Monday, July 20, 2009

Just grow them out.

Highlights look great on just about everyone. But what's not great about them, is that they are expensive, they kill your hair, and they require constant maintenance to look good. Personally, I am trying to grow out my highlights. I am just sick of them. Here are some tips on how to blend in highlights as they grow out that I have found work pretty well.

1) Dye Over the Highlights
This is the best way to go. Chose a dye color that's as close as possible to your natural hair color since you are growing it out. If you opt for a color that's too dark or too light, your hair is going to look very unconfirmed as it all starts to grow out and you will have to deal with the same problem all over again. This is the first thing that you will want to do if you really want to make sure that your highlights do not stand out so much as your natural hair color grows back in.

2) Get a Haircut
Since you will not be touching up your highlights anymore, the highlight color will start to fade and will no longer look as vibrant. Getting a haircut is one of the best ways to blend the highlights into your hair as they grow out. Also, higlighting is quite damaging to your hair, and your hair will look a lot healthier by ridding those dead ends. A hairstyle that is short with choppy layers is ideal for blending highlights in as they grow out.

3) Consider the style
Avoid straight hair styles and slicked back or ponytails because they will only highlight your roots. Stick with hair with wave or curl.

4) Use Hair Accessories
Hair accessories are one of the best ways to blend highlights in as your hair begins to grow out. This is especially true when the highlights have been grown about two to three inches out. Put half of your hair up and leave the rest down, or wear a wide headband that will cover the area between the roots of your hair and the highlighted area. This is one of the best ways to hide highlights as they grow out, so be sure to use hair accessories to your advantage.

5) Take Vitamins
Vitamins will make your hair grow faster. Enough said.

The process of growing out highlights can be very annoying, especially when they stand out. But in the end, you will be happy you did it. Your hair will be healthier, smoother, and you will have more money to spend on better things !

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