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Highlights add vibrancy, shine, depth and tonal variation to all types, textures and colors of hair. The benefits of highlighting with hair color rather than bleach or a lightening product abound. For starters, the variety of colors available staggers the imagination. You can add blond, red, black, a combination of several contrasting colors or a smattering of shocking color such as blue and green with hair color. Secondly, hair color products do not damage hair like lightening products, which means you can keep your tresses healthy, shiny and beautiful looking.
Brush your dry hair to remove tangles. Apply a small amount of silk hair glaze to your hair, and work it throughout the strands of your hair with your fingers. Brush your hair straight back. Put on the frosting cap, and tie it snugly in place under your chin.
Insert the frosting needle into one of the prepunched holes on the frosting cap. Grasp a small strand of hair with the hook of the needle, and pull the strand of hair through the hole. Repeat for all punched holes on the cap if you wish to add a punch of color. If you wish to add subtle highlights, pull hair out of every other hole.
Brush the hair on top of the cap to remove tangles and ensure that all the hair is pulled free from the cap.
Pour equal parts hair color and developer in the color bottle. Screw on the lid, and shake to mix. Apply the color to the hair on the outside of the cap, working the color into the hair with your fingers.
Place a plastic cap on your head. Set a timer for 25 minutes.
Without taking the cap off, rinse the hair with warm water. Apply shampoo to the hair on the outside of the cap. Loosen the cap strings, and slowly pull off the cap. Wet all of the hair. Shampoo and condition as you normally would.
Color developer is available in several strengths. Use 10-volume, or strength, developer to deposit color. Use 20-volume developer to cover gray or lift hair up to two shades. Use 40-volume developer to lift hair three to four shades.
Work from the bottom of the cap up when pulling hair through the cap to prevent tangles and snags.