Highlights in your hair happen naturally when you’r out in the summer sun. When you go outside and spend time under the sun’s rays, your hair shows it by manifesting highlights. These natural highlights are more pronounced in some women’s hair than others, but for those who wish to have that sun-kissed look without spending time in the sun, there are salon alternatives available. Thank goodness because winter highlights can help you maintain a summer “glow” that otherwise wouldn’t be possible.
There are several different ways to approach winter highlights. You can either try to make the highlights look natural and unobtrusive, or you can be a little more dramatic than normal to offset the hum-drum winter blues. It usually isn’t wise to dye your hair bright, punk colors like pink or neon green in the winter because these colors don’t look very good with hat head hair, but if you want to do something more bold and daring, consider creating highlights with bold colors that complement your skin tone. The possibilities are endless.
Your stylist can use a variety of different techniques to give your hair more glow this winter. Highlights can be “chunky” or whispy depending on your mood and desires. Chunky highlights require some finesse and shouldn’t be undertaken at home or with a friend. Go to the salon to get this look right. These highlights are bold. They make a dramatic statement during the winter months especially if you have darker hair to begin with. Choose a color that will complement the existing color on the rest of your head and make sure you get some highlights in place around your face to warm up the season.
Of course, whispy highlights are always in style and though they are less dramatic than chunky highlights, they can still have a big impact on your overall appearance. Whispy highlights add extra dimension to your hair and make your hair look lighter overall. Again, the drama of these highlights depends to some extent on how much lighter they are than your normal hair color. Talk with your stylist about choosing the right highlighting color to complement your overall color.
Highlights can actually add some body to fine limp hair, but they can also cause damage if you’re not careful. If your hair is prone to frizziness after highlighting, you’ll want to do an oil treatment regularly throughout the winter to keep it under control. If your hair is fine and limp, the damage can actually make your hair more manageable, but always go to a salon to get the highlighting done. This will keep the damage within manageable levels and guarantee that the outcome will be attractive and desirable.
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