Whether you’re a millennial or a boomer, committing to a hair colour has never been a woman’s strong suit. The excitement of getting a new colour sustains from the moment we start researching until the day when fading starts to show. Then, all we want is to either get rid of the colour or grow it out. While a quick salon appointment is painless when you are stripping your hair of colour, growing it out can be a bit tricky. Unless you have been terribly cautious, chances are your hair will look like a mess a couple of months after getting a colour. But fret not, we’ve got your back.
Here are some ways to grow out your hair colour without looking like a two-toned disaster.
Going ombre might be the simplest way to transition to your natural colour as the gradual gradation from dark to light is seamless. Embrace the ombré look and wait it out while your regular hair cuts even out the shade. To speed up the process, you can replace the ombre highlights with lowlights closest to your natural shade. Do this every 6 to 12 weeks until all the colour has left your mane.
Add a tint
Wait a couple of months before you opt for this route. This is when your natural hair will start to show, and your stylist can take a call on which tint will suit you best. With the help of hair filling, your stylist will be able to revert your hair back to its original colour and in an even tone.
Talk to your stylist
We can't stress this point enough but do not reach for that dye bottle yourself. Talk to you stylist and come up with a whole care plan with proper timelines on when to come in for a sitting. Remember, hair dye cannot lift coloured hair, so don't try it on your own. On average, hair grows about one and a half-inch per month. So until you reach your natural state, care for it with colour-safe products and don't ghost your stylist!
Embrace the grey
If the purpose of colouring your hair was to hide the grey, this might be a big step for you. It is quite a major upkeep to keep going in for root touch-ups and a natural grey will pretty much blend into you lighter hair. Don’t cut your hair often and while the grey grows out, keep it tweaked with some highlights and semi-permanent colour to keep judgemental stares at bay!