Getting a new hair colour can be a brave move, particularly when you take into consideration hair that is already coloured. How well colour will take the next time round depends very much on how the hair was coloured in the first place.
Bleaching hair works by stripping the melanin out of it, while most hair colours saturate each strand of hair. So, if you have hair that has already been highlighted, is it possible to give it low lights? The answer is yes, read on to find out more.
We recommend avoiding trying to dramatically lighten previously coloured hair. This is especially important if your hair was dyed using a permanent hair colour product. If there are a lot of chemicals in your hair, it’s probably best to avoid adding highlights until the hair grows out. When you eventually go through the colouring process, it is advised to begin slowly and to colour your hair gradually, shade by shade.
Choose to highlight your hair with a colour that is at least one or two shades lighter than your natural hair colour. Getting lowlights underneath your highlights will make the highlights look more dominant and brighter. When picking a lowlight shade, again don’t go for any shade that is more than two darker than your natural colour.
Once your hair colour is in your hair, it’s very important to treat it properly. We recommend using a weekly deep conditioning treatment. Many contain vitamins that bond and protect the hair. Apply the conditioning treatment to your hair at least once a week to get rich, shiny, healthy hair. If your hair is particularly dry and damaged, apply the conditioner more than once a week, as needed.