How to Add Highlights to Your Hair

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Best Hair Highlights for 2013Getting highlights for your hair is one of the best ways to transform your personal style. You can even learn how to add the highlights yourself at home and save money. However, if your hair is long you may need an extra hand to get the job done.

Follow these 6 easy steps to get the highlights you’ve always wanted:

1. Choose a Look

Before selecting a look, make sure that you explore the different types of highlights currently popular. Color is also very important. For darker hair it is best to stick to red or caramel colors.

2. Prepare in Advance

Avoid washing your hair at least 24 hours prior to getting highlights. This way the oils in your hair will minimize the damage that chemicals can cause.

3. Get Ready

Adding highlights to your hair can be a messy process, so be sure to wear clothing you don’t mind permanently staining and the plastic gloves provided in your kit. Brush your hair as you normally would right before you start.

4. Highlight

Take strands of hair and add the highlighting product so that your hair is completely saturated. Make sure to check your hair throughout the process to see how it’s coming along. You can do this by wiping your hair with a towel and checking the color. Expect the color to be a bit lighter once your hair is dry.

5. Apply Conditioner

After highlighting your hair, rinse it, add conditioner, and rinse again after 5-10 minutes. Don’t use shampoo, as this can cause the color in your hair to come off.

6. Style

To finish, blow dry your hair and style it so that you can show off the new you. If necessary, wait a few weeks and repeat the process to get the desired look.

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