How to Do Reverse Hair Frosting

It's the same as frosting; the color is just a bit darker.

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Yes, there is such a thing as too much blond. When people have to blink from the sheer blondness of your hair every time you step into the sunlight, it's time to tone it down a bit. But don't get rid of all of it; work some darker strands of color through the blond to restore your color to the highlights that you used to have before your stylist went crazy with the bleach. Reverse the blond!

1.

Place the funky-looking frosting cap on your head with the ties on the bottom. Pull it down tight and tie the strings in place under your chin.

2.

Push the needle through the pre-punched holes on the cap. Go in at an angle to keep from poking your scalp and to make grasping the hair easier. Hook a small strand of hair with the needle and pull it through the hole. Pull hair through every hole to add a lot of color or every other hole for a subtle change.

3.

Mix equal parts color -- whatever color you desire as long as it's darker than the blond -- and 10-volume color developer together in a color bowl. Brush the color on the hair that you pulled through the cap. Set a timer for 25 minutes.

4.

Don't touch that cap! Rinse the color off with warm water without disturbing the cap. Put a little shampoo in the hair on the outside of the cap. Now, it's safe to loosen the strings and gently pull off the cap. Wet down all your hair, lather up and rinse.

5.

Condition your hair with a color-protecting or color-sealing conditioner. Don't skimp when it comes to conditioner. Slather it on thick and leave it on for at least three minutes. Rinse with cool water. Towel dry.

Things You'll Need

 

1.Frosting cap

3.Color

5.Color bowl

7.Timer

9.Conditioner

2.Highlighting needle

4.10-volume color developer

6.Color brush

8.Shampoo

10.Towels

 

Tips & Tricks

 

Color quickly fades from bleached and highlighted hair. Fight the fade with color-protecting shampoo and conditioner. Don't use the color-enhancing kind, though. They can deposit color on the rest of your hair, which will dull your whole look. Protect it; don't enhance it.

Dark color stains everything. If you don't want to look like you've had a fight with a can of paint and lost, cover up. Wear gloves to protect your skin and nails and cover your clothes with towels or a cape. Don't trust yourself? Wear old clothes that you won't mind throwing away.

 

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References

 

"Milady's Standard Textbook of Cosmetology"; Milady, et al.; 2008

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