GIVEAWAY: Schwarzkopf root retoucher really works PLUS I’m giving away a hair care hamper worth R750!

If you’re a blonde who likes to get highlights, you’ll know your hair can easily be the most expensive part of your beauty routine. Even more expensive than Botox! (I’m serious. Just do the math and you’ll see I’m right!) Still, in-salon colour was something I was always willing to shell out for ‘cos, hey, blondes just have more fun.

Thing is, at the time of writing, I’m about to jet off for another prolonged stint in South East Asia. There’s just no point in spending a bomb on highlights only for them to grow out six weeks later. Thus, it’s been a couple of months since I’ve hit up my hairdresser. I’m now just growing it out for another until I’ve got a big enough regrowth chunk to blast with a bleaching spray. (I don’t like bleaching what’s already bleached ‘cos that’s the fast track to fried up frizz!)

Fortunately, there is a way to temporarily disguise my regrowth situation and this is where Schwarzkopf Root Retoucher (R99,99, Clicks) comes in.

Schwarzkopf root retoucher blonde before and after review
I was given both Light Blonde and Dark Blonde.

Available in six shades, including two for blondes, it serves up immediate colour that blends like a boss and also covers grey. (Yep, my mom tried it too.) When I gave it a google I found it annoying that nobody put up colour swatches so I’ve made one for you. You’ll see Dark Blonde is actually quite dark and will look even darker on dark roots. So if you’re in doubt between the two, definitely go a shade lighter.

You’re welcome!

Okay, are you ready for a hideously unflattering close-up scalp shot?!

Getting my mom to take this pic was no mean feat, so appreciate!

CAN WE PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO REVEL IN HOW FREAKING THIN MY HAIR IS RIGHT NOW?! I wasn’t exaggerating when I told you half of it fell out the other day I wasn’t kidding. And now I’ve got to sit with all these short, irritating wisps around my crown while it grows back. Bleh! (For those who aren’t regular readers, I developed a super fun vitamin B12 and iron deficiency thanks to a gut-inflaming gluten and dairy bender in Thailand. I’m highly intolerant to both but the food over there was just too good!)

Anyway, using the root retoucher is super-duper easy. Just spritz it on your roots, allow it to dry (it takes a couple of seconds) and voila! It’s that easy! There’s no skill required. You just spray and go!

Ta da!

Natural-looking root blendage aside, do you SEE how much THICKER my hair suddenly looks with a scalp tint? OMG! OMG!

I was also very impressed by how it managed to cover but didn’t feel like I had anything in my hair. No weird, crispy ‘paint’-feeling – even after two coats! If anything, I felt like I was wearing a little mousse. Also, it didn’t matter how many times I brushed it, the colour didn’t budge until my next shampoo. It didn’t even transfer to a white pillowcase!

Seriously! Who’s going to go, ‘Girl, do you have paint in your hair?’

Now tell me, who’s feeling lucky? I’m giving away a Schwarzkopf hair product hamper worth R750 that will include a root retoucher in a colour of your choice plus a large selection of their lovely Gliss shampoos, conditioners and treatments tailored to your hair type. (I’m currently using their new Supreme Length line and absolutely love it! Expect a full review coming soon.)

Entering is easy peasy. Simply use the comments section to tell me which of their products is your fave or what you’d most like to try. You’ll find them all on Clicks’ site where you’ll see that if you buy any three of their selected hair products and you’ll get the cheapest free until 18 June. (Yep, I’ve already tossed three of their Total Repair spray-conditioners into my virtual trolley. I’ve been using it for almost a decade and it’s still the living best!)

Love, love


This competition closes at 5pm on 31 May 2019 and is open to South African residents only.

50 thoughts on “GIVEAWAY: Schwarzkopf root retoucher really works PLUS I’m giving away a hair care hamper worth R750!

  1. Looks amazing! I’m assuming the other 4 colours are fairly dark? I’d be keen to try them. I’ve got a very awkwardly placed cows lick that makes me look a little bald in one spot 😂

  2. I would love to try the root retoucher…I also have fine hair…I need my hair to look more full and vibrant.

    1. I would really like to try the light blonde Root Retoucher. Hoping to stretch those salon visits!

    2. I’d love to try their root retoucher. Used the Loreal one and boy oh boy, paint hair would even be better than what that looks and feels like. This sounds promising

  3. I have bum length hair and did a balayage on it and been trying Schwarzkopf Gliss Intense Therapy range for its bonding repair…great product. I would love to try more especially the root retoucher for those inbetween days when I can’t get to the hairdresser until payday

  4. Gosh Mom of 3 over here and right now buying nappies trumps going for a root touch up – I’d love to try out the root retoucher!

