In place of bleaching hair with hydrogen peroxide, henna coloring, new methods of hair coloring have appeared. Highlighting is one of the modern methods, which consists in coloring only parts and hair. This method is based on the contrast of dyed strands with the main hair color. Highlighting, performed with a slightly pronounced contrast, emphasizes naturalness and elegance. The strong contrast of the dyed strands in relation to the main hair color emphasizes the bright, catchy individuality of the image.
The classification of types of highlighting is based on the technique of execution and color effect. Clients give the greatest preference to Californian highlighting. This type of highlighting creates the appearance of sun-bleached hair. To obtain this effect, the latest latest technologies were used with the use of drugs that have a gentle effect on the color scheme of the California hair dyeing method when they are dyed. Beauty and external effect are unique, but the procedure itself is very laborious. Among the masters, few have reached the perfection of performing this type of staining.
California technique for dark hair
The main task facing the master is to achieve a gradual transition of hair color from dark to light, excluding the selection of a separate strand of hair. The transition of the shade is directed from the roots of the hair to their tips.
Highlighting using Californian technology is characterized by gentle characteristics of the action of drugs on the hair structure, which is achieved:
- adding a thickener of a special composition that determines the color shade;
- keeping the clarifier for a certain time, depending on the desired hair color (5 – 15 minutes);
- tinting hair strands using soft dyes.
When dyeing, the treated strands are shifted with special thermal paper. In this case, the shade is transferred when the strands come into contact.
California staining is recommended to be performed outdoors, excluding the use of foil. This is one of the main conditions for a soft shade transition.
Application for light hair
California technology on light brown hair has a certain nuance; for dyeing, the master takes thin strands of hair. In this case, you can achieve complete naturalness, but at the same time bright expressiveness of the image. The use of this technology for light brown hair is suitable for more modest people who are not prone to various experiments. However, the hair will look burnt out on sunny days. For dyeing light brown hair, masters use a dye of a special composition, which creates a range of colors from golden brown to milky in the process of dyeing. At the same time, a healthy hair structure is maintained.
This type of coloring will help hide the gray hair.
Despite a simpler highlighting technique, individual strands of hair are processed, the hair acquires a lively golden color, which effectively shimmers in the sun.
A contrasting defiant image is created when coloring wide strands.
The volume and healthy appearance of the hair is especially noticeable on sunny days as a result of dyeing lighter blond hair. On dark brown hair, this effect can not be achieved. On light curls, highlighting can be carried out without their initial clarification.
Highlighting method in air
“Highlighting in the air” – this expression defines the method of dyeing without the use of covering materials for hair in the dyeing process: films, cellophane, foil, special paper. In this option, the master carries out a joint dyeing of the strands and the bulk of the hair. This is the main type of California staining technique.
Coloring according to this technique involves the use of a darker shade of paint at the base of the roots. The created effect of burnt strands gives the hair more volume.
Highlighting hair in the air is carried out using dyes of various compositions, they can consist of natural, synthetic components and compounds containing ammonia. Experts use this method as a universal one, as it works well on dark and light hair.
Self California highlighting
The Californian highlighting technique is quite complicated, it is better to entrust it to a professional with extensive experience. But with a strong desire to carry out highlighting yourself, you need to follow the recommendations of the master:
- prepare tools, preparations, devices for dyeing hair;
- cover yourself with a protective cape;
- lubricate the skin with a fat cream along the hair growth contour;
- prepare preparations for coloring (mix the necessary components);
- divide the hair into strands with horizontal straight partings in increments of 1.5 – 2.0 cm;
- treat the hair with the prepared composition immediately after its preparation;
- Apply the paint to the hair, stepping back from the roots at a distance of about two centimeters. If desired, you can lighten the hair not to the full length, but from their middle;
- paint is applied vertically to the prepared strands. To mark the border of lightening, the hair is lightly combed with a flat comb;
- after applying bleach. The ends of the hair are tinted with a dye of the selected shade;
- the dye is kept on the hair in accordance with the recommendations specified in the instructions;
- after finishing the coloring, the drug is washed off the hair and the head is washed with shampoo;
- it is necessary to treat a clean head with a balm or apply a nourishing mask.
Recently, bangs of various shapes have come into fashion: oval, oblique, straight, torn, asymmetrical. Highlighting will be a good decoration for this hairstyle element. Highlighting will look especially good on thick straight bangs, and it will add additional volume to other forms. A special effect is created by the bangs by a smooth transition of color from the main to a darker shade or, on the contrary, to a lighter one.
The effect of highlighting on the hair structure
The effects of highlighting on the hair structure worries many visitors to hairdressing salons. Well-groomed, beautiful hair everyone wants to have, but no one wants to lose it.
Like any effect of drugs on the hair, of course, it will have a negative effect on the hair. They can become too hard, brittle, so after highlighting, you should help your hair right away.
Recommended hair care:
- hair should be washed with shampoos recommended by the master hairdresser;
- use nourishing masks and balms to strengthen hair, be sure to use only products marked for use for …