TouchBack Instant Gray Root Touch-Up Marker

What is it: TouchBack is real hair color in a marker that covers gray roots instantly. Because it is made with real hair color, TouchBack actually bonds to the hair, blending beautifully with permanent hair color for a totally natural look. It won't flake or rub off, even when brushed. Hair mascaras, crayons, and powders often don't look natural and will flake off when brushed. TouchBack has no harsh chemicals - ammonia or peroxide - so it's gentle on your hair. The unique Fiber Flow marker delivers the perfect amount of color continuously. TouchBack has four patents.

Who is it for: TouchBack is for any woman who colors her hair to cover gray and wants to hide her roots in between colorings. It's also great for men around the hairline, sideburns, mustache, or beard. Women or men just starting to go gray can also use TouchBack to hide their gray at the hairline and temples, and delay using permanent hair color.

Why is it different: TouchBack is real hair color that is applied with a wide-tipped marker.

How do I use it: Apply the TouchBack marker slowly to dry hair. For resistant gray hair, hold the marker on the hair for a few seconds to deposit additional color. Mousse, gels, and other styling products can be used prior to applying TouchBack, and hair spray can be used over it. TouchBack includes a special comb for use at temples and hairline. Slide the comb under the hair as close to the scalp as possible, then apply TouchBack. The comb acts as a skin shield for those areas. To remove TouchBack, shampoo out.

From ColorMetrics.


  • 0.27 fl oz marker
  • Applicator comb
  • Rich Black - Warm black (level 1-2 hair color)
  • Dark Brown - Very dark brown, black/brown (level 3-4 hair color)
  • Medium Brown - Rich medium brown, most popular brunette shade (level 5 hair color)
  • Light Brown - True light brown, for very light brown hair choose Ash Blonde (level 6 hair color)
  • Ash Blonde - Medium-toned ash blonde (level 6-7 hair color)
  • Golden Blonde - Medium-toned golden blonde (level 6-7 hair color)
  • Light Auburn - Light red with brown undertone - for redheads only (level 6-7 hair color)
  • If you have brown hair with red highlights, choose Medium Brown
  • Dark Auburn - Dark red with brown undertone - for redheads only (level 4-5 hair color)
  • If you have brown hair with red highlights, choose Medium Brown
  • Made in USA

