Highlighting adds depth to your hair and lighten up your overall look. Check out hair highlighting tips.
Hair Highlighting Tips
Highlighting, finger painting or streaking your hair is meant to add
depth to your hair and lighten up your overall look. The color must
compliment your natural hair color or the color with which your cover
your hair fully. Choose the color for highlight that is at least 2
shades lighter than the rest of your hair to bring it to notice but do
not go for colors more than 3 shades lighter as it might actually give
an odd contrast and look unnatural. Here are some tips to keep in mind,
while adding the highlights to your hair:
- Two days before coloring, wash your hair with a clarifying
shampoo but never use shampoo on the day, you want to color your
- Never use hair color whose expiry date has already crossed and
never store the left away mixture for later use.
- For better natural looking results, use flat ½ and ¼
inch acrylic brushes, easily available at all art supply stores.
- Use good pair of tight-fitting latex gloves while coloring your
- It is advisable to start coloring hair from the back of the head
to the front side to avoid smearing the color in front accidentally.
- Only top layer of the hair needs to colored for highlighting.
- Finger painting is good for creating a subtle effect. You can
simply do it by wearing thin gloves and dipping four fingers of each
hand in the bleach solution and run them through the hair from the
hairline to the back of your head. Leave for the specified time,
rinse, shampoo and condition your hair.
- Streaking is bolder and glossier and needs touch-up every six to
eight weeks. Half-head streaking is done by bleaching selected
strands of hair and wrapping them up in foil paper. They should be
placed close to the hairline. Whole head streaking gives a blonde
effect and means that all your hairs are bleached and colored. Here
darker streaks are placed close to the hairline.