my light blonde hair and the color blends very nicely - probably would be too noticable on darker hair thereby not achieving the desired color effect.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
cactusflower10
(Oakland, N.J.)
answer 4
NO!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
colohar
(colo springs, co)
answer 5
i could not find it my local store in maryland. had to order it on-line. i bought $50 worth of stuff, got free shipping and lots of free samples. google "codes for sephora" and you will get great promotion codes to get free stuff.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
amyjack
(Clarksville, MD)
answer 6
Store product availability will vary depending on location. We recommend calling the store directly to confirm. Please visit our store locator on Sephora.com for contact information. Thanks!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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