Delivery Date Estimate

Share this Product

Reviews & Community QA

A93782 - TouchBack Instant Gray Touch-Up Marker 3.4 5 24 24
Any dampness will cause product to migrate I thought that the overall concept was good, and application was easy. I have medium to dark brown hair. I color my grey hair every two to three months (roots, and temple area) using permeant color, but the grey hair at my temple area is so stubborn. The grey is back with in two to three weeks. I used this, and it covered the grey wonderfully. I went to family member's house for dinner. I was helping prepare food in the kitchen which was warm. I washed & dried my hands for dinner. Fixed a plate for myself, and while waiting for everyone to sit I gently swept my hair off my face (I have long hair and long bangs) with my dry hands. There was color on my hands. I went into the bathroom and saw a bit of the color had also gone down my forehead. I rewashed my hands, and while they were still slightly damp I ran them over the area(s) that I had used the product. The palms of my hands were nearly black. I didn't use much, and only have two small areas at the temples. I had used it hours earlier, so felt that it had adequate time to dry. I thought that when they stated "it stays until you wash it out" meant with shampoo. They should have said that it stays until you (or mother nature) rinse it out with any water (sink, shower, rain, sweat, the light dew of daybreak, etc.) Would not recommend to anyone that may be exposed to water of any kind, but if you don't sweat, know that you will not be rained on, or do not touch your head after washing your hands (or hand lotion wearers). 04-20-11
TouchBack Is A Touchdown! As someone who dyes my dirty-blonde hair red-brown, I bought the medium brown, as recommended. It was more brown than my hair but looked like the shadow of red hair. It worked great for me. Now, whether or not it lasts until the next shampoo does not entirely work for me. I think it's because I have night-sweats and it kind of fades out at the root and I need to redo it in the morning. Don't really care because, when I use it, it will be for an occasion during the day (like my roots are awful!) and it will be a godsend to make me feel better. 03-07-11
finally! Best I've ever found! It does the job easily, quickly, & looks the most natural bar none. I only wish I'ed found it long, long ago. This is the 1st review I have done in 15 years. Not that I haven't liked so many, many products, but this hit the nail on the head. Thank you TouchBack for making this. 03-03-11
Didn't work for me I was very, pleased with the the touch up marker, and the ease of application and look. Unfortunately, while at at my job I was perspiring, and a co-worker said I had black stuff on my cheeks. I went to the bathroom to check, and the color from my root cover touch up had bled from my roots and ran on my face. It was extremely embarrassing, and then was awfully hard to remove being at my employment. I would not recommend the touch up marker, due to this a major flaw. 02-25-11
Not worth the pricw This product is no better than the stuff you buy out of the beauty supply shops. Probably not as good. I got the black. It doesn't stay on and the little that did stay on turned green! How can they market this stuff the way they do and it not be worth 5 cents not to mention $35. 12-03-10
Fantastic Product! I tried this product for the first time the night before Thanksgiving...because...I had just had my hair cut and my white color resistant roots were very visible. The crown of my head is almost colorless as I have been premature gray since my 20s and I am now 61 with no pigmentation of color left on top. This product covered my hair better than my hair color...meaning the colorless hair took the color instantly! I color my hair copper/auburn and the medium brown worked great for me in that it was slighly darker and added depth to my hair making it appear thicker on top. I went on to use it just around the side hairline where I have resistant gray. I also 'dabbed' the color on top of my hair 'into' the scalp...adding even more depth and appearance of thickness. I thought I was going to have to completely color my hair early Thanksgiving morning but now with this fantastic easy to use product I don't have to! It is clean, non smelling and will extend my hair coloring days by weeks! It also gave my thinning top hair more body and the products I use for my hair went on without any side effects at all. It was easy for me to use a mirror to also apply the hair marker to the back crown of my head. Please...you will love this marker. I have been coloring my hair for nearly 40 years and this product has now changed my life by extending time to my hair color treatments and easy enough to take with me anywhere! 11-25-10
THIS STUFF IS AMAZING! I have red color treated and permed hair. I purchased the dark aurburn and it's perfect. My color tends to fade to blonde around my face and my "sideburn" area and this covers the Blonde and the greys with no problem. It doesn't smell bad like other crayon products I have tried. Easy to apply. I will never be without this in my beauty bag! 11-08-10
Fantastic! Touchback has saved me a lot of money--3 trips to the hairdresser a year! The magic marker is a brilliant applicator and foolproof. I have blond streaked hair with dark roots which are now going gray and this marker makes all the roots go away instantly! I cannot recommend this product highly enough--big breakthrough!!! 10-30-10
Great product I have medium-dark brown hair, ordered the medium brown and the color was perfect. I have a section of gray right in the front of my hair next to my part and it only takes about 1 week after my hair is colored to see that gray again. I run this marker through my hair right before I walk out the door, about 6-10 times, and the gray is gone! It's great! It doesn't streak, change color, rub off or disappear during the day. It stays and I can forget about it, then it washes right out in the shower. I just saw this on the air again and ordered 2 more of these, I don't want to be without this marker. 10-29-10
It's perfect! I knew my hairdresser does not promote product that is not good...so I took his advice. Thrilled with the results. Saves me so much time and money, works great, no mess, no drip, easy easy easy. At last. A break from going so often to the above-mentioned hairdresser! 10-28-10
TouchBack Thank you thank you thank you. With TouchBack my gray is covered and now I have extra money from money saved from hairdresser appointments to cover expenses for fun times out and about!! 10-07-10

Let's Stay in Touch

* *You're signing up to receive QVC promotional email.
Connect with Us

The scoop on everything Q, from helpful tips to interesting tidbits, questions, answers, and more.

QVC is not responsible for the availability, content, security, policies, or practices of the above referenced third-party linked sites, nor liable for statements, claims, opinions, or representations contained therein. QVC's Privacy Statement does not apply to these third-party web sites.

© 1995–2016 QVC, Inc. All rights reserved. Trademark Notice

Desktop View Mobile View