How Do You Do Highlights?

How Do You Do Highlights?

To do highlights, perform a strand test, mix the highlighting solution, apply it with a toothbrush, rinse, shampoo and condition the hair; then apply a glaze, rinse the glaze out and style the hair. This one-hour process requires a highlighting kit, toothbrushes, latex gloves, a towel, shampoo, conditioner and hair glaze.

  1. Perform a strand test

    Open the highlighting kit. Perform a strand test according to the manufacturer's instructions, and pay attention to the amount of time it takes to reach your desired highlight shade.

  2. Mix the bleach and developer

    Put on latex gloves. Mix the bleach and developer according to the highlighting kit's instructions.

  3. Apply the highlighting solution

    Dip an adult toothbrush in the highlighting solution, and apply it to sections of hair. The highlights should be thickest near the face and should become gradually thinner toward the back of the head. Apply the highlighting solution to the back of the head using a baby toothbrush.

  4. Wait for the highlights to develop

    Leave the highlighting solution on your hair for the length of time indicated during the strand test.

  5. Rinse, shampoo and condition the hair

    Rinse the hair, and then apply mild shampoo. Rinse with warm water, apply conditioner, and rinse with cool water.

  6. Apply a glaze

    Apply a glaze, and leave it on the hair for five minutes. Rinse with cool water, dry the hair with a towel, and style as desired.