Tip #1: Before highlighting your hair, make sure you’ve given yourself adequate root growth to work with. Highlighting/bleaching your hair is very damaging and drying and can quickly ruin your precious locks. Wait at least 4-6 weeks before highlighting your hair after a previous dye.
Whewww! Check out those roots!
Tip #2: Part your hair down the center. This will give a more even distribution of color throughout your hair.
Tip #3: If using a cap, place the cap snugly on your head to prevent a gap between your roots and the plastic. If the cap is too loose, you won’t get dye adequately on your roots.
My preference: Face framing plus top of the crown only highlighting.
Tip #5: Decide how blonde you want to be so you know where to pull the hair from.
Most blonde: pull from every hole
Lesser blonde: only circled holes
Least blonde: every other or every third circle [my preference]
Tip #6: Create your own holes if you need hair in a certain spot but there isn’t a marking or hole already.
Tip #7: Run a comb through your hair to ensure there aren’t any loops or hair that is not pulled all the way through.
Tip #8: Only put the bleach on the part of your hair that needs to be highlighted. This prevents your hair from being overly processed and keeps it much healthier!
“The grass isn’t greener on the other side, it’s greener where you water it.”
Have you ever looked over the fence and wished you could just climb right over to the other side?
The grass is always greener on the other side right?
I have found that no matter how many fences I find, climb over, leap over, bound over, there’s always another fence with much greener grass and a much higher fence. It’s exhausting. Then I heard that phrase, “it’s greener where you water it.” In that moment I decided that I needed to stop finding fences to jump over. I needed to stay on my side, on my own grass, where I already am. All I really have to do is water it. Water the bejeebers out of it, care for it, and focus on those parts that need it most.
Keep it green, keep it lush, keep my own grass the greenest. So who’s with me!?
Let’s go find our hose!