Deciding to grow your natural hair color out and doing it can be two different things. The idea of having natural, healthy, shiny locks is appealing to be sure; however, waiting for the roots to grow out can make you feel frustrated. You can use several methods while waiting for that regrowth to get long enough for an all-over hair cut that will make the process less stressful for you.
Using a zig-zag pattern for the part in your hair will help hide roots. For the roots that do show through, the effect of the zig-zag pattern will make it appear like a purposeful, two-tone color, making it more attractive.
Placing accessories in your hair will draw attention away from the roots. During cold weather months, you can wrap scarves around your head or wear cute kicky hats. When the weather is warm, light, skinny scarves make wonderful headbands. You can also pull hair up in a ponytail each morning and cover the forehead-based roots with an athletic headband.
Use Tint Back
A tint-back method provides an all-over color that should be close to your natural color. The benefit of using a tint-back process is that it will significantly minimize the sharp contrast line between the natural roots and the colored hair. Tint back lightens your dyed hair to closely resemble the natural root color. It can also strip the dyed hair, and then your stylist will reapply a new color that is as close to your natural roots as possible.
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