DIY Lowlights

diy low lightsI’m not sure how this is going to go down, my hair dying videos really divide my viewers/readers but I think it’s a little car crash because you can’t help but watch. In this episode of ‘How To Wreck Your Hair At Home’ I decided to try my hand at DIY Lowlights. I love my blonde but the upkeep is taking it’s toll and I wanted a way to stay light but in a more natural shade so that my regrowth wasn’t as terrible and maybe I could go longer between touch ups. When I last had professional low lights I didn’t love it, I didn’t want fine pieces I wanted to put chunkier darker blonde sections through the top and leave it blonder at the ends so as to fake the ombre trend a little I guess. I started out trying to do it ‘properly’ (only withot any of the required equipment, thus making it a total farce) but in the end I was taking chunks of hair and covering them with dye. Despite my non-traditional method I’m really pleased with how it turned out and the reusable colour I chose will come in hand if I need to redo it when my colour fades or if I want to go even darker. I’ll review the dye separately as it’s fairly new and a really different way of colouring your hair at home. For now you can see my latest hair antics in the video below..

It doesn’t show up well on camera in the final shots as I’d almost lost all of the light but you can see from the pictures it turned out pretty well. What DIY’s have you tried to avoid a trip to the salon?

Miss BB



  1. 8 July, 2013 / 1:56 pm

    I love dying my hair at home and seeing how other people do theirs as well. You look like almost an entirely differently person with your hair darker. It looks so good!
    xo, Maria

  2. 8 July, 2013 / 4:33 pm

    It looks beautiful and I Love all of your hair choices and can’t stand how people seem to act like it’s Anything to do with them.

    I’m currently torn between re-dying chocolate brown or lightening it back up for some pink, purple or turquoise. I miss my crazy hair but then I know how hard it’ll be to make it not clash with my favourite make up looks xx

  3. christine
    26 September, 2013 / 10:11 am

    Hi I wanted to do my own hair at home brought dye then backed out.went to hairdressers.but now I have watched you do yours i’m going to try that and save a lot of money thank you,your hair looks great.


    • missbudgetbeauty
      27 September, 2013 / 11:31 am

      just did mine again but much darker using the same technique so I have little highlights of blonde left in caramel coloured hair

  4. Vicky
    30 August, 2014 / 11:42 am

    I’m glad I found this video; not only was it hilarious on a woozy Saturday morning…it was really useful. I totally agree about hairdressers prices although sometimes its great that someone can do it for you! I was going to dye the whole lot if I didn’t find anything as useful as this which would be unfortunate as I like lowlights/highlights as they’re a bit more natural. Haha loved that you improvised with greaseproof paper, made my morning…little things…

    • missbudgetbeauty
      30 August, 2014 / 10:24 pm

      haha I’m glad it amused you.. I do like a bit of DIY!

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