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Want Easy, Sun-Kissed Streaks? Here's a Quick Trick

This is the time of year lots of people go in for expensive highlights designed to make them look like they've been spending all their time on a beach somewhere in the Carribbean. For those of us who can't cough up the money for that kind of thing, though, there's a pretty sweet at-home trick to help us get pricey-looking highlights at home: Just braid before you color.

First, section your hair off into three or four tight braids starting from the scalp. Then paint your lightener on the top side of the braid, leaving the underside untouched. The result is shimmery, natural-looking highlights. You can also use a colored hair glaze or demipermanent hair color to get more prismatic hair without committing to the bleach.

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Jsy-Grl Jsy-Grl 6 years
I just highlighted my hair using these tips. Check out the
Sundaydrive Sundaydrive 6 years
I keep seeing this tip everywhere, but there are never after pictures. I don't understand how the braids give you highlights...
Pistil Pistil 6 years
I have a feeling I'd definitely end up with weird blotches of colour. I'd be curious to see the results if someone has tried it, though. I've never thought of using those hair glazes to highlight as a temporary thing. Good idea.
sarasonne sarasonne 6 years
Wouldn't this leave a dotted/dashed effect?? I don't think I would try this....
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