Is there anything more annoying than going through hours in the salon chair getting highlights, only for your roots to make an uninvited return just a few weeks later? Thankfully, though, our days of stressing about roots may soon be over, as grown-out roots are quickly becoming a bonafide trend in their own right. Grown-out roots are essentially the new regrowth of hair that comes through as your hair grows, causing a contrast in colour between your natural colour and dyed or highlighted hair.
From soft blended shadow roots to extreme 2 tone looks, these celebs have all been rocking the grown out roots look lately. So, prepare to start seeing your stylist a lot less and check out these ladies for inspiration…
With her perfectly blended dirty blonde roots and buttery lengths, Margot Robbie is the perfect example of how grown-out roots can look utterly chic. Plus, it’s a more cost-effective way of colouring your hair without the trappings of having to keep going to get it topped up.
Shadow roots give the contrast a more seamless look and take away the issue of your hair not matching your brows (you know the struggle, girls!).
Most natural blondes do actually have a certain amount of ‘rooty-ness’ to their colour. So if you want to make your bottle blonde look more realistic, leave an inch or 2 dark to create a more believable result, like Sofia Richie has.
If your natural hair colour creates too much of a contrast, though, you can always ask your stylist to paint a darker blonde shade on your roots so that the transition isn’t so drastic.
Big Little Lies actress Shailene Woodley shows what happens if you allow your roots to grow out to the point where your crown is darker and your lengths are lighter.
Editor’s tip: Even if you’ve decided to embrace your roots, you should still use a colour protect range to stop the rest of your mane fading.
When used together, the TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Vibrance Protection Shampoo and Conditioner can keep your colour looking vibrant for up to 40 washes, so it’s well worth it if you want your colour to last.
After all, people pay a lot of money at the salon to get ombre, so if anyone asks, just tell them that it’s the look you’re going for! 😉
Plus, Kim is also a reminder than even if you’ve got a darker complexion, holding on to some of your roots can allow you to pull off even ultra-light, silvery shades.
The secret to being able to pull off a quirkier colour, like Hailey Baldwin’s watermelon pink ‘do, is to intentionally start the colour a bit further down. This way, you can wear brighter colours without them washing you out. Trust us, it’s a surefire way to join the It-girl crew!