This clever £3 hair mask can help to disguise your dark roots

While we all know the current lockdown situation is totally necessary to keep as many of us safe as possible, we can’t help but think fondly back to the days when we were allowed to visit the hair salon.

While you might be able to wait for an actual cut for a bit longer, anyone who dyes their hair is by now staring at their growing roots in the mirror, wondering what they can do at home to disguise them until they can reunited with their trusty hairdresser once more.

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Now, you could take the Holly Willoughby approach, which is to do a DIY at-home root touch up, bit if the thought of letting anyone except your hairdresser come near you with hair dye fills you with fear (including yourself), there’s another alternative you can try – and it’s even more affordable.

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If you’re (not a natural) blonde or have highlighted or greying hair, L’Oreal’s colour protecting purple-hued intensive hair mask is ideal for combatting brassiness and correcting colour, which can help to blend in your roots so that regrowth isn’t nearly as obvious.

The super nourishing formula is part of L’Oreal’s Colour Protect range, which also includes a shampoo and conditioner, but the mask makes for an ideal weekly treatment for deep nourishment on your locks.

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L’Oreal Paris Elvive Colour Protect Purple Intensive Mask, £2.97, Superdrug

The deep purple formula is highly pigmented so it even works on darker bases, while the nourishing ingredients will help to repair colour-damaged hair. Anyone with bleached or dyed hair knows that highlighted brunette and blonde hues can become yellow and brassy if not cared for properly, but a weekly dose of L’Oreal’s hair mask should help to calm this down until you can get back in the salon and let the professionals work their magic.

The L’Oreal Colour Protect intensive hair mask is available at Boots for £6, but Superdrug currently have it on offer for just £2.97, so if there was ever a time to give it a try…