Uber nervous about getting highlights

Within the next month I've decided to pay a visit to Devachan and get my hair shaped, but I thought why not add a little bit of variety to my hair and get full highlights. Has anyone gotten their hair highlighted at Devachan before? What was your experience like?
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I've never gotten my hair colored/highlighted at Devachan but wanted to make a suggestion.

Have you ever colored/highlighted your curls before? If so, then you should already have a good idea of how your hair will respond/react to highlights. However, if you've never colored/highlighted your curls before, you might want to go with partial highlights initially to see how well your hair does and if everything is fine, go back and get the rest done.

My personal experience with first-time highlights was about this same time last year and it was my stylist who felt that after going through a long-term transition and growing out my hair, she didn't want to "mess up" my hair with a bunch of highlights so she only did a few in the front/top section of my head initially and then after about 6-weeks (I go to the salon every other week) when my hair had no apparent damage or anything, she did more. I kept my highlights only in top/front section with the top part taking care of adding highlights to the topmost layer in the back). You just want to be careful if getting a full head of highlights initially as some people have mentioned their curl pattern on the color-treated hair getting looser and in worse case scenario, the color-treated hair getting damaged.

I will say that I found that getting highlights at this time of the year was a "good thing" because it allowed me to experience the color as applied/toned by my stylist without any of the lightening effects that can/will naturally occur in the summer when you spend more time out in the sun. My initial highlights were medium/golden brown and in the beginning of the summer I had her add light brown and a few random blonds and it looked fabulous. Fast forward to my return from a week in the Bahamas in August and clearly, I came back waaaaaaaaay blonder than it was when I left but it looked sooooo incredibly awesome.

From what I can tell from your photo, your hair will look gorgeous with highlights but I'd just be a little cautious about going all in if this is your first time.
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Thanks so much for your feedback and advice, I'd never considered some of the things you mentioned. I'll definitely keep that all in mind and maybe start out with just a few.
last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
high porosity, med/coarse texture, high density, color treated
condish;TN, DevaCurl Heaven in Hair stylers; Heaven in Hair, DevaCurl Curl Cream oils;Castor Oil

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Oh, and no . . I've never had my hair colored. The only chemical I ever used on my hair was a perm and I haven't had one of those in about 3 years now and its long been grown and cut out of my hair.
last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
high porosity, med/coarse texture, high density, color treated
condish;TN, DevaCurl Heaven in Hair stylers; Heaven in Hair, DevaCurl Curl Cream oils;Castor Oil

YTChannel: http://www.youtube.com/user/papiermachecurls


I've only colored my hair myself,I started last year and it broke my hair off.I think because it was damaged and that was back when I really didn't use the right products.I was using grease and didn't leave the conditioner in too long plus I never did my hair too much I went to the salon until they F***ed up my hair by burning me.I went less often.anyways I did it again this feb. Just to see how fast my hair really grows and it didn't break! Maybe because I dyed the hair closer to the scalp not ends like when I 1st tried.I dyed it again last month and its the longest in my life I think you should get highlights its less damaging than full on coloring and if you don't like it you can always darken it with a semi permenant...don't try it yourself though because it could break....I have 4b I think or 4c..but I have 3 different textures but mostly 1 type

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last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
high porosity, med/coarse texture, high density, color treated
condish;TN, DevaCurl Heaven in Hair stylers; Heaven in Hair, DevaCurl Curl Cream oils;Castor Oil

YTChannel: http://www.youtube.com/user/papiermachecurls


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