Highlights for ‘Summer Hair’
If the sun doesn’t streak your hair naturally, you can fake those summer highlights. It’s easy to do, and looks totally natural. All you must do is keep a few simple tips in mind.
Work with your hair, not against it. You are going to want to use shades as highlights that are lighter than – but close to – your natural color. If you go no more than three shades lighter, it will look natural and authentic. No one will be able to tell that you did the streaking yourself. If you have light brown hair, try blond highlights. If you have dark hair, use a golden brown color to highlight your hair or even red highlights.
Use two colors for a very natural, sun streaked look. When your hair is naturally streaked by the sun, it’s never the same color all over. If you use two colors, it will look even more as if the sun did the work, not a colorist.
Highlight the ends more than the roots. It won’t require as many touch-ups over the summer, and it makes you look as if you’ve been to the beach a lot. What could be sexier?
Go for a natural look instead of ‘bleached blond’. You want people to think you’ve been on a summer vacation, not wonder where you get your hair dyed.
Make sure to use a shampoo for color treated hair to maintain your beautiful highlights all summer long. The less often you have to color your hair, the less chance you have of damaging your hair. Make sure to use a good conditioner, as well. You want shiny, healthy hair, not dried out hair with lots of split ends.