How to Grow Out Your Natural Hair Color
For various reasons, many people are deciding to grow out their natural hair color. Whether it be the many chemicals found in hair dyes, the ongoing maintenance required, or the simple fact that they have a newfound love for their natural color – many want to know how to do it right. Well, here’s what you need to know if you plan on going back to your natural born tresses, while avoiding that color awkward-ness in between:
One Last Dye
- The answer is really simple – you just have to stop coloring it. But your last color should be the color that most closely resembles your natural one. You’ll need to get a qualified colorist to match it, since some dyes will fade over-time and you’ll want to know how it will look in 6 months down the road as well. Also, you can try demi-permanent dyes in between, so that once your natural color has grown out enough, it will shine through the demi-permanent dye.
Cut or Trim Your Hair Regularly
- Obviously, the more you trim your hair, the closer you are to being back to your full original color. So cut your hair often or go for that pixie if you so desire – shorter hair is the best way to speed up the waiting process!
- You want to make sure that your hair grows out as healthy as possible. Eat a clean and well-balanced diet to supply your body with the proteins and vitamins that your hair needs. This means plenty of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, and grains! This also means saying no to anything refined, processed, and fried.
- Did you know that getting exercise can actually speed up hair growth? It causes the heart to pump faster, increasing overall circulation throughout the body including the scalp, resulting in faster hair growth. Also give your scalp a nice massage now and then to stimulate blood flow locally!