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Regrowth Hair Colour Tips: Maintaining a Natural Look and Healthy Roots

Written By Team Que 08 Sep 2023
Regrowth Hair Colour Tips: Maintaining a Natural Look and Healthy Roots

Regrowth Hair Colour Tips: Maintaining a Natural Look and Healthy Roots

This blog will cover all the best tips and tricks of maintaining a healthy, natural regrowth hair colour. Stay ahead of the trend while we take you on a deep dive of all things regrowth. We’re going to break down exactly what regrowth colour is, what services to get, how to ask for it at your hair salon and the products that will keep your colour long lasting and your scalp super healthy.

What is regrowth and why do we get it?

Regrowth colour is when the roots are tinted to match the colour of your mid length and ends of your hair, to subtly blend your roots to the rest of your hair colour. When colouring and maintaining your regrowth it is crucial to have products that will keep your colour lasting and fresh. 

We tend to see the greys around the 4 week mark. Monique McMahon from Que Colour says, “The age your hair turns grey is largely hereditary but this is not the only cause. Stress and worry is a big contender, especially if there has been a sudden shock or devastating life crisis. If you’ve undergone treatment for a major illness and had hair loss along the way I’ve had clients in my chair whose hair grew back grey.” 

So you have started to get your first grey hairs, what now?

There are a few options to discuss here depending on the natural state of your hair and what you would like to achieve.

If you have blonde hair, doing full head foils and going blonde to hide greys is always the best idea. If you are brunette you can do partline foils with tint semi permanent colour or a regrowth application. When having a service that includes foils with some permanent tint in between the foils do not need to be every appointment. This will improve your hair health and help to minimise the amount of bleach applied to your hair.

If you're not wanting too much colour, a good option could be the Demi Permanent colour from Wella which has more grey coverage as it blends the greys and is less permanent. While using the Demi permanent colour from wella making a transition to permanent tint regrowth can be smoother.

How often should I get my regrowth coloured?

At Que Colour, we recommend doing a regrowth service every 4-6 weeks then getting foils every 12 weeks. Generally two regrowth appointments then a foil appointment would be ideal. We can always alternate this service with having freehand painting added or partline foils which extends the life of the colour while also keeping your hair health intact! This means less time in the chair at each visit so it's not so overwhelming.

How can I ask my colourist to keep my regrowth hair colour looking natural 

We love to keep a natural finish and natural looking hair can mean something different to everyone. To avoid confusion remember to take at least 3 reference photos to your hairstylist. This will help leave no room for error when making the change!

It’s important to remember here that this contrast in lightness is different on the screen to real life, so we always opt for a more subtle change first that can then be built on.

How do I keep my scalp healthy using permanent colour

To keep a healthy scalp when using permanent colour we have broken it down to two of our favourite products. We would recommend to keep a healthy scalp when getting regular colour would be the Everything Spray by ANTI and the cleansing scrub with sea salt by Christophe Robin.

We would highly recommend the Cleansing scrub with sea salt by Christophe Robin to everyone, especially for those with oily hair. This product is a deep cleansing shampoo scrub. It is perfect as a detox or post-colouring treatment to invigorate hair and sensitive or oily scalps so they feel immediately rebalanced and purified.

How can I extend the life of my colour at home ?

To extend the life of your colour at home a good shampoo and conditioner combo is essential. 

The Colour shield shampoo with camu-camu berries by Christophe Robin is perfect for bleached, highlighted or coloured hair. This gently cleansing shampoo is expertly created to help lock in colour radiance for longer to protect it from fading so it has a lasting lustrous, glossy and freshly coloured look.

Colour shield cleansing Mask  is an essential product for any coloured hair.

This gently low-foaming cleansing mask is expertly created to help prolong the vibrancy of colour treated hair, respects hair’s natural precious oils so lengths feel intensely nourished with a glossy, long-lasting radiance.

Christophe Robin’s Shade Variation Masks are pigmented hair masks that provide hair colour treatments to neutralise unwanted tones or to enhance your natural hair colour. There are 5 shades to choose from, including Baby Blonde, Chic Copper, Warm Chestnut, Golden Blonde and Ash Brown. This is such a quick and easy way to extend the life of your colour at home between salon treatments with a 5–20-minute hair toner mask treatment.

The GHD bodyguard heat protectant shields your hair against the heat of straighteners, tongs, wands and hair dryers with ghd Heat Protect Spray. This thermal protectant creates an invisible barrier on the hair, defending against heat damage and creating a smoother, shinier finish. With a lightweight texture, it can easily be layered underneath other styling products for your perfect customised finish.

What if I have a special occasion and need to cover my regrowth fast?

Needing to hide your regrowth fast, no problem we have you covered with one of our favourite products!


Disguise grey hair and blend your roots into your colour with Wella Insta Recharge. This densely pigmented mineral powder isn’t quite the same as a visit to the salon, but it’s pretty close.

We hope this blog inspired and educated you to understand everything there is to know about getting your regrowth done while keeping healthy hair. Follow us on our socials for for all the latest trends and tips for healthy hair and healthy colour -  TikTok and InstagramTo book with us at Que Colour give us a call on - 02 9331 4444 or email us at