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Discover The Power of Going Back to Your Natural Shade:A Step-by-Step Guide on Growing Out Your Hair

If you’re tired of your dyed hair and want to go back to your natural color, the process can be overwhelming. Fear not, because we’ve got you covered with these expert tips to help you grow out your dyed hair and achieve the clean slate you desire.

Lightened Hair:

If you’ve been using highlights or dyed your locks a lighter shade, it can be challenging to return to your darker tone without the use of heavy dyes. The first thing you need to do is to stop the upkeep of colored hair and let your roots grow out. You can embrace an ombré look until regular haircuts even the shade or replace the highlights with a lowlight in a shade close to your natural color every 6 to 12 weeks until the highlights disappear. For fully lightened hair, let your hair grow out for at least two to three months to give your stylist a good sample of your natural color. Next, do a ‘tint back’ to a shade that is as close to your natural color as possible. Depending on the state of your hair and how much dye was used to lighten it, a filler will most likely be required to tint your hair back to its proper shade.

Darkened Hair:

For those who opted to dye their hair a darker color, a tint-back is required to return to a lighter natural shade. Your stylist will remove the darker color by lightening it via a soap cap application or a color remover application. After the darker color has been lifted to the desired natural level, a color or color toner will then be applied in the natural shade that you desire. It's important to note that a lighter color of dye cannot be successfully used to lighten hair that has already been colored darker.

Tips for Both:

It's important to use healing products like Biosilk Silk Therapy and L’Oréal Paris Hair Expertise Oleo Therapy Perfecting Oil Essenceas and have frequent visits with your hair stylist to ensure that your locks stay healthy throughout the pigment-replacing process. Always be honest and upfront with your stylist about the history of your dye jobs so that they can help you find the quickest results in restoring natural colors.

Patience is key when it comes to growing out dyed hair, so be prepared to let your hair grow back for two to three months before returning to your stylist for the tint-back process. With these expert tips, you'll be well on your way to uncovering your natural beauty.

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Article written by Shierley Koval

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