Hitting the hairdresser for your highlights appointment every eight weeks makes a serious dent in the purse, so we've chosen the very best highlighting kits to save pennies at home...
Having gorgeous locks has never been easier. With so many technological advances in at-home hair care, you no longer have to go to your salon to achieve professional-level results.
Remember when changing your hair colour at home used to mean tugging your strands through a cap? Gone are the days of disaster home hair dye’s that often turned out more streaky than striking. Now it’s possible to dye and highlight your tresses from home and create a flawless, salon-worthy style. Easy to use and with rave reviews, we’ve selected some of the best highlighting kits on offer for the ultimate no fuss and money saving hair care buys.
A real game changer in haircare, John Frieda Go-Blonder (or Brunette) In-Shower Lightening Treatment, £6.65, intensifies your hair colour (whatever the colour) a whole shade in the few minutes it takes to shower.
Whether you want to subtly create some more movement in your hair or go a few shades up for a bigger effect, these at home highlighting kits are the perfect way to shake up your style. With clear instructions and proven results, it’s never been easier to breathe new life into your hair.
But if you prefer highlights, then keep clicking for the best at-home highlighting kits…
Not sure what colour to go for? A bespoke hair colour no longer has to mean a pricey trip to the hairdressers, thanks to the clever guys at eSalon and their Made For You Custom Hair Colour. Dubbed 'the future of hair colour', your perfect shade is sent straight to your door, ready for you to use at home - all you have to do is upload a photo and answer some questions. Once you've covered everything from skin tone to eye colour and percentage of greys, you'll be given a range of shades, which you can then test against your photo ready for them to blend and send. The perfect way to make everyone think you just stepped out of the salon, for a fraction of the price.
If you're contemplating the 'balayage' hair highlighting trend, a technique which gives hair a sun-kissed natural look, with less noticeable regrowth lines, then L'Oreal Paris's new Casting Sunkiss Jelly
is the most affordable way to trial the trend. Available in two tones, the translucent leave-in jelly gently lightens hair. It contains no ammonia, but instead is packed with camellia oil to soften locks and leaves tresses with a fruity scent. A leap forward in at-home hair colouring, there's no fiddly tugging strands through a cap, you can simply massage the jelly on to wet hair and blow dry until clean - no rinsing required. This could just be the most fuss-free colouring kit to hit the shelves in years - and you'll have change from a £10 note...
We'd all love to have the never-ending disposable income to pop to a professional salon whenever we need a touch-up, so when John Frieda brought his colouring techniques to our homes, women everywhere rejoiced! The first preminim permanent colour of its kind, thePrecision Foam Colour in Sheer Blonde uses a foam technology to create a natural-looking, honey-coloured hue. The foam consistency means there's no danger of drips in the bathroom and with the the John Frieda name, you can feel totally confident of a rich, flawless shade.
Fans of Jerome Russell B Blonde kit have revealed they've been quizzed by friends afterwards about which salon they go to for hair colour. If that's not reason enough to sample this highlighting kit, we don't know what is! All the necessary highlighting tools are included in this pack as well as a conditioning shampoo sachet which leaves hair silky smooth and soft when your colouring is complete.
Regularly sold out on Amazon, Revlon's Frost & Glow highlighting kit has gained a cult following. Loyal fans admit that the process is time-consuming, but the results make that hour of strand-pulling worthwhile. A fool-proof colouring treatment, users have exclaimed time and again how they won't ever go back to paying pricey salon costs, when this nifty pack rivals the results.
One of the original and best, Garnier's multi highlights kit's clue is in the name, providing a myriad of blonde shades in one treatment, giving a sun-kissed depth to hair. The famed applicator brush makes working the formula through your locks an easy process and the creamy consistency is non-drip - so there are no frantic bathroom clean-ups afterwards. The real bonus for us? You can choose how wide the coloured sections will be so a natural-looking result is simple to achieve.
Invest in all the necessary highlighting tools before you buy Clairol's Born Blonde Highlights kit and be sure to make time to highlight your hair - as you would if you were giving over time for a salon treatment. Why? Because the results are worth every minute. For a dramatically blonde shade that lasts longer than four weeks, add this to your shopping cart today.