How To Color Your Hair At Home Without Ruining It

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In the midst of grown-out roots but between paychecks? We’ve all had that moment where we contemplate coloring our hair at home. While we encourage experimentation (and saving time and money), the risks you run when DIYing your dye can be stress-inducing, so we tapped expert colorist Rita Hazan for her best tips on tackling your kitchen-sink hair makeover. We’re looking out for you—it’s what we do.

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Hide grown out roots

"If you're afraid to try at-home coloring kits, I suggest a root concealer to hide grays until you have time to get your hair done professionally. If you want something a bit more permanent, try an at-home root dye in a shade that matches your hair—pick a neutral tone that's not too warm or too cool."

Rita Hazan, Root Concealer Touch-Up Spray, $25, available at Nordstrom.