Is it possible to dip-dye my hair darker at the top and leave the ends blonde, or will it involve an all over tint followed by bleach?

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Hi,

I currently have very light blonde hair and it's been like this for years, so naturally I'm bored of it and quite fancy the dip-dye look. I'm naturally quite a dark blonde, but it's been so long since I've seen it I'm not 100% sure!

Is it possible to dip-dye my hair darker at the top and leave the ends blonde, or will it involve an all over tint followed by bleach? I'm concerned about the condition of my hair so would love to avoid messing with it too much.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,

Rosie, UK

Hi Rosie,

This process is quite simple, if carried out by an experienced colourist!

An option could be to create a dip-dye/Ombre effect using a combination technique of foils and free hand colour - breaking up the colour with soft tones of darker shades helping to blend your regrowth area.

From what you have described I personally would start with a deep conditioning treatment to restore protein and even out the hair’s porosity. Then use a smudging technique at the regrowth to mid-lengths with a dark blonde/light brown formula. To soften the blend and improve the shine, a demi-colour would then be applied in a soft blonde to your older blonde colour. This would require no further lightening at all and would assist in improving your regrowth visibility and condition.

Hope this helps,

Simon Daniel, Salon Director of Belle Toujours, Cardiff

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