The obvious solution is temporary root cover-up, which claims to make a fast, easy difference in the short-term without a trip to the salon (or a potentially hazardous at-home dye job). True, there are good ones out there — one winner we've found is the Color Wow kit — but also many that are messy, or just plain ineffective. To shed some light on this ever-expanding category of products, a writer over at The Cut took seven for a spin, and chronicled any and all side effects — from spots on her scalp to "fingernails full of soot." Yikes.
Lo and behold, there were three fail-safe winners that got the job done with minimal mess — click to read the full reviews! (The Cut)