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    Default Accessories to hide roots

    Hi all, question for avid accessory users.

    Soooo, I will be facing some severe roots coming up shortly. My natural hair is dark blonde, and right now my hair is platinum WHITE. I am wanting to go more towards a darker, more natural shade. I can't dye the platinum closer to my natural color (I asked 3 hairdressers all said the same thing...to grow out two inches of roots and then come get them highlighted and over time the platinum will just grow out and eventually be cut off.)

    So imagine very dark hair and a very striaght horizontal line of white hair. I need ideas on hiding them!! If I can't hide them (I will be working with the public so I can't exactly go into hiding), I will look very unprofessional.

    Preferrably, not hats. I was thinking headbands but IDK where to get those really wide ones! Any other ideas?

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    I had a friend who used to do a zig-zag parting when she was between touch ups to hide her roots. I could never get it to look right on me, my hair is too flat for it.
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    Something like this?
    My routine has changed since starting to use Rogaine regularly to try to regain some thickness. I still cleanse every other day, but I use T/Sal shampoo, followed by my beloved Suave Wild Cherry conditioner. A vinegar rinse and catnip leave in follow.

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    Zigzag parting works pretty good for some roots. However, this will be two FULL inches of very dark against very light hair, so i will have to completely cover my head but trying to avoid hats or berkas, LOL

    Raven, that is BEAUTIFUL!! I forgot about Etsy! I love that site. Ok I am going to go search around Etsy thanks for the idea.

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    Default Re: Accessories to hide roots

    I have about and inch and a half of roots and I use soft cloth headbands. They come in various widths. Right now I wear a thin one but as my roots grow I will probrably go to a thicker one until I don't feel I need them anymore. I think they look cute! I don't know what you do but I work in a dental office and wear my hair like this or in a french braid with the headband.
    Last edited by Sisgoldenhair65; July 12th, 2012 at 02:49 PM.

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    Default Re: Accessories to hide roots

    I wear wide head bands quite often, and have collected a fair few. Anywhere that sells hair accessories will probably have one or two. Claire's often have some too.

    Have you thought about using scarves as well? I wrap them around my head, and either tie them at the back, or I incorporate the ends into a braid.

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    I have been favoriting that shop for a while. I need to break down and order something!

    Quote Originally Posted by CajunBaby View Post
    Zigzag parting works pretty good for some roots. However, this will be two FULL inches of very dark against very light hair, so i will have to completely cover my head but trying to avoid hats or berkas, LOL

    Raven, that is BEAUTIFUL!! I forgot about Etsy! I love that site. Ok I am going to go search around Etsy thanks for the idea.
    My routine has changed since starting to use Rogaine regularly to try to regain some thickness. I still cleanse every other day, but I use T/Sal shampoo, followed by my beloved Suave Wild Cherry conditioner. A vinegar rinse and catnip leave in follow.

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    Default Re: Accessories to hide roots

    Sisgoldenhair, I like that look a lot. And very professional too. I will have to go with the thicker ones like the etsy photo that Raven shared. The medium one looks great in ur hair but u have highlights so it blends a lot better than a wall of white hair against dark roots, LOL!!! see that little piece in front u have showing? I don't think that will look OK on me with the contrast I will have

    Good idea with the french braid too I like that a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenreed View Post
    Something like this?
    The scarf is the same colors as your Avatar.
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    Head scarfs, headbands!

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