need advice on colorPosted 2 months ago
I'm had been going for a balayage/highlighted look with dimension, as many Instragram pictures dimension is the way to go. My hair si coarse and wavy. I am not sure that I really like the contrasted and dimensional blonde on my. As a used-to be red-head (now dark blonde/auburn), my eyebrows are super light, and features rather soft, so I sense some imbalance, and that I was better off with less contrast in my hair. It's neither really light except in front and ends, neither really dark, but the roots do look darker than they actually are due to the contrast. Blended color looks better on me I feel, but your need either fine hair or a more even coloring technique. So, next time I do something serious (other than toning or root-tapping) I can : - darken the blonde parts with demi-permanent level 8 which will reduce the contrast (but not ready for this yet) - do a lot more highlights to brighten up everything - transition to an overall blonde by not weaving the sections and bleaching all sections and put them in foils); it is not fashionable where I live, may look "too much" on me, I don't know, but sense that as long my hair is above shoulder level (a bob), it should be ok an in any case I can always go back to my dark blonde natural color. so it is not so important. Any advice welcome!
by vivienne StaffPosted 2 months ago
I'd probably go lighter to reduce contrast rather than darker, just because I think you'll have an easier time down the road if you change your mind. You could just using a demi tint all-over rather than deal with unevenness that's in your base. My thought is the that highlights would be the best way to go, because natural blonde has that level of dimension to it and doing full-blonde everywhere might wash things out, especially if you have relatively pale features. On the other hand, I do think wavy hair can soften a more stark all-over blonde look, so I think either would work.
Posted 2 months ago
thank you so much for your response! I will do this in a few weeks; I will probably do ore highlights and easy lights than last time, weaving out previous highlights so as to not overprocess too much. as I had deliberately left some natural lowlights for dimension, but probably too much of them in some areas.
by LuinserkePosted 2 months ago
Another option you can think of.
If you do want highlights and don't want a super contrasted look, but still like the depth and dimension without the aggressive contrast you see in instagram models, you could go for all-over babylights. It's basically highlights with a super tight weave so you get a very natural look rather than sharp stripes. This can make your hair look fuller and healthier while still maintaining its soft and gentle appearance to match you features.
Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago
News : yesterday I - a bit foolishly - started to do highlights at 6pm. I started in the back of my head. As I have thick coarse hair, I did more chunky highlights with Igora Vario super plus. I am definitely blonder, But I managed to get one horrible bleeder just on the top of my head (tricky place, I should have kept the mixture a bit baiter for that part). It's a pity because the rest is fine. I will have to correct it by bleaching more as the only dark coro I have would fade fast. Weill probably add a few highlights in places which have been less highlighted. The back of my head was the easy part because the hair was dark/virgin essentially. But in the front, I tried not to overlap, so in some places I missed some very tiny darker stands. but then, as my hair is voumunious and messy, it doesn't show much, only the bleeder is visible if I wear my hair on the wrong side. Cheers.