To fix bad highlights, lighten the natural base color to a shade that will help blend out the preexisting highlights. Learn which colors to use with the helpful tips from a professional hairstylist in this free video on how to fix bad blonde highlights.
Hi, I'm Daniel Robb, licensed hairstylist from Los Angeles, California, and today I'm going to show you how to fix bad blond highlights. As you can see, my client has had her hair highlighted, and it is multi-toned, and also sort of not in the greatest shape. You can see the blond tones, honey tones, and there's some brassy gold tones in there, as well as her natural root line is showing. So, what I want to do, very simply, is lighten her root color, her natural base color, to a shade that will help blend out the preexisting highlights. I will be using an ash based color, because ash cuts brass tones in the hair. She should get a beautiful, natural, soft, kind of sandy blond as an end result. So, first off, I'm going to start around the hairline. When you apply color, you want to make sure to only get the hair line, ensuring that you don't get color on her skin. I prefer to start with the center parting when applying the color, after I've applied color throughout the hairline. I just find it easier, and more efficient to apply color that way. and, once I've applied color to the center part of the hair, then I'll go down the side of the head, applying the color to one half inch partings, until I've completed once side. Then, I'll move to the other side of my client's head, and do the same thing. In this case, since my client has about an inch and a half regrowth, a regrowth is the area of the root line that has grown out, her natural hair color, I'm going to apply the color up until the line of demarcation. The line of demarcation in the hair is where her natural root color meets her pre-colored hair. You don't want to overlap too much of the new color onto her already colored hair, because you don't want to over process, or re-damage the hair that's already been colored. I had my model sit for 35 to 40 minutes, and now that her color has finished processing, I'm going to wash it out. When washing color out of the head, you want to make sure that you use a shampoo specifically formulated for color treated hair. It is more hydrating and conditioning, and it will also help stop hair color from fading. So, the second process, of course, after you've shampooed the color out of the hair is to condition it. And, you want to use a hydrating, moisturizing conditioner that softens the hair. And, some conditioners for color treated hair have UV protectants in them, and UV protectants are used to help protect the color and defend it from the sun so it doesn't fade or oxidize as quickly. So, I've washed the color out of my client's hair, and I'm going to blow her hair dry now, and we'll get to see the end the end results, and whether I've fixed her bad blond highlights or not. Are you ready for a transformation? I'm Daniel Robb, and thank you for watching my video on how to fix bad blond highlights.