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      21.04.2013 18:07
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      Affordable highlights

      I have never been happy with my hair colour, I am now in my mid-40s and have been colouring it in one way or another since my mid teens.

      Obviously it is nice to go to a hairdressers and have the colour done professionally - but these days it has just so expensive to do so - For a small-ish amount of highlights in a local salon I have been quoted somewhere between £50 and £60 , I hate to think what the cost would be in a high street trendy salon.

      I know you can go to the local college to have the trainees style and colour your hair, but for me this isn't possible as I work full time and when I finish work I just want to be at home.

      Around five years ago I decided to buy a home highlighting kit and saw one in Wilkinsons for about £3 - as I am forever the bargain shopper, I took the plunge and bought the kit.

      It is the only one (then and now) that my local Wilkinsons appeared to stock, which is just as well as I would have been stood at the hair colour isle for hours just working out the difference between each product.

      That evening I took the plunge - and what's the saying? I haven't looked back since!

      I have long hair, past my shoulder blades, it is various shades of light brown - I wasn't looking for an all-over blonde colour, I just wanted to lighten my hair up and make it a little bit more interesting.

      The box contains the instructions, the mixing dish, a crochet hook type applicator, which on the other end is a flat paint brush, a pair of protective gloves, a plastic cap and the chemicals.

      Reading the instructions is obviously very important and it is recomended that you do a strand test on your hair to make sure that you do not have a reaction.

      I most certainly did do a strand test as I have problems with my scalp, all was well with me, as I thought it would be - as one of the reasons I prefer highlights rather than a full head of colour is that you do not need to massage the colour into your scalp.

      To use: There is a packet of blue powder and a small bottle of thick liquid, put the protectve gloves on and mix this peroxide mix together using the brush part of the applicator (provided), the the mixing tray provided. Be very careful here as obviously this is a very strong peroxide and you should avoid getting it onto your skin un-necessarily and most certainly keep away from your eyes. This is obviously a very toxic mix, so keep away from all children and pets and away from your clothes too.


      The next part - your hair - brush your hair through thoroughly, ideally your hair should be clean and dry and free of chemicals, such as hair mousse, hair spray etc... Put the plastic cap on and tie it firmly under your chin.

      The next part - wait for various members of your family to wander in and out of the kitchen a and laugh at you - believe me, they cannot help themselves!!!

      Now, you need some help from someone with a steady hand - I am lucky in that I have two young adult daughters, who are both more than happy to help, but in their absence I have been known to ask my hubby to help instead.

      The cap is perforated, but the holes are not complete - therefore you gently pierce the cap with the crochet hook and pull the hair through - personally I use approximately one in every three holes for the look I am going for, but others may prefer more, or less, highlights - also I only go down as far as the level
      that meets the top of my ears, but again, you may prefer to do more.

      That's that part done! when all the hair is through that you want to colour, lightly brush it through and paint the colour on thoroughly, when all the hair is coloured it will look a strange shade of blue and smell very strongly of peroxide.

      Check the hair at regular intervals, but for me, around 20 minutes is enough - rinse through with clean water whilst the cap is still on, rinse again with the cap off - shampoo and condition.

      About six to eight weeks later, repeat the whole process so that you do not have any "dark roots" or re-growth.

      This Highlighting kit is now around £6 or £7 - I buy it still in Wilkinsons, but it can be bought in other places too.

      My opinion - ten out of ten - affordable and works well.

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      12.09.2011 13:46

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      Great, cheap product that does an excellent job - however, box is in need of a makeover!!

      I have been using this product for years now.. I'm 25 & I started using it when I was 16/17. At first I used it only for highlights. This kit is great as it provides a for you & the little brush to pull your hair through. When I was streaking my hair this way, I did need a helping hand to do the back, however it IS possible to do it yourself with the help of some mirrors so you can see your whole head!

      I now buy this product around once every 3/4 weeks just to touch up my roots. I can easily do it myself too.. so easy. I apply it straight on (yes, even on my scalp - it isn't advised but does NOT burn)! Just avoid your actual skin such as your face & especially your hands, as it can be a pain to wash off!

