Post # 1
Hey girls! It’s been AWHILE since I’ve gotten my hair touched up and I can’t get back to my hairstylist anytime soon (she’s 7 hours away). I’m thinking of doing an at home highlighting kit to hold me over until I get some time to get up there and see her, but I have no idea which ones are any good! Do any of you have any experience with this and can recommend a kit? I have blonde highlights, my natural color is a typical dishwater color that comes when natural blonde hair darkens over time. A mousy, dullish light brown color. Thanks for your help!
Post # 3
Please be really careful about highlighting at home – I colored my hair at home before and it developed a green undertone that did not go away until it grew out (even when I subsequently saw a professional). Is there anyway you could go to a different salon that’s closer to you?
Post # 4
I had the same problem with the green when I tried the DIY route! I might suggest checking into beauty school in your area. They are usually really inexpensive but you still have (almost) professionals doing the work and they use professional products!
Post # 5
I have also had mishaps with at home coloring. My hair is a dirty blond and I tried to do highlights from a kit you can get at Target or Wakmart. Mine turned orange-ish. I then tried to get rid of that with a dark coloring and it had a green tint to it. It all has to do with the natural undertone your hair has. Since then I have done a DIY BLEACH Highlights kit form Sally Hanson and that worked really well with help from my sister. It was the only thing strong enought to actually correctly lighten my hair, the ones from the store are not very strong. Good luck and be careful!
Post # 6
EWWW!! I think I will just try to make it through until I can see my girl again; the last thing I need is to deal with orange or green hair, or have to make a trip to see her just to fix it. LOL. Thanks, yall.
Post # 7
I’ve done mine several times at home. I have long dark hair, and have used several of the kits made for dark hair. One has a little tube of “toner” that brings it to a nice, chesnut color.
I have never had orange or green hair.
Post # 8
I used one of them on my mom, and people were actually asking her where she got it done at :). I think it just depends on your natural hair color, which one you’re using and how good you are with it. Try asking your friends if they could help you, I imagine it’s really hard to give yourself highlights since it’s a precise operation :).