What is High Lift Hair Colour?

The hair colour effect of high lift colour dye is permanent. It can be combined with double the 40-volume developer to lift some of your existing hair pigment and the hair will be lightened while adding colour.

For those who don’t want to use bleach on hair, this is an alternative. While bleach can cause hair damage, it can also be beneficial if used correctly. High-lift hair colour is an option to lighten your locks. Take into account your options and choose the right hair lightener for you.

For those who are not familiar with bleach and hair colour process, they may not know that it is not possible to dye your hair blonde on a dark coloured hair. You must remove colour to get lightened from existing dark which means you will need to bleach or lift the existing dark colour. High lift hair colour allows you to lighten your hair without the need for bleach. This can only be done in certain situations, which we will discuss below.

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Who can use it?

This is where we begin to shortlist the readers. High-lift hair colour is not recommended for those who don’t have dark blonde/light brunette, virgin (non dyed) hair. You can either use a colour stripper or removal on dark hair or coloured or perhaps just go for the traditional way of bleaching the hair, which you can find out more about here.

High lift is only for those with darker blonde hair condition. Bleaching is the best option for dark hair ladies who dreams of becoming white or icy.

What is the High Lift process?

This type of hair colour can be used to remove existing pigment and deposit dye. This is due to the high levels of ammonia and colour pigment in the formula.

Mixing high-lift hair colour with a 40-volume developer in a double proportion is advisable. In combination with ammonia, the developer opens your hair’s cuticle to allow colour to lift. To tone your hair, you can add an extra dose of colour pigment.

This product is less irritating than bleach and will certainly be less damaging to hair. Nevertheless, it will also result in lesser lifting effectiveness than bleach.

Brands that Stylist-Recommended for High Lift

You may find brands in the market that claim to be “high-lift” when in fact they aren’t. High-lift hair dyes must be used in conjunction with 40-volume developers. Make sure to read the label and verify.

Instructions for use

You’ll need some things for this task. The following items can be purchased at your local stores:

  • High-lift hair colour
  • Developer with 40 volumes
  • Gloves
  • Dye brush
  1. Follow the instructions provided with your hair dye. They should include mixing the dye with two parts 40-volume developer in a bowl.The mixture must be used quickly to make it work. Don’t let it sit out too long.
  2. Divide your hair into 4 equal parts, then divide it horizontally across your back.
  3. Paint your hair one section at a stretch.
  4. After you have applied the dye, allow it to sit for approximately 45-60 minutes.You should check it often to ensure you’re getting the desired results.
  5. Once the dye has dried, rinse your hair with warm water.Do not shampoo your hair after you have done any processing. It only makes it drier. Use conditioner liberally and after getting out of the shower, you can even apply it to damp hair.

Ammonia Lift Boosters

A lift booster is another add-on product that these high lift hair colour companies may offer. We could go into detail, but we will just say that boosters contain more ammonia. You can get more lift with the enhance ammonia, hence the name.

You should be careful because more chemicals can also cause hair damage. This stuff should not be used if your hair isn’t in great condition. You should avoid lift boosters if your scalp is already sensitive.

How to take care of lightened hair

It is important to take care of your hair after any type of processing. The developer of 40-volume is quite harsh on hair and scalp, and can cause dryness and breakage.

Coconut Oil

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It is important to take care of your hair after you have done any lifting. This will help prevent further damage. Coconut oil is a great option to prevent hair damage. This tip has been recommended by many users. You may massage the coconut oil into your hair about an hour before you start any bleaching, dyeing or toning processes. Then, just leave it on while you apply the bleach formula. The concentration of product may be diluted, so it might not lighten as much. However, you will notice a softening and shiny effect on your hair after the process is over.

Coconut oil can also be used after processing, especially on your hair ends which tend to dry out quickly. You should use a small amount like a pea sized quantity and allow it to melt in your hands. Use your hands to distribute the oil. Then, run your fingers through your hair. The oil should be absorbed into your hair as a leave in conditioner. Avoid heat for at most a week following processing. You want to give your hair a break and not damage it!