My mom is naturally a level 6 with about 30% grey, mostly around her face. I had not colored her hair since early January so she had quite a bit of re-growth. In the "before" picture below I had already touched up her base color so you won't see the gray that I'm talking about. For her base color I use Majirel permanent color in 8.01, but I actually use 9 volume. My mom's hair is fine and the 9 volume, in combination with the heat from her scalp, gives me enough lift and deposit to achieve a neutral level 7 and cover her gray.
After processing and rinsing the highlights we did a gloss with DIA Light 10.32 for about five minutes to balance the porosity, give shine, and give us that nice golden-wheat blonde. Even though I do not usually cut hair, I shaped up her haircut a bit because she had been cutting it herself. =)
|Back view of blonde hair before highlights. Look at that regrowth!|
|Side view of blonde hair before highlighting.|
|Blonde highlights in neat foils. Keep your work neat and it shows. =)|
|After - natural blonde highlights with dimension.|
|After - natural and shiny blonde highlights.|