How to Spot a Fake Blonde - Cover Up Roots Natural Looking Hair Color

by katiem2

Ever wonder if someones a natural blonde or not? Learn the tell tale signs of a dye job and how to make sure no one can tell if you color your hair. Get the tips and tricks here.

It’s as common for both men and women to color their hair any more now as it is for the sun to rise and set each day. The advances in modern hair color and dyes have made it harder to tell whose hair is real, fake or dyed. This is good for those of us who color our hair. There are so many ways to avoid the tell-tale signs of a dye job making it near impossible to tell.

Regardless of whether you want to know how to spot fake hair color or insure nobodies spots your dye job we have the tricks and tips for both. People of all ages are dying their hair either at home or in the salon. How long does it take for natural hair to peek out from the hair color? Learn the many tips and tricks for covering up new hair growth between color touch ups? Today we cover the basics answering the questions and the more advanced methods of hiding the real color that lurks beneath any good color job.

How to Spot a Dye Job

Guessing whether or not someone dyes their hair has become a common topic of conversation.

The 5 indicators that someone colors are easy to spot once you know what to look for.

  • The 5 indicators that someone colors are easy to spot once you know what to look for.Dyed hair has a line of demarcation that occurs when the hair grows out to the point it contrast with the color the hair has been dyed.

Root Touch Up Pen

Signs of Dye Job

  • Anytime you notice holidays, spots where the color missed leaving spots or areas of natural hair color, this is strong indicator of hair color as this does not occur in natural hair color. It's the oops missed a spot look.
  • The color and thickness of a person’s eye brows. Those with naturally blonde or red hair have lighter eye brows than their counter parts with dark and often blackish eye brows. Plus blondes and redheads have much thinner brows.
  • People with naturally blonde or red hair have fair skin and freckles if a redhead.
  • The fair skinned light hair people tend to have very little hair on their arms. Many redheads and blonds appear to have no hair at all on their arms. If you notice you find it’s hard to tell and will note freckles more so than hair.

When Natural Hair Grows Out

While it differs for each person you can expect your natural hair color to reveal itself in anywhere from two weeks to one month.

This is different for individual depending on how fast their hair grows. The best tips for avoiding a drastic line of demarcation, the contrasting line between colored hair and natural hair that grows out, is to choose a hair dye that is not significantly different from your natural color.

There are many things you can do to extend the time between touch ups

Root Touch Up Spray

How to Hide Your Roots

How to Make Hair Color Look Natural

5 Ways to Avoid Revealing Natural Hair Color and Make Your Hair Color Look Natural

  1. Choose a hair color or dye tint that compliments your natural hair color.
  2. Only touch up the new hair growth never all of the hair as this keeps it healthy which always looks more natural.
  3. Dye hair in the Ombre style as it never needs to be touched up to hide the darker shade. This is for those dying their hair from a darker shade to a lighter shade. Look to the right for a complete how to guide for do it yourself Ombre hair color, the easiest of all do it yourself hair color.
  4. Highlighting using two or more different colors in the same color family allows the most time possible between touch ups.
  5. Apply a cover up to any new growth after styling hair to eliminate the contrasting evidence of a dye job.
  6. Apply loose makeup powder to the part of your hair covering up the new growth.

Three Simple Tricks to Hide Roots

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Updated: 02/07/2013, katiem2
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DerdriuMarriner on 04/13/2017

katiem2, Do you know why blondes and redheads have thinner eyebrows? So many have such luxuriant manes that I'd expect hairier brows (and arms and legs) even though it does seem to hold about thick tresses, thin brows for all the naturally fair-haired, fair-skinned people I can think of.

katiem2 on 02/17/2013

Kimmie, My pleasure

Kimmie on 02/16/2013

So funny and so true. All jokes aside great tips on hiding new growth.

katiem2 on 02/07/2013

Thanks for adding your thoughts and personal experiences on hiding those dreaded roots or new growth as it is correctly named. I think a lot of people who dye their hair have this problem. Thanks for sharing :)

katiem2 on 02/07/2013

MonisMas, Glad you found the hair color tips useful. :)

katiem2 on 02/07/2013

Mira, So glad you liked the video and tips on hiding roots.

Beth on 02/07/2013

Oh yea great tips on covering that pesky new growth. I color my hair and within days I can see the new growth, drives me crazy. I use the makeup trick only I often apply foundation in a darker shade just for my hair to cover the new growth. It's works if your careful. BUT I'm def going to be getting a pen, those look amazing. Great video I will be using these three tricks as well. Great website Thank you. BTW, great pic of Madonna she's constantly letting her new growth shine. I like the new Ombre look, I'm thinking about making the shift to Ombre color so I can forget about the new growth issue.

MonisMas on 02/07/2013

Very cool article, awesome tips! I love your video here!

Mira on 02/07/2013

Great tips! I also enjoyed the video.

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