Post # 1
Since this summer I have been trying to go for an all over blonde look. To achieve this, the hairstylist said I should get highlights and always do that. The problem is when I put my hair up, it looks like crap because so much of my roots show. There is so much dark brown showing even when I just come out of the salon and attempt to put my hair up. I wore my hair up for part of our engagement photos and it looked awful. I really have my heart set on wearing my hair up for our wedding. It’s so extremely think and long that it just goes flat when I wear it down or puffs up with humidity. I’ve tried different stylists and it dosn’t help.
Any bees have experience doing all over color of blonde?
Post # 3
If you’ve got ‘roots’ right after hilighting, you need a new stylist.
I got highlights for four years and you should NEVER have roots right after leaving the salon.
And yes, it’s true, if you keep getting your hair hilighted, it’ll keep getting blonder and blonder. You’ll need to have lowlights put in every third or fourth time as well as the highlights in order to keep your hair from getting *too* blonde.
Post # 4
Is she only highlighting the hair at your crown…? You shouldn’t be seeing any roots right after having it done.
Post # 5
I’m so frustrated with all the people I’ve been going to lately. It’s been really hard to find a new stylist after mine moved away a year ago. Right after I get it done you can still see my roots. I like to wear my hair in braids in the front and the rest in a pony tail. Holly hell does this look awful! I feel that since my hair is so think and long that the stylists get frustrated and don’t do a proper job on my hair even though I warn them when I call of my hair type and I tip well.
Would getting an all over color instead of highlighting be better for my hair type?
Post # 6
@LilySparks: That’s insane. I honestly think it has nothing to do with your hair type and everything to do with the stylist.
I have VERY thick, course, wavy/curly hair literally down to my waist and when I was getting it highlighted it was never a problem for my stylist, ever. It just costs a little more because your hair requires more product.
You need to find a different stylist. It doesn’t matter what your hair type is, you should never ever see roots right after getting it done.
Getting all-over color just means that you’re going to have to get it re-done every couple of weeks because your roots will be in an *extremely* obvious solid line when your hair starts growing back out. If you think hightlighted roots are bad, just wait until you see the root problem all-over color causes.
Post # 7
Maybe take a picture to the stylist so she knows what kind of color you’re going for? I’ve done all-over color in a demi-permanent, but as the other poster said you’ll have a pretty harsh line when the roots start to grow out if you do an all over color.
Post # 8
@LilySparks: It sounds like your natural color is a bit dark to do just highlights.
If your hair is dark brown and you’ve got platinum highlights, I imagine that some of your hair would still be brown… or it would be all-over color, no?
I think I’d just go darker if you don’t want to have your whole head bleached.