What you need for highlighting – techniques of highlighting, schemes and necessary tools

Highlighting differs from ordinary hair dyeing in that
The paint is processed by individual strands in the selected order. Equipment
stylish, variable and universal, and knowledge of basic principles
and the rules will allow for hair coloring at home.

Popular highlighting kits

The content of the article:

  • Popular highlighting kits
  • Hair Coloring Tools
  • Technique of performing step by step
  • Technology highlighting hair foil: scheme
  • Highlighting through the cap
  • FAQ

Kits for highlighting – the best option for
beauty newbies. They already collected the appropriate drugs, and
Some manufacturers include in the kit and such devices
like tassels, hats, gloves, and mixing containers.

What do modern brands offer:

  • Wella Professional – Included
    lightening powder-activator and ammonia-free cream base;
  • LOreal Paris Preference Glam Lights –
    lightening cream, active dye, ceramide shampoo,
    gloves and comb;
  • Palette Deluxe “Glare of color” – paint, mask with
    oils, stirring stick, container, crochet brush,
    hat;
  • Estel Solo Contrast – brightening powder,
    dye, oxide, balsam, gloves, mixing tank,
    wooden stick.

Where do you want to highlight? In the salonHome

Hair Coloring Tools

Hairdressers use more advanced
toolkit. It allows you to highlight faster and
better, implement different techniques and minimize
probability of error.

Paper

Thermal paper for highlighting is sold already cut into strips.
It does not spoil even under the influence of the most aggressive dyes,
well washes, is suitable for reusable use.


Paper for highlighting.

Each strip has a sticky layer that is good.
adjoins to hair – the paper does not slide, eliminates leakage
paint and helps to clearly distinguish between strands. Thanks
transparent window master can control the process of staining,
without removing the paper from the strand. The packaging manufacturer includes stripes
different colors – they help to carry out multi-color staining, not
tangled in shades.

Tip! At home, thermal paper is replaced
regular food foil. Working with her is not so convenient, but worth it
it is cheaper.

Stripper


Stripper – comb with grooves for laying
paints.

Stripper – a special comb, on one side of which
teeth are located, and on the other are notches for laying
paints. Great for basal highlighting because
allows you to accurately reproduce the previous scheme
staining.

Paddle


Blade for highlighting.

It looks like a scoop for picking berries. With one
honors – on the end there are rare teeth, bent upwards.
The dye is laid on the base of the scapula, and the teeth are carried from
roots to the ends of the hair, combing them out. The output is obtained
dyed strands with equal treated intervals.

How to use comb for highlighting

How to work with stripper:

  • Fill the voids with paint through the nozzle;
  • Remove the nozzle;
  • Through the stripper, turned teeth down, stretch the separated
    strand;
  • Leave the colored strand loose, continue processing
    the rest of the hair;

Technique of performing step by step

Exact observance of step-by-step equipment will help even the beginner.
To highlight successfully and not to make mistakes that will have
already correct the wizard.

What oxide to do highlighting

The main component of any oxide is hydrogen peroxide.
The characteristic of peroxide is that it can destroy the natural
hair pigment (melanin). Oxide combined with selected paint
facilitates the penetration of artificial pigment into the hairs and
gives the base color a saturation.


Oxide combined with paint facilitates penetration
artificial pigment deep into the hairs.

The basic principle of oxide selection is the darker the original hair color,
the higher concentration of peroxide should be at the oxidant. Generally
the scheme will look like this:

  • 3% solution – lightens by 1-2 tones, suitable for light
    brown hair and hair shade blond;
  • 6% solution – lightens by 3-4 tones, is used for
    highlighting of light brown, dark blond hair;
  • 9% oxide – also changes color by 3 tones, but is used more often
    just for painting with resistant gray hair;
  • 12% oxide is a suitable medium for shading very dark
    strands of rigid structure.

The proportions of mixing powder and oxidant

The proportions of drugs (oxide and dye) can
differ by means of different brands. Most often taken
equal amount of pigment and oxidant. Depending on the formula
means the proportion of oxidizer can reach up to 6 parts per 1 part
pigment.


The proportions of drugs (oxide and dye) can
differ by means of different brands.

How to breed

For the preparation of coloring composition take glass
or plastic containers. The oxide is first poured in there, and
then add the pigment in the form of a creamy paint that brightens
powder or blond powder. Brush or wooden stick
mix components until smooth.


