Originally Posted by Barb33
does anyone here have their hair foiled? how long does it take your hairdresser to do this? I love mine, but I'm usually there for THREE hours!!!!!!
foiled=highlights or lowlights, or both.
Depending on the processing your hairdresser uses, it is a very long process. For example, if you've got brown hair and you want blonde highlighting, your color has to be lifted (or lightened) to blonde, which is taking it from brown to orange (yes, orange) to blonde. If the hairdresser were to take off the foils or plastics before your hair got to the blonde color, you'd look like a lovely little pumpkin! She/He is using a very high volume of peroxide which has the ability to do this. Over-the-counter drugstore stuff doesn't have this strength, which is why folks who try to go from dark to light go orange (think Sun-In back in the 70's).Anyway, once you've lightened to blonde, then the color he/she is using must deposit it's molecules into your hair. All in all, it is a long process. The only way it could be sped up is if he/she could section your hair off quicker. But, if you are happy with the results, stay with your stylist! What is 3 hours, when you consider how beautiful you look for 6-8 weeks?