If you like to cover your grays but don’t have time to head to the salon, get excited for the newest batch of at-home root touch-ups to hit the market. Unlike tinted sprays, the cream, gel, and powder formulas below create a more even finish (with less of a mess) to help elongate the life of your color in-between appointments. So, what’re you waiting for?

1. Revlon Permanent Root Erase ($10): With 13 shades to choose from, this fast-acting cream matches most at-home and salon colors, and can be used up to three times. The cap doubles as a mixing bowl and the dual-pump nozzle dispenses both the colorant and the developer at the same time, making application a mess-free breeze.

2. L’Oréal Paris Magic Root Precision Pen ($11): Available in medium brown, dark brown, and black hues, this densely-bristled root-concealing pen conceals stray grays at-home and on-the-go. Its soft, angled brush tip buffs and blends the formula into your hairline to ensure every strand is covered.

3. Garnier Express Retouch ($9): Inspired by a makeup sponge, the cushion applicator gently presses and diffuses its dye to avoid harsh edges and uneven splotches. Dab one of the four shades (dark blonde, light brown, dark brown, or black) onto the desired area, wait three minutes, and brush out to reveal your refreshed mane.

4. Clairol Root Touch- Up Semi Permanent Color Blending Gel ($10): Looking for a temporary fix? This gel (available in blonde, light brown, medium brown, dark brown, black, and red) blends beautifully with your natural color to deliver an even head of hair that lasts for 10 shampoos.

5. R+Co Art School Root Touch Up Gel ($26): R+Co co-founder and celeb stylist Garren developed this root concealer to keep up with the fast pace of photo shoots and runways. To use IRL, pump two drops of the gel (available in black) into your palm and rub between your fingers before applying to stubborn grays.

What’s your go-to for covering grays? Tweet us at @BritandCo and let us know!

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