The Californian wicks have been in the spotlight for several seasons. They do not go out of style because they are very attractive. Californian wicks are a process in which the bottom or ends of the hair are lighter than the rest. The measurements of the wicks are usually about five fingers in length in the case of the shortest and a quarter in length in the case of the longest.
The origin of Californian wicks comes from surfers, who placed certain products on the tips of the hair to protect it. These products, together with the sun and sea water, made the hair bleach.
Californian wicks always give a natural, healthy look of someone used to being outdoors.
In addition, the Californian wicks illuminate the face and have the advantage that when you get tired of them all you have to do is cut the tips and nothing has happened here.
1 Traditional Californian wicks
The usual Californian wicks involve bleaching the ends of the hair and coloring them with pale yellow, sand, gold or ash blonde tones if you are brown haired. The exact shade is usually two shades below your natural tone.
In the case that you are naturally blonde, you can opt for lighter Californian wicks or, on the contrary, to darken the tips for a very interesting effect.
2 Warm-colored Californian wicks
If your hair is light brown or dark brown, you can try some Californian wicks in burnt orange or red, which will give great liveliness to your face and are very interesting.
The idea is that there is no extreme constraste, but that there is a certain gradient or ombré that makes your hair vary in color little by little. Californian wicks in warm colors (orange, red) look better than chestnuts and those with dark blonde hair.
If you have black or red hair, you can try other options, for example go for the extreme and try a bright magenta tone for your Californian locks.
Remember that these shades are very difficult to maintain, so you will have to wash your hair less if you want to maintain the color for longer.
3 Cool-colored Californian wicks
The cold tones are very beautiful whatever the color of your hair: blonde, brown, black, red.
In this case we choose the colors called fantasy: king blue, turquoise blue, lavender, purple, green and gray.
These colors look beautiful and usually sit very well with both young and not so young girls.
In this case there is no gradient as in the previous one, but from a certain moment the hair changes drastically from color to an unconventional one.
4 Cuidado del cabello
The only problem with Californian wicks is that they mistreat the hair a lot, because to make them requires a deep bleaching of the hair, which causes the cuticle of the hair to open and leaves it porous.
It is for this reason that you should apply cream baths constantly while you have the Californian wicks, since the hair is opening and splitting if it is not well cared for.
After each shampoo you should apply conditioner with a lot of emphasis on the tips.
Weekly, it is good that you apply a nutrient mask to recover the flexibility of the hair.
Californian wicks are a fun and rejuvenating hair style. They can be made on long hair, but they also look great on melenites and phenomenal on very short pixie haircuts.
You can even change the tones and apply red on one occasion, continue with blue, then purple, to vary your style.