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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, 5 months 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 3 years 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 3 years, 3 months ago
wjwnj
(Phoenixville, PA)
answer 3
No, it doesn't cover even brown roots on light blond hair.
answered 3 years, 3 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 3 years, 3 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 3 years, 4 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, 5 months ago
dane1136
(Grants Pass, OR)
answer 7
NO...Don't waste your money!!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
calady
(Los Angeles, Ca)
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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, 6 months 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, 8 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, 8 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 3 years, 1 month 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 3 years, 1 month 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, 6 months 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, 6 months ago
ritaassistant
Question
do you have to wash it our before you dye your hair?
asked 3 years, 6 months 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 3 years, 2 months ago
cactusflower10
(Oakland, N.J.)
answer 2
Product washes out with each shampoo.
answered 3 years, 2 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 3 years, 3 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 3 years, 3 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, 6 months 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, 6 months ago
floridagoddess
(Tampa, FL)
Question
Rita Hazan root concealer is so good Why don't you sell in your local stores?
asked 3 years, 6 months 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, 8 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, 9 months ago
coachb
(Bogart, GA)
answer 3
I found mine in the actual store, so maybe you have to check stores individually.
answered 3 years, 1 month 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 3 years, 2 months ago
nyone
(New York, NY)
answer 5
it's in all of the sephora stores now!
answered 3 years, 6 months 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, 6 months ago
ritaassistant
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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, 6 months ago
grayamy
(Lawrenceville, Ga)
on Root Concealer For Gray Coverage
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answer 1
no, use in between colorings.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
mikie8
(Lagrangeville, New York)
answer 2
Yes...you should always color with the cleanest hair possible.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
tldm
(Beachwood, OH)
answer 3
I wouldn't advise it. My hairdresser suggested that the color might not take well.
answered 3 years, 1 month 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 3 years, 2 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, 6 months 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, 6 months ago
luvlee81
(Ohio)
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Where can I purchase Rita Hazan Root Concealer in Australia? This is a fantastic product.
asked 3 years, 4 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, 9 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, 10 months ago
kidrock
(Saginaw, MI)
answer 3
temp gray coverage
answered 3 years ago
dahd
(Pelham, NY)
answer 4
You must work for the company that makes this product. The product is absolutely horrible.
answered 3 years, 2 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 3 years, 4 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 3 years, 4 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 3 years, 3 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 3 years, 2 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 3 years, 2 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 3 years, 2 months ago
cactusflower10
(Oakland, N.J.)
answer 4
NO!
answered 3 years, 3 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 3 years, 3 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 3 years, 3 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
can you apply this to damp/wet hair?
I often style my hair and head out the door, but it's never 100% dry, so I need something that can be applied to wet hair.
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
mamita1
(Albuquerque, NM)
on Root Concealer For Gray Coverage
6 answers
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answer 1
I sometimes spary on while my hair is damp with no problem.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
katrome
(norwalk, ct)
answer 2
I'd recommend using this on dry hair only; as a test, though, try it on damp hair and see if, as the moisture in your hair evaporates, the color stays where you sprayed it. This is a fantastically effective product and worth the trouble to give it a test run or two under different conditions.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
fabufabu
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
It says to use on dry hair, but I have on occassion quickly sprayed it on my partially dry/damp hairline and as long as I don't touch it while my hair dries, it seems to stay put.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
lovelipglosses
(So. Cal.)
answer 4
I doubt there is any way to make this product work satisfactorily. I would suggest that you try something else. Don't waste your money on this.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
nyone
(New York, NY)
answer 5
I've sprayed it on damp hair and it worked pretty well. Just let your hair dry completely before brushing. It's a product that "sticks" to hair pretty well.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
canadiangirl11
(Thousand Oaks, CA)
answer 6
my hair was dry when i applied it .. never applied it on wet hair
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
bromaljais
(Bay Shore, NY)
Question
Can this be applied before gels and hair oils?
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
mamita1
(Albuquerque, NM)
on Root Concealer For Gray Coverage
6 answers
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answer 1
I use oil/gel on my hair and I apply it on it and sometimes when I'm done styling my hair I add extra oil for an extra shine and it looks fine it does not get rid of the color
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
krispyy
(Riverside, CA)
answer 2
I apply this last thing, after gels or anything else. That way it won't smear, although it sets quickly and doesn't rub off. If you use hair oils, I'd test it first and see what works best for you, before or after the oil.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
fabufabu
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
Save your money. The product doesn't work.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
nyone
(New York, NY)
answer 4
Yes, I apply this before I apply serum for coarse hair. Otherwise, it might not stick to your hair over other styling products.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
canadiangirl11
(Thousand Oaks, CA)
answer 5
I would apply it after. It seems to come off when it gets wet.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
vkdee
(Lakewood, Washington)
answer 6
You need to use this as the last things you do to your hair, after it is fully styled. Use all of your styling products first. I found it works best on fully dried hair, after styling.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
lisse
(Cupertino, California)
Question
how can I avoid staining my skin when I apply the product on my temples?
It certainly stays on! It stained the skin on my temples and was very hard to remove. How can I apply the product to avoid this?
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
fifi
(albany, ny)
on Root Concealer For Gray Coverage
6 answers
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answer 1
Try holding a facial tissue close to your hair line, then spray. I use a scrap piece of clear acetate close to my hair line and spray - that way I can see where I spray and protect my face/makeup at the same time.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
nanil
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 2
For me I just wipe it off immediately from any skin areas. Also it helps to spray on before applying your foundation make-up
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
mrsmoops
(Swanton, OH)
answer 3
I use my finger/hand to block the frame of my face. When I am done I wash my hands with soap and water. That has worked for me.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
lovelipglosses
(So. Cal.)
answer 4
I'm only using it on my part but you might want to try a product like petroleum jelly on your sking that you can wipe off after applying the color.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
auntyrobin
(Spanish Fork, UT)
answer 5
I place my other hand next to my hairline to block the spray, so I don't spray my forehead. You can smudge the product off if you rub right away after you spray it so it can't be seen. I also think my dark , thick, curly hair is more forgiving.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
canadiangirl11
(Thousand Oaks, CA)
answer 6
It comes off with an astringent very easily.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
vkdee
(Lakewood, Washington)
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