How To Achieve Highlights Without Bleaching Your Hair

No matter whether you prefer subtle and sun-kissed or bold and dramatic hair - highlights are the perfect way to enhance your natural hair. They are simply pieces of hair that are lighter than your natural colour, so for example, if your root colour is brown - you can add highlights that are a lighter brown, or even have brown hair with blonde highlights.


However, highlights can be an expensive style to have, as maintaining them and keeping your hair looking fresh and healthy can be incredibly costly. Here at American Dream, we have a number of simple and cost-effective options to help you achieve the gorgeous highlights style without having to bleach your hair.


Keratin U-Tip Strands


Our beautiful pre-bonded strands are 0.8g in weight per strand and are available in lengths 18” and 26”. With care, our non-remy u-tip strands are durable from 1 -3 months and can blend beautifully with your natural hair colour, achieving a gorgeous ‘highlights’ look once applied.


The extensions themselves look like a small wisp of your own hair, with a keratin-based dried tip at one end, which is attached to your natural hair. The melted keratin is then rolled around the natural hair tightly so that it forms a fully sealed bond, using a heat connector to melt the keratin tip against small sections of natural hair. Being available in a vast choice in colour, lengths and styles, they are a popular choice for achieving highlights.


Clip-in Extensions


This variant of hair extensions is perfect for instant makeovers and session work where you want great, adaptable results in a short space of time. You can mix and match different shades of extensions to create the exact effect that you want, no matter whether that is enhancing your natural colour or a sun-kissed beachy look. For a salon finish highlighted look it's best to use extensions that are one to two shades lighter than your hair.


Our clip-in extensions are made from our original grade quality human hair, with light-weight small and flat gate clips that hold in your hair without slimming. You can choose from a whole range of natural, streaked, dip-dyed and extreme shades - as well as special diamante pieces. The clip in option is great for people who love to change up their hair colour as it offers you the flexibility to experiment with different shades without the commitment. It is also a perfect choice for colour beginners, who are not sure that they are ready to commit to a highlighted look.

Natural ombre hair is incredibly trendy right now, especially for shorter hair. Both our keratin U-Tip strands and clip-in extensions can be used to achieve these looks. This article showcases some of the most beautiful ombre looks, with each of them being easily achievable when using hair extensions.


About American Dream


As a business, we are world renowned for creative innovation, exceptional choice and unbeatable quality. Ever since we were established back in 1980, we have been at the forefront of the industry, continuously pioneering new application systems. We have undoubtedly shaped the extensions market, earning us our exceptional reputation in our field of work.


If you would like some more information regarding any of the items we have available, please don't hesitate to call our expert team on 020 8998 9840. You could also complete the contact form on our website, where a member of our outstanding customer service team will get back to you as soon as possible.