Oribe Airbrush Root Touch-Up Spray Is One Hella Awesome Hair Product

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Oribe Airbrush Root Touch-Up Spray

Two of the new Oribe Airbrush Root Touch-Up Sprays, $29 each


That’s all I have to say about Oribe’s new Airbrush Root Touch-Up Spray. That, and “wallet on five-alarm fire, holy sh*t!”


Honestly, and I know that I say versions of this all the time, but the last thing I needed was to get addicted to a $29 root touch-up spray in a tiny 0.7-oz. bottle, but it is what it is!

When your hair reaches that point when you really, really, REALLY should’ve gotten your roots done a week ago (or…a month ago), but your next salon appointment is still two weeks away, and then you spray this on your roots, and essentially see your hair revert back to its pre-rooty-root glory days in less than 30 seconds right before your eyes, it’s magical.

And dangerously addictive.

Because of the price.

oribe airbrush touchup spray

Think of it as a spray-on concealer for your hair. It’s a quick-drying powder spray that deposits a fine layer of gray hair-hiding/root-concealing pigment, and it also does some of the heavy lifting of a dry shampoo by absorbing dirt and oil while simultaneously protecting your hair from UV damage. It’s available in five shades.

oribe airbrush touchup spray

Just give the bottle a shake, aim it at your roots (or wherever), and spray quick, light bursts where you need it. I use it to cover up the grays. Complete coverage in less than 30 seconds, and it’s awesome. It looks so natural, too! — like I just got back from a root touch-up at the salon.

I’ve used the Dark Brown and the Black shade, and they’re both pretty good fits for the dark chocolate color I’ve been rocking for the past few months.

oribe airbrush touchup spray

Root touch-up sprays aren’t new (here are some other ones at Ulta), but they’re new to me, and this one has set a very high bar.

It has hair wherewithal. I was worried the powder wouldn’t hold fast to my hair, but it does. It doesn’t transfer to my clothes or other fabrics in comes in contact with, like my pillow, hats and the head-rest in my car. I do notice a little transferring if I run my fingers through my roots aggressively, but other than that, it stays put — and does for several days.

Yes, several. The longest I’ve left it on has been three days! And over that time I worked out twice (I know, I know, that’s a little gross). I noticed a some very minor fading after the first day, so I did super quick booster touch-ups in the mornings of days two and three. This stuff hangs on.

It’s comfortable! I was also concerned about this making my roots feel stiff and janky, and my scalp feel itchy, but it doesn’t. It’s actually comfortable — or rather, I can’t feel it all. The feel reminds me of a high-end dry shampoo. It doesn’t feel heavy, sticky or any of that bad stuff.

It’s fragrant. Oribe is known for their amazing scents, and this one is true to form (for my nose, that is). I love the scent. It’s like summery orange blossoms.

oribe airbrush touchup spray

I’ve been using Dark Brown a few times per week for about a month, and I’d guess that I’m about a week from finishing the bottle, so I’d wager that one of these $29 bottles should last most people at least a month.


oribe airbrush touchup spray

Because a girl always likes options, I’m going to try to track down some more affordable alternatives (let me know if you know of any), but for now, Oribe Airbrush Root Touch-Up Spray is my new number one.

It’s available now at salons and Neiman Marcus stores and online for $29 a bottle in Blond, Red, Light Brown, Dark Brown and Black.

PRICE: $29 for a 0.7-oz. bottle
AVAILABILITY: Available now at at salons and also Neiman Marcus stores and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+ (it is expensive, but I think it’s worth every penny!)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Rachel says:

    I need this or something like it! I’m way past overdue for a salon visit, mostly because I’m not sure what I want to do with my hair! Right now it’s medium/dark brown with some chunky highlights, (i was sort of inspired by Gemma on Sons of Anarchy) but I am in a wedding in July and I want my hair to be long and not fried with too much color!

    • Karen says:

      I’m with you on being waaaay overdue for a visit! Who’s getting married in July?

      • Rachel says:

        My BFF and it’s going to be a huge wedding, like 7 bridesmaids and 250 guests. Then my other good friend who lives in California just called and said she got engaged last weekend and wants me as her maid of honor! Always a bridesmaid, never a bride! Sigh!

  2. Debra says:

    You go, girl!

  3. I need to tell my mom about this, she’s gonna be all over these!
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  4. Lyse Davitt says:

    Just bought Color Wow. $39 Canadian but you hardly need any so I think it could last a good long time.


  5. Natalia says:

    I definitely have to try this out! I was lucky enough to start graying when I was in the seventh grade (runs in the family,boo)! I have black hair, so I feel like I always look like I need to call the hair salon for an appointment, nevermind the fact that I just had my hair colored! Thanks for the heads up, Karen!
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    • Karen says:

      You’re welcome, Natalia!

      I think my grays started showing up in high school. I miss the days when they were hidden in the back of my head!

  6. Erin says:

    I don’t mind a bit of roots if your hair is the same tone as the rest of the root area. Sounds good for greys though.
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  7. Rachel R. says:

    This sounds like a great product, especially for people like me who occasionally let their roots get way too long. I’m glad to see they have a red option.

  8. Natacha says:

    I never heard of this but now I w
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  9. Natacha says:

    I never heard of this but now I want it! Can it be used to simply color your hair or add some reflects rather than simply to cover roots ? How many times can you use it before it runs empty ?
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