Transition with highlights
If this is the first time you've ever lightened your dark hair and you’re feeling a little nervous about an all-over transformation, highlights are a great way to transition to being blonder.
Professional highlights used to be pretty difficult to recreate at home, but now our Colorista Balayage Kit
provides a beautifully simple way to add lightness to your locks.
If you haven’t heard of balayage, it’s one of the hottest hair trends of recent years thanks to its low-maintenance appeal. It’s a technique that was mastered by French colorists in the 1970s and its literal translation is “to sweep.” Lighter colour is literally swept onto the hair and blended with your natural hair colour, creating a more natural look than traditional foil highlights and – as you only apply the colour to the lower part of your hair – there’s no need to worry about your roots.
Preserve and protect
Once you’ve lightened your dark brown hair, you’ll probably find that you need to upgrade your haircare routine to ensure your dyed hair keeps looking glossy, hydrated, and healthy. Our two top tips are:
1. Use a colour-safe shampoo and conditioner
Try the Elvive Colour Protect Shampoo and Conditioner
which are specifically designed to nourish hair, protect the hair fibre, and preserve your colour’s radiance.
2. Add a hair mask to your haircare routine. Once or twice a week, swap out your regular conditioner for a hair mask. Simply apply the mask to wet hair, leave it on for three to five minutes, then rinse.