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There’s just something so pretty about how a fresh dye job looks, isn’t there? Whether you’ve opted for a trendy rose gold hair color or a more subdued shade of brown hair, a shiny new hair color is like an instant confidence boost. Seriously, doesn’t it feel amazing to whip your head back and forth? The thing is, in a matter of weeks, you’re likely to notice visible roots. The good news is, there are a few easy steps you can take to help extend the life of your new hair color, such as hiding your roots with a cover up spray or embracing a low maintenance ombré hair color. Keep reading below for five hair color tips for extending the life of your hair color.
Roots ruining your ideal look? You don’t have to do a full hair color to touch up your roots. Root coloring kits match your salon or at-home hair color and come with specific applicator tools that target your roots for each and precise application. Just apply the formula where you need it: along your part, hairline, and temples.
Running out the door and noticed some visible root regrowth? There are easy hair color tips to hide early root growth. For a simple, instant conceal, try spraying your hair with the L’Oréal Paris Magic Root Cover Up. This lightweight spray comes in a variety of blonde, brown, red, and black shades and washes out in one shampoo.
When your highlights start growing out, you can easily keep them looking fresh by touching up the roots with an at-home hair color kit, like the L’Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Highlights. Make sure to be careful when applying the extra hair color so that the end result is as natural-looking as possible. If you highlight over existing highlights they will get even brighter, which isn’t exactly the most natural look. Keep in mind that highlighting requires bleaching—and the darker your starting shade, the more time it may take to achieve your desired result.
If your highlights are within a shade or two of your natural hair color, don’t sweat the roots. With a little bit of growth, your hair color graduates into a beachy, sun-kissed look known as ombré hair. This gradual dark-to-light effect is one of the hottest hair color trends among top celebrities—and for good reason. Choose to enhance this look by lightening additional pieces starting two-thirds of the way down. If you want to embrace ombré hair from the moment you dye your hair instead of waiting for natural growth, try using the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Ombré Bleach at home.
Designed through a subtle dyeing technique that is something of a mash-up between balayage and ombré hair, lived-in hair color typically falls somewhere on the spectrum between blonde and brunette—a bronde, if you will. To bring the look to life, a series of ashy blonde and brunette highlights are added to the ends of the hair overtop a solid light brown color with a solid faux root at the top. Together these colorful strands create a head full of dimension and movement. Luckily for you, the creation of the faux roots is what will enable you to skip frequent salon sessions. That’s because when your natural hair starts to grow in, it will perfectly blend with the faux root, eliminating any chance of major demarcation.
Now that you know the best ways to extend the life of your hair color, why not consider changing up your hair color altogether? To help you make the switch, read our article, Best Hair Color Trends for 2018.