How to dye over highlighted hair

Written by kristle jones
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If you have ever tried to dye over highlighted hair, you know how difficult it can be and how quickly it can fade. Highlighted hair is hard to dye, but with a few additional steps including adding a filler product, you can dye over your highlights and keep the colour you want. Along with these colouring steps, maintenance with the right products is helpful. Remember to always read product directions as well.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Hair filler in clear or your desired hair colour
  • Hair dye
  • Colouring bottle or brush and bowl
  • Color protecting shampoo
  • Deep conditioner
  • Gloves

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  1. 1

    Apply a hair filler product in the colour of your choice to the highlighted portion of your hair while wearing gloves. A filler product fills in any pieces missing or damaged by bleaching hair.

  2. 2

    Allow the hair filler to process according to the package directions.

  3. 3

    Apply your hair dye directly over the hair filler, making sure to saturate all hair strands.

  4. 4

    Process the colour according to the time listed on the instructions.

  5. 5

    Rinse your hair, and shampoo with a colour-protecting shampoo.

  6. 6

    Apply the deep conditioner while still in the shower, and then rinse after three to five minutes.

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