      The only downside is that years of bleaching has left my hair a little straw like and unless you are a regular hairdresser visitor, you will have plenty of split ends. I have a phobia of hairdressers, which is why I do this at home, but unfortunately getting this dye over dyed already hair means a lot of snapping! You will need to wash your hair every other day with a decent product. I use L'oreal Elvive (the red and white one).

      I am thinking of eventually dying my hair darker again - you do get used to the lighter colour and without noticing sometimes you can overdye & leave it going very light, almost white! Just stick to the leave in times!

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      13.08.2011 09:58
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      I decided I wanted my hair lightened but I didnt want to go the whole head blonde this time, just wanted to have some highlights in so I went to have a look at what was on the market. I found this packet of Wella Hair Streaking Kit and thought it looked like what I wanted so bought it. It cost me £3.99 in Super Drug (I think, might have been Boots, I went in both), which I thought was an excellent price seeing as my hairdressers wanted near to £40 for a whole head of highlights.


      I took the packet home and my lovely OH said he would have a go at doing it for me. The packet contained a packet of powder, some liiquidy stuff, plastic gloves, a tray, a brush with a hook one end, a hat that looked a bit like one of those old granny plastic rain hats but with circles marked on it and a piece of paper showing you instructions of how to do it all. The instructions are clear and tell you to do a skin and strand test first (although I didn't do this myself but you should really do it in case you are allergic to the dye).


      The first thing to do was to put on the hat and tie it up under my chin so that it was quite tight. It wasn't very comfortable as the string bit was a bit scratchy and you have to have it quite tight so that the plastic is tight to your head. Then my OH got the brush with the hook on it and started to pull my hair through the plastic cap where the circles were. You don't have to go through every hole, it depends on how much of your hair you want streaked. If you want the streaks to look like they are covering your head then use every hole, if you want a bit more normal colour hair showing then use every other one.


      When he was pulling my hair through he found he had to pierce the plastic first as it didnt have a hole in it. This was a bit hard in places as he kept trying to dig the tool into my scalp but after a few tries he was getting the hang of it. I have quite short hair so it was not that bad pulling the hair through but I think if I had got long hair he would have struggled to do it as the hair gets tangled with the next bit you are pulling and you end up pulling the first bit back through again. It is best to brush your hair all in one direction before you start, I brushed mine all backwards, then he started at the front and worked his way backwards with the holes.


      It hurt more when he was pulling the sides through than the top and back, but after about half an hour he had done all that we wanted to do and he said it looked even. I could only go by what he was saying so had to trust him on it.


      The next thing to do, you had to pour the powder and the liquid into the pot and mix it up well. It went a nice purpley colour. Then he had to use the brush end of the tool and paint the thick gooey stuff all over the hair that he had pulled through. He had to make sure that all the hair was covered nice and thickly and evenly. It smelled a bit of amonia, but I expect that was the bleach in the mixture that was giving off the aroma. It wasn't too bad though. This part of the procedure only took about 10 minutes. Then he rubbed it all in with the gloves and got it all to stick upwards so none of it was hanging down the sides or back. It seemed to stick to the hat and was quite easy to get it all together in a big bundle on top as it was so thick and gooey.


      We had to leave it then until the time on the instructions and then when the time was up we had to rinse it off. We have a shower hose so I leaned over the bath and OH rinsed it all off. It was looking purple still as it went down the bath and I could hear his saying about how blonde it had gone but I couldn't see what it looked like myself. Before I took the hat off completely I put some conditioner on and rubbed it in as I thought it would make it easier to pull the hair back through the holes without it getting tangled or pulling, then eased the plastic off my hair.


      I gave it all a good rub with the conditioner and then rinsed it all off and OH wrapped my hair in a towel. Now it was time for me to see in the mirror. I was really surprised when I looked as it looked really good, the streaks had come out really well and looked a lovely blonde colour and they looked really even.


      After drying my hair the final result was amazing, it really did look nice, the streaks were just the right size, not too large, they looked quite natural and it made my hair look a lot lighter. I would definitely use this product again as it was simple to use and had great results.

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        17.02.2011 20:38

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        I use this ,i have mid to dark brown hair,short,I use an all over colour that lightens it to a dark blonde shade,i then get my hubbie to pull my hair through the cap.I then use this colour,which gives a very natural all over sunkissed look.It is cheap,and easy to use.It also does not get brassy or dry.Give it a go.

