Has it been a while since your last root touch up? Maybe a little more than awhile? There’s no shame in admitting your color care routine has been a bit lacking. Life gets busy and sometimes a touch up calls for a full root revival. Our salon chairs are a judgment-free zone! Denver’s best stylists are here to help your hair find new life. From damage control to reinventing yourself with a fresh pop of color, check out these fabulous ideas for blending, growing out, and loving your roots again.

Nourish and Restore for Full Root Revival

At-home root touch ups can stress out your delicate locks. Frequent bleaching and lightening can strip away moisture, leading to dryness and frizz — it’s the classic “straw” texture that so many beauty gurus seek to avoid.

Luckily, there are plenty of tools to make your hair feel fresh and luxurious again. The Initialiste hair serum from Kérastase is a perfect start for a root revival at home. Its nourishment binds to the follicle proteins and strengthens the strand while reversing damage and restoring youthful elasticity.

It’s also possible to stick with your current color without making any changes to the hue. Layers are a great way to trim away split ends and hide faded roots. Follow up your new cut with a gloss and toner treatment. Rich serum brings sparkle and radiance back to the hair. This is especially key when it comes to root revival for brassy hair. Extra shine can make any look feel like new again, no matter how many days have gone by since your last root touch up.

Color Outside the Lines

If your roots have grown out well beyond their touch up date, there’s no need to despair. Embrace the change by transitioning to a new summer color. These shades blend well with fading tones to create a soft, natural look.

Lowlights

When growing out highlights or any of the lighter shades of blonde (platinum, ash, champagne, or others), the simplest way to gorgeous hair is by blending in lowlights. Unlike their sunny counterparts, lowlights are usually one or two shades darker than your natural tone to bring out a soft, subtle aesthetic. When blended into lightened roots, this color technique adds depth and helps space out old highlights to create a more natural summer vibe.

Balayage or Ombre

If the root of your problem lies more on the dark side, a balayage or ombre may be your next new color. Brunettes often struggle with managing their naturally darker roots, especially when working with a lighter hue. The good news is that you can keep your radiant blonde tones without the need for intensive upkeep over the summer. Balayage and ombre both create a natural gradient effect that seamlessly flows with darker strands. This will eliminate any harsh contrast left behind by your last color treatment. Better yet, these styles are low maintenance and fade naturally into your beautiful tresses.

All Over Color

Sometimes faded roots are a sign that it’s time for a drastic change. Transitioning to a darker or medium hue requires less frequent touch ups. Talk to your expert colorist about finding your perfect summer to fall match. A few shades darker than your natural hair can create a beautiful glow. Also, it will be as easy to maintain as it is stunning. Warm mocha, honey brown, and deep amber red are among the best on-trend choices for a complete color switch that works well with fading roots. Just be sure to fortify your color long-term with products specifically suited for color-treated hair like Bain Chromatique Riche.

Don’t let root shame keep you from embracing your next bold style. Stop by our salon today, where our friendly color care experts are always rooting for your hair!

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