Colored hair: how to grow your roots out gracefully

/ 08.11.2015
Growing your roots out gracefully isn't so hard...
Growing your roots out gracefully isn't so hard...

Any self-respecting hair color obsessive knows how frustrating root growth can be. Just when you get your mane exactly as you want it, fresh millimeters of virgin keratin are guaranteed to sprout from your noggin and ruin everything. But what can you do to keep your colored hairstyle chic while Mother Nature continues to replenish and extend your tresses?

1/ Accessorize

Hats, headbands, bandanas, headscarves and flower crowns all do stellar jobs of hiding root growth, whatever the season. Out of sight, out of mind...

2/ Get highlights

You can soften the line of demarcation by blending your natural base color with some highlights to match and complement the colored hair. This doesn't strictly equate to going ombré, it's more about adding dimension to the natural base color in order to soften the overall contrast.

3/ Go ombré

When your head gives you root growth, make an ombré hairstyle! You're already halfway there, so why not jump on board with the biggest hair color trend of the decade? All you need to do is blend the natural color with the dyed strands until they fade into each other, creating a graduated color change.

4/ Braid it

Braided bangs, milkmaid braids and braided crowns can all be done near the hairline to cover the worst of your root growth. They're also super practical for hot summer days, workouts, and second and third day hair when you just don't have time for blow-drying. Talk about a win-win situation!

5/ Schedule a cut

Been thinking about getting a short new haircut? Now might be the time to go for it. After all, chopping off a significant chunk of the colored hair is the fastest possible way to reduce growing-out time!

6/ Own it

With a pinch of grunge-chic and impressive amounts of cool-girl nonchalance, grown out roots can actually look really good. So, if you don't have the time/money/motivation for touch-ups or innovative styling cover-ups, don't sweat it. Enhance the look with some tousled waves and forget all about it!

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