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For decades, shining has been an important step in the transformation of hair. The techniques are changing and getting more complicated, leading to different effects, but it still remains one of the main components of the coloring process. Once upon a time it was fashionable to have a fine melting without subsequent tinting of curls. Today, several techniques are at the peak of popularity. And it is not only the lightening of the strands, but also their dyeing in a darker tone or a bright color.
The complicated procedure is performed in salons, but it can be done independently without the help of professionals, using sets that are designed specifically for home use. Manufacturers took into account all the nuances to simplify the process and make it accessible to beginners. Illustrated instructions detail the stages of coloring, so even inexperienced users have no problems.
What are the most effective colors for highlighting today? The experts of our magazine have analyzed the market and chose 5 products of different price segments, which received the greatest number of votes of ordinary buyers. Hairdressers, who use many dyes from the review in their professional activities, agreed with them.
5. Schwarzkopf Professional Blondme Blonde Hi-lighting Bonding Cream, 60 ml
Fifth on the list is the development of experts Schwarzkopf Professional for brightening and toning natural and colored hair in one step. With its help, it is possible to create a gentle shade with lustrous shimmer without yellowing and stains. The dye is created for the non-contact method without touching the scalp. It minimizes hair damage and relieves stress. Preparation is quite simple, so the process itself will not cause difficulties at home.
The base is mixed with a 12% oxidant in the ratio of 1:1. The resulting composition is applied liberally on the separated strands. The most popular technique is “freehand”. The dye can be applied with a brush, comb or hands. Exposure time is 45 minutes. Additional exposure to heat is not required. Buyers note that the German brand released a resistant paint, which helps to lighten even dark hair without defects and completely cover the gray with one procedure.
The texture is soft, well-distributed, does not drip from the hair. The curls get a diamond shine, which lasts until the next coloring.
- Beautiful shimmering shade;
- guaranteed anti-yellow effect;
- easy for beginners application technique;
- Integrated bonding technology
- helps to protect the hair ber during development for minimized hair breakage
- lightens darker natural hair bases 4 and lighter up to 5 levels
- a minimum of tools for dyeing.
4. L’Oreal Professionnel Blond Studio Majimeches No. 1, 50 ml
On the fourth line is a two-component dye-cream for creating lightened strands in closed and open techniques. It does not contain ammonia, yet bleaches hair up to 5 tones. The composition includes restoratives, which provide complete care after dyeing. Silk proteins are responsible for smoothness and shine. Beeswax gives elasticity and creates invisible film protecting from external damage.
The cream is mixed with the brightener, which is sold separately. The manufacturer also offers a simultaneous set of two components. Depending on the level of brightening, the concentration of the oxidant is chosen. The mixture turns out homogeneous, is soft and tightly applied to the strands, quickly fixed and does not flow during the procedure. According to reviews, the product is used on thin, dry hair without the risk of damaging it. They are not only dyed to the desired tone, but they also receive the necessary nourishing support.
Clippings disappear, curls are thickened along the entire length, including the tips. The preparation is easy. The formula smells pleasant and is easy to apply on its own.
- patented technology;
- coloring power:
- up to 5 tones;
- trendy gold threads effect;
- suitable for all hair types
- natural looking highlights
- fine exquisite fragrance.
3. Igora Royal Fashion Lights cream dye for color graying
On the third line is a dye that is suitable for all graying techniques. The rich palette of shades allows choosing a perfect tone, making light, dark, ultra-bright strands. Igora Royal contains vitamin C and Care Complete, which restore the hair at all levels and increase the protective functions against harmful influences. The texture is well-distributed without smearing. Exposure time depends on the intensity: 30-45 minutes.
The ultra pigmented formula overcoats the original shade the first time. The color is suitable for partially or completely gray hair. It gives shine, strengthens, reduces brittleness and splitting. The thick film does not let the color wash out and burn in the sun quickly. Schwarzkopf Professional line is chosen by stylists and girls for self-coloring.
It presents a collection combining natural and creative shades. This gives unlimited freedom of imagination, allows experimenting and implementing original ideas.
- a wide range of varied tones;
- the colors correspond to the declared ones;
- actively restoring complex;
- availability of the procedure to beginners.
2. Artego Balayage Hair Melter (without foil)
In second place is an innovative product of the Italian brand, created for the melting without the use of foil, caps and liners. Its formula includes natural ingredients that have a gentle effect on the curls. The structure is not damaged, the hair is not thinning and does not split. The composition is applied to the strands. In a few seconds, it dries out, creating a strong capsule in which the hair is gently dyed.
The mixture is prepared very simply. The powder is mixed with the oxidant, turning into a viscous mass, which is tightly fixed on the strands. The dye is characterized by a fast speed of obtaining the shade. In a single procedure, the tone is 5 levels lighter than the previous one without yellowing. The Artego product is gaining popularity among common users. It stands out for its ease of action and excellent result.
Many people say that even without professional skills it is difficult to make a mistake, because the formula colors only the treated strands without discoloration of the neighboring ones.
- Safe balanced formula;
- high coloring speed;
- does not require coloring accessories;
- preservation of the hair structure in its entirety.
1. Wella Professionals Blondor Blonde Meches Coloring Kit
Leading is an ammonia-free means of the German brand, which gathered the necessary components for high-quality and effective coloring of the strands. It allows obtaining rich blonde shades with beautiful shimmering shine. The dye can lighten up to 5 levels of initial color. Its main advantage is the effect of automatic control of the degree of bleaching. After 15 minutes of soaking and reaching the preset oxidant level, the composition stops working.
This guarantees the preservation of hair structure and acquisition of exactly defined shade. Preparation takes a few minutes. The cream base is mixed with activator powder and oxidant until a homogeneous consistency is obtained. The resulting composition is moderately thick and elastic. It is well distributed, while being firmly fixed on the strands. Both professionals and amateurs are interested in this product.
With this product, you can not worry about the result, creating fashionable shades of blonde at home. The gentle formula makes it possible to create highlights even on damaged locks without damaging them.
- Self-stop bleaching;
- Bleaching without yellow and copper spots;
- Intense and vibrant color results
- Highest quality ingredients
- For care and gentle-on-hair results
- Ammonia-free base;
- Gives the hair shine and smoothness.