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Lightening Dark Roots?

I just wondered if anyone can advise me, please? I regularly use Olia hair colour in a light blonde shade. My natural hair is light brown with quite a bit of grey. I have the problem, when checking my hair at the back, dark roots are very obvious at the back of my head even after just dyeing the roots. My hair is in a shoulder length bob, the texture is fine (I won't take a curl at all) and parts at the back showing the darker roots. I have to spend ages brushing it to try and hide them, which doesn't always work. It looks horrible! Any ideas please?

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January 3, 20190 found this helpful

You need a two step process. The dark color is lifted off and the lighter color is deposited. This is a job for a professional.

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January 5, 20190 found this helpful

Hi.thanks for taking the time to reply!. Unfortunately I dont have the option of consulting a professional,as I am retired on a very small state pension. Ive always coloured my hair myself because of this. I think its the way my hair falls,at the back-it will never hang nice and straight for long.maybe a darker blonde would be the answer.

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January 5, 20190 found this helpful

I have the same problem

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January 5, 20190 found this helpful

You said your hair is a shoulder length bob. This would indicate that the hair is pretty much all one length. You also said your hair texture is fine. If your hair is thick enough to allow some moderate layering in the back, this should take some of the weight from that area, making the hair less 'lanky' and less prone to separating. Also, if you are not opposed to the idea, a little hidden teasing (backcombing) would help the hair stay in place.

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The darker hair at the back is natural as there is more pigment in this area and usually it is the last to 'grey'. The less difference between this natural dark color and the hair color shade you choose, the better. I think you should do as you have suggested and choose a darker blond. While this wont make the roots at the back any lighter, it will help blend your lighter and darker hair to a more uniform color.

Good luck

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January 5, 20190 found this helpful

An added note:
Should you decide to try removing a bit of weight from the hair in back, I hope you can find someone who is good with a razor and will devote the time to be extra careful and remove only a small amount of hair. What with your hair being fine, do not allow anyone near it with thinning shears!

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