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        08.01.2011 13:12
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        Go for it on this one if your strapped for cash!

        Looking for a quick fix to make me feel better and feeling a bit upset that I really can't afford to go to the hairdressers and won't be able to in the forseeable future I decided to opt for a bit of home haircare help.

        Wandering the hair dye isle of Tesco I was greeted by boxes and boxes of smiley blondes, brunettes, red-heads etc but each box seemed to have a price tag of more than £5 and all seemed to be for all over colour, or they were pushing some brand new complicated looking innovative application technique which to be honest looked a little too confusing for me. I wanted streaks, thin, natural looking slightly blonder streaks (similar to the ones the hairdresser had done for me many moons ago) as I find they don't grow out and look bad, and they don't look overly fake.

        So I found this box which really looks like something bad from the 90s. The woman is not as smiley or as made up as the other girls, there are no fancy claims and it was right at the back on the highest up shelf. It being the only one of its kind left kind of make me feel a bit confident in it because it mans other people had bought it! There weren't a range of colours to choose from, just this box and the colour depends on the development time. With a price of £3.98 I decided if it all went wrong, I could still afford a box of brown/something else to sort it out.

        Home I went and got my mum to do the dyeing for me. I reckon this kit really is a 2 person job (might be easier if you have shorter hair though) as there is no way I would have been able to accurately pull tiny bits of hair through the holes as well as my mum did.

        The kit has a really horrible hat with holes all over it. It alo comes with a plastic tray, a brush with a hook on the other end, a sachet of shampoo and the chemicals necessary for the lightening. There are also a par of gloves and a set of full instructions. We followed the instructions to the letter, doing a test piece which helped us decide to leave the mix on for 25 minutes. Then my mum pulled tiny strands through each hole and painted on the mixture. 25 minuts later we headed to the bathroom.

        We decided to wash it off together over the bath using the shower attachment rather than me just hop in the shower. This was a really good choice as actually removing the hat thing was really hard. I have quite long (around shoulder blades) hair so the hat got tangled and stuck. This was the worst bit about the process.

        Anyway I washed it off using the shampoo and my own conditioner, blow dried my hair and it looked fab. Exactly how I wanted it. :D

        The kit says its not for long hair but it worked, we didn't have too much bleach left over though. The instructions were easy to follow and the colour is even and nice looking. I now have natural blended in streaks which have just lifted my hair and make it look less flat. Only one person has noticed though and thats how I want it to be.. I don't like it when there are massive chunky highlights of stripey ones.

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          12.08.2008 13:04
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          I have used this for many years and am always pleased with the results

          With Wella's trendy ranges of hair styling products, their hair streaking kit (around £4.99) sits slightly awkwardly alongside. It looks like the packaging hasn't been updated in many years, and at least it hasn't changed at all since I first bought it in 2000. But then I guess, if it ain't broke, don't fix it!

          When I buy the product in Boots or Superdrug it is easy to locate. (This is important, because as a male I don't want to be spotted in the hair dye aisle) I just quickly grab the blue box with woman on the front with a boyish haircut who looks like she just stepped out of 1992 and go.

          However one thing I have learned is to check the contents of the box as on two or three occassions, I have found the cap to be missing which was particularly annoying. The box should contain one each of:

          Cream Developer
          Lightening Powder
          Highlighting Cap
          Mixing Tray
          Applicator Brush with Hook
          Plastic Gloves
          Conditioning Shampoo
          Instructions


          Although the image on the box may put you off, it is easy to achieve a really natural look. Infact, at the hairdressers, on several occassions the stylist thought I had it done proffessionally.

          At this point I should say, I am male, have short to medium length hair which is naturally mousy blonde.

          When you open the pack, everything is pretty straight forward but make sure you read the instructions first which also includes details of how to test the product on the hairs on your arm first, should you have an allergy. Also, allow about 2 hours for the entire process.

          Before you start I would recommend locking all doors, as you'll look so ridiculous applying the highlights, as its tempting for cohabitors to take photos of you with their mobile phones which could end up on the internet.

          Although if doing this for the first time, you may want someone to help you, but it can be done alone. Make sure it's a good friend! The first stage requires you to place the plastic highlighter cap on your head and tie under your chin. The cap has many tiny holes in it, and through these holes you need to pull through strands of hair with the hook that you wish to be highlighted. Remember the more hair you pull through each hole, the blonder the hair will appear. I prefer pulling less hair through for a subtle look.

