It's very convenient! If desired, you can "hide" the color behind strands of natural shades. And when you want to, show off your dyed hair with styling

This situation is probably familiar to every master colorist: on the one hand, the client wants to noticeably refresh the image and even thinks about radical experiments with bright colors, and on the other hand, he is still afraid that the result will be too bold . Hidden staining technique will help to eliminate such fears.

What is hidden hair coloring?

Hidden dyeing is a technique that allows you to hide colored strands or even a whole "layer" of a bright shade in the bulk of the hair so that they are not visible until you let your hair down or collect it in a hairstyle that reveals "" secret" layer.

As a rule, with blind hair coloring, the color is applied to the hair of the middle or lower layers at the back. Sometimes it is not distributed along the entire length, but “stretched” along the root zone. So the staining can be masked even more reliably.

Hidden Color Shades

Most often, hidden strands are made bright in color - otherwise there is no point: why hide shades whose choice is in no way associated with risk and bold decisions?

Since the range of available shades is very wide, it can be difficult to decide. The best thing is to evaluate how this or that option suits you according to the color type.

Purple dyeing

Pastel shades of lavender and lilac look fashionable on fair hair. Most often, a little pink pastel is added to these colors. Brunettes, on the other hand, make hidden coloring with “glowing” purple neon - brighter and more saturated. Because otherwise, the hidden coloring on black hair simply will not be noticeable.

Blue dyeing

There are a lot of shades of blue (the color is now at the height of fashion). Firstly, of course, the electric blue, which goes to brunettes, and brown-haired women, and blondes. Another favorite is pale blue (it looks great on blond hair). A separate trend is a shade of dark denim, blue with hints of dark gray and dark green, which make it muted, but no less expressive.

Pink coloring

In hidden coloring, you can use several pink shades at once - from pastel to fuchsia and neon. Connect them with a gradient or wear them on different strands.

Green dyeing

Some choose a very soft and girly mint green shade. And someone prefers caustic acid green neon, which, by the way, goes well with other bright colors: blue, red, pink.

Red dyeing

Red color will definitely get lost in red hair, but for blondes and brunettes, it can be taken as the basis for hidden coloring.

Hidden blonde

If you have dark hair and prefer natural looks, try hiding a few light strands under the top layers. This accent will be noticeable in movement, if you let your hair down or collect it in an appropriate way.

Rainbow Coloring

When hidden, contrasting shades are not visible. The greater the effect will be produced on others by the “manifestation” of several colors at once. Take a wide palette and create spectacular iridescent overflows.


Who is covert coloring for?

Doubt whether concealed coloring is right for you? In fact, there are no restrictions. Everyone will be able to choose an option that will look harmonious.

Dark hair

On dark hair, neon shades will create optimal contrast.

And if you don't want the brightness to go off scale, hide the muted shades of green, blue or, say, pink on the middle layers so that they only gently hint at your love of experimenting with color.

Blonde hair

On light brown hair, even fairly restrained colors will be noticeable. At the same time, you can choose almost any shade - except that the pastel looks faded on them. But if you first discolor the strands, then muted shades can turn into a full-fledged accent.

Blonde hair

Blondes have the widest choice: from milky pastels to dazzlingly bright neon. Both the first and the second go well with the blond and stand out noticeably against its background, but can be skillfully hidden under the top layer of hair.

Red hair

Girls with red hair need to choose shades for hidden coloring that will not merge with their natural shade. Therefore, the red-pink gamut is hardly suitable. Look for options that can create an expressive contrast with a fiery background.

Invisible hair dye technique for hair of different lengths

For short hair

Hide colored strands, if the hair is very short, it is unlikely to succeed. Therefore, for girls who wear a pixie haircut and a high bob, colorists suggest dyeing the roots along several central partings.In this case, the play of color will be revealed to others only if you comb your hair accordingly. With a length just above the shoulders, you can already safely paint the lower strands.

