Hiding bad highlights at home can seem like an overwhelming task, but it doesn’t have to be. With the right products and knowledge, you can easily take care of your own highlights and maintain your hair’s beautiful color.
Roots are a common issue that many women have to address at some point. Even if you have never dyed your hair or don’t have to deal with grey hair, it’s likely that you have had to deal with roots at some point. For those who frequently dye their hair, dealing with roots can be a regular task, counting down the days until their next salon appointment. Achieving a natural look with highlights requires them to be two to three shades lighter than the base color and within the same color family. For example, if the base color is warm, such as dark or golden blonde, the highlights should also be warm, like buttery blonde.
How do you hide bad highlights at home?
The most important step in hiding bad highlights at home is to choose the correct color. The shade needs to match your hair color as closely as possible. A good place to start is with a color that’s one shade darker than your natural color. If you’re not sure, consult a professional and they will be able to recommend the right color for you.
Once you’ve selected your color, you can begin the process of color correction. Start by shampooing your hair and then apply the colouring product directly to the highlights. Leave the product on for the amount of time indicated on the label and then rinse with cool water and condition your hair.
Next, use a conditioning mask to nourish your hair and add shine. This will help to keep your hair looking healthy and vibrant.
Finally, use a heat protectant before you style your hair. This will help to keep your hair looking smooth and glossy.
With a few simple steps, you can easily hide bad highlights at home. With a little bit of knowledge and some quality hair care products, you can take care of your own highlights and maintain a beautiful color.
How soon can I highlight my hair again to fix it?
The frequency of hair color treatments depends on three primary factors: natural hair type, product type, and personal preferences. Natural hair color and growth rate are important to consider when determining how often to color your hair. Permanent hair color requires more frequent touch-ups than semi-permanent or temporary options.
Balayage can typically last up to 3 months before needing touch-ups, while Ombre typically requires maintenance every 3-6 months. Keeping the depth at the base can make the maintenance easier. Glosses and demi colors, on the other hand, can be done as desired as they are not as noticeable when they fade.
As a general rule, it is recommended to wait at least 4-6 weeks before starting another treatment. Lower maintenance hair color options, such as semi-permanent or demi-permanent color, can be used more frequently and are recommended for those who want minimal time in the salon.