          Put on the gloves and cover anything around you wish to protect from the bleach incase of spillages. I just put down an old towel. Then blend together the cream developer and lightening powder together in the mixing tray with the brush until it forms a smooth paste. Brush this over your hair evenly so everything is fully covered. After this, throw away the mixing tray, brush and remaining paste and wait for the colour to develop according to the times given in the instructions. For my hair, I get the best colour by leaving the colour on for 50 minutes.

          Then rinse your hair with the cap still on to remove the excess, then take off the cap and wash your hair with the supplied conditioning shampoo and you're done!

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            25.04.2008 19:25
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            eay o use, fairly quick and reat results

            my boyfriend is a huge fan of this hair streaking kit. at this very moment he is sitting with a cap on his head streaking his hair. he said as ugly as the woman s on the box compared to other models on other die boxes the colour given by this kit is great. he has medium to dark blonde hair and this kit gives him almost white streaks all over.

            in the kit you get :- 1 bottle of creme developer
            1 sachet of lightening powder
            1 mixing tray
            1 applicator bruch with hook
            1 sachet of conditioning treatment
            1 pair of high quality protective gloves
            1 highlighting cap
            1 instruction leaflet

            this is a very easy to use kit. all u do is put the cap on and hopefully painlessly pull through the hair. you then mix it up byputting the ightening powder into the tray then adding the developing creme and stir it till it is smooth. you then cover all the hair evenly. you check the time chart to which colour you want to have at the end. you should then check the lightening effect every 5 to 10 minutes, to do this you score off the mixture from a small hidden strand of hair and inspect the colour. the shades will go from red-orange-yellow then blonde. when desired colour is reached you should rinse the cap with a shower before removing the cap then throughly wash the hair. then you should appy the conditioner. dry the hair and admire your new hair doo.

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              09.03.2007 15:31

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              wella streaking better than bleach for whole head stripping

              As well as being brilliant for streaking, this wella kit is brilliant for stripping the colour off a whole head!!!! i used it to go from blue/black to blonde to eventually pink in one go it was fab!
              i went from this:
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              (used stargazer shocking pink for this one, fantastic conditioning dye also (“,) wella streaking kit makes a perfect base for this type of dyeing)

              I’ve never used bleach or peroxide products but have seen their effect on other people’s hair – and it wasn’t good! This product left my hair in a more than reasonable condition and it was still soft and shiny.

              Due to the packs being for streaking i needed two to cover all of my hair- but being as cheap as they are that was no problem, just mixed the powder with the solution and applied it like any normal dye, waited about 40 minutes and it had stripped the hair completely of the blue/black dye without ruining my hair and making it dry - a lot better than using bleach products which are said to ruin the hair (",)

              Fantastic product!!! No burning, no scabby head afterwards - go and buy!

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              09.03.2007 15:26

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              wella streaking better than bleach for whole head stripping

              As well as being brilliant for streaking, this wella kit is brilliant for stripping the colour off a whole head!!!! i used it to go from blue/black to blonde to eventually pink in one go it was fab!
              i went from this:
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              (used stargazer shocking pink for this one, fantastic conditioning dye also (“,) wella streaking kit makes a perfect base for this type of dyeing)

              I’ve never used bleach or peroxide products but have seen their effect on other people’s hair – and it wasn’t good! This product left my hair in a more than reasonable condition and it was still soft and shiny.

              Due to the packs being for streaking i needed two to cover all of my hair- but being as cheap as they are that was no problem, just mixed the powder with the solution and applied it like any normal dye, waited about 40 minutes and it had stripped the hair completely of the blue/black dye without ruining my hair and making it dry - a lot better than using bleach products which are said to ruin the hair (",)

              Fantastic product!!! No burning, no scabby head afterwards - go and buy!

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              12.11.2006 16:57
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              9.9/10 top quality and great results

              Wella Hair Streaking Kit.
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              My Daughter has reached that age where having your hair coloured is the in thing. Fortunately for us, she has a Mother who is a trained hairdresser and fortunately for me as it is saving me a fortune as it now costs around £30 to have your hair highlighted in a Salon. After months of nagging me, I finally caved in and agreed to highlight her hair for her yesterday. So off we ventured to Sainsbury’s to purchase a kit and on returning home it was grab a chair, painkillers and the kit and away we go.