  5. This line sounds AHMAZING!!! I would love to try them all especially the ROOT RETOUCHER! It would save me from the cringe story of my life that is grey roots showing!! 😖😖😖

  6. My scalp looks just like that, unfortunately had to cut my hair because it was falling out. It looks absolutely fine and thin. I would love to try the root retouched, I’d love for my hair to look thick and healthy again

  7. I would love to try the Schwarzkopf Root Retoucher so that I can save trips to the hairdresser which costs a fortune

  8. My current Schwarzkopf favourite is the Million Gloss Leave in Conditioner which I have a horrible feeling has been discontinued as I can’t find it anymore it Clicks or Dischem:(

  9. Hi Leigh,
    Being 43 (aaargh!), I’ve started using henna to dye my forehead hairline, but leaving my “whiskers” grey. Why? you might ask. Well, I certainly don’t want to go through the 3 wkly torture my mom does, the permanent dyes are too pricey & plus, I would prefer to go grey on my terms, if you know what I mean? With that said, I would really like to try the
    Schwarzkopf Root Retoucher in Dark brown. Black would be way too stark.
    Thanks for ALL your tips & reviews. They’ve really helped me sift through the overwhelming info out there, especially w.r.t RETINAL, Vit C& AHAs. A girl my age needs to know this stuff😉
    Safe travels!!

    1. I’m 38 so I’m not too far behind 😜 Always a pleasure to help. If you give it a bash I’m sure you’ll like it. It’s very easy to use and completely undetectable.

  10. The Root Touch up is my fav and definitely saves me from having to colour my hair regularly as i am grey around my hairline. Just like you my hair ia thin/thinning and the root touch up actually makes my hair look fuller

  11. Oh i love your blog, this has to be one of the best products, I need this so badly cause my “natural highlights” tend to show thru my dyed hair after two weeks. this will be the best I so badly need to try this. Maybe it will stop my son telling me the treasure is appearing in my hair again. “silver streaks” Hope you have a fantastic trip and i cant wait to read all about it!!

  12. Definitely this root retoucher. I did not know such magic existed! Also post partum hair loss and greys.

  13. Pick me! Pick me! I’m also a huge fan of their spray conditioners. Have been buying them for years!!!!

  14. I’ve used the black root retoucher and can attest to the fact that it really does work. I used to waste a lot of time dying my greys and now I just spray and go. Great post!

  15. I definitely need this *light* blonde root retoucher in my life. I have a toddler and I am shamefully guilty of letting my roots grow out a hint more than is fashionable between appointments🙈 I love the Schwarzkopf Gliss Ultimate Oil Elixir Express Repair Conditioner so would love to try the Gliss Ultra Elixir Treatment🤞🏻🥰

  16. Id luv to try the Magnificient Strength Shampoo as it removes build up and i use dry shampoo alot to give me volume,,i too lost maj of my hair

  17. I mean what blond(ish) doesn’t need a root retoucher in her life?! Would also love to try the Hair Repair Conditioner Total Repair spray – looks like it can do magic!

  18. This product sounds amazing! Being a working mum, there is not too much time to get to the hairdresser to sort those roots out. So I’m definitely keen to give it a try! The Gliss Intense Therapy shampoo is also a winner.

  19. amazing set of products, I would love to try the root retoucher in Schwarzkopf Root Retoucher in Dark brown/Black ( the website only seems to have one shade suitable for really dark hair)

  20. I would love to try the Root retoucher and its also my favourite product which l always wanted to have.

  21. Been bleaching my dark and fine hair for 8 years which has left me with fried hair more often than not. I’ve tried so many hair products! I would love to try their intense therapy mask to help with breakage, and the light blonde root retouch to camouflage the regrowth as much as possible and some much needed volume.

  22. I would love to try the root re toucher Have needed something like this so many times in the past It would be A lifesaver

  23. Hi there! This sounds like exactly what I need now. I also get so tired of grey roots, and don’t have much time. Would love to see how the dark brown root retoucher would turn out!

  24. Definitely the root retoucher. Right now I have 3 months of growth and looking blonde ombré. Need moola to save up t get my hair done again

  25. I would like to try the root retoucher as I recently dyed my hair blonde and the roots are showing lol

  26. Pick me and I will send you a photo of my roots. Far worse than yours and I don’t even have an excuse aside from the fact that right now I don’t feel like spending my Botox fund on my roots.

  27. I would love LOVE Schwarzkopf Gliss Ultra moisture Express repair!
    I usually use Gliss products and will most definitely keep on using it.

  28. I love love love the Schwarzkopf Gliss Total Repair Conditioner with Liquid Keratin. It smells amazing 💛 I’d like to try the Schwarzkopf Gliss Intense Therapy range too 💜

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