How to blend dark roots with blonde hair at home (in 4 easy steps)

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Do you want to know how to mix your dark roots with your blonde hair?


I’ll tell you about how to do it from the comfort of your own home.


If you have blonde hair, when your roots start to grow in, you have two choices:

  • Bleach your roots to make them look the same as the rest of your hair
  • Blend the color of your roots into your blonde hair, achieving an interesting effect


Today I’m going to tell you how to do option number two.

I’ll tell you step-by-step how to blend your dark roots with your blonde hair.

  The good thing about this technique is that it’s easy to do, even for someone with little experience coloring their hair.  


All you have to do is choose a dye that’s the same color as your roots and apply it with a dye brush.

The special thing about this technique is that it doesn’t require much precision, if anything, the opposite.


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To make the dark shade of your roots and your blonde hair growing in look well- blended or mixed, the idea is actually as imprecise as possible.

You might be wondering why.


The answer is simple.

If you apply a dark dye to your roots precisely and neatly, you run the risk of creating a dividing line between the dark and the light shades.

And that’s not what you’re trying to do; instead, your goal is to create a fading effect from dark to light.


What you need to do when you apply the dye is to brush some parts longer and some shorter into the blonde, creating an irregular line.

That way, when you brush it out, you’ll see how your dark roots fade into your light blonde hair.


Now we’ll look deeper into how to choose the right color for your roots, the materials you’ll need, and step-by-step how to do this technique.


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How to choose the right color for your roots

Although it is ideal to choose your hair’s natural shade, sometimes that shade is very, very different from the blonde you have in your hair already.

There are two ways to choose the shade for your roots.

  • The first is to choose your natural hair color. If it’s dark blonde or brown or somewhere in that range, that’s perfect.
  • The second is to choose a color that is two tones darker than the blonde in your hair.


For example:

  • If your hair is light blonde (8), then you can choose light brown (6).
  • If your hair is extra light blonde (9), then you can choose medium blonde (7).
  • If your hair is medium blonde (7), then you can choose brown (5).


 It’s important to choose well and remember what color you chose because you’ll need to continue to touch it up as your hair grows out. 


What materials should you buy?

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Once you are decided on the shade you’ll use for your roots, you need to get all the materials.

Here’s a list to help you when you go to the store or pharmacy:

  • Color kit
  • Dye brush
  • Plastic container

Once you have everything, you can get started.


How to blend dark roots with blonde hair in 4 steps


Step 1: Prepare your hair

Brush your hair out, make sure there are no knots that might make things difficult when applying the color.

Comb your hair into a middle part, so you’re able to see your roots when you apply the mix.


Step 2: Prepare the mix

You’ll get a tube of dye, developer, and gloves in your dye kit.

Mix the entire dye tube with all of the developer in a plastic container until it is smooth and completely mixed.


Step 3: Apply the mix

As I told you initially, this is an easy, simple technique that you can do at home, and the secret is not to be too precise when you apply the dye.

Irregularly apply the color mixture with the dye brush along the line of where your roots have grown in.

What does that mean?


It means that you shouldn’t be precise about where you brush the dye, rather exactly the opposite.

 Brush different length lines, 1-1.5 inches long, and even longer if you want to.  

The irregular lines make the blended effect, making your roots fade into the rest of your hair.

The only thing you need to be careful of is not leaving any section of your roots without dye.


Once you’ve finished applying the mix, let it sit for 40 minutes.


Step 4: Rinse and dry

Once the 40 minutes are up, you should rinse with cool water until it runs clean without any evidence of the dye left.

Then, you can wash your hair with your normal shampoo if you want to.

To finish up, you should dry your hair with a blow dryer on medium heat and apply a few drops of anti-frizz serum.

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