Fine highlights are a great way to go if you have been wondering how to brighten up your hair.
But still want to achieve a very organic look.
Without a big regrowth problem.
Are what I recommend to my clients.
What Are Highlights.
The best way to describe highlights is to put it this way.
“They are pieces of hair that are lighter than your natural hair color”.
Highlights have been around for many years.
Traditionally foils or highlighting papers are used to isolate pieces of hair.
By using a tail comb and a weaving technique.
To separate the hair strands that will be left natural as these will fall away.
From the hair strands to be colored.
Which are then placed into the foil and the color or bleach applied.
Highlights Are Used To Create Contrast.
Highlights are often used to emphasize certain areas of a hairstyle or haircut.
To create a focal point.
So if you are looking for your highlights to be noticed and create a contrast to your natural hair color.
These are what you should be asking for.
Because the amount of hair that is woven on this technique will depend on the desired finished result.
For the past few year’s highlights tend have been thick and chunky.
But a tendency now for natural looks in many things. Has also moved into people’s hair choice.
A good example of this is the way women are embracing their grey hair.
Fine Highlights/ Baby Lights For A Natural Sun Kissed Look.
Fine highlights often referred to as baby lights or playground highlights.
Are delicate highlights whose tiny sections.
Blend seamlessly with your natural hair color.
Fine highlights/baby lights are not added to the hair to create contrast.
But rather brighten up your overall background color.
These can be placed throughout your hair to create a natural lightening effect.
Or creating a look of softness around your face by placing a few fine highlights around the hairline.
The aim of putting in fine highlights is to imitate a natural sun kissed look to your hair.
Similar to how a child’s hair shimmers with different shades in the sunlight.
All Natural Hair Colors Will Look Fantastic With Baby Highlights.
Fine highlights work well and can be applied on any hair color.
And are a great way to introduce yourself to a change in hair color.
Without creating a drastic effect.
Because whatever your hair color they will look subtle and very natural looking.
That is if you do not choose the wrong color for the baby lights.
And that they are placed correctly in your hair.
Otherwise you could end up with a head of stripes.
Rather than terrific natural looking color.
Choosing The Correct Color For Fine Highlights Is Important.
When wanting to create a natural lightened effect for hair by using fine highlights.
I always tend to recommend to my clients in Singapore that they go no lighter than two shades from their base color.
That way their hair will look natural even as it grows out.
If you have lighter hair.
One or two different shades of blonde fine highlights can easily give you a sun kissed beachy look.
Whilst on very dark hair.
Baby highlights of rich browns or creamy chocolate tones can give it a completely new lease of life.
Because they will help to create a subtle vibrancy.
Without looking to bright and unnatural.
That means staying away from blonde colors if you have dark hair.
But should you decide that you want lighter color fine highlights.
Go for a range of deep caramel tones instead.
If you do choose a lighter color for your fine highlights they will have to be bleached first. Before the final color is applied.
And when having this process I do recommend that you ask your stylist to include an Olaplex treatment into the bleaching mix
Maintaining Your Fine Highlights.
Fine highlights/baby lights have the plus point of not taking to much effort to maintain.
Because as they grow out you will hardly notice a demarcation line/obvious regrowth.
As you would with a chunkier highlight look.
In fact some of my fine highlight clients are happy doing a touch up only twice a year.
Although I do recommend that they put a glaze through after a few months.
Because this helps to bring back the tone to any faded color.
Remember hair color does fade due to many reasons.
So your hair care regime at home can help you stop your color from fading fast
Some Q’s & A’s You May Have On Highlights.
Are highlights in style?
Highlights have never been out of style and have been around for many years.
What changes is how fine and natural looking or how thick and obvious the highlights are.
This in turn depends upon the size amount of hair weaved.
Can highlights look natural?
Fine Highlights/Baby lights are finely weaved sections that will blend very well and look extremely natural in light or dark hair.
If the chosen color for the highlights is not too many shades different from your natural hair color.
What color highlights to put in dark hair.
To create an organic look in dark hair with highlights. Think in terms of rich brown colors or creamy chocolates.
Because they will be subtle and yet bring a nice hue to your hair.
Without the worry of a strong regrowth showing.
On the other hand should you want them to be easily noticed. Then you can go for thicker highlights or a more stand out color.
Why are my blonde highlights are going yellow?
If you have exceptionally light fine highlights and they are starting to look yellow.
It could be for several reasons.
Firstly when carrying out this procedure your hairstylist lightened your hair then applied a toner.
Which is used to neutralize any yellow tones.
Over time this toner will fade as you wash your hair.
The other reason is the atmosphere.
Because the air is polluted with microscopic particles that are not colorless.
That attach themselves to your hair shaft.
So reflecting a different tone.
What Highlights will suite me?
This will depend a lot on your natural hair color as well as your skin tone.
As well as the aspect of whether you would like them to look natural or stand out.
Arrange a consultation with your hairstylist as they would be able to guide you in the right direction.
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