Hair Coloring Tips

Achieving Hair Highlights at Home

Regular visits to the hair salon can become costly. Whether you are seeking to lighten your hair color, or simply add some warm or cool highlights, there are products that you can effectively use in your own home. If your goal is to lighten your hair a few shades, hair bleaching products are the way go. As you get older, your hair color can darken. Maybe your hair has transformed to a light brown, and you want to bring back the golden locks you had as a child. If you want to update your hair color with highlights to achieve the “sun kissed” look, then you want a product that specifies highlights either in the product name or product description.

To lighten dark blonde hair up to four shades, try L’Oreal Professional Formula Ultra-Light Blonding and Toning. This one-step lightener comes in a rich, creamy consistency for easy application, and is available in a range of neutral, cool, or luminous blonde shades. L’Oreal also offers a product specifically for darker hair. L’Oreal Professional Formula Ultra-Light Blonding and Toning for Dark Natural Bases will lighten up to four levels, without needing to pre-lighten first. Depending on your choice of color, this one-step product will result in soft browns, with subtle cool or warm tones. If looking for a product to lighten hair, and add highlights, Goldwell Oxycur Platin Lightening System delivers multi-dimensional effects with safe lightening up to six levels. The coenzyme technology, without ammonia, can be used on color-treated or virgin hair.

If it is the “sun kissed” look of highlights you are hoping for, try Clairol Natural Dimensions Subtle Highlights. The precision glider allows you to easily comb through the application, while the moisture-intensive conditioning crème nourishes hair, leaving it soft and shiny. If your goal is to cover grays while highlighting, Clairol Nice ‘N Easy Built-In Highlights will cover the most resistant grays, while adding built-in highlights for natural looking color. This gentle permanent color is ideal for relaxed or permed hair. L’Oreal Feria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Highlights delivers shimmering color with a non-drip gel containing deep conditioners. If you are considering highlights, but not ready to make the commitment with hair color, Streaks ‘N Tips Temporary Color Highlight Spray allows you to experiment with temporary highlights. Since it sprays on easily, and washes right off, you can play around with a variety of shades.

Update your hair color by adding your own highlights at home, and with the money you save treat yourself to a new outfit.

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