If you're experiencing a problem with your hair getting darker and darker due to a build up of natural hair colour from repeated applications read on…
If you have very light grey hair coming through at your roots, and a medium to dark brown or black colour on the ends of your hair you will need a strong colourant on your roots to colour the grey. However if you repeatedly put the strong colour all over your hair it will get darker and darker on your already brown hair lower down.
Three Ways to Avoid Dark Hair Colour Build Up On The Ends:
2. Use a darker colour on the roots and a lighter colour on the length of your hair.
3. Leaving the colourant on for a shorter time will give a lighter colour and for a longer time will give a darker colour. So you could experiment with leaving it on for a longer time on the roots a shorter time on the length. So firstly put the colour only on your roots, leave it on for some time (say 30 minutes or 1 hour) then apply the colour to the rest of your hair and leave this on for an additional length of time. Finally wash all the colour out of your entire head of hair. You would need to experiment with the processing times of course.
Two Recommendations for a Dark Colour on Your Grey Hair:
2. It’s Pure Organics Pure Henna and Indigo. To get a dark brown you would mix something like 2 parts indigo to 1 part henna - available on this page: http://www.suvarna.co.uk/pure-henna-indigo.html
Here are the links to see the tester sizes of them:
For very mild colours which will not darken the length of your hair too much
For a hair colour which is a little less dark than the It’s Pure Dark Brown or henna and indigo: You could try Its Pure Organics Natural Brown as it is lighter than the Dark Brown. There may still be some colour build up with this though. It will of course depend on your hair type and how long you leave it on for too.
If Your Hair Has Already Gone Too Dark
Trial and Error
Have a look at some of our customers before and after pictures here: http://www.suvarna.co.uk/gallery.html
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