Highlighting your hair can be a great way to add some colour without making a drastic change to your overall style. There are lots of different ways to highlight your hair and finding the right colour and style for you is easy once you know the basics. Here we look at some of the benefits of highlighting your hair that can help you decide if this style is for you.
Add depth and texture
Highlighting allows you to add a little bit of extra depth and texture to your hair without making the full commitment to an entire change of colour. It is also an excellent way to restore dull hair and give your hair a glorious healthy shine.
Refresh your look
You can easily bring out your skin tones, accentuate bone structure, and even your eye colour with some natural highlights. Lightening up your colour can also help make you look younger and give your skin a beautiful glow.
Gain a more natural look
Balayage is a technique gaining popularity for its easy to maintain, natural looking, rooted appearance. Highlights, on the other hand, have a finish that involves lightening different strands of your hair in a less subtle fashion. Typically, you only want to go up or down three shades from your natural colour, depending on how much of a multi-hued effect you would like.
Highlighting is less damaging than full colour applications as you require less product to create the effect. Plus, you won’t need to colour your hair often with highlights, and only need minor touch-ups compared to full-colour treatments.
Easier to hide roots
When you have a full head of colour, you can easily notice the roots when your hair begins to grow out. With highlights, your hair is only a few shades different than your natural colour so the root growth is less obvious, which means less maintenance for you.
Generally speaking, highlighting is less expensive than colouring your full head of hair. Full colour requires regular touch-ups, which means more money spent.
If you’re looking for some colour to freshen up your look that’s easy to maintain, highlighting can be an excellent choice. Knowing the benefits can help you make a better-informed decision regarding your hair style and finding the right technique for you.
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Christine White is a stylist, educator and the owner of Chroma Salon in Sarnia, ON.