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When did dark roots become a desired look?

It occurred to me while watching the wig presentation that obvious roots are now okay?! And it seems it's been that way for a while now. Just wondering when the tide turned?

It doesn't seem so long ago that when a woman dyed her hair blond she was presenting the image of a natural blond and not wanting to look like a brunette who dyed her hair blond?!

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Re: When did dark roots become a desired look?

It isn't a look I like but it has been a trend for quite a while. They aren't roots anymore, they are low lights, don't ya know? LOL

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Re: When did dark roots become a desired look?

I don’t know but I don’t like them.

 

That’s the reason I don’t buy Toni Brattain wigs from QVC.  I only buy them directly from her company.  Those don’t have black roots.

 

I asked them why they are different and the salesperson at the website said that’s the way QVC wants them.

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Re: When did dark roots become a desired look?

I can’t answer that question, but I’m waiting for gray roots to become a desired look!

 

Have my hair appointment in a few days....thankfully.  

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Re: When did dark roots become a desired look?

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Am not a fan of black roots...I just don’t get it when I see celebrities wearing a $12k gown and black roots....smh

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Re: When did dark roots become a desired look?

It’s a look that has been around for some time. Some like it, some don’t, like anything else. 

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Re: When did dark roots become a desired look?

This has been a pet peeve of mine for a long time. Why anyone would buy a blond wig with an inch of dark "roots" is beyond me. To me, a blonde with dark roots showing gives the impression that a visit to the colorist is overdue, and doesn't look well-groomed. JMHO. The "natural" look is definitely not in fashion anymore. I liked it better the old way, lol.

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Re: When did dark roots become a desired look?


@september wrote:

I can’t answer that question, but I’m waiting for gray roots to become a desired look!

 

Have my hair appointment in a few days....thankfully.  


@september 

I was thinking the exact same thing! LOL wouldn't that be wonderful?

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Re: When did dark roots become a desired look?

I think there is a definite difference between grown-out dark roots and intentional dark roots. Intentional dark roots require a bit of blending from darker to lighter and there's no stark line of demarcation between the two shades which makes it look bad. If the two-tone hair is done right then ousting the taboo works and in some cases it doesn't really look that bad, imo.

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Re: When did dark roots become a desired look?

That's what my husband asked when he noticed the blond hosts. Back in the day, blond roots were not desirable.