Why is the bottom of my hair getting lighter?
The sun bleaches out the melanin (the pigment that gives your hair color), causing your hair to look lighter. Chlorine and salt water are also responsible for lightening up your hair. They affect the keratin in your hair, making your natural hair lighter.
Why are some parts of my hair lighter?
The amount of eumelanin pigment determines how dark our hair is. The amount of pheomelanin pigment determine how red our hair is. In these cells, the melanin genes are “turned off.” This is why these parts of your skin are lighter than everywhere else. They just aren’t using the pigment genes.
Why is my hair lighter at the root naturally?
“We unsurprisingly put our hair through a lot: heat from straightening and curling tools, chemicals in styling products, chlorine from pools, [and beyond]. All of these things affect the keratin in your hair, making your natural hair lighter,” says Halaas.
Can your hair change from blonde to brown?
Pigments can also increase with age (very common in kids and teens that were once blonde or a lighter shade of brown.) As eumelanin increases, your hair becomes darker. This is what was happening as your hair went from blonde to brown. There are many genes involved in hair color.
What to do if my roots are lighter than my hair?
To fix the difference between shades, I recommend that you use 20 volume developer. Your roots are already lighter, so the dye you’ve chosen will color your roots without a problem, and because it’s an intermediate tone, the rest of your hair doesn’t need more than 20 volume.
Why is my blonde hair going brown?
When I was like 8 my hair was much more blonde, now at 14 it’s almost brown. Hair color is made by a pigment called melanin, which hair follicles produce. Follicles are structures in the skin that make and grow hair. With aging, the follicles make less melanin, and this causes the color to darken and then turn to gray.