Hey Colm,

I’ve been having highlights for many years but ive grown tired of sitting in the salon while the foils are put in and my roots show after just a couple of weeks. Im thinking of having a full colour, whats your opinion?

Audrey, Ballybricken.



Hi Audrey,

Many blondes start with a few subtle highlights and over time they end up looking like a full head of colour, especially on the ends, this can make your roots seem a lot darker. The first option for fewer salon visits would be to introduce a few lowlights to replace some of your natural colour; this would make the re-growth less obvious.

If you think low lighting would darken your hair too much then a full colour might be an option. Its important to remember that if you are lightening 4-5 shades more than your natural colour, your re-growth will have to be re-touched every 4-6 weeks.

The next question is, which shade to go for? If the ends of your hair are very light (white-platinum blonde), then you will need a bleach-up to match the roots with the ends. A bleach-up isn’t as harsh as it seems as long as it is carried out professionally, afterwards it can be toned to the pastel shade of your choice (icy, creamyblonde).

If the ends are a soft golden colour, then a high lift blonde colour can be used. This type of colour lightens and tones in one process and works best on lighter bases. A soft copper or golden blonde is easily optained, and if your base is very light, then an icy-pearly shade can be achieved in one easy step.

To keep your blonde looking its healthiest I highly recommend Shine blonde shampoo and conditioner from L’Oreal Serie Expert, it great for removing those brassy tones. Most importantly, your blonde requires plenty of attitude, as blondes definitely have MORE FUN!!


Keep your questions coming to info@colmmorrissey.ie


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