I tried to answer a simple question using hair wax… can I get Metallic highlights on natural hair? I received silver and gold instacolour samples to try out and wondered how I could make it show up in my hair properly.
I did a review of instacolour before and mentioned that my hair does not usually take to colour well. But I think I kind of rocked the metallic…. Here’s how
Knowing that my hair was temperamental I went two routes, one with a coils and one with box braids.
Here how I got Metallic highlights on natural hair
Gold finger twists
I did my finger coils like I usually do (that post actually has a video attached to explain it even better)
I let it dry and then dipped the ends of my coils in the hair wax using my fingers to smooth it out. I let it set for a bit and then loosened some of the curls, this was my end result. It is not super metallic but I like how it basically makes my hair look like it has light brown highlights
With the silver I wanted to do something a little tribal, warrior like. Why? Because I can. So first I did some DIY box braids (I went shorter and chunkier than usual)
I then took a few braids and covered it in silver hair wax. It didn’t absorb into the synthetic hair as it would into my natural hair BUT the colour is pretty noticeable and I think I got the look I set out to get
What do you think? Did I manage to rock Metallic highlights on natural hair?
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