What are Hot Roots and How to Avoid Them?

We bet you faced the situation when after hair dyeing you get that perfect hair color but quite horrible brassy roots. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Well, basically this is what “hot roots” mean. What can be done in order to fix the situation? Check out our article and find it out!

Why Do Hot Roots Happen?

 
In general, there are two reasons for hot roots:
  • when you try to dye previously-dyed hair in a lighter color. The reason for it is simple: the natural heat from your scalp can activate and speed up the action of the hair dye by your roots. This way your natural hair which is closest to the scalp lightens faster while the previously-dyed hair does it more slowly.
  •  when you try to lighten all of your natural hair or use a bright color for the first time on natural undyed hair.

How can you avoid hot roots?

 
There are some tips that can help you:
  • Chose a hair dye of the color that is close to your natural color. Apply hair dye to the roots only for 5 minutes until the processing time is over. 
  • Don’t start applying hair dye straight on the roots. It isn’t right! First of all, you have to start with your hair ends and move in the upper direction. Hair roots will be the final point.

How can you fix hot roots?

  • Tone your hot roots away! That’s very simple — just apply your purple (or blue – it works better if your roots are yellow) toning shampoo to the roots and a little bit down the hair length just to smooth the line between your regrown hair color and the main hair shade. Wait for 10-15 minutes and wash it away. Don’t forget to use moisturizing mask after that!
  • Use a cool-toned gloss that matches your hair color. Choose only cool shade even if you have warm hair color, as this will help to neutralize hair brassiness.
Even considering the fact that hot roots are one of the most common hair problems, it can be quite easily solved if you use the previously mentioned tips!

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