How to Highlight Your Own Hair in 15 Minutes!
and completely change your look!
I never thought highlighting my own hair could be so much fun and easy!
When I started approaching 40, I decided it was time to change my hair!
Getting highlights was something I always wanted to try but never had the spare cash…
With this amazing product from Loreal called touch-on highlights I was able to highlight my own hair in 15 minutes!
Before my highlights, my hair was a dull and heavy dark brown…
After 15 minutes I had a beautiful golden color mixed in!
I just couldn’t believe it!
(Women spend thousands and thousands of dollars a year getting highlights at a salon and I was able to accomplish that on my own, in my bathroom!)
I will now show you how you can get the same results!
How to highlight your own hair in 15 minutes! 🙂
How to Start Highlighting Your Own Hair
Ok, first thing to do, obviously, is to buy your own touch-on highlights kit!
Then I would recommend doing it with your hair free of any other styling products and don’t wash it for 24 hours so your natural oils can help protect your strands.
After that you have to decide how many highlights you want.
I like going “bold” (not bald… lol) and doing it in “clumps” or big and thick strands.
But you can do it on thin strands as well…
Ready to start highlighting?
Let’s do it!
Ok, by now I know you can’t wait to start! 🙂
So let’s do it!
If you have long and very thick hair I suggest you separate the bottom layer from the top.
Use a hair clip or whatever you have.
Start with the bottom layer first.
After you put on the gloves, mix the powder with the cream (very easy to do) and insert your applicator tip on your index finger.
Choose your first strand of hair.
(The main reason I loved this product is that you don’t need caps or foils!!)
After you choose your first strand hold it with your left hand and dip your index finger inside the mixture and get to work!
Make sure the strand is fully saturated before moving on to the next.
Be careful not to touch your scalp with the product.
Keep on going!
Highlighting Your Own Hair at Home!
So, after you are done with the bottom half of your hair, move on to the top.
Yes, it’s ok to let your hair down, it won’t ruin your colored strands.
(by the way I forgot to mention the mixture is blue-don’t worry!- to make it easy for us to see where we are coloring).
Do the same thing you did with the bottom half.
Pick your strands and saturate them with the blue mixture.
Like I said earlier, I prefer bold, thick strands of hair, but if you prefer thin, subtle ones that’s fine too!
After you think you have enough highlights, just wait 15 minutes and after that wash your hair normally, shampooing it first and then using their conditioner (included).
I am beautiful!!
After you wash your hair you can see the results immediately!
It’s simply amazing!
I will never have to spend 100 dollars or more in a salon!
I can just do it myself! 🙂
*I hope you will have as much fun highlighting your own hair as I did…..
I hope you feel beautiful!
If you have Gray Hair…
Highlights on Gray Hair
There’s one more thing worth mentioning: if you have more than 50% grey hair, I would highly recommend that you color your hair before highlighting.
Pick a nice base color, like a golden blonde, or light brown.
Wait at least one week, and then you can highlight your hair.
If you try to highlight over a lot of gray hair, the result will be a pale, yellowish color, since the highlighter doesn’t work well on gray hair.
On the other hand, if you only have a few grays showing, then the highlights will blend them nicely and give you a multidimensional look…….
Have fun! 🙂
When it’s time to retouch…
How to Retouch Your Highlights at Home
If it’s time to retouch your highlights, you will have to make sure not to apply the product to your previous highlights…
(Unless it’s been more than six months since you highlighted your hair…)
Also, when you retouch, you can pick a few new strands of hair that haven’t been highlighted before, just to give a little “lift” to your look…
You will get better over time and by the fourth or fifth time you are doing this, you will feel more and more confident!
If you can have a friend or relative help you choose your strands even better!
I know doing the back of your hair can be a little challenging…
What if I want to Dye my Hair?
Can I Dye my Hair Over Hair Highlights?
If you also need to color your hair, always wait at least two weeks after or before highlighting.
The chemicals in in hair dyes and hair highlighting kits are completely different!
If you have gray hair and you only want to cover it, just apply the color to your roots!
This way you are not going to mix the hair dye with the highlights.
That’s what I do.
Every two weeks I apply some color to my gray roots only.
And every four to five weeks I retouch my highlights.
If you want to change your hair color, (and therefore you will have to apply it over your whole hair), I strongly recommend that you wait at least a couple of months after highlighting and try a non-permanent color just to see how your hair is going to look….
Remember that the places where you had previously applied the highlights will look lighter!
So overall, you will still look like you have a few highlights on…
If you don’t want highlights anymore, than choose a darker color, like a medium or dark brown,
Avoid dying your hair black!
The chemicals are really strong!
How to Highlight Your Own Hair at Home Cool Video Tutorial!
This girl shows us step by step how she used her touch-on highlights kit from Loreal!
*I truly hope I have been helpful here today in teaching you how to highlight your own hair at home and by now you also have amazing highlights and are feeling beautiful! 🙂
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