Exactly what are Pintura Highlights?

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I Need info on Pintura Highlights, what are they exactly and can they be done at home? Also how do the differ from other highlights? TIA
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I am almost positive they are painted on the hair with no foils. Surbanbushbabe gets them done. You can try to do them yourself but have a friend help you.
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I also get Pinutra Highlights and I love them!
CurlyClaudia is right, the highlights are applied
with a paint brush, just like painting. My hair
is just as healthy, however, I do follow a
modified CG routine and DT at least 2x's
a month. I have some pics in my album.
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Thank you so much! I was starting to wonder if anyone knew what they were.
2c/3a Fine Blonde/Silver
my deva stylist does the pintura highlights and yes, they are painted on and she uses toilet paper pieces to separate. Hard to explain She tells me that with curly hair, pintura is the way to go because it looks much more natural than the foil way.
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Pintura is somewhat similar to balayage, which is also hand-painting color on hair. But there are some important differences between the two. Pintura is painted curl-by-curl, where balayage slices out sections for highlight/lowlight without regard to texture or shape. Balayage color saturates the entire hair strand (front to back), whereas the color just sits on top of 2/3 of the hair shaft with pintura ... creating that famous "ribbon of light" effect. The end results are quite different, with pintura being much more dramatic and visible on curly hair than balayage (which sort of disappears into the curl pattern).
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Pintura is somewhat similar to balayage, which is also hand-painting color on hair. But there are some important differences between the two. Pintura is painted curl-by-curl, where balayage slices out sections for highlight/lowlight without regard to texture or shape. Balayage color saturates the entire hair strand (front to back), whereas the color just sits on top of 2/3 of the hair shaft with pintura ... creating that famous "ribbon of light" effect. The end results are quite different, with pintura being much more dramatic and visible on curly hair than balayage (which sort of disappears into the curl pattern).
Originally Posted by StruttsWife
Do you have more info you can share about how to do these (pintura)? I highlight my own hair but have never painted them on. I think with a little instruction I could do it. Do you paint the whole curl or just paint the top side? You say 2/3, what do you mean? TIA!

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I am so sorry I've missed this!

I don't know if I can explain how to do this with words since it is such a visual process. But basically, you "lay" down the color in a stripe along the hair strand and then saturate the ends. The placement is a bit tricky at first, since you have to leave plenty of space between curls and the sectioning is a bit intricate, to get that "ribbon of light" effect. There is also a certain progression from back to sides to top (light to heavy side) that needs to be done to get the proper effect as well. Dang, I'm not being very helpful, am I?
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That's ok, no hurry! It does sound a little complicated to do on one's own head. So I guess I'm stuck with doing the cap method on myself then?! Oh well, they always looked good anyway!

I guess I'll have to wait for them whenever I get YOU to cut my hair!

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Great explanations you guys!!! Can you use hair color to paint on or does it just have to be bleach?
2c/3a Fine Blonde/Silver
CurliLocks - I wouldn't dare attempt it on myself, if that makes you feel any better. There are some stylists out there that can successfully cut and color their own hair, but trust me ... I am NOT one of them

Sunderella - Color or bleach, whichever you prefer
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If you use bleach, does that harm your hair? If you want to go from brown to blonde pintura highlights, do you have to use bleach?
2c or 3a Cut most of my hair off in July '12 and am working on regrowing it.
If you use bleach, does that harm your hair? If you want to go from brown to blonde pintura highlights, do you have to use bleach?
Originally Posted by Jaxie
If your hair is already colored, you must use bleach to go lighter ... with the exception of Scruples Blazing Highlights system, which is the only color that can actually lift (meaning lighten) color. If your hair is virgin, you can achieve up to four levels of lift without bleach and by using color. And yes, bleach is extremely damaging ... it literally blows holes in your cortex during the processing, which is why it is very important to have a protein reconstructor treatment after you've had any kind of bleaching done (the protein reconstructor will help to fill those holes).
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And yes, bleach is extremely damaging ... it literally blows holes in your cortex during the processing, which is why it is very important to have a protein reconstructor treatment after you've had any kind of bleaching done (the protein reconstructor will help to fill those holes).
Originally Posted by StruttsWife
I use Robert Craig's Highlighting Kit. It's a bleach. Then I often tone with his Color afterwards. Would I use the protein reconstructor after bleach but before color? (I'm afraid it would lift the color.) Or after?
What is a good one we can buy (at Sally's or something)? Thanks!

