So you got your hair coloured a really pretty shade of pastel pink to keep up with your favourite influencer on Instagram, but now, maintaining it is another story altogether. From investing in a plethora of mindfully curated haircare products to finding your way to the salon every few weeks for root touch-ups, it is quite the task.

Sure you love how your hair looks, but you’re not up for the maintenance and want to slowly but surely return to your natural colour. Or, maybe you actually do hate it and you’re itching to go back to your original tone, pronto. No matter the scenario, here are some really effective tips and tricks that will make the transition to your natural colour a lot easier.

Grow your hair out in style
 

Grow your hair out in style

Growing your hair out to get back to your natural hair colour may not seem like an obvious option because there is the fear of a clear demarcation between your new growth and the coloured portion. But even so, growing your hair out is a pretty useful strategy if done right. Simply wait until you have about two inches of visible roots, then ask your colourist to give you balayage highlights. This will help your natural roots to fade seamlessly into your coloured ends. You can continue to completely grow out your locks without touching up these highlights, as this technique is extremely low maintenance.

Dye your hair your natural hue
 

Dye your hair your natural hue

This is perhaps the easiest fix we can think of, for returning to your natural hair colour. It’s almost like you fake it ‘til you make it, you know? As the colour grows out, it’ll be replaced by growth that matches your dye job. Make sure that you bring a picture of your natural hair colour so your stylist knows exactly what you need.

Opt for a shorter haircut
 

Opt for a shorter haircut

Waiting for the coloured hair to grow out requires a lot of patience, and sometimes we are just not up for that sort of commitment. Therefore, you may want to consider cutting your hair short to help speed up the process. Think of it this way: the shorter your mane, the less growing out you’ll have to do. This is also a great way to break out of your hair monotony and rock a new look.

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