First, an oxide is added to the tank, then a coloring
pigment.

Important! The composition will be easier to apply if the hair
slightly moisten, and add 1 table to the mixture. a spoonful of shampoo.

How to divide hair into zones for highlighting

It is most convenient to divide the hair into zones with
hair salon combs with fine handle. Pen hold
the roots of the hair, adhering to the scheme of highlighting and capturing
large strands. Hair zoning will help to more carefully process
each plot and do not make large gaps. Besides,
access to the hair roots, which allows quality
perform radical correction highlighting.

Zoning scheme

To divide the entire volume of hair into zones, you should
use the equipment offered by hairdressers:

  • Make a vertical parting from the forehead to the nape;
  • Draw a horizontal line along the back of the head;
  • Part on the left ear and on the right ear, thereby
    separating the bang area;
  • There will be two zones at the temples, which are formed
    on their own.


The division into zones.

There should be 8 zones in total, each of which
break a separate clip. Clamps are best used
plastic, not metal – they injure curls less.

How long to keep the composition in time?

In this matter, it is better to rely on the manufacturer’s instructions.
The recommended time can be from 10 minutes to 1 hour. More than
the darker the original shade, the more time you need to keep the paint on
hair.


Keep the paint you need from 10 minutes to 1 hour
depending on the desired saturation.

How much time is being done?

Time spent on each of the stages:

  • preparation of the coloring composition, cutting foil – 10-15
    minutes;
  • hair zoning and dyeing on each strand – from 30 to
    60 minutes;
  • paint action time – from 10 to 60 minutes;
  • washing the paint, washing the head – 10 minutes.

Total we get an average of 2 hours. The shorter and lighter hair
the more experienced the master, the faster the procedure will be. If hair
long, and beauty-master inexperienced, the event can stretch out on
3 hours.


On average, the highlighting procedure takes about 2
hours

How often can you highlight?

The frequency of highlighting will depend on how
roots grow quickly. If you plan to just
maintain a neat hairstyle, you can tint the basal
zone about once every 6-8 weeks. If there is a desire dramatically
change, for example, do reverse highlighting or
coloring then have to wait. Hair need at least
3-month break to recover from the previous one
staining.


The frequency of highlights depends on the rate of growth
hair.

Tip! To pigment on the highlights
hair stuck for a long time, do not wash your hair for at least 2 days after
staining.

Technology highlighting hair foil: scheme

The classic scheme of highlighting hair using
The foil looks like this:

  • The foil is cut into wide strips – the length of the strip should
    exceed the length of the strand 2 times. At one end make bend in 1
    cm.
  • Put on the foil a little paint, spreading in half
    lengths
  • Put the foil under the selected strand so that the bend
    located at the roots.

  • Spray the strand with paint and cover it with the free end.
    foil. Wrap the strip from the sides with a thin handle.
    combs.

  • The treated strand is cast aside, separated another
    (it will not be painted) and impale to painted with
    clamping.

  • The whole head is treated in the same way, starting at the back of the head and
    gradually moving towards the bangs.
  • When the dye exposure time is out, proceed to flushing.
    Remove all the foil strips, thoroughly wash out the coloring composition with
    hair.

  • Once again, wash your hair, this time with shampoo, complete the process
    applying a mask or balm for melirovanny hair.

Highlighting through the cap


Cap for highlighting.

This device resembles a waterproof shower cap. By
throughout its area are small holes designed
for threading pryadok.

How to highlight:

  • There is no need to split hair into strands. Simple enough
    comb them so that there are no lumps and tangled curls.
  • Wear a hat on his head, trying to press it as much as possible
    denser.
  • Special crochet (it should be bundled with a hat)
    pull the strands through the holes. For frequent highlighting strands
    taken out through each first hole, for rare – through each
    second or third.
  • When all the planned strands of technology will be extracted, you can
    start painting. Brush smear hair right on the surface
    caps, paying special attention to the tips.
  • To enhance the intensity of penetration of the dye into the strands,
    should wear another waterproof hat on the head, creating
    “Greenhouse effect”.
  • When the dye works, the hair is washed in two stages. Initially,
    do not remove the cap, wash off the paint, then wash it without the cap
    head with shampoo, apply balm.


Step by step instructions highlighting with
hat

Important! Highlighting through the cap is not suitable for
hair length of 35 cm or more. Such strands are difficult to remove through
holes without damage.

