It's more expensive, but I've used L'Oreal Color Experte - it's highlights and color in one. Instead of a cap, there'a a wand that looks like a giant mascara wand that you use. It's easy, and surprisingly turns out looking natural.
***You can re-use the wand in the kit with other cheaper highlighting formulas. (08/30/2007)
I just tried the L'Oreal Color Experte (sp?) also, and was pleasantly surprised. I got my two daughters, 12 and 13 1/2, to help me, and it was pretty cool! It didn't quite look like the professional job I had done for my older daughter's wedding, but MUCH CHEAPER! I even had a compliment from my regular hairdresser. AND a great bonding memory maker for my growing-up-too-fast girls. :o)
Next time I'll know to use wet hair instead of dry, use lots of highlight on every piece, and use smaller pieces. Great job for the first time.
I use a wide tooth comb, and start UNDER my hair at the back, combing from back to front, all the way around. Then I part it off and go over my whole head.
Do make sure your hair is clean and wet. (09/03/2007)
Yes, my sister tried that L'Oreal highlighting kit and it really worked. But don't go for a big contrast, it looks weird. She got dark brown and then an amber color, which looked good, while my other sister got a blonder color- too much of a contrast. It looks really great, as long as you do it right. (09/04/2007)
It's easy, and it's called, funny enough, 'foiling'. You select a few strands (as many as you want) of hair and place the foil underneath,as close to your scalp as possible. This separates it from the rest of your hair. Then apply the bleaching mixture or color over it, and wrap the foil around the hair, sealing it inside. keep doing this for as many highlights as you want, then use heat to color the hair inside. Remove the foil, wash your hair and enjoy! However, before doing this, I would seek professional advice as to what products and colors suit you best. Maybe try a rinse to start off with? Just in case you are not happy with the permanent result. Good luck! (09/28/2007)
By Cathy in Townsville, QLD
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