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Argh! I need a permanent home colour that will cover my roots!!!
Ok so I dye my hair a dark brown colour. My natural colour is like an auburn colour. Whenever I colour my hair, my roots have become super resistant to hair dye, they just don't seem to grab colour or it washes out in the 2nd wash!
I've tried the VS colour & nice & easy permanent colours. I don't seem to have a lot of any greys coming through, maybe the odd stand.
The only time it seems that my roots took colour is at the hairdressers but I can't afford to go there every 6 weeks or so!
Which home hair dye is best for stubborn hair, I suppose it's like treating grey hair? I only coloured my hIr last week & my root area is showing again as if I never coloured it?!!!
I agree that a root brush will make a difference to get the dye to take. Prior to buying one I used to have roots that didn't hold the colour....or so I thought....but it turns out I wasn't actually putting dye on all the hair strands at the roots and hence it was fading very quickly.
If it helps, I've tried every home dye brand under the sun and the only one that doesn't fade out is Superdrug's own brand - Colour Performance. You can usually get it two for £7, it's always on offer.
Mix the dye and activator and put into a plastic pot. Brush onto the roots in small sections like the hairdresser does. This takes me about 20 minutes so where you started (front and parting) will have had plenty extra developing time if you then start timing.
I use L'Oreal excellence but I think most permanent colours will do the trick if you apply thoroughly.
Thanks for the replies, I forgot to add that I do use a tinting brush & bowl, so it doesn't make any difference.
The last time I used the nice n easy one I did get a tingly scalp something I've never had in all 20+ years of colouring my hair - so instead of leaving it on for the full 45 mins as I would have done for the root area I left it on for only 20 mins.
I like the Excellence one too, and also Color Mask, can't remember which make it is but it leaves my hair very soft.
Preference and VS I tried recently and they both only lasted a couple of weeks.
Just out of interest, sorry to hijack, I'm never sure when to start the timer? As I spend ages covering the roots, and also have long hair, am I meant to start the clock when I finish applying everything? As this means the front roots will have had the dye on for about 10-15 mins before the clock is started??