Whenever you color your hair – whether at a salon or home – you’ll eventually end up with roots. Some individuals adore and even emphasize them:
Many of the most fashionable ombré varieties are just grown-out roots.
Well, let’s face it, the most significant disadvantage of having blonde hair is that, as your roots begin to grow out, they also get pretty visible – even more so when your hair is naturally dark.
Do those dark roots drive you insane, but you can’t go to a hairdresser right now? Do you wish the two tones merged better?
These questions point in the same direction – to our topic for today: Is it possible, and if so, how to bled dark roots with blonde hair at home?
Yes! It’s possible to do it at home and the technique is pretty straightforward, even for those who don’t have much experience dyeing their hair.
Read on to find out how to blend the color of your roots with your blonde hair to create an eye-catching appearance!
Choosing The Dye For Your Roots
If you dyed your hair in a beauty salon and the stylist chose the shade of hair color, you should select a similar tone. It would be ideal if you asked about the number and name of the hair dye when working with a stylist so that you have a reference for future hair coloring.
If not, consider the following suggestions for selecting a hair dye:
- Select a color that has been demonstrated to be effective and has additional beneficial properties.
- It’s preferable to use long-lasting, permanent dyes when painting over gray hair.
- When doing the procedure with your own hands, it’s best not to experiment with color since there is a chance of producing an unsatisfactory outcome that will be difficult to correct. Choose a color that differs by no more than two or three tones. For instance, go with medium blonde if your hair is exceptionally light blonde. And if your hair’s brown or dark blondish, it’s better to pick your hair’s natural shade.
- Remember to use a lighter color along your hairline. Otherwise, it could seem incredibly dark since the hairs around your face are similar to facial hair, and the color’s absorbed differently.
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Get Ready For The Action
Of course, you’ll need some items to complete this root-masking assignment. However, keep in mind that you shouldn’t just get any hair coloring supplies; you need the right ones.
Here’s a list of everything you’ll need:
- A hair-coloring kit with a dye brush
- A container made of plastic
- Something to cover your body (an old cloth or plastic)
- Protective gloves
Before mixing, carefully read the instructions; they’re usually included in the dye container. If the color is applied to clean locks, your hair should be washed and dried beforehand.
Now, dilute the ingredients in a glass or plastic container – not a metal one.
Here’s a piece of advice: To avoid staining the skin along your hairline with color, use an oil-based or moisturizing lotion in this area. It’ll make the dye easier to wash off when you’re done.
How To Blend Blonde Hair With Dark Roots With Hair Dye
Okay, now that you have everything you need, let’s go over the actual process!
Get Your Hair Ready
For starters, cover your shoulders with an old towel or cloth.
Comb your hair thoroughly to remove any tangles that may interfere with applying the color and make a center split in your hair so that you can access your roots as you use the dye.
And don’t forget to apply the moisturizing cream around your hairline.
Prepare The Mixture
Your dye package will include a dye tube, developer, and gloves.
In a plastic container, combine the dye tube and the developer until it is creamy and blended.
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Apply The Solution
What’s interesting about this method is that you don’t have to be precise at all! You should apply the mixture irregularly with the dye brush along the line where your roots have developed.
You shouldn’t be too specific with where you brush the dye; quite the opposite:
Brush lines of varying lengths – up to 1.5 inches long and much longer, if desired – are a much better choice here.
The uneven lines are responsible for the blended look, which causes your roots to blend into the rest of your hair. The only element you must keep in mind is that no part of your roots should be left uncolored.
So, to be more specific:
- Using a brush, thoroughly cover the middle parting, which acts as a reference to where the hair is already colored.
- Release one large strand of hair and separate it into several smaller strands while gently applying color to the root zone.
- Repeat these steps with the remaining hair.
Rinse & Dry
After 40 minutes, wash with cool water until the water flows clear and there’s no trace of the dye in it. Then, if you want, you can wash your hair using your regular shampoo and conditioner for more smoothness.
Finally, use a blow dryer on medium heat to dry your hair (if air-drying isn’t an option) and add a few drops of anti-frizz serum.
You mustn’t wash your hair for at least 72 hours afterward to allow the dye to set in the deepest section of your hair.
It’s likely that, after multiple touch-up sessions on your roots, the color could start to appear faint and lifeless. In that situation, you need to follow the steps below:
- Make the dye mixture and apply it to your roots for 30 minutes.
- After that, moisten your hair from the center to the ends and apply the remaining color to it, covering all of your hair with a comb or dye bush.
- After you’ve applied all of the colors to your hair, wash it with shampoo.
Darker roots combined with blonde hair are a total hit right now!
So, if you’re not sure you want to get rid of your dark roots for good, you can try the temporary solutions for blending darker roots with blond hair.
Don’t worry; there are many root cover-up solutions on the market nowadays to get you through that awkward stage between two salon appointments.
Instant Root Concealer Powder
Root concealer accomplishes the job perfectly. The powder touch-up usually comes in a jar with the powder at the bottom and the brush at the top and is available in different shades of blonde.
Also, this solution is pretty affordable – which is always a plus.
You should turn it upside down and brush the powder into your hair. The product goes on swiftly and covers the roots with a single brush.
Plus, it leaves no wet residue, so you can continue styling your hair as usual.
It remains in place all day and is easily removed with a quick shower. The only disadvantage is that the powder occasionally escapes from the bottle and spills.
Dry shampoo would not have been anyone’s first choice when searching for ways to refresh our roots – but surprisingly enough, it works well.
Well, it works as any dry shampoo you’d use:
Simply spray some dry shampoo right over the root region, use your hair drier to remove the white powder appearance, and then brush it through thoroughly.
That will lessen your root color significantly and remove the strong line effect created by the two colors.
Color Blending Concealer
The color blending concealer is an excellent root touch-up for people with highlights or balayage who want to get creative while covering up their roots.
Concealer typically comes in a container resembling an eye shadow palette, complete with a slightly slanted fiber brush applicator.
This temporary solution works best on thinner, wispier hair, like that around our faces, though. It covers them effectively, giving them a nice color – and washes out easily the next day.
It’s an excellent choice for women with weaker hair and growing-out highlights.
Nope, this isn’t a joke!
If applied to the proper hair color, baby powder works wonders!
Sadly, that is only applicable to bleach and platinum blondes. It works similarly to dry shampoo – but is far less expensive.
Simply apply a tiny quantity to your roots and rub it into your hair until you can no longer notice powder on your head. Don’t overdo it, though, or you’ll end up looking like you have grey roots!
It’s mainly a matter of experimenting a few times to discover the amount that works best for you and your hair.
That said, any type of powder in your hair will dry it out. So, make sure to wash it thoroughly and use enough conditioner to moisturize your hair afterward.
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Beautiful hair is an essential aspect of any woman’s appearance, which generally means a lot of upkeep and care is needed. For example, the dark roots can appear untidy and detract from the girl’s overall appearance – especially on bleached blonde hair.
So, let’s sum up how to blend dark roots with blonde hair:
Root touch-ups are easy to do, but just because they’re simple doesn’t mean you shouldn’t treat them seriously.
Firstly, make sure to buy the correct hair dye. If you pick a lighter or darker shade, you will end up with a strange-looking, separating line between your dark roots and your blonde hair.
The great thing about this root-blending solution is that it doesn’t call for precision; it requires the complete opposite. The more random the brush lines are, the more natural the transition.
And if you just want to blend your roots for a special occasion without dyeing them, you can try some of the temporary solutions listed in the article instead.
Good luck with your root-blending efforts!