How  Highlights Enhance Your Curls

Highlighting curly hair is an excellent way to add vibrancy and change up your look, especially during the drab winter months and before holiday parties begin. Highlighting for curly hair can take many forms and you should speak with your colorist before making a definitive decision.

Before highlighting curly hair, it’s important to note that the placement of the highlights may be different than for people with straight hair. However, the effects will be the same and provide hair with dimension and texture. You don’t even have to have a full head of highlights. Simply adding some highlights around the facial area can make curls pop.

Highlights to curly locks has the potential to change the curl pattern, depending on the strength of the formula. Curly hair is prone to dryness and breakage, meaning extra care should be taken. Small, traditional sections of highlights can get lost in curly hair. Your colorist may choose to apply larger swaths, depending on the thickness of your hair. It’s important not to overdue streaking when adding highlights to curls.

You may want to consider clouding, a highlighting technique specifically developed for curly hair. It involves applying the highlights and then having the colorist scrunch the hair. Depending on the desired look, it can create a highly dramatic effect. Wider width highlights are best for thick, dense and tight curls.

Conversely, the technique can be used for subtle all over highlights or a saturated ombre appearance. Be sure to tell your stylist the look you want to achieve. The technique is best for people that wear curls all the time and don’t straighten. Curls that are soft require fine highlights and are especially attractive when painted around the hairline.

It’s essential to keep your curls healthy before and after highlighting. Hard water can damage hair and a build up of styling products will inhibit the absorption of highlighting color. Be sure to let your colorist know the way you typically wear your curls and normal lifestyle. Keeping your curls healthy after highlighting will keep them looking vibrant longer.

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