Should I or shouldn't I get highlights?

I have been mulling over the idea of getting highlights. The place I go to does cap highlights at a reasonable price for me. I know it can cause some damage but I plan to do DTs after it.

Then I am not sure what color. I have naturally black hair.

http://www.metrobeauty.com/files/8c/...268b18688c.jpg

I like light brown, dark blonde and medium coppery blonde.

What do you think?

3b | low-normal porosity (still confused, definitely not high porosity) | med to coarse texture

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Highlighting was probably one of the best things I did to my hair...well, not in terms of hair health, but it made my hair look a million times nicer. I've had my hair highlighted all of those colours and all of them have worked for me (and I have very, very, very dark brown almost black hair). I think you've picked the perfect shades for your skin tone (not too light) and very natural looking colours. I'm pretty sure any of those shades would work for you.

When I started highlighting my hair I did reds (which I quickly got sick of) and then moved on to a light brown (which I had for a long time). The light brown is a nice way of lightening up your overall hair colour and bringing warmth. Actually, a lot of people thought I had naturally brown hair until I showed them old pictures with me and my almost black hair. I liked it a lot. I decided to do a golden copper blonde shade just to switch things up and I'm really happy with it as well. It was a bit of a jarring change at first and it took a lot of getting used to but I've gotten a lot of compliments since I dyed it blonde (though that could just be because I had brown hair for years).

Either way, I think highlights really bring out curl definition by making the curls stand out.

Good luck with your decision!
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Highlighting was probably one of the best things I did to my hair...well, not in terms of hair health, but it made my hair look a million times nicer. I've had my hair highlighted all of those colours and all of them have worked for me (and I have very, very, very dark brown almost black hair). I think you've picked the perfect shades for your skin tone (not too light) and very natural looking colours. I'm pretty sure any of those shades would work for you.

When I started highlighting my hair I did reds (which I quickly got sick of) and then moved on to a light brown (which I had for a long time). The light brown is a nice way of lightening up your overall hair colour and bringing warmth. Actually, a lot of people thought I had naturally brown hair until I showed them old pictures with me and my almost black hair. I liked it a lot. I decided to do a golden copper blonde shade just to switch things up and I'm really happy with it as well. It was a bit of a jarring change at first and it took a lot of getting used to but I've gotten a lot of compliments since I dyed it blonde (though that could just be because I had brown hair for years).

Either way, I think highlights really bring out curl definition by making the curls stand out.

Good luck with your decision!
Originally Posted by fskatergirl
In all honesty seeing your highlights made me start thinking about them, they are beautiful!

When you did them did they do it with a cap?
3b | low-normal porosity (still confused, definitely not high porosity) | med to coarse texture

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I usually get them done with foil just because they recommended it to me (I guess sometimes it can be hard to pull hair through the holes cause my hair is kind of tangle prone), but, I have had them done with a cap in the past and they turned out just fine (though I remember it taking a bit longer).
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well, this is personal preference...if you can do them naturally with lemon juice or honey, i would try it. my hair lightened by putting honey in my conditioner a few times. im sure you could isolate it.

i wouldnt, because of hair health.
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