Appying Hair Dye Using Foil Méche And Highlighting Caps
With an alternate usage of dark and light tones, highlights can emphasize or hide features, boosting how you appear overall.

In this article you will learn how to dye your hair using foil meche in combination with highlighting caps.

Before you begin, it is definitely advisable to brush your hair. In contrast to the incorrect myth that a person shouldn't wash their hair before getting a hair dye, hair should be clean and straight before starting this process, otherwise, the dye will take longer to work on the hair and you might not achieve the desired result.

It is necessary to use a Meche plastic hair cover and a Meche hook to do a cap hair dye. Make sure to pull at least one third of the hair from the cap. After brushing the person's hair back, you pull the plastic cap over it and place it on the head.

It is at this point where you need to decide how sparse or ample the Meche needs to be, and specify the distance between each hair batch. If you want an ample Meche, then the space between the batches should be closer, otherwise you can choose the batches more sparse.

It is not uncommon for people to begin the Meche from the base of their hair and to leave the front untouched. If you preference so, you can leave some of the hair on the front portion of the hair before covering it.

You need to make the first hole on the cap on the line corresponding to the nose. The second hole can be on either side, with a little space between them, and the last one can be on the side facing up.

Creating the hole to pull the hair batch out of the cap requires that you don't penetrate too deeply so that you don't damage the person's scalp. It is important, however, that the hook is deep enough for you to remove the hair from the root and not just from the tip. A Meche that is performed on only the stem and leaves the root untouched will look very ugly.

Use the hook to pull a batch of hair out of the cap by holding your hand on it. It is possible to pull out the hair in twos if the person prefers an ample Meche on the front.

Hair around the ear needs to be pulled out of the cap during the process. To accomplish this, put your hand under the cap, covering the ear. hook should be placed inside the cap above the ear, and the hair should be pulled straight from the roots. This will ensure both sides of the head are covered.

Repeat the process for the hair behind the head and on the other ear. The hair should be arranged in three batches at the back, to the left, right and on the neckline.

Brush the hair thoroughly with a comb after pulling out all the hair, otherwise, some hair may be left inside the cap, and adding the dye might cause it to appear that the dye has leaked.

You do not want to put all the hair in one place and dye it, as this will create ammonia gas, which can burn the hair. Each triangle or batch should be collected into one place and dyed separately in order to prevent burning.

When you have dyed and coupled every three or five batches of hair in one place, you should add foil. To distribute the heat evenly, you should use foil Meche after adding dye. You might be asking why not use a hat or cap. This is because foil causes the heat to be evenly distributed, while a coloring cap may cause perspiration, causing the process to be ruined.

You just need to wrap the foil around the person's head, cut it, and roll it up. After you've wrapped the foil around the head, you're done with the foil. It's not necessary to uncover or remove the foil after a few minutes to determine whether dye has been applied to the desired level. Using your hand, you can check to see whether the foil is warm. If the foil is very warm, it means that you need to remove the foil, but if the foil is just a little warm, keep it on until the desired dye is reached.

In my opinion, when using a foil, you don't need to use a blow dryer. However, in cases where the hair is thick or the body heat is low, you can use a gentle form of heat with a blow dryer to help achieve the desired effect. In order to apply heat evenly to the head, move the hand around the head while using a blow dryer.

Once the coloring is finished remove the foil and rinse the hair, while leaving the highlighting cap on. After that, you can tone and massage your hair. Removing the cap and plastic cover is the next step, but don't rinse your hair again. You can use the highlighting cap product left inside the toning formula if you need to apply it again.

A common reason for leakage when using this technique might be that the holes you've made on the highlighting cover are too large. Ensure that both sides of the cap are fixed tightly in order to prevent leaks.

It's not a good idea to pull the hair from the base when testing the hair's resistance. It is best to pull the hair from the stem gently with both hands, preventing it from being pulled out of the cap again and protecting the roots. Leakage can also be caused by washing the hair after toning. There is no need to wash your hair with the cap on if you have to apply the formula again.

Apply a cotton swab to the product and dry in the direction of the root. Some people use toning formula at levels 3 or 4 to cover leakage, but this could depend on the person's hair color.

The color of the base can also be used to conceal the leakage. For instance, if the base color is red wine, you can use that same color to cover the leakage. Just make sure the hair matches the base color.

Once the hair has been toned, you can finish by rinsing the hair again and applying a conditioner or mask.