How to do highlighting at home

Highlighting hair looks very impressive, but for such painting you need to decide, especially for those who do not often change their hairstyle. But it is only worth trying once, as it will be impossible to refuse the next, re-staining.

It will not be difficult at all to do this procedure yourself, the main thing is that it will turn out not quite quickly, and for this you will need to stock up on all the tools and tools at hand. First you need to put aside a mirror, of medium size, and it is advisable to position yourself in front of a small dressing table.

Of the tools you will need:

  • Round comb.
  • A couple of clamps.
  • Fen.
  • A comb with a thin needle-like tip.
  • Cape or peignoir to avoid getting dye on clothes.
  • Polyethylene cap (or an old swimming cap) or foil.
  • Dishes where you can dilute the paint and a brush for mixing and applying the solution.
  • Wet wipes (to remove paint from the skin, in case of contact with open areas).
  • Gloves (often they come in a pack of dye).

“On foil”

You need to start with combing, and it is advisable to do this carefully, because crumpled hair will not allow you to qualitatively paint over all the strands. You will need to comb in increments, from roots to ends. Consider first the option of painting “on foil”. For convenience, pre-cut a certain amount of foil. Take the strips according to the length of your hair.

You need to start from the back of the head, gradually moving to the parietal, front and side parts. Comb with a long and thin tip, separate the strand. Pick up the rest of the hair and pin it with a clip so that they do not mix with the selected strand. With a brush, apply a little paint to the roots of the curl, then put a piece of foil under it. After the strand lies flat, you will need to evenly and carefully distribute the paint along the entire length of the curl. At the final stage, it is necessary to bend the foil so that the strand remains inside the bundle, and slightly fixed without falling out of it. Moving in a chaotic manner across the entire plane of the head, continue to separate jobs in the same way. The number of curls, each determines individually.


With the method of painting “on foil”, you can experiment a lot, as there are many options. For the avant-garde style, which is present mainly among teenagers, there is a method of painting one curl in several colors. It is enough just to apply the dye evenly and shift with strips of foil so that the colors do not mix.

When choosing a paint (clarifier), you need to decide what result we want to achieve! If more professional, (bright white color with a bluish tint) it will take a little more hassle, but the result will justify itself. Then you need to purchase a professional clarifier, and in a special store. Often they are sold in loose form, and an oxidizing agent is also required for it.

And if you want to use a product of well-known brands, in packaging, in a complete set and with instructions. That will only make things easier for you. It remains only to choose a color if it is a cream paint. Or the degree of clarification, additional characteristics, and the price of the product. You should not forget about the timing of dyes, because they must only be fresh, otherwise no high-quality painting will occur. So you can really harm your body, and appearance. Buying a dye of unknown and dubious production is also not recommended, because the vapors of toxins emitted from a solution of this product can lead to poisoning, and ultimately, death!

Let’s wear a hat!

Now let’s analyze the coloring method using a cap. This method is effective in that it is easier to separate strand from strand. Using a hook or a thin knitting needle. The paint may be applied in different colors, not just brightener. (Coloring is also done in this way). The cap itself is sold in almost any store where there is a sale of hair dyes. If you can’t find a special cap, a rubber cap is also suitable for swimming. But if none of the proposed options is at hand, you can use a plastic bag in which you have to make small, one puncture holes.

Thus, highlighting will turn out thicker, and much more. Also, a huge plus in this application is that it is possible to thoroughly wash the clarifier out of the hair without removing the cap. So the dye will damage the hair much less, because the dyeing reaction lasts for another 8-10 hours. And on how well the hair is washed from the rest of the clarifier, the further condition of the hair, and their shine, depends.


This technique is used for short hair (maximum length up to 15 cm). First you have to apply mousse for fixation and evenly distribute it with a comb with large teeth, along the entire length. Then dry the curls thoroughly with a hairdryer, while lowering your head down. After preparing the mixture, apply with a brush to the tips of the fingers, then carefully distribute the strand at the ends. This procedure must be repeated 3 or 4 times, between them to withstand a short pause. (Depending on the type of hair)

The dye is applied to unwashed and dry hair. Withstanding the dye solution on the hair for 15 minutes, hair lightening by 1 tone is achieved. If you need a more intense result, you need to extend the time to 45 minutes. But no more, otherwise the strands will undergo irreversible deformation. In such cases, hair breakage occurs very often, even immediately after rinsing with water.

After rinsing, you need to thoroughly wash your hair with shampoo, pat dry with a towel, and apply a restorative balm for colored hair, or a mask.

Considering it’s at home, it’s not at the barbershop! Even if it doesn’t work out right the first time. All errors can be hidden. It will only be necessary to tint the hair, in any desired shade, in this way, all irregularities, unwanted contrast and yellowness will be hidden. For that hairstyle, tinted curls will give a smoky shade, and a sharp transition from one color to another will be hidden.

In any case, after painting, the result will not be negative!

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