Roots not taking colourPosted 7 months ago
Hi! I have had coloured hair for the last few years, pink, purple, blue and turquoise. My hairdresser bleaches my roots for me, then I put the colour on when she’s gone (she is a mobile hairdresser and I have 2 young children, so I inevitably end up putting the colour on after putting them to bed, time constraints etc!)
Recently, I have had an issue with my roots not taking the colour. I have tried clarifying shampoos as I use mousse and gel to scrunch my wavy hair, I wondered if there was a product build up, but that hasn’t made much difference.
Does anyone have any helpful advice or insight please? I dont feel as confident with patchy coloured hair, it just doesn’t look as awesome!
I used Special Effects Pimpin Purple for a while, mixed with conditioner and didn’t ever have an issue with uneven colour. I’ve been contemplating growing it all out and going back to brown as it’s becoming a bit of a pain searching for solutions!
Thanks in advance for any help or advice!
by vivienne StaffPosted 7 months ago
Freshly bleached roots can sometimes be stubborn to take colour, especially something paler like what you've got going on. Have you tried using a stronger mix and potentially diluting with a silicone-free conditioner if you're not already doing so? If you need to be extra agressive, try washing your hair with clarifying shampoo and no conditioner and then blow-drying and then dyeing.
by AndyaPosted 7 months ago
There are many reasons why dye will not stain hair effectively or evenly. One could be the age of the product. Personally I am not as flexible as I get older. Another reason is hard water is better at stripping color and builds up on hair more than soft water. Also could be build up by the roots. With very short hair easier to get at the roots with a clarifying shampoo and scrub then shoulder length hair. Some products work better for one person than another person. Also hair changes as we age. Well the rest of my body is changing with age why should my hair be special. For over a decade now my roots will hold color well or my ends will hold color well, but not both roots and ends. This change in myself have accepted. I do not know which factor is causing the roots to not hold color for yourself. so hard to offer a solution. I know cold water will help to close the plates on the hair follicle/shaft and thus hold onto color better. Fully open plates on the hair shaft will not hold onto color.
Hair follicle/shaft is like a pine cone surrounded by fire and surrounded by cold. During a fire the pine cone opens up and the warm/hot air drafts lift the seeds from the pine cone and then carries the seeds along the hot air currents many miles away to be dropped off in a different place.drop them farter. During winter the pine cone closes like a person bundled tightly within a winter coat.
Good luck getting the results looking for.
These are my suggestions and humble opinion.