Lowlights, unlike highlights, give hair a slightly darker overall shade and give more structure and variety. Lowlights also help dyed blonde hair look more natural. With just a few steps you can apply LowLights at home.
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Buy hair at a local beauty salon. Color it a little darker than your current color tone. Ask a colleague to help you find additional toner. You can also buy a hair dye at your local pharmacy.
To avoid stains, change old clothes and place a rag or newspaper on the areas where you will place your hair. Wear rubber gloves to protect your hands.
Measure the paint and toner according to the instructions on the bottle. Pour both into a bowl. Stir well for about 2 minutes. If you have a kit, follow the mixing instructions in the attached instructions.
Cut the area of hair on which you apply the depths first. As a rule, you should start with the lowest levels and avoid three-quarters of your hair.
Apply depths to segments of any size. Take the first part of the hair in one hand and apply the brush mixture evenly from the roots to the ends of the hair. For more control, use your fingers to apply the paint.
Place the dyed threads in a foil strap. Fold the foil over the top and top of the hair and cover it completely. This prevents the dye from spreading to unwanted areas.
Grab the next section of hair in your hand and repeat steps 2 and 3. Move the top portion of your hair, leaving the hair out of the clip as needed. Note that the more sections you have the color and the thicker it is, the darker the result.
Adjust the color
Allow the paint to sit on the hair as the package suggests. The average setting time is between 20 and 45 minutes.
After 15 or 20 minutes, rinse a small piece of dead hair to see if it is the color you want. Remember that hair appears darker when wet than it actually is. If you want the LowLights to be darker, keep the paint longer. Perform this test every 5 to 10 minutes
When you reach the desired color, remove the foil and rinse the paint. Rinse with cold water so that the dark pigment does not penetrate the lighter beams. Shampoo your hair as you usually do.
Apply a deep conditioner to your hair to repair the damage caused by the paint.
Towel dry your hair. Avoid hair dryers, straighteners and irons for the first week after adding the low spots to prevent further damage to the hair.