The truth is we’re a fan of changing up our hair’s colour. It doesn’t matter if it’s a trendy rose gold hue or subtle highlights all over, there’s nothing that mentions “new me” more than a fresh hairdo. In some instances, it’s better to take a break from the dye bottle and take an opportunity to breathe. This is tricky to master.

Being in quarantine also implies the end of hair dyeing and other beauty treatments because nail and hair salons remain closed. If you’re sporting highlights or you’re looking to change back to your natural hair colour in the summer season, you may be able to see that you’ll have to grow out the colour of your hair on your own, with no help from the assistance of a professional colourist who can guide your process. But that’s not a problem, and that’s the reason we’re here.

It’s the time to put down the dye 

The advantages of throwing away the dye are infinite because regardless of whether you’re colouring or bleaching your hair, hair strands are bound to be affected. The chemical components in hair dyes will cause your hair to dry out and make it fragile and susceptible to breaking–not exactly the shiny locks we’re all looking for.

While regular trips to the salon with the repair masks can help to lock in moisture, ultimately, the only way to truly solve your hair care issues will be to get back to the natural way. If you’re finding that regardless of the masks you’ve tried and the inches you’ve trimmed, your hair remains unattractive, it could be time to return to your natural hair colour.

The best part? Returning to the colour of your natural hair can make a difference to your wallet and your hair’s health. There’s no reason to put your hair in the conditions of harmful chemicals and shell out some money for the special. Don’t fret. If you’re afraid of that awkward transition period we’ve got all covered for you. Here are some helpful tips for how to navigate the colour transition appropriately with a completely different hair shade.

Before you begin any major hair colour change, it’s crucial to consider some fundamental things first. It is essential to start with establishing a plan, making yourself prepared for a phase of transition, and making sure that you have realistic expectations. Keep in mind, Rome wasn’t built within a day. Also, returning to your original colour is not a quick process.

Start Planning

The most common mistake people make when trying to return to their natural hair colour is picking a colour which they think is similar to their original natural colour and then slapping it on. If you’re planning to go without the hair dye, it’s going to be a lengthy process which requires a good amount of planning. Don’t plunge rashly into the world of colour. Instead, start slowly and pay attention to the hair expert.

Collaborate with a colourist to determine the most effective method and ensure that you inform them of your complete hair history so that they understand exactly what your hair went through. The moment you decide to bleach your hair five years ago for the first time does matter. A colourist can help you decide on the right route and although it might require a few salon visits, it’s worth it for ensuring the least amount of harm to your hair and excellent outcomes.

Growing out Highlights Tips

If you’ve been having highlights on your hair for a number of years and are looking to stop the habit, there’s some good news. Highlights can actually be grown out effortlessly.

Begin by allowing your hair to grow for a couple of months, until the natural colour is back. Be aware that your natural shade might change over time. Don’t presume that you know precisely what the shade is, especially when you’ve been placing highlights to your hair for long periods of time. It is also advisable that you have your ends cut off to eliminate the over-processed and split hair ends. If you are unable to get into the salon you can skip this part until things are returned to normal. After a couple of months your hair’s highlights will grow out slowly and you’ll have a much healthier hair with a natural colour. Easy, right?

The Ways of Growing Out highlights

If your highlights begin from the top of your head or you just do not have the time or patience to let them grow out, there is a second alternative. You can choose to apply lowlights with a colour that is nearer to your natural hair colour every eight weeks till the highlights have completely disappeared.

Are your highlights noticeably lighter than the natural colour? If yes, you should consult with your colourist to get a tint back, also known as re-pigmenting or filling. This is where the colour is applied to your hair in order to replenish the pigments lost that makeup your desired shade. This sounds like a complex procedure but your hair colourist should know exactly how to proceed.

Do you adore your hair highlights, but aren’t happy with the time and effort required to maintain your highlights? You don’t need to give up your beloved glints that sparkle goodbye. Instead, you can also consider to make use of lighter coloured hair extensions to achieve exactly the similar look.

Goodbye Balayage, Hello Ombre

One of the most appealing aspects about balayage is that it can be grown naturally and look gorgeous while doing it. Why? There aren’t any obvious regrowth lines, which makes it appear beautiful. In addition, there is no maintenance needed since the colour doesn’t begin from the roots.

If you’ve a grown out balayage style, you might be unable to stop keeping it. If you like the look of balayage but would prefer to stay away from chemical treatments and frequent appointments, it is possible to get the same look with hair extensions for balayage.

Ombre is a different style that is easy to grow out because of its natural transition between hues. Just let it grow out and trim it as needed. Here’s a good thing. It’s been reported that ombre looks better when it is growing out, giving the appearance of naturally sun-kissed hair ends. If you’re looking for an extreme transformation, you might be able to get the ombre cut and wear shorter hairstyles.

Reverting to the natural colour of your hair that you have always had

If you’ve been sporting a hue that’s quite different from your natural colour, don’t be disappointed. There are ways to smooth the transition from dark to light and vice versa, without needing to take the entire thing off.


