How to Get Perfect Highlights With a Streaking Cap

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How to Get Perfect Highlights With a Streaking Cap
Get Perfect Highlights With a Streaking Cap

If you are going to highlight your hair by yourself at home, you might find it easier to do and get better results if you use a streaking cap. A streaking cap, which is sometimes also called a bleaching cap, is a plastic cap with perforations or holes in it.

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Things you need

  • Streaking cap
  • Crochet hook
  • Small paint brush
  • Hair highlighting product

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    Buy a streaking cap at a local beauty supply store. You will also need whatever highlighting or bleaching product you use on your hair.

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    Put the streaking cap on over your dry hair. It is best to wait a day after shampooing before highlighting or bleaching your hair.

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    Use a crochet hook to pull small groups of hair strands through the holes in the streaking cap.

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    Apply the highlighting or bleaching product to the strands of hair that have been pulled through the cap using a small paint brush.

  5. 5

    Follow the package directions for the highlighting product. It might require that you cover your head with a plastic cap. Typically a plastic cap will come with your streaking cap when you buy it. One also probably comes with your highlighting product if it is required.

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    Wait the amount of time specified on the product packaging or until your hair lightens to the desired shade.

  7. 7

    Rinse off the bleach or highlighting solution with the streaking cap still in place using clear warm water. Remove the cap and shampoo your hair.

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