Highlighting your men’s hairstyle will give it a more youthful appearance as well as add a new look to a tired style. Highlighting tends to be a more difficult job than simply colouring hair, so it is best to have it done at a hair salon. Techniques like hair painting and foil highlights take time and expertise to do correctly, so it’s better leaving it to a professional hairstylist.
To give your hairstylist an idea of how you want your hair to look, you can clip pictures from magazines or print off pictures from the internet. Browsing pictures will also give you ideas if you’re not sure exactly what look you are after.
As a general rule, people with olive toned skin may go for darker highlights, and those who have ruddier skin may opt for shades of red. Many men select a variation of blond, which looks good on dark hair.
If your highlights are done correctly, it can really make you look and feel younger. Keep in mind that highlights are usually not something you can do yourself. The way highlights will look on you depends largely on your hair’s health and texture. Let your hairstylist know how much or how little change you actually want to show.
For one highlighting technique, your hairdresser will apply a bleaching agent to small strands of hair and wrap them in foil. Foiling gives excellent results because it colours your hair very close to the roots.
Another technique is called hair painting. You can have this done at a hair salon or at home. This is where a bleaching agent is applied to your hair with a brush.
The third method takes the longest time. Your hairdresser will put a plastic cap, with small holes in it, on your head. He or she will then pull strands through and bleach only those strands. You may need to spend some time under a hot salon hair dryer, to activate the colour agent. If you have your highlights done in a lighter shade, be sure not to go more than a couple shades lighter than the rest of your hair.
Summer is nearly upon us, and you’ll feel better lying by a beach if you have highlights to accentuate your summer hairstyle. In addition, you’ll want to keep your hair healthy so it looks shiny and beautiful even during the summer months. Summer is the favourite season of many because of its higher temperatures and hours of sunshine. So, you’ll want to take extra care of your hair, especially if it’s highlighted.
Wind, sun and humidity are hair’s enemies and are found in abundance during the summer. If you don’t properly care for your hair in the summer, you may get frizzy, lifeless hair with split ends.
It’s a good idea in the summer months to let your hair relax and breathe, especially if you’ve had hair highlights done for the season. Letting your hair air-dry instead of using a blow dryer is an excellent way to let your hair have a break. If you air-dry your hair it can help protect it from damages caused by the extreme temperature of blow dryers. If you use a blow dryer in the summer, it’s best to use deep conditioners on your short or medium hairstyle in order to protect them from the excessive heat.
You can pamper your men’s hairstyle with special treatments that can easily be made at home. These natural remedies work wonders to revitalize your hair in the summertime, and to restore its suppleness and luster. If you do this your hair will have fewer tangles and it will be more moisturized.
If you apply jojoba oil on your hair ends, it is a great way to help prevent dry hair and split ends. Coconut or olive oil masks will also bring new life to your hair, in a natural way. Just rub a bit into your hair and scalp, cover with plastic for several minutes, and wash it out with a mild and moisturizing shampoo.
During the hot summer, your hair may become flat and limp, so you can add some extra volume by using a shampoo with volumizers. Be sure to drink lots of water, too, so that your body – and thus your hair – will remain well-hydrated.