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no more blonde highlights, what to do to next? ideas please

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Almondmilk Sat 25-Mar-17 19:50:56

I have dark brown hair and I have always been blond-ish thanks to highlights or diy hair boxes. It works as I have a fair skin. I have stopped diy though, only go to the hairdresser now. I wanna stay blond-ish but I don't know what else to try to blend well my natural colour and the blonde bits. Any idea?

greeeen Sat 25-Mar-17 19:54:42

I went for balyage ?(no idea how to spell that) a few moths ago and love it. No where near as much up keep and you can still have the blonde. I had a toner put on mine to make it slightly auburn that gradually fades back to blonde.

greeeen Sat 25-Mar-17 19:55:05

My hair is also dark brown btw

Almondmilk Sat 25-Mar-17 19:55:41

greeeen good idea, I wonder why haidresser never offer me to do a balayage, always highlights!

Lucked Sat 25-Mar-17 19:59:45

I have mid brown hair and have always been blonde by highlights, I have gone back to a more natural colour at the hairdressers suggestion and it looks so healthy and growing in so well. I have a handful of highlights and the old highlights in my hair mean there us lots of tones in my hair. The guy really did know what he was doing - he actually suggested it, just took one look at my hair and said it my old look wasn't working for me.

greeeen Sat 25-Mar-17 19:59:45

Maybe because you don't have to have it done very often so they get less ££? I plan to top mine up after 5 ish months versus 2 max for highlights.

greeeen Sat 25-Mar-17 20:01:56

Oh and the toner to put the auburn colour backbone is only £10 where I go. Much less than even a all over root touch up.

greeeen Sat 25-Mar-17 20:02:18

Back in* bloody auto correct

imjessie Sat 25-Mar-17 20:16:19

Balayage , it's the best thing ever , no obvious regrowth and very flattering . I must stop telling people though because we are all starting to look the same 😬😬

Almondmilk Sun 26-Mar-17 15:54:14

I feel like my hair is too dark for balayage, my roots are dark brown and my skin very pale. I wonder if it can work. Do the roots need to be natural for a balayage?

Aridane Sun 26-Mar-17 15:57:29

What is balayage?

imjessie Sun 26-Mar-17 16:27:24

There are loads of variations , it doesn't have to be a strong blonde , just lighter bits . Have a look on Pinterest .

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