I'm back and how.
I have a test to write tomorrow but this looked like it needed my commitment so much more. Mom-Dad, I hope you're not reading this :D
So being back to Uni is not such a bad thing but it isn't the greatest feeling in the world either when you've been in your part of the country for more than a month with all your favourite people, people who've known you longer than you can even imagine. So 1st day back and I knew I had to treat this depression. BFF here, is very supportive and she literally jumped out her skin(in the good way!) when I suggested that I could get my hair cut and colored to give my boring black locks a much desired new look. I headed to a new salon this time. Yes, I've been on an experimenting spree. I have gotten my hair streaked in the past, in class 10 I think and I cringe everytime I look at those old school photographs with my loud blonde streaks. Nu-uh, fashion faux pas if done in this day and time. It was quite the hit then, of course ;)
I love L'oreal for its hair color ranges and I was pleased no end when the stylist told me he would be using their products for highlighting my hair. Here's some gyaan on how hair streaking/highlighting works. I learnt all of this from the stylist and it makes sense for me to tell you about it. The two ways you can highlight your hair in a uniform fashion are either highlighting at the crown, which is the top most part of your head. The other method is called global highlighting and in that case, they pick strands of hair from all over your head and use multiple colors(usually2-3, maybe even 4)to streak it. It is fuller, of course. I decided to go with highlights only in the crown so in most ways I usually tie my hair or wear hair bands, the streaks show. I got dual streaking done wherein they use two colors, mostly contrasting(of the same shade family though) and alternate on the streaks. Both the shades used in my hair are from the Brown family. One of the lighter shades was an Indian equivalent of this and the darker shade was this. The difference in the colors gets more pronounced after a couple of washes. Immediately after the cut and color, it looked something like this.
Global highlights look something like this. Taken from Rodolfo Valentin's hair coloring website.