              The Kit.
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              The kit we choose was the Wella Hair Streaking Kit, which cost £4.79, and although faced with a few to choose from, I opted for the Wella as I have used it in the past on my own hair and always been happy with the results. Although I have been using the Boots home brand lately, I choose this one, as I did not want to travel all the way to my nearest boots store. The kit comes in a pale blue box and has a woman with short blonde highlighted hair on the front. The kit contains everything you will need to perform highlights at home.

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              1 Bottle of Crème Developer 75mls
              1 Sachet of Lightening Powder 35g
              1 Mixing Tray
              1 Applicator Brush with Hook
              1 Sachet of Conditioning Treatment 10ml
              1 Pair of high quality Protective Gloves
              1 Highlighting Cap
              1 Instruction Leaflet.

              The crème developer comes in an opaque coloured plastic bottle with a white plastic lid. The lightening powder comes in foil-sealed packets, as does the conditioning shampoo. The applicator brush and hook are white sturdy plastic and the mixing tray is slightly flexible and made of white plastic. The gloves in this kit I must say are great compared too many other colourant kits I have used. Wella have chosen to opt for the latex style gloves in there product rather than the clear plastic ones which are always too small and impossible to get on your hands. These gloves on the other hand are stretchy and very easy to put on and it is a great improvement as they are more sung fitting making application easier whilst wearing the gloves. Finally, the cap itself is plastic with tie straps to secure it. The holes in the cap are pre-punched and the cap has a thin clear plastic lining on the inside, which you have to pierce with the hook when pulling the hair through the holes. This is to prevent the bleach seeping through the pre-punched holes onto your hair underneath the cap and causing blotching.

              Before You Start.
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              It is extremely important that you read the instruction leaflet fully before you begin. You must also do a strand test as per the instruction leaflet to see the colour you will achieve and the development time required. Finally make sure all the contents of the kit are present and correct before you start.

              Application.
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              Ensure your hair is dry and knot free before you begin. Place the Highlighting cap securely on your head, tying the strings around you neck to keep it in place firmly. Starting from the crown, begin to pull through strands of hair through the pre-punched holes using the hook end of the applicator brush. Try to keep the amount of the hair you pull through even so that you get an even result at the end of the highlighting process.

              Once you have pulled hair evenly through all the holes and are happy that you have an even look all over, get a fine toothed comb and comb through the pulled through hair to remove any looped hair that may be present as this will cause a very uneven finish if the loops are not removed. It is then time to mix the bleach powered and the Crème Developer in the mixing tray as instructed in the leaflet. Add all the powder and liquid do not try to measure out half portions. When mixing the liquid try to blend it together by folding first as stirring together fast can cause the powder to puff out of the tray and possibly being inhaled.

              Once the mixture is fully blended and is creamy in consistency with no lumps you should start applying it to the pulled through hair a few strands at a time. Always wear the protective gloves and applicator brush to apply the bleach mixture to your hair and ensure all the hair is fully covered. After this is done, it is time to allow the powder to develop, but be sure not to cover the mixture with a bag or anything, as this will cause excessive hair damage and over developing with a possibility of receiving burns.

              Once the development process is over it is time to move onto the final stage of the process. Without removing the cap rinse all the crème from your hair with warm water until it runs clear, then you can remove the highlighting cap. Once you remove the cap, wet all your hair, wash with the shampooing conditioner, and then rinse thoroughly until the water runs clear. Once this is completed you can then dry your hair as normal as the process is now complete.

              Note:- Once you have mixed all the liquid and powder dispose of any which is unused immediately, do not under any circumstances try to save any for use another time.

              The Result
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              After the complete process and 40 minutes development time my daughter was extremely pleased with the result as was I. The highlights came out a pale golden blonde in colour and were not orange or brassy in any way. My daughter is fortunate as she has medium to dark blonde hair, but I have light brown hair and have always had a similar result after about 45 minutes.

