It is not uncommon for people to have a little gray hair. Whether it's because of age or a change in your life, we all experience it at one point or another. When the time comes to color your roots, you may be wondering what I should use? The answer is simple: choose a blonde root touch-up kit that matches your natural hair color as closely as possible!
Also, did you know blonde hair is the most desired color? It's not surprising that many women are looking for a way to keep their roots from showing. There are two main options when it comes to covering up your roots: temporary dye and permanent hair color.
Temporary dyes will wash out after one or two shampooings but can be used in between full-color touch-ups to maintain a healthy head of hair. Permanent color treatments last longer than temporary coloring methods, but they're also more difficult to remove once applied.
Ready to cover those pesky grays? Read on for our in-depth look at what type of root touchup product may work best for you!
So you have a hair dye or a high-lift blonde and it's started to turn brassy? That can happen really fast, usually within two or three weeks after the application. Here's how I touch up my roots when they look like this:
The most important consideration is choosing your product carefully. You might think that just because your base color was light blonde it would cover the brassiness well. But if the product wasn't formulated for use on very light shades, you will need something stronger.
If faded red tone is what you're trying to cover up with platinum, then home remedies won't do that job for you. The reason this shade turns orange so quickly is because of its blue base. So if using a remedy to fix brassy red tone won't work, what will?
Blonde hair dye with a blue base. Some brands have made a product that is designed to counter orange tones in blonde hair: they contain purple pigments instead of yellow ones. And guess what? The products are called "brassy blonde reducers." One of the most popular brands is Wella Blondor.
Using an at-home color made for platinum flushes out some of the brassiness and leaves some pigment behind. But don't worry about using it too lightly or overdoing it--you can always wash your hair again.
The instructions I received when I first purchased this said leave on for half an hour, then neutralize and rinse out right after that. I thought, "Thirty minutes of my life with hard water coloring on my hair?" So I decided to leave it on for an hour. In the end, after washing and conditioning, there was no other smell or difference in my hair.
The consistency of Wella Blondor is creamy compared to regular dyes. It's not thick and it wasn't difficult to work through all of my hair with a brush. (I have waist-length strands that are fine in texture.) By using this dye I've been able to keep brassiness at bay for over a month of frequent showers.
And after one application? Wow! Other than the sensation that you're using super stinky goop (because really, this stuff does smell strong), Wella Blondor is relatively easy to work with, and it really does work.
Wella Blondor cost me about $12 at a local beauty supply store. I picked up the shade 12/101 (the first two numbers indicate lightness; the third number indicates tone.) This color's equivalent on the Wella chart would be Blue Ash--meaning that this isn't just for blonde hair, this is also for light or ash-toned red hair as well!
If you can't find it anywhere near you, try a European site like Wella's online shop or look for Revlon ColorSilk Brassy Blonde Reducer. The latter looks similar but comes in different shades. Just make sure that the product you're picking up has purple pigments in it, and not yellow. I haven't tried Revlon yet, but if you want to save money this is your best bet.
If there's any brassiness left after using the blonde dye...go get a manicure! You can thank me later, but until then try this: use one of those cheap buffing blocks to remove the rest of the orange tone from your hair. If that doesn't work, go buy yourself some 30 volume developer at a beauty supply store. Fluff up your dry hair as much as possible (use mousse for extra volume) and spray or dab on all over. After ten minutes rinse out really well with cool water (as opposed to hard water, which you'll need for the blonde dye.)
And if that doesn't work then maybe you just aren't meant to be blonde. But I think we all know better than that.
Root touch-up kits come in a variety of colors and are easy to use. They can be applied with the applicator brush that comes in the kit or brushed on with your fingers for more accuracy.
Choose blonde hair dye if you have light brown, dirty blond, platinum, gold, or silver hair! Shampoo your locks before applying any kind of temporary color treatment to avoid clumping. Always read instructions thoroughly so you know ahead of time what is required (i.e., 20 minutes wait time).
Apply evenly from roots to ends using an old rag or comb bristles the latter will give better results as it pulls out tangles at the same time!. Cover all strands because even if you can't see the gray, someone else will! Wait for the recommended time and rinse thoroughly. Repeat as needed to maintain your look between full-color touch-ups.
Root touch-up kits are perfect for those who have just a few gray strands or for when you want to freshen your hair between full-color treatments. It's also important not to use these products more than once every six weeks because the chemicals may cause excessive dryness and irritation! You should only apply a temporary color if it won't be washed out in one shampooing. A good way to tell is by how often you wash your head. If you're into coiffing, then this might not work as well but if dirty roots aren't an issue, give it a try!
It can be difficult to decide on what type of product is best suited for your needs especially when you're considering the different types of root touch-up kits. Weigh your options carefully to ensure that whatever product you choose will keep your hair looking healthy and full without causing any damage!
Shampoo your locks before applying any kind of temporary color treatment to avoid clumping--always read instructions thoroughly so you know ahead of time what is required (i.e., 20 minutes wait time). Apply evenly from roots to ends using an old rag or comb bristles the latter will give better results as it pulls out tangles at the same time!.
Cover all strands because even if you can't see them, someone else will. Wait a recommended amount of time and rinse thoroughly. Repeat as needed to maintain your look between full-color touch ups!
Blond roots can be a pain especially when they start looking more like an ombre than anything else. A root touch up kit is just what you need when those pesky grays show their face again or if you're in the mood for a change in color!
Some products that can be used as root touch-up solutions are temporary dye, permanent color, and root-touch-up kits. The temporary dye lasts only one or two shampoos but is perfect for those who don't want to commit long term--perfect for people who have a lot of gray strands!
Permanent colors last longer than the above-mentioned product but may cause damage if not removed properly. Root touch-ups are easier to use because they work with your fingers while also coming with an applicator brush in case you need more control over where the color goes on.
Temporary Dye: This type of coloring will wash out after just one or two shampooing sessions--ideal for someone wanting to freshen their hair without committing to a permanent color.
Permanent Color: This type of coloring lasts longer than the above-mentioned product but may cause damage if not removed properly--read instructions thoroughly before proceeding with the application! Temporary root-touch-up products should only be used if they won't be washed out in one shampooing because a downside is that this process must be done often because these colors will not stay long without constant upkeep.
Toxins in the hair dye can accumulate and cause damage to your scalp if you use any shampoo or conditioner that isn't specifically designed for blonde hair. Always make sure this is used after root touch-ups to avoid harming your locks!
Full-color services take place when hair has grown out significantly and the roots are showing, but people don’t want to wait until that point. When a person needs their color touched up before they get full service done again (or change it completely), this is known as root touch-ups--and you might be wondering which type of product provides the best results!
Root touch-ups are different from beard dyes for men because these types not only work with your fingers instead of an applicator brush but also last more than one shampooing session without washing out if properly applied.
If you are looking for a product to help keep your hair color from fading or need something that will cover up grays, try the Blonde Root Touch Up. The kit includes everything needed to achieve salon-quality results and it is affordable so anyone can afford it!
This is one of our most popular items because it offers such great value in an economy where money doesn’t always go as far as we would like. We hope this post has been helpful and informative about what kind of root touchup products could be right for you.