Change of hair color can mean many thingsas we are already tired of seeing ourselves the same, that a new phase of our life begins, that we want to leave the past behind and be a new person… Whatever the reason for this change, it always marks a before and after.
When we choose a color that has nothing to do with our natural color, whether from brunette to blonde or from brown to red, something that will be inevitable will be the appearance of the roots. The hair grows and sooner or later it will appear crowning our new hair.
If we have not adapted the trend of the ‘dark roots’, the highlights that have fallen in love with ‘celebrities’ and that allow them not to have to go to the hairdresser to touch them up so often, the roots they can be a nuisance when it comes to maintaining our look.
However, more and more natural roots are beginning to be integrated into the dyes that we use and they are the perfect solution for wear shades that do not match our skin color or we do not want to touch up the look every month.
For her Marilyn Monroe dress at this year’s Met Gala, Kim Kardashian dyed her entire length of hair platinum blonde again, but with it being such a light color, it didn’t quite match her skin tone. In order not to repeat the mistakes she made in the past (since she wore white a few years ago), she has decided leave its natural roots.
“Kim Kardashian is the clear example of how the root effect, far from showing a careless appearance, can be sophisticated, flattering and trendy. The differential point of Kim’s look, and where her success lies, is that she presents a very strong color contrast, between her natural tan in the root zone and the platinum blonde of the rest of her hair. This version adds depth and dimensionality to the hair, making it ideal for those women looking for a strong image with their own personality”, explains Mª José Llata, director of Peluquería Llata Carrera.
Therefore, the greater the difference between our natural root tone and the color we wear in the rest, will be more flattering and it will not give a “left” aspect to our look.
How to wear the natural root
Kim Kardashian has not been the only one who has also worn natural roots with style, we have also seen it in Dua Lipa, Madonna, Shakira, Blanca Suárez or Selena Gómez and, as we have seen, they feel good to all
To wear this look without dying in the attempt, Mª José Llata gives us the keys: “If we opt for this trend, hair care is key so that the color is seen as a beauty accessory and not as carelessness. Thus , one has to make sure you are hydrated and nourished, and that the scalp is healthy. When styling, it is a very versatile style: it goes very well with the loose hair and is especially striking with low, polished up-dos.”
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