Published on July 11th, 2022

Last updated on January 25th, 2023

How To Get Your Natural Hair Color Back? Getting Natural Hair Color At Home

Estimated reading time: 9 minutes
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The best way to go back to natural hair color consists of the following steps:

  • Consult your stylist;
  • Grow your hair out;
  • Dye your hair in a natural shade;
  • Use spray paint;
  • Get a short haircut.

Going back to your natural hair color can be a difficult and time-consuming action as you have to wait for your hair to grow with your natural color.

If you set such a goal, you must follow step by step, patiently waiting for the result. You need to understand that no way can allow you to return your hair color or grow your hair instantly. However, I can share several methods to make this process faster. 

It will take time and endurance to achieve your desired result. In the meantime, while waiting for your hair to grow back, you should take care of them as carefully as possible to speed up the process. Whatever stage of image change you are in, you must love yourself the way you are.

In this article, I will tell you what you need to do to return to the hair color that was given to you from birth, how to make this process faster, and also look at signs that indicate you should switch to the hair color that was given to you from birth.

Reasons Why You Need To Go Back To Your Natural Hair Color

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Quite often, clients of stylists do not just decide to return their hair to its natural color. As a rule, they have an objective reason for this.

The most popular reasons for returning to your hair color are a desire for an image change or restoring your hair and giving it a break from constant coloring.

I have prepared a list of the signs that you need to do it:

  • You do not want to constantly spend money on hair coloring in the salon;
  • You don’t have time now for the thorough hair care that color-treated hair requires;
  • You want to change your image radically;
  • Your hair is seriously damaged and you are not satisfied with its condition;
  • You regret that you dyed your hair any color and want to return the one that was given to you by nature;
  • Your current hair color does not match the color of your skin and eyebrows.

However, you may also have your reasons for doing so. Be guided by your desires and preferences.

How To Get Natural Hair Color?

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As I have already said, it takes time to return to your natural hair color fully. To explain how to do it right, I have prepared a guide for you with detailed steps. Follow the following points:

Step 1: Consult Your Stylist

Many people who decide to return to their natural hair color do not know how to do it right. To avoid harming your hair with the wrong actions, consult your stylist. Ask them to help you make a plan to get your natural hair color back.

Step 2: Grow Your Hair Out

The first thing you need to start a total return to your natural color is to let your hair grow. You will need to wait until the roots of your hair grow, after which you can cut off dyed sections of them.

Step 3: Dye Your Hair In A Natural Shade

While you wait for your hair to grow to return to your natural hair color, you will need to dye your hair in your natural color. Try to choose the paint that best matches your natural hair color so that the transition is not noticeable. 

Step 4: Use Spray Paint

Although you have dyed your hair naturally, while you are waiting for your hair to grow, there may be a slight difference in the color of the dyed hair and ends. Use washable spray paint to blend the border of colored and uncolored hair.

Step 5: Get A Short Haircut

Trick your hair to get rid of colored strands as quickly as possible. The shorter your hair is, the less time you will have to wait until it grows back, and you can cut off the dyed part of the hair.

These tips will not help you get the desired result in one day, but they will speed up the process.

Tips For Getting Your Natural Hair Color Back

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Returning to your natural hair color is quite laborious, and you will need to be patient. However, I have some essential tips for you:

Tip 1: Take Good Care Of Your Hair

If you’re returning to your natural hair color, you will need to take even more care of your hair to make it grow faster and recover from over-processing or coloring.

Follow these hair care tips:

  • Use a comb with wide teeth. This comb will do a great job of helping you detangle your hair without breaking it;
  • Use a loose primer. Using a primer will help you quickly detangle your hair, making it smoother and silkier;
  • Dry your hair without using a hair dryer. Air dry your hair. If you can’t help but use a hair dryer, get a temperature-controlled hair dryer;
  • Wash your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo. Use a sulfate-free shampoo, and don’t forget to apply a nourishing conditioner. This will help your hair look amazing and recover as quickly as possible;
  • Don’t do tight hair. Tight elastic bands on the hair can become a focus of tension; as a result, blood circulation worsens, the delivery of nutrients is suspended, and the bulb is damaged. If you want to make a tail out of hair stripped back, use soft rubber bands and do not overtighten them so that your hair will be healthy and grow back as fast as possible to order back to its natural color;
  • Apply a mask to your hair weekly. Once a week after washing your hair, apply a mask and then wash it off. This will make your hair stronger and give it shine and softness.

