HiColor Highlights Review By Maia Williams
I recently dyed my hair with L’Oreal’s HighColor Highlights dye and I love it! I used the color magenta and I highly recommend it to anyone with dark hair who is trying to achieve a vibrant red color. Each box of dye was about $6. I purchased the dye, gloves, a mixing bowl, applicator brush and 20 volume developer at Sally’s Beauty Supply. I also purchased an olive oil deep conditioner. This came to a total of about $25.00
If you want the color to lift a lot more, I recommend using a 30 or 40 volume developer. I was personally fine with a 20 developer because my hair was already colored before this. I added a 1:2 ratio of developer in the bowl (1 part dye 2 part developer). If you have long thick hair, you should use 2 boxes of dye. The dye has a thick consistency so you might want to add more developer until it’s creamy.
After I mixed it together, I applied it to my hair. I sectioned my hair off into four sections. I started with the back sections and worked my way to the front. I focused on my roots last because I didn’t want them to be brighter than the rest of my hair. After my hair was saturated with dye I let it sit in my hair for about 15 minutes.
I rinsed my hair out with cold water then I applied the olive oil conditioner. I let the conditioner sit in for about 2 min and I rinsed it out with cold water. (It’s important to use cold water on red hair because it doesn’t make the dye fade as fast. After I blow dried and straightened my hair I got this result and I’m extremely satisfied. Again, I highly recommend this dye to anybody with dark hair who is trying to achieve a vibrant red. This color also has pink tones to it in the sunlight which is a bonus for me. (: