Pick out your desired highlight color. Most grocery stores and large shopping chains carry quality highlighting kits for highlighting your hair at home. Professionals recommend choosing a color that is only two shades lighter for a natural and sun-kissed look.
Darker hair can be trickier to highlight than already light hair because the lighter color, if too light, can contrast with the dark hair. This makes it important to know how dramatic you want the highlights to be. More dramatic highlights in dark hair have begun to become a popular and youthful look. For this look, pick a shade that is three or more shades lighter than your own. For a natural look, pick a shade that is two or less shades lighter. Also, check the expiration date on the package of the hair color before buying to ensure that the product is still good.