Recently, fashion trends have not changed their direction. The peak of popularity still belongs to naturalness in all its manifestations. It is no secret that the “imperceptible” make-up has replaced the bright colors in the make-up, and the owners of creative hair color try to give them the most natural shade. In the fight for fashion wins the most natural appearance, well-groomed, healthy and alive.

Adherents of natural beauty for a long time resorted to the most gentle hair coloring technique - highlighting. To date, she has received many variations that help girls transform without damaging their natural attractiveness. Among such techniques is shatush. This is a relatively new method of coloring, which is based on the classic highlighting, but with certain nuances. About them - below.

Shatush - what is it? Photo hair after dyeing

A little preface

Attempts to highlight were undertaken back in the 60s of the last century in the UK. The same actions tried to produce in the 80s. But shatush got its development after 2000 thanks to the current creator of one of the most influential brands in the world of beauty and hairdressing Aldo Coppola.

Such a development process allowed the shatusha to get its unique painting technique and color selection. The first to try it were, of course, the stars: Jennifer Aniston, Gisele Bündchen, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker and others.

What effect does shatush give?

Shatush hair is chosen for a number of its obvious advantages that it has. By the most obvious change is to include a more fresh and young appearance of the owner of such a painting. Flowing iridescent colors of curls make the appearance easy, perky and playful. This painting looks expensive and spectacular.

French highlighting, as they also call shatush, is a technique of dyeing the tips of the hair in lighter colors, which gradually turn darker on the roots. Such a transition has no clear boundaries, the color stretches along the entire length of the hair and creates the most natural effect of sun-bleached hair. And who can look more natural and fresh than a girl who just rested on the sea?

Thanks to the highlights of the light, which play on different shades of the strands, the hair has a healthy shine, looks more well-groomed. Shatush is a painting that is effectively overwhelmed both on an even hairstyle, and in curls, and even in everyday light disorder.

Features of the staining procedure

Shatush hair coloring is distinguished by its principle of applying paint. This process occurs in the “free hand technique”, that is, without the use of additional tools and facilities. Even the foil is not needed.

Paint or brightener is applied with an ordinary paint brush. Before this, the hair is divided into thin strands and combed from the roots. This will create a “air cushion”, which will prevent abundant staining of the curl. Thus, the dye will affect only the individual upper hairs, which will ensure an imperceptible change of color. How can you separate the hair when done shatush-dyeing, the photo below will tell.

As you can see, the tips of the hair are more abundantly colored, and closer to the roots the paint is stretched by thin stripes. Sometimes a separate strand is painted in a V-shaped way.

At the same time, negligence in performing actions does not have a negative impact on the result. The lighter and more chaotic the shade is applied, the more natural the hairstyle will look. Therefore, hair shatush is easy to perform at home. Difficulties may arise at the stage of selection of colors. Here, alas, one cannot do without expert advice in order to avoid unexpectedly disastrous consequences.

How shatush looks before and after all stages of painting can be seen in the photo below.

How to choose a color for coloring?

Painting is made as close as possible to the original shades. The color should differ by a maximum of 4 tones. Naturally, a bright and rich palette will not work. The best solution will be: blond and its shades, wheat, caramel, coffee, chocolate, amber or blond.

It is worth remembering that it is difficult (and not necessary) to achieve too light strands from natural black hair. Brunettes are better to give preference to coffee, chestnut shades that are well accentuated haircut and will look harmonious. In addition, after painting, you can use tinting tools that will make the color even warmer.

Lightening, wheaten hair can be decorated with a brightener and a lighter palette. Shatush will look at them as effectively as possible.

Blond hair coloring

Despite the fact that shatush involves hair clarification, natural blondes and light blond girls can also use it. To do this, you will need to choose the right shade. For shatusha on light hair, it is recommended to use such colors:

You also need to consider the color of the skin. Girls with fair skin “cold” colors like, ash. Girls with more dark skin is preferable to choose close to the gold color.

Of course, on unpainted hair, this procedure is easier to carry out. Another thing - on bleached. Sometimes at the same time, the light ends are left intact and work on coloring the main part of the hair. But this option is not suitable if the tips look faded and lifeless. In this case, it is better to pre-align the color of all the hair in one of the natural shades, and then do shatush.

Many girls tend to get ashy hair. Therefore, it is important to recall that this is perhaps the most difficult staining variant, although one of the most beautiful. Ash color is very unpredictable and depends on the initial shade and colorings. Often it “turns” as a result into a dull gray or even greenish. Therefore, to obtain an ashy tone, you need to analyze the situation with a specialist.

