A Step-By-Step Guide To Dye Roots Darker Than The Rest Of Your Hair

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Dyeing your hair? You might be having some options in your mind to dye your hair in a way so it looks gorgeous on you. There different shades, styles as well as different methods of dyeing your hair. You may want to have 2-3 streaks of highlight on your hair or maybe you’re just coloring your whole hair with the shade you chose or you might want to dye roots darker than the rest of the hair.

Whatever it is, you need to do it properly step by step. While you dye roots darker than the rest of your hair, you might not want to do it quickly as dyeing your hair should be done with proper care and proper attention. 

So, do you want to know how to dye roots darker than the rest of hair? Well, you are in the right place. We are going to explain a whole guide for dyeing roots darker than the rest of the hair. 

So continue reading to find out! 

Why go for darker roots? 

There are a lot of reasons you might want to dye roots darker than the rest of your hair. Some may want to freshen up their hair color or some may want to hide their greys or some may just want to experience something new on their hair. So why go for dyeing roots darker than the rest of your hair? Dyeing roots darker than the rest of hair is one of the latest trends in hair coloring. Many stylists call it “shadow roots”. Dark roots are truly highlighting and can catch anyone’s eyes easily. 

Dyeing roots darker than the rest of your hair is an amazing way to refresh your look which may give your hair color a new dimension and depth. It’s also very simple so you can even do it at home. The one thing you need to consider before you dye roots darker than the rest of your hair is to keep in mind the tone you are applying to your roots so the effect you want doesn’t seem like indeliberate sloppiness. 

How to choose the right shade for darker roots? 

It is important to choose just the right shade or color for darker roots. There are different shades available and your entire hair look depends on it. It all depends on the results you want to achieve. For example, if you want the contrast between your roots and the rest of your hair, you should pick a shade that is 2 shades darker than the rest of your hair. 

If you are dyeing your hair in deep shades like red or wine you should first apply some dark brown dye on your roots to balance the color. Two shades darker should be a minimum requirement if you are contrasting your hair roots with the rest of the hair. 

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DIY to dye roots darker than the rest of hair

Before you start, you need to understand the result that might now make you reach cloud nine. If you are expecting a professional touch up, you better lower your expectations. To dye roots darker than the rest of the hair, the best technique you can try is the blended roots technique. Here’s how to dye roots darker than the rest of the hair. 

Materials Required: 

  • A bowl
  • Your preferable hair dye
  • Gloves
  • A hair dye brush
  • Hair clips
  • A towel
  • Some vaseline

Before you begin: 

Before you start dyeing your roots, you need to do a few things:

  • Cleanse your hair with a mild shampoo a day before dying. 
  • Protect your clothes with a towel so it doesn’t get accidentally spoiled with the color. 
  • Apply vaseline on the edges of your hairline. 
  • Use gloves before you begin dyeing your roots and follow the instructions given on the hair coloring product. 

Also read: How to remove semi-permanent hair dye at home

The procedure: 

Step 1: Create sections on your hair 

Part your hair in two sections. Use the hair clips to tuck the hair. Sectioning will help you in effectively dyeing your hair especially if you want to dye the roots. This makes dyeing the hair a lot easier. 

Step 2: Apply the hair colour 

The next and most important step is to paint your hair. Using the brush, carefully apply the hair color on the roots. Make sure you are using a mirror while you dye. Apply the color on both sides of the sections. Make sure you have not missed any spot while you are applying the dye. 

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Step 3: Massage the roots 

After you are done applying the hair color, you should massage your roots to evenly spread the hair color on your roots. 

Step 4: Wait

Do not rinse off too soon. Let your hair color dry on your hair. Your hair coloring product comes with an instruction slip, you might want to have a peek at it. You’ll find the precise time you need to leave the color on your hair. Let it sit for some time. 

Step 5: Wash It Off 

The next and exciting step to do is rinsing the color off of your hair. You can rinse your hair with some cold water which will help lock the color on your roots. You may see some color coming out of your hair which is normal. Use conditioner which might have come with the hair coloring product. If you don’t find one, use your own.

Step 6: Let your hair dry and enjoy your new hair 

After washing and conditioning, dry your hair with a hairdryer and check if the color has locked in your roots. You should also check for any patchiness. If you don’t find any of it then congratulations! You’ve learned how to dye roots darker than the rest of hair. 

Dyeing roots darker than the rest of hair is something you can do at home. However, you might not want to expect miraculously professional hair with a glossy look but doing it properly step by step may help you achieve a bit of your desired hair look at home. Do everything according to the instructions and do not go anything out of your knowledge and you’ll be fine. 

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