How can I get my roots to match my ends?

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I have died my hair a light blonde in which the ends have turned out great, but about 1-2 inches of my roots are a dark ginger/red. How can I get my roots to go the same colour?

I am going to the hairdressers to see if they can match my roots, but what would your advice be please and should I ask for something in particular?

Jodie, Kettering

Colouring your hair is a fraught and difficult business and it is best left to the professionals. Colour rarely takes evenly from root to tip because of previous technical processes or just as a result of variable porosity that naturally occurs.

It sounds as if the colour has not lifted enough at the roots of your hair. Don’t panic, it is not a disaster but does need competent attention. Consult the Good Salon Guide website and choose what you think is the best local salon.

Try and book for a consultation in the salon so they can get a really good idea of what has happened (they will need to skin test you prior to any colour application). 

Give the stylist a clear picture of what you want them to do and let them know what product you used and any previous chemical processes you have had. The technician should be able to help you.

It is probably a good idea to buy a professional colour shampoo and conditioner. I would recommend Kérastase Chroma Captive.

Hope you are happy with the result.

Best wishes,

Natalie Wardle, John Olivers Team (Norwich)

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