Here at Additional Lengths we understand that a colour you loved a year ago may not be what you’re feeling right now, and with that admission comes the dreaded roots and the long wait for the previous colour to grow out of the hair. Sometimes it’s as easy as picking a new colour or matching a dye to your roots and colouring over the old shade. Other times it can be a waiting game and using other techniques to hide or embrace the natural roots coming through.
However, growing out your roots needn’t be a chore!
We’ve put together some hints and tips, along with product recommendations from our Remi Cachet brand, on how to grow out your current hair colour and love your look at the same time. If you’re reluctant to put another dye on your hair then read on for some simple tips and tricks to go with the flow of your root growth.
Opt for ombre effect hair extensions
If you’re considering hair extensions because you’re after the luxurious length and volume that they can provide, but you don’t want to commit to one base colour, or want your natural hair colour to blend seamlessly with a grown out colour, then we suggest opting for root stretch, dip dye or ombre hair extensions. The subtle blend of colours will work in harmony with your hair, avoiding that harsh line between shades for a softer finish.
The pre-bonded hair extensions which feature the ombre and dip dye style are the Remi Cachet Elegance Flat Tips extensions. There’s a beautiful mix of colours that range from more obvious dip dye colourways with dark ash brown with natural ash blonde, which is perfect if you’re hoping to eventually grow out a lighter shade, or more subtle ombre shades such as medium golden blonde with platinum blonde.
Darkest Brown/Medium Chestnut Brown – Dark Ash Brown/Natural Ash Blonde – Dark Ash Brown/Light Ash Blonde
You can also work with your professional stylist to get the right blend of hair shades for subtle low-light or high-light effect. We love the Remi Cachet Elegance Ultra Tips® from the pre-bonded hair extensions range which lie completely flat with the natural flow of the hair and is fitted in place using the Remi Cachet Ultra Locks® system which is produced purposely for this extension type. The perfect combination of hair colours range from dark chestnut brown and dark ash blonde, to light golden brown with darkest brown. If you’re growing out a blonde dye on naturally brown hair, then opting for custom hair extensions with a mix of shades can help to blend the colour perfectly!
There’s many ways you can successfully rock the re-growth period using different hairstyles. Whether you’re looking for an everyday hairstyle or something to transform your usual look for a special occasion, we’ve got 3 hairstyles to hide roots that we think you’ll love.
The simple bun
A style suitable for all hair types, the bun can work wonders in downplaying the amount of root growth you have, and can also help work it in your favour for a sassy hairstyle. There’s the polished chignon that is perfect for work, or the top knot for a lazy yet well put together look that can be dressed up or down to reflect your mood. With the ends tucked away, you’re left with a less obvious division between hair colours that can look like a well intended ombre.
A mermaid inspired braid
Long roots can actually look pretty wonderful when put into a hairstyle such as a braid. The various tones and shades in the hair can add an appealing dimension when pulled together into a fishtail braid or a French braid. You could combine two hairstyles in one with the milk-maid style braided headband which will draw attention away from the roots whilst looking adorable at the same time!
Waves & curls
The ultimate way to deflecting attention from your roots? Texture – and plenty of it. Beautiful ringlets, curls and waves all texture and offers multiple surfaces for light to shine from. To get the perfect luxurious wave whilst growing out your hair colour, we suggest the fantastic GHD Classic Wave Wand which creates stunning long-lasting curls and waves easily. Add even more texture by using hair products specifically designed to improve or boost the hair’s natural texture and lift hair at the root; sea salt sprays, texturising powder, or volumising mousse. Voluminous hair will enhance highlighted areas – so put down the straighteners!
Other simple tips on how to work with root-regrowth:
- Change up your part from the middle to the side
- Buy a root concealing hair product in the form of a coloured powder or spray
- Apply dry shampoo to the roots
- Get some volume into the hair which will add dimension
- Use hair accessories such as a hairband or hair scarf
So whether you’re keen to work with your roots or want to embrace your hair growth, there’s plenty you can do to keep your hair looking fabulous. From ombre hair extensions that work with the hair for a stretched root look, to playing with different hairstyles and changing up your parting to try to disguise the look of roots, you’re bound to find the right thing for you.
Get in touch with us at Additional Lengths for a friendly consultation for advice on hair extensions and which product would be perfect for your needs!