Hello everyone! so recently I’ve been in a major dilemma: get highlights or not?!
That question may not be a very big deal for many people but i’ve been in a constant debate with myself as to whether i want to put my hair through that damage, and also hearing people say that colour wont show up if you don’t bleach the hair, and to be honest i’m extremely scared to bleach my hair. But good news i did decide to get highlights (hence the blog), and i did them in the comfort of my home, my mum helped me, obviously, me doing highlights on my own hair would have been a disaster, and ain’t nobody got time for that!
What i actually wanted was to add a little colour to my hair to get it a little golden brown, and so i was hoping to get an ash brown or medium ash blond box colour. But at the store while picking out shades ash brown seemed a bit too light and on the blonder side which i dint want so i ended up going for the Revlon colorsilk in shade lightest golden brown.
I honestly didn’t know which one to get, the L’Oreal one or the Revlon one and that is just a whole different story. But then in the end the Revlon’s colour choice won me over.
Okay lets get to the actual point of the blog;
Things you’ll need:
- 100% pure coconut oil
- Hair dye
- Aluminium Foil
I cut the foil into strips of 5 inches wide and 12 inches long. You can adjust the measurements depending on the length and thickness of your hair.
I did not bleach my hair separately i just applied the colour directly on my hair after mixing it. You might need to bleach your hair if you have previously coloured them. If you have applied mehindi/henna to your hair you will need to wait 6 months after application to get the best results.
Here is how i did it:
I started with my natural hair which is a dark brown colour, i washed my hair two days before so that i had oily roots, the natural oils in the hair help incorporating the colour a lot better.
Next I oiled my hair using coconut oil, this helps in reducing the damage of hair dye and leaves hair soft after washing.
I used the shade lightest golden brown.
On the colour chart, my hair falls into the darkest shade category, and the expected out come is the picture next to it.
Convince someone to help you. Then section your hair into four, clipping up the front ones. Then if you are going for highlights pick up the amount of hair you want one highlight to be and then secure it with the help of a bobby pin, then pick up more strands to highlight, of the same size.
Apply the colour on the selected strands keeping a foil underneath the hair, then roll up the strand (if you have long hair) up onto the foil :
Next fold the foil from both the sides:
Repeat the previous steps till all of the highlights are done:
I left the dye on for 30 minutes. It explains in the directions as to how long you are suppose to leave it on for.
Next i washed my hair with Tresemme colour protection shampoo, following up with the conditioner that came with the dye, as the dye is permanent but i think if you have semi permanent dye or temporary dye you’re not suppose to use shampoo, not quite sure. Do your research if you ever get one.
After washing i let my hair air dry:
What the colour looks like in natural indoor light:
What the colour looks like in out door light:
What the colour looks like in warm light :
Overall i’m very happy with the way the colour turned out. My hair doesn’t feel damaged, it feels rather soft.
I did get a couple of shampoos and conditioners to make the colour last longer and also to keep my hair healthy.
- Tresemme Colour protection shampoo
- Herbal essences colour me happy shampoo
- Tresemme colour protection conditioner
- L’Oreal color-vive colour protection conditioner
I have used only the Tresemme shampoo so far, will do a blog as to which product gives the best results.
Thanks for reading