I'll start with the main thing: I have never, ever touched up my roots. Usually when I dye my hair I let it grow out because I don't use drastic colors and it's never been something that's been pointed out so only dying my roots was a first! But I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised with how simple the process was and how my hair turned out. I matched the Nice ‘n Easy color that I previously used on my whole head with the corresponding Clairol Root Touch-Up by Nice ‘n Easy color. You can find the chart that matches colors with root touch-ups on the side of the Clairol Root Touch-Up by Nice ‘n Easy box.
When I was satisfied that I covered all the areas where my roots would show the most I only had to wait 10 minutes for it to do its magic. Once the timer went off I rinsed my hair until all the color was gone and conditioned my hair before getting to work on drying and straightening. Because the initial color that I was given to dye my hair was so close to my natural hair color I didn't notice any roots but once I did the touch up and I dried it my hair looked so different in a way that I loved. My hair looks a little darker now, which I love, and while I couldn't tell where my new growth was before the touch up, it looked really uniform and perfect once the roots were done. Overall I'm very satisfied with this whole process and now I won't be afraid of doing my roots whenever the time comes because I know that it doesn't entail my entire head of hair. The Clairol Root Touch-Up by Nice ‘n Easy will last up to 3 weeks and is specially-formulated to be used in between coloring so I can keep using it until I'm ready to change my color entirely. Plus it comes in 21 shades!
If you want to see the process in live action, check out this video where I give you a step by step guide of the process.
A few things to note: I used the gloves that came with the instructions pamphlet and made sure to use them not only while I was doing my roots but when I did the skin allergy test. It's always important to do that when you're coloring your hair, even if you've done it before, to avoid any possible irritation. I did this 48 hours before and did it in a discrete area just like they recommend.