Are you tired of your chemically-dyed hair and thinking of changing back to your natural colour? Perhaps you’ve realised by now just how much maintenance it requires. Or maybe you don’t have the time, the patience or the money to keep going back to the salon to ensure that it looks good and healthy.
Maintaining your hair colour can be a lot of work. It needs extra care, and you have to purchase products specifically formulated for colour-treated hair. No one will blame you, therefore, if you decide to make things less complicated for yourself by getting your natural hair colour back.
While there’s no quick fix or magic-wand solution to reverting to your natural strands, you should be able to do it without significant issues so long as you have the right game plan. Read on to discover what that is!
1. Let It Grow
The first tip may seem obvious but doing nothing and allowing nature to run its course is a great way to get your natural shade back. It may take a while, but you will get there soon enough and without any dramas.
This strategy requires little maintenance. Make sure that the new hair growth remains healthy and well-moisturised while you’re waiting for it to reach the desired length, but otherwise sit back and be patient.
If you find that the contrast between the dyed portion and the new growth is too noticeable or unflattering, which can happen if the shades are entirely different, you can always turn to sprays and other products to cover or blend it until the hair is grown out and ready for trimming.
2. Work With A Professional Colourist
If you’re looking for a quicker way of returning to your natural hair colour, book an appointment with a professional colourist who’ll do the job for you. As the colour eventually grows out, your new hair growth replaces the colour job. You won’t even know the difference.
Make sure to bring photos of your natural hair so that the colourist knows which shades to use and can identify what works best for the transition. You must have an open and frank conversation about what to expect to ensure that the process meets your needs.
3. Use A Hair Colour Removal Product
Transitioning to your natural colour is also possible using an effective hair colour remover. You can choose an at-home product if you want to strip your hair colour without going to a salon or working with a colourist. Make sure you use the right tools and follow the instructions very carefully to achieve the best results.
Unlike bleach, which destroys all the natural and artificial colours in your hair, a colour remover takes out only the synthetic colour pigment. Instead of leaving you with brittle and dry hair, effective colour removers won’t cause damage to your strands.
It’s always wise to stick to high-quality products and to buy the best you can afford. Be patient while the process takes effect and keep in mind that the colour may not look the same as before.
4. Trim Your Hair
Just because you’re waiting for your natural hair to grow out doesn’t mean you should simply leave the dyed end as it is. Continue to visit your stylist for regular trims to keep your hair clean and fresh.
Trimming may not make your hair grow faster, but it encourages healthy hair growth. As you trim your hair, you are removing the split ends and broken strands which contribute to the appearance of thinner ends and shorter hair. This will keep your hair in the best possible condition.
5. Cut It Out
If you’re feeling impatient and can’t wait for the dye job to grow out, don’t be afraid to cut your hair. You may hesitate at first if you haven’t sported a short hairstyle before, but if it’s something you think you can pull off then go for it.
Cut out as much hair as you feel comfortable with to return to your natural colour. Fortunately, there are many cool short hairstyles you can choose from, like a chic French bob, a short pixie cut and many more. A short hairstyle is highly versatile, so you won’t run out of options to consider.
Regardless of your reason for changing and no matter what method you choose, it’s essential to commit to the process. Switching to natural hair colour may not always be easy, but once you get there and achieve your desired result, you’ll find it’s been worth the effort.
Regular colouring can hide thinning hair. If you’re finding your hair is getting thinner and your part is widening, you might be experiencing some hair loss. If you’re concerned about it, why not speak with a specialist at Vinci Hair Clinic? We offer a free, no-obligation consultation at which you can get answers to all your questions. Get in touch today!