Shatush on dark hair

Shatush on dark hair is done much more often than on light. This is because the dark shade “sins” by aging its owner a little. And recently, many girls have resorted to this technique. She tees only younger, but also significantly refreshes the look. Brunettes have the effect of burnt hair easily and give a colossal result in the form of a light mysterious image.

For dark-haired girls I recommend to choose such shades: ashen, gold, beige, chestnut, red, pearl and others. The main thing - the natural color.

In the case of brunettes there is a nuance - the hair will have to be pre-clarified. Therefore, it is better to entrust such a procedure (as well as further selection of paint and the implementation of the gradient) to a professional. The oxidizer is chosen according to this principle - the thinner and lighter the hair, the less percent contains oxide (3), the thicker, darker and harder - the stronger the oxide (9-12%).

Disadvantages shatusha

Shatush is one of the most gentle methods of coloring. It has the minimum number of disadvantages:

  • not suitable for short hair (it is not possible to achieve full stretch of color);
  • gray more than 30% hurt to do the correct conversion of color (initially you will need to paint the hair a darker color, and then to do the Shatush)
  • very damaged hair and split ends every painting will make it more noticeable (need to carry out procedures to restore the structure of hair or to cut off damaged ends).

Advantages of technology

The merits of the Shatusha are much greater:

  • suitable for fair-haired girls and brunettes;
  • any length of hair (except very short);
  • suitable for people with increased sensitivity of the scalp, as the paint does not affect these areas;
  • practically does not harm the hair, because the minimum number of them is colored;
  • helps to correct the consequences of unsuccessful painting;
  • for a long time does not require correction, for example, coloring the roots;
  • rejuvenates and refreshes the look;
  • creates additional visual volume of hair, gives them shine, shimmers in the sun.

Shatush at home

For those who have “hand crammed”, you can perform staining at home. It does not take a lot of effort, time and paint (one package will be enough, since only the tips are actually painted). You will need a brush for work, a comb, which is convenient to make bouffant, a towel (or a cape on the shoulders), shampoo for colored hair and a balm (mask).

Before the procedure, it is advisable not to wash the hair, so that the paint does not spoil the hair. The very same paint is recommended to choose without ammonia (it spares the hair, but also quickly washed off). If the pigment is dark, then you can not do without clarifiers. If necessary, after the main procedure, you can use a tonic (for example, to remove the yellowness of hair).

Carefully covering the shoulders (dyed hair will lie on them), you can get to work. First, we divide the hair into several sections. Starting from the roots, you need to comb them - the stronger the bouffant, the thinner and easier the strands will be painted. The application of paint can start from the ends, smoothly adding colored lines to them along the entire length (without touching the roots!). Having processed all the strands in this way, we leave the paint for 20-25 minutes.

After that, it should be well washed off using shampoo. It is important to make sure that there is no paint left. Otherwise there is a risk that it will continue to act on the hair. To restore the structure of colored hair, after washing you can apply a nourishing mask. It should not contain oils, as with them the color will not last long.

Stylist tips

Stylists who work with coloring, recommend to refresh the tips or make a new haircut before you do the hair shatush. The photo below shows how impressive and fresh the dyeing on freshly cut hair looks. In the salons after the procedure, they usually make styling, which emphasizes the effect, for example, Hollywood curls curl (strands dyed using shatush technique are even more “played” in them).

Shatush hair: photos before and after

You can read about something for a long time, but you can take a look and immediately understand what is being said. So with the description of the effect that gives shatush. The photo below shows the dramatic changes that have happened to the hairstyle thanks to this technique. Lifeless, unnatural hair with regrown dark roots looked old-fashioned and untidy. Here the hair is dyed from the roots with a color close to the natural (warm shade), which smoothly transforms into the lightened blond. Due to this hairstyle has a visual additional volume at the roots and looks well-groomed, stylish and modern.

The following photo is a slightly different story. Natural brown hair with a golden sheen looked unkempt and uninteresting. They became more effective after using the technique of shatush. Dark blonde smoothly turns into “milk chocolate” and ends with light “caramel” tips. In addition, the haircut was refreshed, which in the complex gave a stunningly warm, playing and eye-catching effect.

Customer reviews

Reviews of those who have already tried this method on themselves converge to one thing - with shatusha, their appearance changes for the better. The face becomes brighter, fresher, the hair beautifully plays in the sun, changes shade depending on the lighting. They note that at home it is quite simple to do, provided that they are confident in the shades of paint and have the skills to work with the oxidizer. Since such staining is quite expensive, it is to home conditions most often inclined. But if there is no experience in staining, it is better not to experiment.

Shatush is an option for brave girls who want to bring some color into their lives. Even if using hair dyeing.