Touching up my roots. How I do it.

I need to do my roots every 2 weeks already. Sometimes I stretch it to 3 weeks but my grey hair would be very obvious by then.

I hate going to the salon. I hate that I have to sit there for 2 to 3 hours just to touch up my roots. I think it’s a total waste of time.

When I was in my twenties up to mid to late 2000 I go to the salon every other day for blow dry. Aside from blow dry I go every 2 weeks to have my nails done and hot oil for my hair. The salon became my second home during those years.

And suddenly I began to hate going there. I don’t know what happened but I got lazy having to go to the salon. I started to train my house girls how to blow dry my hair and to do my roots.

I also found a place who does home service for my nails. The only time I need to go to the salon these days is when I have to trim my hair which is basically once or twice a year only.

All the other ‘beautification’ I do it at home. Hahahaha.

I really like it this way. It’s more relaxing for me and I don’t get stress. I’m just so lucky that I’m able to train my girls at home.

My friends have been asking me how I do my roots. Here’s how I do it.

The materials you need.

IMG_41611. A dark colored towel

2. Hair clips

3. Wide tooth comb

4. Hair color. I am using Revlon Colorsilk #54.

It is so easy to do. The box comes with an instruction and it will guide you step by step. The box comes with:

IMG_41651. Instruction leaflet. The hand gloves is pasted on the leaflet. Just peel it off.

2. Color Developer (white bottle)

3. Color (brown bottle)

4. Hair conditioner

First, peel off the hand gloves from the instruction leaflet. You will need this. Read the instruction. You will be guided every step of the way.

Pour the contents in the brown bottle to the white bottle and shake it well. Make sure they are mixed well. Get some hair clips then section your hair.

Ask someone to help you to have a nice finish. Begin by applying the contents in the white bottle mixture directly to your roots and spread it.

You can use the conditioner that comes in the box after you shampoo your hair.

IMG_4175What I do so I won’t get bored I bring my laptop in the bathroom so while Rhea is touching up my roots I can do my work.

Excuse the kalat on my sink. This is early in the morning and my bathroom hasn’t been cleaned yet.

Rhea has been doing my roots for a long time now so she knows what to do already.



  • I can relate to you! Even if I don’t want to, I have to retouch my roots every two weeks now. Training your house girls to color your hair is really smart. And the way you do it is exactly the same way the professionals do it. Galing! I love Revlon too and has been using #51 ever since I read it in your previous post. #54 looks good on you. 😊

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