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Last updated: July 01, 2021

2 Tips For An Easy Root Smudge Application

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Make Root Smudges Easy With These 2 Tips!

If you’ve been on the struggle bus when it comes to root smudges, L’ANZA Healing Haircare Global Color Director Leah Freeman (@leahfreeman1) has just the technique to get you back on track! Keep scrolling for two easy tips that will help eliminate muddy blends and unwanted spotting.

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1. Shape The Brush Into A Triangle

Work smarter, not harder by modifying your brush to fit your needs. Leah prefers to take a narrow brush and snip the sides until it forms a triangle shape with sharp, diagonal lines. This will help create variance at the root touch area.


Here’s An Example Of How The Brush Should Look!


2. Apply The Root Color Over The Base Color

If you want an easy blend, start with the lightest formula first. Apply the glaze from the base to the ends and then follow it with a darker formula at the roots. Applying the root formula over the base color will give the hair a soft transition and creates less opportunity for spots.


Check Out The Finished Look & Tap The Beaker For The Formulas!

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  • Formula A (Base)

    (1:2) L'ANZA Healing Color 9V + Healing Color Demi Cream Developer

  • Formula B (Root)

    (1:2) 20g Healing Color V Mix + 5g 3V + 1g B Mix + Healing Color Demi Cream Developer


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