It was even more uncommon to have a head full of half blue and half hot pink hair. Boy, do I miss the 90’s.
But once that first drop of dye hit my head, it was over for me. I had caught the bug and I haven’t stopped coloring my hair since. I’m much more conservative these days (though only recently did I stop weaving hot pink blazes into my hair). As of late I’ve been transitioning back to my natural color and letting it grow back in.
Oh hahaha I can’t even type that without laughing. Who am I kidding? I just don’t have time to go to the salon – let alone the money (holy smokes hair color at a salon is expensive!). Between work, home, kid, husband, managing my little projects and all the millions of other things on my to-do list, going to the salon for a touch-up isn’t even on my radar. And me and box color? We don’t exactly get along anymore. The mess is too much for me and somehow I always mess up the color. But these roots I have going on are shameful.
So I decided to give Revlon Root Erase by ColorSilk™a try. Root touch up home kits are nothing new but this is a new product from Revlon. This brand was more appealing to me mostly because of the bottle. Most of the touch-up kits on the market now have a nozzle or comb applicator. I’ve always found these techniques to be very messy despite their easy-use appearance. Root Erase has a unique sponge applicator (Precise Control™) that works like an eraser to glide on hair drip-free.
I was worried about my technique. When I color my hair I usually just glop the stuff on my head and hope I hit every spot. So doing something more precise like roots, I thought for sure I’d end up with some crazy hair.
|I’m not sure how well they show in this photo but they are pretty dark|
I chose shade #61 for medium blonde.
You begin by parting your hair into your every day hairstyle. For me that looks something like this:
This should be easy.
Mix up your color and re-cap with the Precise sponge applicator (2 small bottles, two easy steps), turn the bottle upside down and give it a little squeeze to fill the applicator sponge.
|Disclaimer: I don’t recommend letting your kid play with hair dye.
We let Iz take a few swipes for fun.
|The ‘Uncle Rico gets a Glamour Shot’ pose.
(geez, I have big hands! I never realized!)
I’ll definitely be using this product again. In all it was less than 20 minutes of my time. But what’s even better is I spent a whopping $3.97 on the touch-up kit! What do you think?