Dyeing hair to match rootsby KowaPosted 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Hello! I'm looking for an advice regarding dyeing hair. I've always had light blonde hair (1), but when I turned 12, the hair got darker (2) and I didn't want to let go of my blonde hair so I started dyeing it blonde (3-7) and once I tried darker colour (5),(my current hair color - 8). It's been 7 years now and I find it really annoying, having to touch up my roots every month or so, so I decided that I'd dye my hair a color that would match my roots. However, I'm not sure how to do it properly since my roots are darker than my coloured hair - for how long should I keep the colour on the roots and the coloured part with the result of matching hair colour? I'd really hate to have obvious transition from roots to the rest of the hair, so I'm not sure if I should leave the colour on the coloured part longer than the natural roots or other way around.
by vivienne StaffPosted 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Honestly, I think the best route might be to let your roots grow out a bit (at least 4 inches) before you decide on how to match them. Blonde hair tends to grow in darker and then lighten as it's exposed to UV. If you match with roots that are less than an one inch, the colour might be too dark as your natural hair grows out.
You could do some slight lightening just on the transition point between your roots and the rest of your hair to make it look more gradual, And then you could keep your lighter ends until your hair grows out.
by KowaPosted 6 months, 3 weeks ago
I actually might do that! I want to grow out my hair anyway, and I certainly don't want obvious transition so I'll probably darken a little bit the blonde part to match the roots and leave the roots be until they're long enough to see the actual colour.