Rita Hazan Root Concealer. Does It Work?

Every six to eight weeks for the last twenty years I’ve colored my hair. At first I colored it for fun, then to cover my increasing grey.

Now it’s more of a necessity. My stylist says I’m more than fifty percent grey. Some women look fabulous with silver hair. I am not one of those women. My own grandmother looked exactly the same from forty until the day she died, and that look was “old”. The grey just doesn’t suit our coloring.

I love how my hair looks for the first few weeks after a salon visit. I love tossing around my glossy, cappuccino mane. It makes me feel like a lady who hasn’t had a cat pee in her boots recently. Like someone who doesn’t have a safety pin on her bra.

The problem is that a week or two before a touch-up, I’m sporting the Pepé Le Pew stripe.Rita-hazen-roots

There are many ways to hide your grow-out.

Whimsical hats.Rita-Hazen-kitty-hat

A jaunty beret.Rita-Hazen-beret_picnik

But the hat has to come off eventually.

I’ve used root concealers before. Not one did a good job or looked really natural. I was skeptical to test a new one.

I’ve tested the Rita Hazan Root Concealer for the last several weeks. I’ll tell you what I liked and didn’t liked about it.

What I liked about Rita Hazan Root Concealer:

Girl, it worked. I sprayed it on my styled hair, just at the part and at the hairline. A bit of overspray (my fault, it sprays out in a vary narrow range, not all over like hairspray) wiped of my skin quickly and didn’t stain.

The spray dried fully in a few minutes. I know, because I kept touching it. Once it was dry, it didn’t rub off on my hands, clothes, or on my pillowcase at night. It lasted on my hair until the next time I shampooed. Shampooing removed it completely.

There was no odor I noticed (and I have a super-sniffer) and my hair didn’t feel sticky or tacky. I could re-style it and comb through it easily. Rita-Hazen-spraying

What I didn’t like about it:

At $25 for a small can, I want to use it sparingly. Also, it’s currently only available at Sephora. I LOVE Sephora, but there’s not one convenient to me, so I’d have to order it off the Sephora web site. That’s quick and easy, but just less fun for me than shopping-shopping. This might be a positive for you! (Edited to add: I now find it at Ulta. )

The Rita Hazan Root Concealer covers grey hair. If your roots grow out darker, I don’t think it will make dark growth lighter. They have a blonde spray (no jokes), and I imagine it would blend in your silver hair, but not really cover any dark grow-out you have.

My hair is dark brown, but the “Light Brown” spray was exactly the right shade for me. I think it really blends perfectly. The next darker shade would be good for very dark brown hair and black hair. Rita-Hazen-roots-after

My overall opinion of this product it very positive and I am likely to purchase more when I need it. For $24, it might pay for itself after enough extra time before salon visits.

Let me know if you have more questions I can answer. Also, look at Rita Hazan’s website for more info and videos about her and this product. I’d love to go to her New York City salon someday.

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Rita Hazan and received a Rita Hazan Root Concealer product and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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