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Are You A Streaker
Wella Hair Streaking Kit
Member Name: rufusdog
Wella Hair Streaking Kit
Date: 13/08/11, updated on 06/10/11 (396 review reads)
Advantages: Saves going to the hair dressers
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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