Are you curious to know how do natural gingers going blonde with roots? Here is a guide on how they deal with roots while going blonde and the results that they achieve.
\If you’re a natural ginger or someone who has had dark hair all through their lives, well, then going blonde is pretty cool right?
From dark to light, a whole new hair color change can also rev up your look like never before! The whole hair color-changing experience sounds really good, doesn’t it?
Well, it’s all fun for sure, until your ginger hair begins to grow out and your roots start to show! What do you do then? How do you deal with ginger roots on blonde hair?
Dealing with ginger roots on blonde hair shouldn’t be too difficult, as there are many tips on how you can cover them up just fine.
This article will talk about tips to hide ginger roots, how to dye ginger hair blonde without bleach, and many such topics. So, check them out below!
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How Do Natural Gingers Going Blonde Deal With Roots
How To Hide/Cover Roots While Gingers Go Blonde?
Here are some tips you could use to hide or cover your roots while going blonde:
There are two ways changing your hairstyle could help cover up your ginger roots. The first way is by changing your hairstyle into another wherein your hair is all pulled back into a messy bun, a braid, a high ponytail or a slicked-back hairstyle, thus making the ginger roots less visible.
Well, in the area near the forehead where the roots are visible, you could probably use the dry shampoo technique (explained in the next point) to cover it up.
Another way your hairstyle could help disguise or hide your roots and make them less prominent is by adding texture to your hair, especially near the roots.
Maybe getting root lifts (because having flat roots make the ginger roots look very prominent), waves or choosing any other hairstyle that has a lot of texture at the roots.
Use a dry shampoo
If you’re someone with a darker hair color, you may often think twice before using a dry shampoo because it kind of leaves a whitish residue on the hair after it has been applied and rubbed in.
Well, in the case of lighter hair shades, this whitish residue left behind by the dry shampoo isn’t too prominent.
Thus, for those of you who have the issue of ginger roots on blonde hair, you could pretty much use dry shampoo to your advantage.
Here’s what you can do! Apply the dry shampoo/spray it close to your roots and do not rub it in all the way so the white residue remains and can help conceal or at least somewhat hide the ginger roots, not making it look too prominent.
Try using a root concealer
Well, this one’s the most easiest method you could choose and that is to conceal your roots using a root concealer, which is basically a product that can help completely cover up your ginger roots.
You can find a root concealer commercially sold. All you need to do is find a root concealer that can be the closest matching shade possible to your hair color.
If you do not wish to invest in a root concealer, then maybe if you have an eyeshadow color that matches your hair color, then simply use an eyeshadow brush and brush the color into your roots until it matches the shade of the rest of your hair.
Change your hair parting
Most often, once we get our hair fixed with one type of parting, most of us do not like to change it and over time, the roots at the area of the parting will tend to have become flattened. Thus, if you have ginger roots in that area, it will look highly prominent.
Therefore, simply flip your parting to another side and it can help pretty much hide your ginger roots to a large extent.
Why Do Hair Roots Go Ginger When Dyed Blonde?
Have you tried to dye your hair blonde and everything went on perfectly well until you noticed that your hair roots have turned ginger? How is that even possible?
Well, it is possible and it’s most likely that you are experiencing a condition called “hot roots”. So, what does this mean?
Hot roots refer to a warm color like orange or reddish-orange that appears only at the hair’s roots after your hair has been colored.
This occurs in some cases if not all and most often it happens because our scalps emit a certain amount of heat. Thus when the scalp is warm, it tends to lighten the hair closest to it, which are the roots.
It is important to note that apart from showing pretty evidently because of the color blonde, hot roots can nevertheless occur while dyeing your hair any other darker shade as well.
Apart from this reason, hot roots can also happen when you try to dye hair that has already been previously colored a light shade.
The scalp heat mixes with the shade you’re applying and tends to form another shade thus causing it to become another color – most often reddish-orange or coppery orange.
Another reason for hot roots is that the hair at the roots is the newest/virgin hair that is growing and thus, hair color is the easiest to lift.
When bleach is left on it for a longer time because of lifting the color off from the rest of the hair, well, it makes the roots get an orange tinge.
If you’re wondering whether there is a way to fix and prevent hot roots, well, there definitely is and here’s how:
The first method would be to apply color or bleach to the length of your hair first and then last, apply it to the roots.
Thus, the bleach or dye stays on the roots for a shorter time, thereby lessening the amount of heat it absorbs from the scalp, while it also lessens the time the dye or bleach remains on the roots as compared to the rest of the hair.
Also, you can use a lesser volume developer in your bleach or dye when coloring your roots. This will thus not expose the natural undertones as much as a higher-level developer would.
The best way to fix hot roots is to recolor the first half or one inch of your hot roots to the desired shade. Thus, it can be made to match the color of the rest of your hair.
If you wish to avoid this problem of hot roots in an easier manner, you can simply avoid making any drastic changes in your hair color.
You can also fix your roots by blending it in with a warm color which can help neutralize its effects and fix the hair root shade.
So for an orange shade, it would have to be the use of a blue or violet dye or toner to help neutralize the color of the orangish-colored roots.
How to Go From Ginger to Blonde Without Bleach?
Dyeing your hair blonde from ginger will require a session or two of bleaching your hair to be able to attain the perfect shade of blonde.
But if you are someone who wants to go blonde from ginger, but do not like the idea of using bleach, what do you do?
Here are 3 methods to get to blonde from ginger without using bleach.
Try using a lemon water spray
In a spray bottle, mix equal portions of water and fresh lemon juice and spray it all over your hair evenly. Sit out under direct sunlight for 1 hour for exposure.
Then, rinse off thereafter and repeat this process once a week until the desired results are achieved.
Lemon juice, when sprayed on the hair and exposed to sunlight, is known to lighten the hair by reducing the hair’s pigment melanin, as it contains citric acid.
Use a chamomile tea rinse
Into a cup of boiling water, add 4 chamomile tea bags and let it steep. Once it is cool, remove the tea bags, add in 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, stir well and pour into a spray bottle.
Spray it evenly all over the hair and leave it for an hour before washing off. Redo once a week for the best results.
The flavonoids in chamomile can help lighten the hair.
Using apple cider vinegar
Mix together a cup of water with ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar and then pour into a spray bottle. Once you have washed your hair, spray this mixture evenly all over your hair, leave it to sit for 30 minutes, and then rinse off with plain water.
Repeat this process until your hair lightens to the desired shade.
Apple cider vinegar is in itself acidic and can help fade the color of the hair by balancing out its pH levels.
The Final Takeaway
After reading this article, I hope that all you ginger-heads gone blonde and had to deal with ginger root issues found a method that can suit yourself in order to help cover up your roots.
Also, for those of you who would like to go from ginger to blonde without bleaching your hair, there are a number of hacks that you could try out to achieve this look without needing to bleach your hair.
But remember to be patient and remain consistent with your process and over time your ginger hair will get the perfect blonde shade you’ve always wished for!