Spring and summer equal outdoor fun! Those beautiful sun-kissed highlights may be on your to-do list. If you’re on a budget, don’t let that stop you! Learn how to do hair highlights at home for just a fraction of the cost.
Fabulous Tips for Hair Highlights at Home
Let’s face it going to a salon is expensive! Whether you go to get a simple cut or hair color, highlights or perm, you’re going to pay an arm and a leg for it. Instead of spending your hard earned money at a fancy salon, try these simple tips to doing it at home:
- Decide on a color: First and foremost, it is important to decide what color you want to highlight your hair. If you have dark hair, and you don’t want to bleach it, reds, browns, and purples work best. If you have light hair, you can go with almost any color you would like.
- Choose a kit: There are numerous home highlight kits available that have everything you need. If you have dark hair and are going for a lighter highlight, consider getting a kit with bleach. If you don’t bleach the strands, the highlight may not show up the way you want (bleaching not recommended). It is also important to choose a kit that has a conditioner treatment. Because highlighting is damaging your hair, you will want to soften and correct the damage as soon as possible. Kits with a cap that allow you to pull hair through the holes are much simpler than the foil method.
- Prep your hair: In order to get a beautiful face glorifying highlight, it is important to wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo to make sure you get all the toxins out. Next, comb and part your hair the way you normally would. Follow kit instructions for dividing your hair into sections to be highlighted.
- Get an after treatment: Even if your kit came with a conditioning treatment, it is important to use a follow-up treatment. For the next week use it to ensure your hair is repaired from any damage. 10-minute miracle, L’Oreal extreme repair, and conditioners with keratin will help strengthen and repair hair. Use this as often as you feel is necessary, but at least once a week.
By using non-damaging kits and extra conditioning treatments you can get the silky glow of highlights without the damage. With these few simple tricks, you will be a pro in no time.