4 Genius (and Easy!) Ways to Cover Your Roots

Roots running wild? Unless you’re going for the ombré look, those grown out streaks are in need of some serious camo. Fix them yourself (seriously!). While only temporary, these tricks are super simple and you can do them right at home. Whether you’re skill set includes coloring your own hair or not, Team MDC has you covered on all hair fronts. Now let’s get those roots into hiding!

 tricks for hiding roots

1. Pump Up the Volume.

A salon-quality blowout creates body and volume that can temporarily camouflage roots and strays, so that you can go a few weeks longer between coloring appointments.

2. Color Your Own Roots.

 L’Oréal Paris Root Rescue is a touch-up hair color you can use at home that matches up to your salon color and all it takes is 10 minutes! Or use Garnier Nutrisse Nourishing Color Creme for an easy root touch-up. Here’s how-to!

3. Dry Shampoo.

Use a dry shampoo based on your current hair color (whitish powder for blondes and brown tint for brunettes), to not only add body and lift, but disguise those pesky roots until your next wash!

4. Smart Styling.

Here’s an idea — how about simply wearing your hair in a style that hides your roots, too? Here are some options!

Slicked Back Pony. Wet looking hair appears to be darker, thus blending in your color mismatch!

Headwrap Hairstyles. If you can’t beat ‘em, hide ‘em!

Hat Hair. Same goes for stylish and chic hats — cover it up, cutie!

Milkmaid Braids. Create some braids around your crown to disguise those bad boy roots!

Flower Crowns. Turn your overgrown hair into an overgrown garden!

What are your tricks to covering up roots? Let us know in the comments below!

Photography: Natalie Faye
Model: Karlee Eldridge

Source:  https://www.makeup.com/how-to-cover-roots


10 Natural Hair Treatments You Can Make Right at Home

Say goodbye to winter dryness.

5 ways apple cider vinegar can help give you healthy hair

Apple cider vinegar, or ACV for short, is one of those amazing healing foods that has lived up to its healthy reputation for centuries. It is so much more than just a salad dressing.

Harsh, chemical-laden shampoos and conditioners often contain sulfates and parabens. Although these chemicals are great at cleaning your hair, they can do more harm than good, stripping your hair of their natural oils, leaving it dry or looking dull.

Furthermore, some of these chemicals fade the color of your hair, have been linked to cancer, and stimulate oil production – which causes greasy hair. Although the connection with cancer remains unconfirmed, it’s better to be safe than sorry! Especially when you know there are better and cheaper all-natural alternatives available.

No matter what hair type you have, rinsing your hair with ACV will give your locks the love they deserve.

Five reasons to wash your hair with apple cider vinegar

  1. Prevents itchy, dry scalp and dandruff — ACV has anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antibacterial properties. Dandruff is caused by a fungus. The acidity of the ACV helps to change the pH of your scalp, making it harder for fungi and yeast to thrive and soothes an itchy scalp.
  2. Makes hair shiny — The acidic properties of ACV cause the hair cuticle to close, locking moisture into the hair. This results in smoother hair. A simple vinegar rinse works as a natural conditioner to prevent frizz, enhance shine, and resolve dry hair.
  3. Detangles your hair — Next to giving a natural shine to your hair, smoothened hair cuticles make it easier for knots and tangles to slip out, allowing the brush to move more easily through your hair.
  4. Cleans product residues and buildup — The alpha-hydroxy acid in ACV gently exfoliates your scalp and hair. Most store-bought shampoos and conditioners leave residues in the hair making it flat, dull, and lifeless. Rinsing your hair with ACV removes all dead skin cells and shampoo residues for the best-looking locks.
  5. Stimulates hair growth — If you are losing a lot of hair, an ACV rinse may save your day. It is believed that ACV stimulates hair roots and improves blood circulation to the hair follicles, which promotes hair growth and prevents hair loss from breakage.


Before you start using ACV on a regular basis, a small word of caution. While ACV may seem the perfect cure-all for your hair, not all that glitters is gold. Most shampoos and conditioners contain moisturizing oils, which is not the case with an ACV rinse. Therefore, Health Ambition recommends using a monthly DIY hair treatment made from coconut oil or other natural moisturizing oils.

How to use apple cider vinegar

Combine one cup of water with two to four tablespoons apple cider vinegar. Some sources recommend mixing one part of apple cider vinegar with one part water. However, if you are using apple cider vinegar for the first time, start with a low concentration to see how it goes.

After you shampooed and thoroughly rinsed your hair, slowly pour the mixture over your hair. Be careful not to get any in your eyes. Gently massage the mixture into your hair. After two minutes rinse thoroughly with water.

If you are using an ACV rinse to treat dandruff, Dr. Oz’s website recommends mixing a quarter cup apple cider vinegar with a quarter cup water. Apply to your scalp and wrap your head in a towel, leaving it on for 15 minutes to one hour. Rinse thoroughly and repeat twice a week.

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