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I use Robert Craig's Highlighting Kit. It's a bleach. Then I often tone with his Color afterwards. Would I use the protein reconstructor after bleach but before color? (I'm afraid it would lift the color.) Or after?
What is a good one we can buy (at Sally's or something)? Thanks!
Originally Posted by CurliLocks
You can use it after the bleach, but I'd wait a day or so before I toned in that case. Otherwise, wait about 48 hours after you've bleached and toned, then reconstruct.

I use Goldwell Kerasilk at the salon and love it. However, since Nexxus went open market, you can get their Keraphix at Sally Beauty now. It's a bit spendy, but you won't find a better reconstructor on the open market, imo.
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So it's better to do it 48 or so hours afterward instead? Are you familiar at all with Robert Craig's Color? http://www.robertcraig.com/php/index...tion=haircolor
It works by polymerization.
How does polymerization work? Is it a plastic coating?
Polymerization is a process in which relatively small molecules, called monomers, combine chemically to produce a very large chainlike or network molecule, called a polymer. Hair is made up of mostly protein and proteins are one of many types of natural polymers. Polymerization causes the hair dye molecules to bond with the natural color molecules inside the hair. It is not a plastic nor does it coat the hair.
Do you think it would adhere better after the protein reconstructor, or the reconstructor would lift the color if used afterward? I just want to be sure. I've never used one after bleaching and haven't had problems before, but I usually lose some curl in the long run. TIA!

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It's best to use the protein reconstructor afterwards since its purpose is to address any damage from the coloring/bleaching process. However, I was taught to always wait 24-48 hours before starting a full reconstruction process.

Properly processed color is fully stable immediately after processing, but that 48-hour period gives it a little bit of time to "cure", so to speak, and really attach itself to the cortex. That way, you don't have to worry about your color lifting or altering from reconstruction, especially with open market hair color products (which are typically not as heavily pigmented as salon-only professional hair color products).

Make sense?
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Makes sense.

Does it need to be followed by a moisturizing DT, like when they do protein then moisture DTs?

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It doesn't have to, unless you feel your hair is extremely dry ... then it certainly wouldn't hurt.
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If you use bleach, does that harm your hair? If you want to go from brown to blonde pintura highlights, do you have to use bleach?
Originally Posted by Jaxie
If your hair is already colored, you must use bleach to go lighter ... with the exception of Scruples Blazing Highlights system, which is the only color that can actually lift (meaning lighten) color. If your hair is virgin, you can achieve up to four levels of lift without bleach and by using color. And yes, bleach is extremely damaging ... it literally blows holes in your cortex during the processing, which is why it is very important to have a protein reconstructor treatment after you've had any kind of bleaching done (the protein reconstructor will help to fill those holes).
Originally Posted by StruttsWife
I got my hair highlighted (foils) and although I loved the highlights, they damaged the holy heck out of my hair. So I grew my hair out and had to chop off the dead highlighted hair which sucked because it took me FOREVER to get the length that I had.

I really love highlights and am thinking about that Pintura. Does the Pintura damage dry curly hair in ANY way? I would only get it done if I knew I could get it done without bleach. My other concern is, without bleach, will the Pintura highlights even show on my dark brown hair? I know you said one could get 4 levels of lift without bleach with the Pintura method. Would four levels of lift be enough for dark brown hair? Thanks for your time.
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