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Re: When did dark roots become a desired look?


@Jewel22 wrote:

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


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Yes. I'm aware that it's a choice. Just wondering when it happened? It's become the norm I would say over the last 20 years but just curious exactly how it came about and perhaps with whom? It definitely works out for those that bleach their hair. Less trips to the salon every year

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Re: When did dark roots become a desired look?


@Andreatoo wrote:

@Jewel22 wrote:

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


@Jewel22 

Yes. I'm aware that it's a choice. Just wondering when it happened? It's become the norm I would say over the last 20 years but just curious exactly how it came about and perhaps with whom? It definitely works out for those that bleach their hair. Less trips to the salon every year


I think my earliest remembrance of a celeb sporting this look, may have been Madonna?

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Re: When did dark roots become a desired look?

@Andreatoo The dark roots started back in the late 80's when they had a stylethatt they called "Shoe Shine " I kind of like it it makes it more realistic. But then again I haven't went the Blonde route.

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Re: When did dark roots become a desired look?

The dark roots/blonde hair look had a very unflattering name some 20 yrs ago when Carrie Bradshaw in SATC made that part of her signature look.

 

I do like the updated balyage look but wouldn't do it now. Too much work to keep up.

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Re: When did dark roots become a desired look?

 


@SilleeMee wrote:

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.


You got it. I’m 73 and have blonde hair I use Joan Rivers root cover.  JMO but I feel like when my hair hair is all one solid color it looks very dated. I feel it ages me.

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Re: When did dark roots become a desired look?

@september Gray roots would also a realistic look. 

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Re: When did dark roots become a desired look?

@blackhole99  That's the younger generation looks. I don't even think our thought are ever considered. Buying clothes in the store are a night mare for me. Fortunately we have Denim & Company.

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Re: When did dark roots become a desired look?

Maybe they think if you buy a wig with black roots it won’t look like a wig....after all, who would walk around with black roots if they had a wig?
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Re: When did dark roots become a desired look?

Remember the show Everybody Loves Raymond and his mom Marie had the solid blonde color that’s how I feel if I didn’t put the darker color in lol

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Re: When did dark roots become a desired look?

Lori and Kerstin are on together now. Lori is old school, blond all over, while Kerstin is sporting the more contemporary roots. I think age has something to do with it. the older woman isn't going to have dark brown roots they're going to be Gray so it would be additional color treatment