Hair grows quickly- anywhere from 0.5 to 1.7 centimeters every month! With all that regrowth, your roots are bound to show before your next hair color appointment. There is no need to be self-conscious about your roots, but if you want to disguise them, many hairstyles cover up regrowth.

Keep reading for all you need to know about obscuring your root regrowth between appointments!

How Can You Look Good With Regrowth?

Is it possible to make your hair look beautiful with root regrowth coming in? The short answer… absolutely!

Regrowth is part of every individual’s hair-dying cycle, and everyone will have some regrowth between appointments. You can rock your regrowth as much or as little as you choose.

The level of root appearance may vary depending on your natural color and the color you are opting to dye it. For example, if you dye your hair jet black, but your natural is grey, your roots may stand out more than if your natural shade is dark brown.

If you don’t mind the look of your natural roots, rock it! If you want to keep your roots hidden away as much as possible, it is easy to learn how to hide roots.

How Do You Style My Hair to Hide Regrowth?

The key to hiding regrowth is to keep as little of your roots showing as possible. You may be thinking, “obviously!” but the trick is to minimize how much of your part and your hairline shows by styling your hair. It is easier than you may think to style away the roots!

Hairstyles to Hide Roots for Long Hair

Adding extra volume is a great place to start for those of us with long hair. Try blow-drying your hair with a round brush at the root to add extra volume. This will help maximize the colored hair people see when they look at you.

Think of the silhouette of your face. If your hair is lying flat on your head, your roots will be on full display. Adding extra volume means people see more of your ends than your roots.

The same works by adding texture, such as curls or waves. By distracting people from your roots with full body and movement, people are much less likely to pay any mind to the roots. If you are blessed with natural texture, this is a great time to let it shine.

Updos are a great way to disguise roots. A slicked-back ponytail will keep all the roots except your hairline covered for the whole day. This works best if you have some face-framing pieces or bangs, as they will cover your hairline in the front.

Braids are another perfect way to minimize roots. Braids add a centerpiece to your hair that pulls the eye away from the roots. This works even better if you can do a long side braid, as it emphasizes the length of your dyed hair.

You can even try a crown braid updo, which is easier than it looks. Simple braid each side of your hair into two braids, then wrap them around your head to make a crown. The braid shows off the colored ends of your hair and lays directly over the roots you want to disguise.

Half-up hairdos are ideal for root regrowth. Simply take half of your hair up into a bun, braid, or ponytail and leave the remainder down. This obscures your roots and leaves the length of your dyed ends out.

Best Hairstyles To Cover Up Hair Regrowth, long hair

Hairstyles to Cover Up Regrowth for Short Hair

Individuals with short hair can cover up regrowth just as well as those with long hair. Minimize your hairline in front by styling your hair down rather than slicking it back. An edge brush and a little gel can keep some baby hairs over your hairline.

Try doing styles that sweep the hair across the head rather than defining a part, as a part will highlight your regrowth. If you need a part, get creative and make the part a bit messy rather than straight back. Zig-zag parts are good for covering up your part.

Braided hairstyles are great for obscuring root regrowth if your hair is long enough. Try doing a French braid back from the front of your hair to hide your part completely.

Best Hairstyles To Cover Up Hair Regrowth, short hair


Accessories are essential for hiding root regrowth between appointments, no matter how long your hair is. Even small clips and barrettes can cover and obscure regrowth.

Headbands are great for physically covering your roots. Try a half-up hairdo, and then cover your hairline with a headband. You can also leave your hair down and push the front pieces back so they cover your part and your roots are covered by the headband.

Bandanas and headscarves are other accessories for minimizing your root regrowth. These sit directly on your hairline and cover your roots without requiring you to tie up your hair.

If you need something quick, don’t be afraid of a quick hat to hide your roots. Even a simple brimmed hat can quickly obscure roots.

Pick Your Favorite Hairstyles to Cover Up Regrowth

Regrowth is natural and unavoidable! Unless you can be in the salon every other week, you will have some root regrowth between appointments.

Fortunately, there are a plethora of hairstyles to cover up regrowth! Play around with your favorite hairstyles, and keep rocking your color for longer.

If you are ready to color your hair again or need an excellent cut and style, request an appointment with The Public Image LTD Salon in Wayne, New Jersey, Passaic County, today!