Do Highlights Damage Hair? Here’s the Full Lowdown

Do highlights damage hair? It’s a question professional hair colourists hear a lot from their clients, and the answer isn’t quite as simple as ‘yes’ or ‘no’. In fact, the effect highlights have on the condition of hair depends largely on three key things: the hair colour products you use, the way you use them, and the aftercare your clients follow when they get home.

So, let’s explore the impact highlights might have on tresses, plus ways to help clients unlock brighter ribbons while nourishing their coloured hair…

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