Color Your Hair? Roots Growing Out And Ruining Your Look? With $4 And Ten Minutes, You Can Fix That!

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"Before" Picture  - Yucky Grays!

I’ve been coloring my hair for years.  When I was in high school someone told me I had “dishwater brown” hair.  Ew.  Nasty.  I started with Sun-In, remember that?  Eventually I moved up to salon color and decided to see if blondes really did have more fun.  But when there are a whole range of colors out there, why not play?  I’ve tried everything from the darkest brunette to the lightest blonde and all the hues in between.

If you color your hair, what is the biggest problem?  I’m guessing that 9 out of 10 people would say, roots growing out.  I get my hair colored every six weeks and that last week…. it’s not pretty.  I call it “Root Row” because I have a row down my part that is gray.  Yuck. And it never fails that something important comes up in those days just before I color.

That happened this week, I’m supposed to color my hair today, but I was invited to a movie event scheduled for yesterday!  Collective Bias to the rescue, they were offering a review opportunity of a product called Root Erase by Revlon ColorSilk.  Perfect timing, sweet!

Before I left for the store, I went to the website for Root Erase to find a good color and read more info about the product.  The hair color aisle at any store is intimidating!  There are so many options.  Permanent, temporary.  Creme, Wash-In, Foam.  Dimensional.  Ammonia Free. Tons of brands.  I’m a huge online shopper and like to do my research at home rather than stand in the aisle and try to read boxes.  I switch back and forth between coloring myself and going to a salon depending on my current budget situation *wink*.  The last time I colored, it was a salon and I had no idea what the color was called.  If you color yourself, doesn’t matter which brand, the RootErase color chart will let you find the right choice immediately.

I decided on Medium Golden Brown and made my shopping list.  Using this trip to the store to start my Oscar party prep!

The hair color aisle was intimidating but Walmart helped me out by having this display at the end of the aisle.

The kit includes a dauber-thingie that you use to apply the color and I was able to see/touch it before I purchased – love that!

Back home…. open the box…

The instructions in the box were very easy to follow.  It’s similar to full-head coloring, with just a few differences:

  • After mixing the color (that’s the same as full-head applications), you comb your hair into the usual style you wear.
  • Then you apply the color only to the part where the roots show and your hairline along your temples.
  • It only takes TEN MINUTES!  Woo-hoo, love that!
  • Rinse out and then shampoo and condition, as desired.  Usually with full-head, you just condition.  I liked being able to shampoo.
The dauber type applicator was super easy to use.  You just “start” it on a paper towel and then squeeze and touch onto your hair.

Ten minutes later and less than $4 out of my pocket, Voila!  Even Sean was amazed at the color match.  It’s one of those “how do they do that?” questions!

Here’s the before:

"Before" Picture - Look at those yucky grays!

And the after!

The "After" Picture - Â I love, love, love this product!


I will definitely use this product again!  On a scale of ten, I give Root Erase by Revlon ColorSilk a perfect TEN!

If you would like to see more photos of my Root Erase Shopping Adventure, check out my Root Erase by Revlon Google Plus Photo Album.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  All opinions are my  own, unless otherwise stated.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias  #CBias


  1. 1

    Looks great, good job! I always color my own hair at home :-)

  2. 2

    I will definitely look into this. I color my hair because I went gray way early, and my hair grows incredibly fast. I hate doing my whole head every 4 weeks, it can’t be good for my hair. But I also hate spending $7 on hair color only to use a little for my roots. This sounds like the perfect solution.

  3. 4

    I’m a brunette who colors at home (and definitely gets the gray line) … I am really excited to try this!

    Great review, Kelly – thanks!

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