Before you can highlight dyed hair you must first remove the color with a pre-lightening application powder bleach, wrapping the lightened sections in foil. Watch a step-by-step breakdown of the process in this free video on hair dyeing and bleaching.
Welcome to Lee's Salon. I'm Reanna Amy. Today, I'm going to show you how to highlight your dyed hair. When you're highlighting dyed hair, you need to pre-lighten, and then use a toner. Color doesn't lift color, so you need to use a powder bleach. And, we're going to go ahead and pick our section here. And, we're going to place our foil so that we don't get our powder bleach all over all the hair. We want it to just go where we want it to be. So, we're going to make sure that we keep the foil tight to the scalp, and we're just going to paint it directly on the head. Make sure you cover everything root to end. Make sure you get those ends very well. And, when you're folding your foil, there's no right or wrong way to fold your foil. Just make sure you keep it out of your way for your next foil. So, we're going to move on to our next foil. And, this is the same basic procedure we're going to do around the whole entire head. You get your section, you pull out how big or small you want your highlights to be. You place your foil. And, you use your lightener. And, make sure you keep that foil tight to the scalp. Then, pull it through, getting those ends nice and saturated. We're going to do the same procedure around the whole entire head. And, once you've gotten your last foil in, and everything is ready to process, you let it process for approximately 30 to 45 minutes. And then, we'll wash. Once we've washed it, these little sections are going to be lighter. When these sections are lighter, we're going to wash off the bleach, and then we're going to go in with a toner. Now that our dyed hair is pre-lightened, we are ready to go in with our color or our toner to turn those highlights a shade of blond, or brown, or red, whatever we desire. We make sure that we cover everything, root to end, make sure there's no dry spots. Make sure you cover that scalp really good. And this, we're going to do the same thing all around the head, section by section. Once you've gotten the entire head saturated with your toner or your color, you're going to wrap it up against the scalp so that it can get even heat throughout the hair. You're going to let that process anywhere from 15, five, 20, 30 minutes, whatever it needs, depending on the color you want it to be. You're going to check it to see if it's the shade you desire, whether it be blond, or red, or whatever, whatever color you want. So, you check it, and you see. And, once you see the color you want, you can go ahead and wash it. If you see that it's still kind of yellow, or it's not red enough, or whatever color your desired color is, go ahead and leave it for a couple of more minutes, and check it again. Once it's the right color, you're ready to wash, and you will have highlights on your dyed hair. Once you've seen the color that you desire, you can go ahead and wash your hair, and you will have highlights on your dyed hair.