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Kaley Cuoco Shows How Not to Wear Your Hair When you Have Regrowth
Thu, 14 March 2013 12:56PM
I don’t mean to sound rude, although I probably will … But please hold your comment fire because I mean this in the nicest possible way: Kaley needs to think about calling her colourist. In the not-too-distant future.
You see, when you decide to become a not-so-natural blonde, you need to not only commit to being the butt of the occasional blonde joke*, but also to getting your colour topped up every two months. At least.
Or else, not wearing your hair in a centre-parted, slicked-down style (refer to above) that will show all and sundry that your highlights have long grown past the natural-look stage.
Sure, balayage is back in all its two-toned glory.
But, in the crazy smoke & mirrors world that is our beloved beauty world, there’s good regrowth. And then there’s the real kind.
Not that I can really talk. I am so skilled in avoiding my colourist that I’ve been known to get calls from her, wondering if I’m still on this earth (*touching wood*).
Thing is, I’ve learned a few nifty, roots-minimising tips over the years. Some of which would be:
- Go less straight with the partline. A severe line makes regrowth delineation appear all the more obvious. A zig-zaggy one, on the other hand, throws the focus off, and simply makes the crown area look like a more natural blend of colours.
- Fluff up your style, so that it doesn’t sit flat on your crown. Again, to make that delineation between real and faux colour seem less extreme. A rough dry always does that trick for me; you can also hang your head upside down as you dry, which encourages a bigger hair effect. See how much more forgiving on the old partline Kaley’s style is here:
- Get thee a dry shampoo. I find that when I use my trusty Klorane, the darkness of my regrowth softens. It’s also a Godsend on greasy, second-day-hair mornings, as you can massage it into the crown to boost hair back up to the fluffy look you had the day before.
- Having said that, cleaner hair looks less dark (and therefore less two-tone-y), so if you can wash every day, do it. And yep, it’s fine to suds-up the strands daily – you just need to make sure you’re using the right shampoo/conditioner for your hair type.
Tell me, Primpers, how do you manage your regrowth?
Do you have your colourist on speed-dial – or do they stalk you a little, too?
* There’s actually one good thing about this whole blonde joke business, for we blondes. “I’m just having a blonde moment” has become quite the legitimate excuse for any of my ditzy bouts. That combined with “Oh, baby brain” are quite the powerful get-out-of-jail cards. So keep those jokes coming, honestly.
Posted by: Katrina Lawrence