DIY: How I did my highlights.

I got a lot of inquiries from my friends on how I did my highlights. And a few of my readers are asking what materials I used. So, I decided to make a post about it.

WARNING: bleaching is very damaging to your hair. You need hair treatment at least twice a week after you bleach your hair.

Things you need:

mixing bowl and wooden spatula. In the salon they use thin brush but I don’t have that so I used a wooden spatula (which I have in stock) and it worked just fine for me.


bleaching powder. The tutorial that I watched used Revlon Touch & Glow. I looked for that everywhere here in Manila but it is not available. So, I look for an alternative and this is what I found in Watson’s:

Shine Moist Bleaching Powder

color developer. Revlon’s Touch & Glow is a set already. It has bleaching powder and color developer. Shine Moist sells it separately.

Shine Moist Colormate (color developer)

it comes in 3%, 8% & 12%. What I got was the 12%. I have no idea what these percentage is for. My guess is the higher the percentage the potent it is, therefore the quicker your hair becomes light. I realized I got the 12% only when I finished.

aluminum foil


First step: mix the bleaching powder and the colormate in the mixing bowl using the wooden spatula. When mixing it together it has to be a creamy consistency. The consistency has to be as thick as hair conditioner. When you have achieved that kind of consistency you are ready to apply it.

Second step: pre cut aluminum foil. Lengthwise. About 4 to 5 inches width and length will depend on how long your hair is.

Third step: section your hair. This will depend on where you want your highlights to be. Take a small portion of your hair and put the pre cut aluminum foil under it. Scoop the bleaching mixture using the wooden spatula and apply it evenly on your hair. Your hair has to be fully covered with the bleaching mixture.

After applying the right amount of the bleaching mixture fold the aluminum to seal your hair.

Repeat procedure on the other portions of your hair that you sectioned.

Fourth step: when you’re done applying, let it sit in your hair for a couple of minutes. After 15 minutes check your hair. Just open the foil. If you have already achieved your desired lightness, you can now remove the foil and shampoo your hair right away.

*mine took less that 30 minutes. Maybe around 20 to 25 minutes only.

Shine Moist has a Keratin Treatment, I decided to pick up one tub so I can treat my hair at least twice a week.

Shine Moist Keratin Treatment

The procedure is that easy. Just don’t forget to take care of your hair afterwards. For the 3 Shine Moist products I only spent P600+.

I did full head highlights. Meaning I have highlights even in the inner part of my hair not just the outer part.


Here’s the rest of my outfit.

I am really loving the weather now. I am enjoying wearing my thick leggings and my slouchy long sleeves tops! And of course I am also enjoying wearing my ankle boots. Not to forget I can now wear my scarves!

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Top: BCBG Maxazria  |  Leggings: Zara   |   Shoes: Valentino Rock Stud Ballerina   |   Bag: Hermes Kelly   |  Sunglasses: Chanel   |  Watch: Bvlgari   |  Willow Jewelry Necklaces   |   Hermes Collier de Chien Cuff   |   Cartier Love Bangle   |   Willow Jewelry Double Ended Pearl Bangle   |  Michael Kors Beads Bracelet   |   Willow Jewelry Rings   |   Cartier Juste Un Clou Ring   |  Willow Jewelry Earrings

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