All you need to know about highlights.

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Why highlights?

Some say it makes your hair look fuller. Others say they make you look younger.

Whatever your reason, there's a highlight style for every girl. Whether you prefer something more subtle or a little bolder, we've got you sorted.

Let's guide you on the different types of highlights and how to keep them gorgeous for longer.

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Dip dye

With this colour treatment the roots are left dark and the ends lighter.

What’s striking about this look is that the two tones don’t blend into each other, even though these two colours may be on the opposite side of the spectrum.

If you're looking to make a statement, then the dip dye is what you should go for.

Strikingly sexy.

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Balayage

The Balayage is like a dialed down version of the dip dye. There’s more of a blend between the colours used.

One colour flows more naturally into the other.

You can try Renew Mocha and Latte to master this look. .

A colour waterfall.

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Ribboned

This treatment looks amazing against naturally wavy hair.

With this method, the highlights aren't blended in but are dyed in noticeable streaks.

The colour doesn’t start from the roots, but rather tends to fall around the frame of your face.

Mix up Renew Red Wine against your natural darker hair for gorgeous red spirals.

Spiral into fairytale colour.

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Lowlights

With lowlights, darker strands are blended into the hair.

The strands at the top tend to be lighter and they darken towards the nape of the neck.

These add a great dimension to hair.

Mix up a dark and light brown to get this fresh look.

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Frosted

Give your hair an icy effect. Frosted highlights create a sharp light and dark effect because only the ends are bleached.

The roots are left dark. This style looks best on a pixie hairstyle.

You can pull off this look with Renew Classic Blonde.

The icy effect.

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Baby lights

If regular highlights are too harsh for you, then try baby lights.

These are more natural-looking thin streaks.

They look like how your hair would look if you spent a bit of time in the sun, just without the harmful rays.

Think of this as sunkissed hair.

Subtle. Sophisticated. Sexy.

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Ombre

Ombre is like growing out your hair.

It starts off dark at the top and gets gradually lighter as you get to the bottom of the strands.

This is a great idea for brunettes.

You may ask yourself, what’s the big difference between this and balayage.

With the balayage technique, the highlights blend naturally into each other and ombre is more like colour blocking.

Growing out gorgeous colour.

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Sombre

This look is softer and cooler than ombre.

Sombre is simply short for subtle ombre.

This works on blondes because the highlights are muted, giving hair a beachy look.

The colours follow a more natural transition and requires less maintenance than ombre.

Soft and gorgeous.

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Slicing

We know a machete may have popped into your head.

Don’t worry, no hair chopping is involved. It simply refers to the technique of achieving the look.

Hair is coloured in slices which may be a fraction of an inch.

If you’re using the Renew Highlights kit, ensure that you pull strands that are a fraction of an inch in thickness, through the Highlights cap.

Thin, in-your-face lights.

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Chunky

If you’re particularly the adventurous type, then you’ll LOVE chunky highlights.

They’re similar to regular highlights, but the difference is that colour is added to larger sections of hair.

If you’re using the Renew Blond Highlights kit, ensure that you pull bigger chunks of hair through the holes of the Highlight cap similar to if you were slicing.

The difference in colours create a contrast.

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Whichever type of highlighting you choose, make them last even longer, with these tips:

1. After getting your highlights, try to wait two days before shampooing. This will protect your new colour.
2. When choosing shampoo, opt for a sulphate-free one to keep your hair healthy, smooth and shiny.
3. Avoid washing your hair with hot water. You don’t want your cool streaks to run down the drain. Use lukewarm to cool water instead.
4. Colour-treated hair needs to stay moisturised. Keep it hydrated by applying a nourishing mask, twice a week.
5. Go easy on the hot iron and hair dryer. If you really must, use a thermal protector before you bring on the heat.
6. Make sure your hair is protected from sun rays. Invest in a colour-protector spray for when you step out into the sun.

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Now that you know the differences and have all the tips, you can choose the highlights that fit your lifestyle and taste.

To get you started, why don’t you try our Renew Highlights kit? Buy yours online today:

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