You can follow these recommendations as often as you see fit, even if you have achieved the desired result and like your hair’s condition. These are the basic rules for anyone who wants to have well-groomed hair.

Tip 2: Take Vitamins For Hair Growth

I have to say that hair grows 0.5 inches per month. However, this average may vary depending on plenty of reasons. If you think your hair is growing slower than you want, ask your doctor’s advice; he may recommend some vitamins to speed up hair growth.

Also, If you want to return to your natural hair color, do not forget that you need to eat fruits and vegetables, which contain vitamins necessary for hair growth. To accelerate hair growth, you will need vitamins and natural substances such as vitamin A (retinol), E (tocopherol), C (ascorbic acid), B7 (biotin), Zinc, and hyaluronic acid.

You can get the vitamins you need from these products:

  • Eggs;
  • Berries;
  • Spinach;
  • Oily fish;
  • Sweet potato;
  • Avocado;
  • Nuts;
  • Seeds;
  • Bell pepper;
  • Oysters;
  • Shrimps;
  • Beans;
  • Soya beans;
  • Meat.

Proper nutrition and a vitamin complex prescribed by a doctor will help you grow your hair quickly enough. By the way, it is necessary to take vitamins not only at the moment when you want to care for your hair but at any other moment when a deficiency can be observed.

Tip 3: Add Some Highlights Or Shadows

Another option that I can advise you is to add blonde, brown or red highlights to your hair or vice versa. The choice of shade depends on which color you need to return to.

Adding highlights will help your natural hair color-which show through the roots-blend in with the dyed hair. Thus, you will be less worried that there is a noticeable difference between the color of the roots and the hair itself.

Tip 4: Use High-quality Products

As I have already said, no product can help you instantly grow your hair and get your hair back to its natural color. Therefore, while you are waiting for hair growth, apply only high-quality natural products to them. Using poor-quality products slow down hair growth, which slows down the process of returning to your natural hair color and also increases the risk of spoiling the newly grown roots of your new hair.

For example, good shampoos and conditioners can help lock in color, lighten bleached tones and keep hair in good condition.

Only quality products will help you achieve your goal faster, restore hair, and make it look even more impressive.

Tip 5: Use Concealers To Color The Roots

If you try to return your hair to its natural color and grow it for this, you may not like that the color of the hair that has grown out doesn’t match the primary color of the strands. You can fix this by using hair root concealers.

With this temporary solution, you can blend the border of the roots and main hair. Concealers can be such shades as red, light, and dark shades. Hair root concealer may include powders, sprays, and sticks. All this will help you survive the process of growing hair without getting upset about the noticeable border of roots and curls.

For your hair to look chic at any stage, you need to care for them, which I told you about carefully. I am sure that my recommendations will help you achieve your goal as fast as possible.


How To Return To My Hair Color If I Was A Blonde?

The best way to return to your natural hair color if you were blonde is to get highlights. Ask your stylist to give you a bright highlight. Intense highlighting will make your hair reasonably light.

How Long Does It Take To Grow Hair?

Human hair grows 2 to 4 inches in 4 months, 4 to 6 inches in 9 months, and 6 to 8 inches in a year. While these are averages, how fast your hair grows will depend on your health, hair and scalp condition, diet, and other important lifestyle factors.

How To Restore Damaged Hair Color?

To repair damaged hair and restore your hair color, use the following tips: Use moisturizing hair dye; Ask your stylist to color only the roots; Use only a good brush, and this will help you prevent hair breakage; Don’t comb your hair when it’s wet; Use heat protection when styling your hair; Style only dry hair; Swap old heat tools for new ones; Protect your hair from the sun.