Growing Out Blonde Hair With Dark Roots

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Did you ever have the urge to bleach your hair so you can achieve a luxe blonde at least once in your life? Many of us with dark hair have always wanted to experience this! 

Once you’ve gone through all the steps you’ll see that it needs to be properly maintained! Because guess what: hair grows. And eventually, dark roots will show up. 

If you are tired of always having to redo your hair to keep it blonde, you might want to know what growing out blonde hair with dark roots would be like. Most likely you’re going to have to embrace it eventually if you want your old color back.

But did you know that blonde hair with dark roots is now a trend? With that trend, you can now grow your blonde hair with dark roots easily. There are just a few things you should do to make it look right. 


How Fast Does Hair Grow?

So you’ve had your hair bleached the other day (or did it at home) and it looks awesome. However, as the days pass, the appearance of your hair could also change. 

Keeping your hair that perfect shade of blonde requires you to properly take care of it. You need to use the right products to avoid changes in the hair color or hair tone

Apart from the changes in your bleach blonde hair, you also experience another problem: your growing roots.

You are not naturally blonde, so those roots are gonna show up!

On average, the hair grows about half an inch a month. The rate of hair growth will depend on a variety of factors. Some might grow their hair faster than others, making the darker roots visible sooner than expected. 

If you want to maintain your blonde hair, you’ll need to have touch-ups every 4-6 weeks. However, if you are tired of going through the touchups every month, you can just grow out your naturally dark hair again. 

Growing Out Blonde Hair With Dark Roots

If you’ve decided to grow out your blonde hair with dark roots and still want to look amazing, here are a few things to try. 

The Ombre Look

Some people don’t want to go full blonde so they just decide to add blonde highlights or balayage to their hair. If you have this kind of blonde color, it would be easier to grow out your hair quickly because it isn’t as obvious. 

If you only have blonde highlights, you don’t really have to do so much to grow it out. Just let it grow and smooth it out for an ombre look. Such hairstyle is now a trend. 

Note that balayage highlights are more expensive and more of a hassle to do, but grow out more naturally.

Balayage highlights are more expensive and more of a hassle to do, but grow out more naturally.

Some even start off with having lowlights in a blonde color that is closest to their natural hair color. That helps it blend out easily so that even when the hair grows, it isn’t that obvious and you wouldn’t need frequent touchups.

Choosing The Right Hair Color

To transition from a blonde with dark roots back to your natural color, you may want to artificially color your currently-blonde hair back to your natural color.

To do this, you really need to nail the color, though.

If you go to a salon, the hair stylists can help you select the color that would be best for you. However, if you plan to do this at home, you need to carefully choose the color you are going to use. 

Before you purchase the hair color you should use, you should first wait until you clearly see what your natural color is, coming from the roots. There are lots of colors out there and finding the closest one to your natural hair color is your best bet. 

After finding the right hair dye color, you are now going to dye your hair.

It doesn’t have to be perfect.

In fact, it shouldn’t be perfect because that will help blend in the colors from a very light blonde going to your dark roots.

When coloring your hair, use a dye brush and apply the dye vertically from the roots. Some strokes should be longer while others are shorter. This technique helps create the illusion of a natural transition of colors or shades. 

This technique helps create the illusion of a natural transition of colors or shades. 

This helps provide a natural fading effect so it doesn’t seem that the color of your hair abruptly changes from a very light blond to a very dark natural color. 

It’s sorta the opposite scenario from Blonde Roots on Dyed Dark Hair.

The Blonde Hair With Dark Roots Trend

Maintaining blonde hair could be a lot of work because you have to always do touch-ups if you want to keep it in full blossom. That is also the reason why lots of people just don’t want to deal with full blonde hair, long-term.

It used to be that those dark roots meant that you were not properly maintaining your blonde locks. 

However, nowadays, it is perfectly fine to have blonde hair and darker roots. This is a grown-out style that has been trending for years, and the look is just another of the millions of hair color and style looks. 

Many have already taken this route to make it easier for them to grow their blonde hair once they decide that they want to get their natural hair color back.

This is also known as a shadow root or root melt style.

Many hairstylists will purposely make the tips of the hair blonde while leaving the roots darker. 

However, to do this edgy and trendy style, they often use an ombre or balayage style so that the hair color transition isn’t abrupt. In this way, the further hair regrowth blends well and wouldn’t be too obvious. 

There are a few reasons why people go for this style. First of all, it’s a great way to try blonde hair without fully committing to it. It could also be great when you want to grow out highlights. 

Blonde hair with darker roots can also make your hair look thicker. It could add dimension and depth to your hair as well. 

Most importantly, it is a low-maintenance look and you don’t have to go to the salon always to have your hair redone or for touch-ups. 

Written by Kayla Young

Kayla is the founder of LuxeLuminous. She has worked professionally in the tanning industry for years. She has been interested in esthetics since childhood, and has tried every hair, skin, and makeup product ever produced (more or less).