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Old 12-20-2012, 06:36 PM
 
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Also, to reply to the people saying the photos of roots in the OP may be natural, I have to say there is no way.

I have worked in a preschool where there is an abudance of natural blonde children and none of them have brown roots that turn into light blonde hair.


Natural platinum hair comes out of the scalp platinum and the these kids look almost albino in terms of skin tone with icey blue eyes. Only if the roots are dark blonde and the ends (from the ear down) are light blonde, that is the only natural rootyness I have witnessed.


There was one young girl with medium warm brown hair who had so many beautiful gold and caramel highlights in the summer from the sun. I wanted to bring her in to my stylist and tell them to copy her hair!


Also, when it comes to base color and highlights...people don't naturally have even light brown bases with half of their head blonde. In lighthaired children they will have a light colored base with maybe only 3-8, thin yet visible highlights that are only 1-2 and rarely 3 levels lighter than the natural base.


Yes, I'm hair nerd.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:02 PM
 
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Here is what natural blonde hair looks like:


http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thin...RBOX962109.jpg


http://www.sxc.hu/pic/m/m/ma/maxmill...lemonade_1.jpg







if you live in a climate that gets cold and dark in the winter than natural blonde hair will darken in the new growth root area but it will still be a shade of blonde.

I have never seen a child with hair like this:

http://thefashionatetraveller.com/wp...ombre_hair.jpg


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-guTdRU3Q1b...%2Bco%2Buk.jpg

http://www.allure.com/images/hair-id...out-blonde.jpg

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Old 12-20-2012, 07:04 PM
 
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Some changes in hair come later in life, especially around puberty. How many people have you known who were born blond and slowly turned dark over the years? I remember discussing this with a classmate when we were around 8 or 9 and she told me that her hair grew in dark and lightened as it was exposed to the sun.

Now the models probably have dyed hair, but it can be natural.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:05 PM
 
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Natural blondes look like this, too. Note the dark roots.

http://i1.trekearth.com/photos/48892...l_blond_te.jpg

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Old 12-20-2012, 07:27 PM
 
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Pear Martini, I went to school with an entire family of blondes that had dark roots. Quite dark. And while they aren't all over the place, I have seen a few since.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:32 PM
 
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^^^interesting. I have never seen this but I'll take your word for it.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:18 AM
 
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I know natural dark blondes/very light brunettes where the hair that has had more sun exposure is lighter. No, it's not as extreme as the model pics, but there is a definite contrast.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:42 AM
 
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Sometimes you have choice but to have your roots showing. My hair dresser is booked until Jan 7th. I'll have to show my roots until then.

Those models are gorgeous and can pull it off!
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:41 AM
 
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Also, to reply to the people saying the photos of roots in the OP may be natural, I have to say there is no way.

I have worked in a preschool where there is an abudance of natural blonde children and none of them have brown roots that turn into light blonde hair.


Natural platinum hair comes out of the scalp platinum and the these kids look almost albino in terms of skin tone with icey blue eyes. Only if the roots are dark blonde and the ends (from the ear down) are light blonde, that is the only natural rootyness I have witnessed.


There was one young girl with medium warm brown hair who had so many beautiful gold and caramel highlights in the summer from the sun. I wanted to bring her in to my stylist and tell them to copy her hair!


Also, when it comes to base color and highlights...people don't naturally have even light brown bases with half of their head blonde. In lighthaired children they will have a light colored base with maybe only 3-8, thin yet visible highlights that are only 1-2 and rarely 3 levels lighter than the natural base.


Yes, I'm hair nerd.
Those are babies. I was full blonde like that till erm...maybe 1st grade. Then my plat. blonde turned more golden.

It kept getting darker as I got older. If I stay out of the sun/pale = dark brown. Sun/tan = golden blonde.

I am also one of those freaky brown eyed blondes.
LOL
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:55 AM
 
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Well, those pics aren't really of "roots showing." Instead, just some stands of the hair were left-uncolored so as to give a highlighted, multi-color effect. It's different.
I think of "roots-showing" is when you can only see the natural color right at the scalp--maybe a half-inch or so up the hair stand--because they newer, natural color hair has grown that much.
That is unintentional be the wearer, and means she has to hurry-up and re-dye.
What you see in those pics is far different: a deliberate dyeing technique. It's en vogue now as part of that whole "dirty pixie" "trashy angel" deal.
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