Highlights and Lowlights
Changing your hair color does not have to be drastic. For those looking to make subtle changes, highlights and lowlights can add the color pop you need to refresh your look. But there is a difference between the two. Both color techniques can add dimension to your hair, but in different ways. For example, highlights lift your hair color a few shades lighter than the base while lowlights take the base color deeper.
Hair highlights make your curls look brighter, with either a single level of lift or several levels for a more contrasting effect. Lowlights add depth to your curls by using darker colors than your natural base. Lowlights can also be used to correct color that is too light or to neutralize some lighter tones. Depending on the look you want to achieve, highlights and lowlights can be applied together to add the illusion of volume, depth & texture.
Highlights and Lowlights for Curly Hair
Color is chemistry and hair color formulas need to be revised depending on many things. From the season and medications you take to your lifestyle, how I color hair will vary. For example, hair texture can vary even if the curl or wave is the same. So, it will take the same formula, but differently.
For this reason, I use different hair color formulas, products as well as techniques on each individual head of hair. Additionally, I also use hair color products that are less harmful to your hair (organic-based permanent colorants and lighteners without ammonia). The products I insist on you removing from your hair care for your curly hair are Silicones, Sulfates, Parabens, Pegs, Formaldehyde, Alcohol, Synthetic Fragrances and color.
While many think of their hair color as being just one shade (blonde, brunette, black etc.), it can actually have many shades within it. For this reason, it’s best to work with a colorist who understands highlighting and lowlighting techniques for curly hair .