I have twenty-seven years old and since my sixteens I have a lot, when I say a lot I mean almost half of my hair, with white hairs. I don’t know if you have the same problem, but if you do, you know how this can make us insecure.
For a couple of years, I dyed my hair every month. I started just drying the roots but then I dyed it all. I had brown, violin and coppery colors on my hair. But I felt my hair more drying each time I dyed my hair (naturally it is already very dry) and I didn’t like that at all. So, what was my solution? Blond highlights, almost white to hide my natural white hair.
I am all in favor of embracing our white hair and probably in a few years I will accept them but for now I won’t.
I have been doing this for the last three years and despite having to discolor the hair, which makes it drier because the bleach opens the hair filament (I am not a hairdresser I do not understand the mechanics), but I only do it every three months and I notice that my hair is healthier.
It took some time and I had some precariousness (orange bleach hair… you know what I’m talking about) until I found a hairdresser who could reach my intended tone in a healthy way. But now that I’ve found her I’m very happy.
In order to mantain your hair with a nice color and healthy, you will need to make some adjustments to your hair routine. Opt for a shampoo with a blue/violet pigment to keep the white shade (I found a good one!) and never skip the mask at least once a week.
Camouflaging regrowth to minimize salon visits is the ultimate recession hack. So, if you don’t want to permanently dye your hair like me, we leave you some ideas:
L’Oréal Paris Magic Retouch Instant Root Concealer Spray ($9.90)
You can use it in your hair to camouflage the roots but you have to be careful on chosing the same shade as your hair.
John Frieda Root Blur Color Blending Concealer (£14,99)
This product is still not available in my country but my uncle brought me one from England and I tried it. It’s a powder pad and it comes with a brush. It allows you to create natural highlights but if you natural hair is very dark (like mine), this won’t work.
Fudge professional Color Cocktail (22.50€)
This is a semi-permanent hair color conditioning shot with micro-pigments which nourish the hair, wrapping a protective shield around each hair strand.
Have you tried a product like these? What do you do to dye your hair? Comment down below.