              Important.
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              I am not going to list all the ingredients of the kit but I will say that you must be aware that this product contains Hydrogen Peroxide, Ammonium Persulfate, Magnesium Carbonate Hydroxide and many other chemicals and you should always read all the contents before you begin in case of any allergies you may have.

              Do not use this product if you have had any kind of reaction to any other hair colourants and always read storage instructions carefully.

              Welshwickedone© November 2006

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                23.10.2002 23:39
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                Natural believable highlights. Be subtle, be dramatic. Well Hair Streaking Kit - it's the easy way to add permanent natural-looking highlights to your hair. As special Conditioning Shampoo is included, so you are assured of shinier and more manageable hair. Create a natural, sun-kissed effect by adding highlights to the hairline, crown or fringe or add fine all over highlights to achieve a result as subtle or as bold as you want. I?ve used the wella hair streaking kit a few times to get a nice head of highlights. It the box you get disposable gloves, a mixing tray, the blue hair streaking powder, a brush, a cap, and peroxide lotion and conditioner. To use you have to put on the cap and pull some of your hair through the holes that are on it using the hook end of the brush. When you have the amount out that you desire and have an even coverage take the tray and out the blue powder in, (make sure that you don?t inhale the powder). Then slowly add the peroxide lotion mixing it in with the blue powder. Mix it with the brush. When it is mixed to a thick creamy consist antsy you can start putting on the strands of hair that you pulled through the cap. Leave it on for the amount of time that it says on the instructions that can be from 20 minutes or from the strand test that you do. When you have done it and it is at the colour desired you wash your hair take off the cap and use the conditioner that is in the box and either leave to dry naturally or blow-dry your hair. You mustn?t use 2 weeks before or after perming your hair and if you have already used it before wait till the other highlights have grown out. It contains hydrogen peroxide so it needs to be used in a well ventilated room and don?t wear new expensive clothes as if it spills onto your clothes it will bleach them. Do not let it get in your eyes. If it gets on your face or hands rinse with warm water immediately so it doesn?t burn you. The end results are terrific. <
                br>It costs £5.99 to buy and you can get it from supermarkets and chemists Some products can cause an allergic reaction. It is important that you carry out a sensitivity test 48 hours before applying the product to your scalp even if you have previously used a hair colourant of this or any other kind. This will reduce the risk of any allergic reaction and it is essential that you follow the manufacturer's instructions. YOU MUST NOT USE IF: You have already experienced a reaction to a hair colourant. You have a sensitive, itchy or damaged scalp. If a reaction occurs after you have applied the colourant remove it immediately with warm water and consult a doctor as soon as is possible.

