I have long hair which is naturally quite dark but has been highlighted for the last couple of years.
I'm sick of the roots showing, even when I've just had the highlights done, I still have a small root which I hate. Because I've had highlights done so often, the bulk of my hair is blonde, it looks like a full head colour, it's just the roots that are dark.
So, I'm going to the hairdressers at lunchtime and not sure what I want. Do I get my roots lightened with an all over colour and then the highlights done again (meaning the dark roots won't be visible straight away)? Do I scrap the highlights and just go for a full head one colour? Or do I stop whingeing and stick to my highlights?
Sorry clicked too soon. I was exactly the same a few years ago, maybe 5. Highlights after highlights. Then I just decided to get it all dyed brown, took a couple of goes now I no longer need my roots touched up.
Yes I tried dark about 3 years ago and hated it. Thats how I ended up with the highlights, before that I always got full head blonde. It was starting to look a bit like a nylon wig though so I went for the highlights.
Never thought about lowlights. Are the roots still visible though? That is my bugbear, I always think my hair looks really dirty when I have a root showing
They're still visible but not so obvious, I have my own colour as lowlights and the roots are far less obvious but you still look blonde, just more natural. It needs doing far less too. I was having mine done every 6 weeks at one point, I can stretch to 12 now.
It will feel dark for about a week, then the lowlights will fade as they're on top of all the old colour. It will be fine then, promise You might only need lowlights every other time, just to break it up