Can I color my hair then put in highlights?

If you dye your whole head with a rinse and then immediately add highlights to just treated hair it can cause a number of adverse chemical reactions. As a result, the highlights may be a different color than intended, your hair may become brittle and damaged or worse it could break off entirely and fall out.

When highlighting hair do you start at the top or bottom?

Begin your Highlighting in the lower sections. Starting at either the centre part or Hairline, take the end of your Tint Brush or comb through the entire Hair section to create a horizontal row that is around 1-1.5cm thick.

Should I do highlights or lowlights first?

Vary between your highlight and lowlight shade. Once every strand is dyed, wrap the foil around the strands. Remember, you may have to bleach your hair first in the sections you’re highlighting. This is usually best done at a salon and should be done before you start the highlight/lowlight process.

How soon can you highlight hair after coloring it?

The second option is to wait 8-10 weeks after you initially dyed your hair, to allow time for your hair color to fade and your hair dye molecules to shrink.

How do you color your roots and do highlights at the same time?

How to do base color and highlights at the same time

  1. First, the stylist will separate thin pieces, about 1/10 of an inch each, and apply the bleach mix and wrap them in aluminum foil.
  2. One of the highlights is wrapped in foil, the stylist will apply the base color to the rest of your hair.

Can I do highlights and lowlights at the same time?

Can you get highlights and lowlights at the same time? Yup! Unless you want streaky highlights with tons of contrast, there’s a good chance your colorist will tone down and blend the color with lowlights, whether they’re placed along your roots for volume or throughout your hair for texture.

Can you highlight hair with color instead of bleach?

While many people choose to use bleach to highlight their hair, using hair dye also can produce a highlighting effect. However, hair dye is typically thinner when it is mixed and it can be difficult to apply it only to the parts you want to highlight.

What is partial vs full highlights?

Partial is just half of the head being lightened (typically placed around the face for a brightening effect) whereas a full highlight involves highlighting every section of your hair.

How long should I wait to wash my hair after highlights?

To keep them looking on point, though, you might need to adjust your hair care routine, and this includes washing. After a highlight or balayage appointment, it’s good to wait between 48 and 72 hours before washing your hair.

Which is the best base color for highlights?

To get the look you’re after, it’s important for your colorist to achieve the correct base color first. It also plays a big part in the kind of highlights that look best. Blondes have more flexibility in terms of different shades when it comes to highlights, because the colors blend more seamlessly.

When to do all over color and highlights?

This is a good choice if you, for instance, want to cover gray hair but still want the extra dimension highlights offer. Plus, it’s a time saver since you get all over color and highlights done at the same time. With Double Dimensions, you have the option of getting partial or full highlights.

What’s the difference between highlights and lowlights in hair?

Highlights are pieces lighter than your base color, and lowlights are darker than your base color. This process entails having your stylist “weave” out tiny strips of hair creating a stripe, also known as a highlight in the hair.

Which is the correct base color for hair?

The term “base color” refers to the color of your hair, whether natural or dyed, before highlights, lowlights or any additional color is applied. To get the look you’re after, it’s important for your colorist to achieve the correct base color first. It also plays a big part in the kind of highlights that look best.