Blond Hair With Red Chunky Highlights

Overview

Blond hair with chunky red highlights creates a really chic look. There's such a big contrast between the light blond and vivid red tones in your hair, and if you have your hair colored this way, you sure don't want to cover it up. Choose the right hairstyles to show off your trendy tresses and follow the proper hair care regime to keep your highlighted hair looking its very best.

Look

Chunky highlights are also referred to as streaks, because they're much larger than highlights. Highlights are typically between 1/8 to 1/4 inch wide, while chunky highlights are normally 1/2 inch wide or larger. Chunky highlights -- especially when they're in a contrasting shade to the rest of your hair, such as red on blond -- really stand out, instead of looking soft and natural like thin highlights.

Style

Try out different hairstyles to show off your chunky highlights in all the right ways. A sleek, straight style shows off your highlights in full length, while a curled coif blends the colors in together more and creates a softer, romantic look. Or, go with a ponytail or ballerina bun for a pretty updo style that puts your chunky highlights on display from all angles.

Care

Caring properly for your highlighted hair is really important, especially when you're dealing with red dye. Red is the fastest color to fade, so using the right hair products is the only way to keep your coif looking fresh and fabulous. Use shampoo and conditioning products that are specifically formulated for color-treated hair, and wear a hat when you're going out in the sun; UV rays from the sun can cause color to fade fast.

Touchups

If your highlights were added using semi-permanent dye, the color will fade a bit more each time you shampoo your strands and will wash out completely within a month or two. Permanent dye lasts much longer, although you will have root regrowth starting to show through in just a couple of weeks. If you've got a bold blond and red hair color, you've got to be ready to keep up with the maintenance of your mane.

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