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                  Having naturally dark hair, I often get tired of the same colour and want something different. This time after a recommendation I decided to go for the blonde streaks effect, nothing drastic but enough to change the appearance of my hair. The brand I decided on was the Wella Hair Streaking Kit, this product produces natural, light blonde highlights and it a lot kinder to hair than some of the other dyes and brands. This to me has to be a deciding factor, as you want your hair to be soft and silky afterwards as oppose to dry and brittle or sticky. I recommend that you get someone else to do this for you, it is made to be possible to do it yourself if needed but I think you would find it extremely difficult to do the back yourself or at least get the strands even, so phone a friend on this one! CONTENTS •¤•¤•¤•¤•¤•¤ •1 Gentle Cream Developer •1 Sachet Of Lightening Powder •1 Mixing Tray •1 Applicator Brush with Hook •1 Pair Of Plastic Gloves •1 Conditioning Shampoo •1 Detailed Instruction Leaflet •1 Highlighting Cap CHOOSING THE LOOK •¤•¤•¤•¤•¤•¤•¤•¤•¤• ;¤•¤• Before you commence on your streaking adventures it is advisable to have a look at the various effects in the leaflet and choose one that you fancy. All Over Highlights *************** Pull fine strands of hair through every second or third hole in the cap or tiny strands all over, this is the one I chose and gives an overall effect of subtle sun bleached highlights, nothing drastic and they blend in beautifully with your own natural hair colour. Crown Highlights *************** This is best suited for hairstyles with a longer top and short back and sides, depe
                  nding again on the desired effect wanted, pull strands through roughly where indicated on the leaflet around the middle of the head. Hairline Highlights *************** This will give a soft accent around the face, for this pull strands through every other hole only around the forehead and sides. So now you have chosen your ideal look lets get streaking…………….. METHOD •¤•¤•¤••¤•¤ 1.Brush your hair, do not wash it must be dry. 2.Pull the highlighting cap over your head and pull down tightly so there is no gap between the cap and your scalp, the down side to this is hope nobody comes round and sees you looking like you are wearing a rain hat or a badly punctured swimming cap, not very flattering believe me. 3.Using the hook provided, pierce the cap and pull through the strands of hair, as many as required and your chosen thickness. 4.At this stage avoid any mirrors in the house and do not answer the doorbell! Sorry but you will look like some genetic experiment that went badly wrong. MIXING •¤•¤•¤•¤• Remember to pop on the plastic gloves before you start this as it contains Hydrogen Peroxide and your skin will not thank you for it otherwise, also put a towel round your neck to protect clothing. 1.Pour the lightening powder into the tray and add the gentle cream developer, DO NOT inhale the powder whilst mixing. 2.Stir until you have a thick paste, and yes the paste is a lovely pastel blue shade but do not be alarmed. 3.Spread immediately over the hair, put each strand on top of another as you do it to hold in place. DEVELOPMENT •¤•¤•¤•¤•¤•¤•¤•¤ The timing will vary according to your natural hair colour; if your hair is previously permed or c
                  olour treated it will have different timings from normal hair. As a guideline light blonde/medium blonde takes 20 – 30 minutes and dark Blonde/or light Brown will take 30 – 40 minutes. The other thing to remember is to do a test strand first if you are unsure, better to be safe than sorry, or green or orange……… Remember to check the hair every 5 minutes or so, the cycle is red – orange- yellow-blonde, so do not be alarmed if you check it and it is a strange colour, it just means its not ready!. Never leave it on more than 50 minutes and believe me this would be long enough for anyone, my hair took around 40 minutes being brown. FINNISHING OFF •¤•¤•¤•¤•¤•¤•¤•¤•¤ Once you have reached the correct shade of blonde rinse all the paste off and pull off the plastic cap, a word of warning this can be quite a painful experience, so be warned! Shampoo the hair with the enclosed conditioning shampoo and rinse well and that’s it. THE END PRODUCT •¤•¤•¤•¤•¤•¤•¤•¤•¤• ;¤•¤• You will be left with lovely pale blonde highlights and soft silky hair, I was actually amazed at how good a condition it left my hair and has remained that way after numerous other washes. The colour is excellent, no yellowness, very natural looking indeed. This kit is ideal for anyone who fancies a lightener without having to risk becoming a total peroxide blonde, or if you have wondered what you would look like with blonde hair, it really is simple to use and tones in so well with your own colour without the shock factor you sometimes get from changing colours. The plus for doing your own is you can have as many streaks as you want and choose the desired thickness, the result is defiantly as good as you would get from any salon
                  and at around £5.40 a kit, a lot cheaper too. It does say on the box do not use on hair longer than chin length, but take no notice, mine is a lot longer and I think they add this as it is slightly harder to pull longer hair through the cap but it does work just as well. So if any of you fancy a change, I really would recommend this it is superb. INGREDIENTS ************ Gentle Cream Developer Aqua, Hydrogen Peroxide, Cetearyl Alcohol ,Parfum, Disodium Phosphate, Sodium Laurl Sulfate, Phosphoric Acid, Acetaminophen, Simethicome, Etidronic Acid, Sodium Cocoy Listheonate, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate Lightening Powder ***************** Potassium Persulfate, Sodium Silicate, Magnesium Carbonate Hydroxide, Paraffinium Liquidum ,Ammonium Persulfate, Sodium Stearate, Xanthan Gum, Oryza Sativa,Algin, Disodium Edta, Silica, C177007 Shampoo ******** Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, PEG-3 Disterate, Sodium Chloride, Cocomidopropryl Betane,Polyquaternium-10, Glyoxylic Acid,PEG-35,Castor Oil,Parfum,Sodium Citrate, Sodium Formate, Potassium Sorbate. © Ana 2002

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                  Natural believable highlights / Be subtle, be dramatic / Well Hair Streaking Kit / it's the easy way to add permanent natural-looking highlights to your hair / As special Conditioning Shampoo is included, so you are assured of shinier and more manageable hai