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To go from having blond highlights to being an all-over blond bombshell, you're basically just going to dye your hair the same way you did to get those pretty highlights. Only this time, you're coloring all of your hair except for the pieces that are already highlighted. See, it's easy, so there's no reason to worry -- and before you know it, you really will be having more fun.
If the bleach mixture in your highlighting kit doesn't come premixed, follow the product's directions on how to mix all the ingredients. Then, lay out the kit's foil strips so they are ready for use. Highlighting your hair isn't exactly rocket science, but it is still trickier than dyeing your head a solid color, so getting yourself prepared before starting really helps -- anything to make your job that much easier.
Starting near the front of your head, pull out the first section of non-highlighted hair -- it doesn't matter how you have your hair parted while you do this -- and place a single foil strip underneath the hair. This shiny little strip is going to keep the bleach mixture from getting on the rest of your strands, so the sections that are already highlighted stay dry.
Apply the bleach with a plastic brush -- look for this inside your highlighting kit -- and comb over the hair on top of the foil until it's covered with the mixture. Once your hair is all wet with no dry spots, fold the strip up.
Repeat this on the next non-highlighted section of hair using another foil strip. Continue this process until you have all the non-highlighted hair sections folded up in foils.
Give the bleach time to work its magic -- usually around the 45-minute mark, check a strand of your hair to see if the color has been lifted to a yellowish blond -- and rinse your hair out.
If the hair you're highlighting is quite dark or has reddish undertones in it, you may need to use a toning product after highlighting your hair. The bleach mixture lifts your hair color, and the toner tones it to get it to just the right blond shade.
You can use lightener all over your head instead of picking out the sections. This method is quicker, but it can leave you with different tones of blond in your hair instead of the same color all over.
Wearing a pair of gloves while dyeing your hair protects your hands from the harmful chemicals in the bleach.