JLo’s Hairdresser Swears By This Quick Hack That Makes Hair Look Thicker and Fuller Instantly

If it's good enough for JLo...

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by Chloe Burcham |
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Whether your hair is curly, textured, straight, sleek, short or long it's likely you're in the market for a good hair hack that takes just seconds to achieve and it just so happens that we have a brand new one up our sleeve. This hair trick is for anyone longing for an instant thickness boost. Oh, and when we say instant, we mean instant.

Enter root touch-up. While these clever hair concealer products have been around for a while and primarily used to help disguise greys and hide roots in-between salon visits - they came in pretty handy during lockdown! - it turns out that they have a secret secondary use. These hair gems promise to serve up the illusion of thicker, denser hair. Confused? Scroll on down...

How to make thin hair appear thicker with root cover-up

So, how exactly can we use root touch-up powders to make our hair look instantly thicker? Good news is the method is surprisingly quick and easy. Simply pick a root cover-up shade that matches your hair colour - specifically the hair shade of your roots - and fill in any visible areas of scalp close to your parting around your hair line. Step back, take a look in the mirror and there you have it. Say hello to thicker and fuller-looking hair.

This new gen hair hack is so good celebrity hairdressers Jen Atkin and Chris Appleton swear by it. They have even used this very trick on regular clients such as JLo and the Kardashians.

'Always covered with one of my favorites @colorwowhair Root touch up. I use it to blend extensions, make hairlines fuller and even create highlights.' writes Chris Appleton on Instagram.

Tempted to give it a go yourself? While there are a few different root cover-ups on the market, it seems like it's Color Wow's Root Cover Up is the go-to iteration of choice for pros like Chris Appleton.

Main image credit: Instagram @chrisappleton1

Shop: The Root Cover Up Buy That JLo's Hair Stylist Uses To Make Hair Appear Instantly Fuller


Shop: Color Wow Root Cover Up

Color Wow Root Cover Up, £29.501 of 1

Color Wow Root Cover Up, £29.50

Available in eight shades (spanning from platinum to red to black) Color Wow's Root Cover Up is water resistant and perfect for filling in the hairline.

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