Grey hair and dark roots - should I highlight, lowlight or bleach bath to blend?Posted 1 year, 1 month ago
I need some advice please. I've bleached my hair to a light pale blonde (banana peel) and then toned with fudge shampoo to go grey. My problem is that now my roots have grown in (about 2 inches - eeks!) and whilst they're a light brown / dark blonde, they look so dark against my light grey :( Could you please advise which of the following to attempt? I'm also looking to refresh my grey as its gone a bit dull and brassy, but I've bought some charcoal clarifying shampoo so I hope that will solve that?
1) Highlight - using 30vol, trying to overlap as little as possible onto my already bleached hair 2) Lowlight - using a dark grey dye to try and blend dark roots into bleached hair 3) Bleach bath - starting on roots, then pulling through rest of hair at very end 4) Tone - all over using Wella T18 (but I've heard this can make the dark roots go lighter and gingery?)
if you could help me I'd be really grateful - I don't know which way to turn. My hair is known for being uber strong - I've done things to my hair that my hairdresser tells me off for, but it always stays strong and she can't believe it! xxx
by QueenyPosted 1 year, 1 month ago
1- i am not a big fan of toners as they usually do more damage then good :P 2- Bleach bath seems unnecesary as the rest of you hair is already the colour you want.
This leaves you with two options in my eyes: either bleach your roots to match the rest or use a dark grey like Nirvel ArtX in grey to make a gradient. Which choice you make depends on the effort you want to put in. If you want to actively maintain a full silver mane (wow that rhymes) i'd go with the roots bleach. If you want to grow your natural hair out and don't mind the transition/gradient i'd go with the dying option as it is low maintenance ;) Good luck! oh- and ALWAYS do a strand test :)
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by Jude StaffPosted 1 year, 1 month ago
I would avoid options 3 and 4. Either of those will lift your roots about 1 or 2 shades making them brassy which will contrast badly with the grey.
How long is your regrowth? If you can tolerate growing it out a few inches, you can do a balayage type technique into the regrowth to break up the stark line between bleached and natural hair.
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