Go for lowlights if you wish to add life and luster to your hair. Read below to get information on hair lowlights.

Lowlights For Hair

Hair highlights are very necessary, if you wish to add depth and texture to your hair. While highlights add bright shades to the hair color, many people today prefer the darker tones so that the variation is subtle. Thus emerged lowlights, a less flashy version of the highlights! However, lowlights, when applied properly and at appropriate areas of the hair can provide color shifts with beautiful grace and style. Lowlights can also be used to add luster to the hair and prevent it from looking dull. One advantage that lowlights have over highlights is that highlights can make the hair look phony. Lowlights, in comparison, blends with the natural tone and color of your hair. As such, it doesn’t look like you are wearing a wig. So, anyone who wishes to flaunt a new look without being loud or in-your-face should definitely go for lowlights for the hair. For more on lowlights for hair read the article below for more information on it.
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Information On Hair Lowlights
Best Time And Positioning
  • Lowlight is more appropriate as fall/winter hair style, though it looks good at any time of the year. Lowlights can also be used in combination with highlights for more texture and variation. Lowlight can also be used to tone down the effects of highlights to a more natural shade.
  • Lowlights have a more discreet positioning. They are generally placed in lower layers of hair and generally, far apart to give a natural look. The tips of the hair can be enhanced with deeper shades of lowlights.
Lowlight Shades
  • Lowlight shades for blonde hair should be deeper blonde or light brown hues. The best shades that you can go for are caramel, toffee, honey, etc. Stay away from light tones.
  • If you are a brunette, then go for rich brown and red shades. Avoid light blonde tones. The best colors are cinnamon, rust, auburn etc.
  • Red headed people can use red lowlight shades. Dark red hair will suit best with golden brown or brunette tones.
  • Black hair will look good with darker shades with hints of color. Don’t go for light shades as they will stand out.
  • When choosing lowlight shades, you should go for those that are about three shades darker than your hair color. Thus, the lowlights will blend easily with the hair.
  • To add variety, you can choose several shades in similar hues. For greater color depth you can also combine lowlights with highlights.
  • For best effect the lowlights that you choose should match the tone of your skin. Thus, the lowlights won’t act as a contrast to your skin.
Putting Lowlights At Home
  • Your first task is to choose the color and then perform an allergy test.
  • Once that is done, decide on the areas of your hair where you want to apply the lowlights. You can either go for a natural look or a more dynamic one.
  • Read the instructions given in the product manual carefully. Mix the product according to specifications and check it on the coloring applicator. Then apply the applicator through the hair.
  • After putting the lowlight, leave it for the specified time and then rinse the hair.
  • For a more natural look, place the lowlights farther apart. However, if you wish to flaunt a dramatic look, place them only an inch apart.
Taking Care Of Lowlights
  • You should take proper care and maintain your lowlights, so that they stay vibrant and fresh.
  • Avoid excessive exposure to the sun so that the color is not lightened.
  • Use shampoos and conditioners that have color preserving and moisturizing properties.  Try to wash your hair less.

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