Blondes have more fun?
August 16, 2013 2:54 PM Subscribe
Is there a trick to maintaining blonde hair when your natural hair is a medium to dark brown?
posted by toerinishuman to clothing, beauty, & fashion (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
On a whim, last month I dyed my hair blonde. I ended up dying it twice over (with the same bottle) because the first time I did it, it wasn't light enough. It turned out really nice, and actually, IMO, looks better on me than my natural colour, which is a medium to dark golden brown.
Tonight I tried to touch up the roots (my hair grows VERY quickly) and there is a such a stark difference between my previously dyed hair and my now-dyed roots -- there's a visible line. I dyed over it again, like I did the first time, but my roots are still several shades lighter than the rest of my hair. It's bad enough that I'm going to have to back to the shop tomorrow and buy a slightly darker colour to cover all over.
This is the first time since I've done anything like this. Is there something I'm missing when it comes to touching up your roots? Or is trying to maintain blonde hair without a salon impossible when your natural colour is much darker? I'm very disappointed how this turned out given that I look so good with blonde hair.