Christmas tree highlighting scheme

Coloring is carried out by analogy of highlighting with foil.
Only the strand separation scheme will be different, resembling
herringbone.

Step-by-step instruction:

  1. The entire volume of hair divided into 3 zones – right temporal, left
    temporal, occipital. Pin up with clips.
  2. Separate a thin strand from any of the temples at an acute angle to
    ear.
  3. Put a piece of foil under it with a bend to the root part
    curl.
  4. Apply dye to the strand, wrap in foil in the form of
    pocket.
  5. After 8-10 mm, select another strand at the same angle,
    paint and wrap in foil.
  6. In the same way, move down to the head, alternating painted
    and unpainted tufts of hair.
  7. Go to the opposite temporal side, paint it on
    analogies.
  8. Bangs are streaked from hairline on forehead to
    anterior parietal zone.
  9. Withstand the paint the allotted time, remove the foil and wash
    head


Highlighting the scheme of herringbone.

Highlighting through the cap


Cap for highlighting.

This device resembles a waterproof shower cap. By
throughout its area are small holes designed
for threading pryadok.

How to highlight:

  • There is no need to split hair into strands. Simple enough
    comb them so that there are no lumps and tangled curls.
  • Wear a hat on his head, trying to press it as much as possible
    denser.
  • Special crochet (it should be bundled with a hat)
    pull the strands through the holes. For frequent highlighting strands
    taken out through each first hole, for rare – through each
    second or third.
  • When all the planned strands of technology will be extracted, you can
    start painting. Brush smear hair right on the surface
    caps, paying special attention to the tips.
  • To enhance the intensity of penetration of the dye into the strands,
    should wear another waterproof hat on the head, creating
    “Greenhouse effect”.
  • When the dye works, the hair is washed in two stages. Initially,
    do not remove the cap, wash off the paint, then wash it without the cap
    head with shampoo, apply balm.


Step by step instructions highlighting with
hat

Important! Highlighting through the cap is not suitable for
hair length of 35 cm or more. Such strands are difficult to remove through
holes without damage.

Christmas tree highlighting scheme

Coloring is carried out by analogy of highlighting with foil.
Only the strand separation scheme will be different, resembling
herringbone.

Step-by-step instruction:

  1. The entire volume of hair divided into 3 zones – right temporal, left
    temporal, occipital. Pin up with clips.
  2. Separate a thin strand from any of the temples at an acute angle to
    ear.
  3. Put a piece of foil under it with a bend to the root part
    curl.
  4. Apply dye to the strand, wrap in foil in the form of
    pocket.
  5. After 8-10 mm, select another strand at the same angle,
    paint and wrap in foil.
  6. In the same way, move down to the head, alternating painted
    and unpainted tufts of hair.
  7. Go to the opposite temporal side, paint it on
    analogies.
  8. Bangs are streaked from hairline on forehead to
    anterior parietal zone.
  9. Withstand the paint the allotted time, remove the foil and wash
    head


Highlighting the scheme of herringbone.

FAQ

Expert opinionSvetlana PodgornayaHairdresser-makeup artist

In this section, we will answer the most common questions
concerning home highlighting.

Map in hair coloring: what is it?

Highlighting maps are instructional and technological.
recommendations to follow
master hairdresser during the procedure. It includes the description:

  • preparatory work;
  • preparation of coloring composition;
  • techniques for applying, holding and rinsing paint;
  • list of tools for work;
  • safety measures (test for sensitivity to oxide and
    pigment).

The map also indicates which scheme should be divided and
dye strands to get this or that effect. At large
variety of modern techniques (shatush, ombre, californian,
Venetian highlighting, etc.) this moment is considered key.

How to tint the roots when highlighting?

Regrown roots are tinted with foil or
stripper. The dye is applied only to the root part.
hair, leaving untouched the rest of the length. Radical staining
sometimes difficult to carry out, than the full highlighting. After all, you need
observe the same technique and the selection of strands, choose the right
dye, try not to stand on the colored part of the hair and not
make a stain at the roots.

Which side to put the foil when highlighting?

A strand of hair should be placed on the matte side.
foil. Pre-matte surface lubricated
a small amount of paint, and a bunch of hair is placed on top and
put another layer of paint.

Highlighting is a rather painstaking staining procedure, but it is
does not stop those who wish to conduct a session with his own hand.
The recommendations provided in this article should help achieve
excellent results – no worse than in the expensive salon.

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