Are you tired of maintaining your fair locks? Maintaining platinum blonde hair or any other light hues is a tedious task especially if your original hair shade is dark. There are options to allow you to quit the habit of dyeing and accept the hair colour God has given you.

If you’re considering this you might want to hold off until you have access to a hair salon prior to taking the whole mile to the full extent, as it’s crucial to discuss the best way to dye your bleached hair back to the natural colour of your hair with a skilled professional.

It is true that you cannot just dye over your pale and lighter blonde hair. In reality, you should expect to require at least four coats of colouring to allow hair cuticles to take in the darker hue. If you decide to try this method it is crucial to be aware that the abrupt transition from lighter blonde to darker brown hue can be a shock for your friends and family.

If you choose to opt for a gradual change it is possible to add lowlights that are closer to your original natural dark shade. Another option is to include shadow roots, which are a technique of stretching the dye from the roots to the tip on your hair in a natural way. In the ideal scenario, the dye should be as similar to the natural colour of your hair as you can. This lets you grow out your hair’s colour effortlessly while staying trendy. The best part? While you wait for your hair salon to be open, your hair will slowly grow out, forming a stretched shadow root by itself. Be proud of it, wear it, pretend that you wanted your hair to appear like this.

The most effective way to reverse the bleaching process is to apply an allover dye with the colour that is a couple of shades darker. Begin with a natural caramel blonde colour, and then for the next application, go even darker again. Repeat until you’ve got the locks you’ve always desired. Applying routine hair masks throughout the process is essential if you wish to bring moisture, softness and hydration to the hair that is damaged. It is also recommended to apply pieces of lowlights to break up and disintegrate the hair’s colour as it grows out. This can lower the contrast between your roots and ends, giving them a more natural and softer appearance.

A different option would be to allow your lighter hair colour to naturally grow out, and adopt the popular ombre look. Ombre is in fact the gradual fade effect of one colour to the next. This is precisely the case when growing out the hair dye. That awkward “in between” colour phase makes you look fashionable and will also make your darker roots appear to be deliberate.


Are you looking to shed your dark locks and embrace your natural fair hair? So long as you stay clear of some of the most common mistakes it is possible to do it without any issues. Start by staying away from the bleach. Don’t even consider going to the store for a bottle lighter blonde dye. If you’re not interested in simply letting your hair grow out, it is best to seek the help of a trustworthy and experienced colourist. Don’t forget, using the dye bottle can make your hair look uneven with patches and may cause your hair colour to change to green.

Your colourist might decide to introduce a shade that is lighter than the dyed colour but darker than your natural shade. Then, temper it with some highlights until the transition is completed. Another option is having them lift or lighten the dark hue by using a colour remover. If you are unable to go to a salon, it is recommended to allow the hair to grow and add highlights every couple of months until you have reached the desired hair colour goal.

If you’re at home and can’t go to the salon and would prefer to avoid adding of additional chemicals, you can decide to do the reverse balayage, a popular trend that lets you grow out your hair’s colour naturally. The reverse balayage transits from lighter roots to dark tips. The darker hair will grow out at the hair ends as your blonde roots grow in or even be chopped off during a haircut. When you’ve a grown out balayage, it is possible to regain the appearance without having to re-apply dark dye. You may also consider using extensions for your hair, you can maintain your reverse balayage and not have to worry about going to the salon.

You could also go for the reverse ombre style while your hair grows out. This fashion turns the classical ombre upside-down as it graduates from light at the top to dark on the ends. This en point hairstyle lets you navigate your colour changes and look great.


If you’re a daring person perhaps you’ve dyed your hair with a vibrant pastel colour. While hot pink hair, smurf-blue or lemon yellow locks could be enjoyable, they can get old fast. Although you might be tempted by the idea of erasing the vibrant hue by applying hair dyes all over on top of it, the consequences can be devastating, particularly when you have to use bleach to ensure your hair is able to hold your hair dye.

It is recommended to get the help of a professional colourist to do this and let the hair grow out. When you’re able to get to a salon, using the correct colour extractors, the colourist can extract the majority of the rainbow hue, which makes it easy for other dyes to cover. If you’re a person with a lot of patience, then you can wait for the hair colour to fade away and then dye your hair back to the natural shade. You might also wish to apply some lowlights and highlights in order to bring back the depth of your locks. To revive shine and vibrancy add a gloss or oil on your hair.

If you’re looking to add highlights, grow out the balayage style or bleach your hair to get back its natural shade, we have total confidence in the results you will achieve at home. If you devise a strategy and practice a little amount of patience, you will be able to experience a smooth graduation from chemically treated follicles to healthy, natural heads of hair. Always remember to call your colourist or set up a FaceTime appointment to get some tips on how to manage your hair’s growth. 

No matter if your hair’s natural shade is blonde with a sun-soaked hue, vibrant red, or stunning mahogany, be sure to embrace the shade your hair’s supposed to be. It’s free of chemicals. It’s inexpensive. And, it’s beautiful.