This bestselling hair root touch-up is perfect pre-holiday – and shoppers are raving about it

Though we spend months looking forward to them, the last few weeks in the run-up to a holiday can be pretty stressful. First we need to get our essential wardrobe pieces packed, stock up on mini toiletries, research the best poolside reads, get our nails done, book a waxing appointment and make sure that everything is organised at work before we put our out of office on.

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In short, by the time we flop down on that sunbed, we’ve pulled off a feat more miraculous than any Houdini could ever manage. Which is why we are always on the look-out for products that will help us save time, money and stress ahead of jetting off and this time, we’ve found a real corker. 

The L’Oréal Magic Retouch Instant Root Concealer Spray is available for just £5.69 on Amazon, and will cover greys or camouflage roots between hair appointments (or box dye sessions).

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L’Oréal Magic Retouch Instant Root Concealer Spray, £5.69, Amazon

The product covers grey roots or hair growth using hair makeup pigments matched to the rest of your hair colour and is designed to quickly and effectively give a fresh salon look without the hassle. 

The hair must-have comes in nine shades and gives a natural looking result quicker than you can find your favourite sun hat. It’s quick-drying and the pointed nozzle offers precise application, plus, you needn’t worry about sweating it off in the sun, as the sweatproof formula lasts until your next shampoo.

According to the brand, one of the L’Oréal Magic Retouch Instant Root Concealer Sprays sells every 30 seconds in the UK, and it’s easy to see why. 

And with over 16,000 reviews on Amazon, the feedback speaks for itself. ‘Fantastic for my grey badger side bits of my hair,’ wrote one shopper. ‘One spray does the trick… I use it after every hair wash. Fantastic product.’

‘Can’t praise it enough!! My hair is all shades of blonde & brown and this product covered all growth,’ said one, while another added: ‘I wouldn’t go anywhere without it, it almost makes me wonder why I ever go to get my hair done in the first place.’

So, how do you use it?

Simply shake, hold 12-15cm away from your head and, with help from the precision applicator spray light stream, cover the desired area. Leave it to dry for one minute and you’re done… the beach awaits. 

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