It's possible to highlight hair by using a streaking brush instead of a cap. Using a brush allows the person to select specific areas of the hair to highlight.
- Brush the hair to ensure it's free from tangles. This allows the mixture to spread through the hair evenly.
- Mix the highlighting paste according to the instructions on the packet.
- Grab a strand of hair, apply some mixture to the brush, and begin moving it downwards. Starting around 1 inch from the scalp allows for more natural results and ensures the hair looks tidier when it begins to grow out.
- Repeat the process throughout the head. To make sure the highlights look even at the back, try positioning a mirror so that the back of the head is visible. Alternatively, ask a friend to do the work.
- Leave the highlighting mixture on the hair according to the packet's instructions. This may vary depending on how dark the natural hair color is.
- Rinse the hair thoroughly and shampoo it gently. Apply a conditioner and leave it in for a few minutes until the hair softens.
There are ways to take care of hair so that the highlights stay looking great. Highlighting can disturb the hair's natural oil balance, which means using moisturizing products is necessary. Try to shade hair from the sun, and avoid brushing it when wet.