The 7 Best Root Touch-Up Kits to Try At Home, According to Colorists

Experts share their tried-and-true favorite color kits — with tips on how to use them.

By Angela Trakoshis

It's day who-can-remember of self-quarantine. You look in the mirror and your roots are coming in... hot. Your salon is closed for obvious reasons, but you can't stand the sight of your grown-out roots. So what do you do? Well, you really have two options: you can let them grow in like Kelly Ripa, or you become your own colorist. But where to start? How do you even go about choosing the right color, much less the right coloring kit?

First off, call in reinforcements. New York City-based colorist Aura Friedman, who works with Lady Gaga and Sky Ferreira, suggests reaching out to whoever typically colors your hair for advice on picking the right shade. (And since we're in difficult times, it may be nice to send them a few bucks via money-transferring apps.) Colorist Rachel Bodt tells Allure that she is currently doing FaceTime consultations with her clients. "Picking the right shade can be so overwhelming," she says. "FaceTiming is a great way to connect with my customers and help people."

As for choosing the right kit, colorist Nikki Ferrara says the key to finding the perfect tool kit right now is accessibility. So, that's exactly what we are going to give you. Don't get us wrong, we're all for embracing our natural hues, but if you personally don't like it, we narrowed down the seven best (and most convenient to buy) root touch-up kits on the market.

dpHUE Root Touch-Up Kit

One fave of Ferrara's is the dpHUE Root Touch-Up Kit. It's got everything you need: a brush, bowl, pair of gloves, and a plastic cap. It also comes with enough color for two applications, so you get more for your money. 




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  • Can you use this for highlighting too?

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  • Do you have a UK base so we can place orders ?

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