For medium length hair

More opportunities open up for those who wear shoulder-length or shorter hair. In this case, it is already possible to color whole strands from roots to ends. You can reveal your secret by putting your hair in a low ponytail or bun.

For long hair

In this case, you can color not just a few strands, but a whole section or even a layer of hair at an average level.

The option with staining the roots and “stretching” the color towards the middle can also be taken into account. If you make a half-bun, collecting the upper part of the hair into it, the colored roots will appear to the eyes of those around you in all their contrasting beauty.

Fashion Photo Ideas for Hidden Hairstyles

One color secret layer

The simplest thing is to make a contrasting one-color "layer" between the layers of hair of the original shade. It will be visible in motion if you let your hair down and can be an interesting surprise in the hairstyle.

Hidden Rainbow

The popularity of using a wide palette of colors in hidden coloring is due to the fact that the effect of surprise is amplified many times over. A rainbow is a very popular hidden color option, by the way, which uplifts the mood with its brightness and looks good both on a catchy background color and on a natural one.

Striped dyeing

There are many ways to create a rainbow effect in hidden coloring. One option is to decorate the strands in the hidden layer with horizontal stripes. The borders between colors can be blurred to make a gradient, or, on the contrary, left sharp and graphic.

Pixel Coloring

Coloring with the effect of a pixel pattern on the surface of straight hair has become a popular trend. Whole patterns are made up of colored squares; someone is ready to demonstrate them non-stop, and someone wants this detail to surprise friends and acquaintances, for example, at a party. This is where the hidden staining technique comes in handy.

Colored roots

Root coloring, as we mentioned above, is optimal for girls with short hair. The results of the experiment can be shown by making a "correct" parting.

Hidden drawings

This is perhaps the most daring option for concealed coloring. Part of the lower layer of hair at the back is cut short, after which the drawings are shaved with a machine and painted.

Under the total mass of hair, the picture will not be visible, but everything will open when you collect the hair in a high hairstyle.

How to make hidden coloring at home?

Now let's figure out what the procedure should be if you want to do hidden hair coloring at home.

  1. Choice of dye

    The first step is to decide how long you are willing to stay in the experimental look. Not longer than a week or two? Then choose a temporary dye that is gradually washed off as you use the shampoo. For example, Colorista Washout balm from L’Oréal Paris.

    By the way, they are very convenient to use. It's more like a hair mask. Nothing needs to be mixed. Just distribute it over the desired strands and after 15-30 minutes of exposure, rinse off with water. You can also try Colorista Hair Makeup jelly.We talked more about how to apply it in this video.

    As for the long-term result, permanent dye will help to achieve it. Vivid shades are available in The Vivids collection from Garnier's Color Sensation series.

  2. Preparing for coloring

    Test the dye on a small patch of skin beforehand. Prepare all the supplies you need: a comb with a thin tail, a brush, containers for paint, gloves, a towel (throw it over your shoulders so as not to stain your clothes).

    You don't need to wash your hair for the long-term coloring procedure. If a temporary effect is needed, then suitable products are applied to clean hair.

  3. Working with color

    Mix the components of the coloring composition and apply to the strands of your choice, collecting the remaining hair so that the paint does not get on them.It will take from 15–20 to 30–40 minutes to wait for the formula to work - in each case, the instruction will help determine the exposure time. Then it remains only to wash off the paint with water and apply a color-fixing balm.

  4. Styling

    Appropriate styling will help to fully evaluate the result - for example, with waves.


Rules for hair care after dyeing

To keep the color (albeit hidden) on your hair for as long as possible, follow the advice of stylists. First, you will need a shampoo for colored hair. Thanks to its mild formula, it almost does not wash out the color.

Second, moisturize and nourish your hair more often. Add masks and leave-in balm to your beauty diet: they will help to avoid the problem of dry hair, which often occurs after dyeing.

What do you think of the hidden color idea? Would you dare to do this? Tell us in the comments.