One of the best tips for highlighting your hair well at home is to look for products that are suitable for your hair color. For instance, the box should say "for brown hair" if you have brown hair, not the color of the highlights.
Perform a strand test before applying the highlighter solution all over your hair. This helps to confirm whether the product reacts well to your hair. The strand test also helps you determine if you have an allergic reaction to the dye. Although many highlight kits come with a plastic cap that has holes, Women's Health suggests tossing it. The cap is intended to provide natural highlights, but it only succeeds in putting stripes of color in your hair.