Adding lowlights to hair is not nearly as popular as adding highlights, but those who implement lowlights are generally pleased with the look. Lowlights can provide an incredibly unique and natural look that is not nearly as dramatic as highlights. A hair change qualifies as 'lowlighting' when the alteration results in hair that is at least two shades darker than it was originally. Lowlights are often added together with highlights to get the most out of the latter hair change. Lowlights are a tremendous way to blend highlights with your natural hair color. Adding them underneath the top of your hair gives it unbelievable dimension. Read below for information on how you can lowlight your own hair.
First, you will need to choose a hair color. Go with one two shades darker than your current hair color for a subtle look, or one that is four shades darker for a more dramatic look. Section your hair into one-inch wide layers with the end of a tint brush, starting from the back. Divide each one-inch later into two sections, and separate the hair that is to be colored.
Next, tear about 20 three-inch strips of foil. Place individual foil strips under the hair to be colored and brush it fully, from the root to the end. Make sure the foil is separated from the rest of the hair in that particular section. When you finish applying the color, fold the foil in half (perhaps more than once for longer hair).
Repeat the process in the next one-inch row, but stagger sections so the lowlighting does not match up completely. If you are highlighting your hair as well, then alternate highlights and lowlights by applying each in every other one-inch row. Leave the foil on for the time recommended on the package of your particular product, then take a shower and pull out the foil strips from bottom to top. Use a conditioner and trim the ends if need be.