So you want to highlight your hair. Well, you’ve come to the right place! Adding highlights to your hair can really brighten up the appearance of your face and add warmth to your overall look. Not sure where to start when it comes to this trendy hair color technique? Keep reading for everything you need to know, from what to consider before highlighting your hair to how to use the L’Oréal Paris Touch-On Highlights to how to take care of colored hair post-dye job. Once you’ve taken it all in and are ready to DIY dye, watch the video above for step-by-step instructions on using our Touch-On Highlights kit.
What to Know Before Highlighting Your Hair
Before we dive into using Touch-On Highlights, it’s important to keep a few things in mind. For starters, highlighting hair requires bleaching—and the darker your starting shade, the more work it may take to achieve your desired level of highlight. What’s more, if you’re creating highlights that start at your roots, you’re going to want to keep up with touchups once new growth comes in. Otherwise, you’ll be left with a harsh line of demarcation between your natural hair color and your highlights. Got all that? Good! Now, it’s on to the main event.
Touch-On Highlights: Get the Scoop
Our Touch-On Highlights kit comes with everything you need to highlight your hair like a pro, including the Control-Touch FingerTIP. Simply slip the tool on over your gloves and use the bristles to add highlights to your hair. Our at-home highlight kit comes in three shades: Toasted Almond, Golden Honey, and Iced Champagne. Make sure to read the instructions that come with the box first, then watch the video above for step-by step instructions on applying hair color. One tip to make note of from the get-go: You’ll want to cover both sides of your hair with color. Gorgeous, sun-kissed hair color coming right up!
The Best Highlights for Every Look
The coolest part about using Touch-On Highlights is that you can customize your look. Basically, you can go as subtle or as dramatic as you’d like with your highlights—it’s all up to you! For subtle highlights, highlight very thin strands of hair placed evenly around your head—8-10 will do! For natural-looking highlights, color narrow strands of hair, some close together and some far apart. For a more dramatic look, highlighter wider strands of hair far apart.
How to Care for Highlighted Hair
After you’ve used Touch-On Highlights to color your hair, it’s time to make a few quick changes to your hair care routine. Namely, the products you use are key. Pick up a system of shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask formulated for colored hair, like the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Intensive Protecting Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Intensive Protecting Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Repair and Protect Balm.
For another lesson on at-home highlights, head on over to our article, How to Use La Petite Frost for At-Home Highlights, next.