Hair streaks are the ever-lasting hot hair trend that has been popping up again in many fashion magazines and on social media. They’re a way to get creative with your style and add some fun to your life and hair. If you’re thinking of getting streaky, we’re here with all the hair streaks tips, tricks, and inspiration you need!
From choosing which colours match your hair best, figuring out how many shades are right for you, or even where to buy them from; we’ve got everything covered here.
What is better- streaks or highlights?
Hair streaks and highlights are both ways to add colour to your hair.
But there is a subtle difference between them.
Hair streaks are typically short, choppy pieces of colour that can be added to any style.
Hair streaks are more of a one-dimensional look that you can choose for specific spots on your hair, while highlighting adds dimension by adding lighter tones throughout strands all over your head.
Streaks are higher maintenance than highlights as they’re less natural-looking so you’ll need to keep touching them up.
If you want to make a bold statement, streaks or half and half hair are the way to go. If you do not have time for your hair colour to grow out or if it is too expensive and inconvenient, then highlights might be better for you.
What is better depends on what suits your lifestyle best!
Streaks vs highlights
Hair streaking is always a huge trend, but what are the risks?
Streaks can be created by bleach or other colouring products – from temporary pastel hair chalks, to bright coloured hair dye and highlight powders for an eye-catching effect.
Chemicals used to create streaks could damage hair’s health and lead to breakage if not handled properly. However, this type of hair dyeing does come with some advantages: it lasts longer and keeps bold colours brighter for longer.
What colour streaks you want to put in your hair will depend on what colour effects you’re after, how brave you’re feeling! and what colour your hair is now.
You’ll want to choose a colour that compliments or contrasts your base colour and doesn’t go too light or too dark as that ends up looking really artificial. (But hey if you like artificial, no judgement, more power to you!).
Check out the latest looks on our Pinterest board for ideas and inspiration.
If you want to find out what hair colours will suit you, head over to our hair colour quiz to find out which colours are right for your skin tone, hair type and even the clothes you like to wear!
Just answer a few quick questions to find out what other hair colours most suit you! Click on the image below.
You can also try on some virtual hair colours with the Best hair colour changing apps you need to use in 2021!
How to do streaks in your hair at home.
The good news is that adding coloured streaks to your hair can be achieved easily at home in just minutes. All you need is your favourite hair colours, dye kits or temporary hair chalks to create some of the best looks around!
Get creative with your look by adding different textures like stand-out, bright bold coloured strands among natural ones. You can also add a peekaboo strips of colour on the underside of your hair.
Luckily these days there are plenty of ways to do this without expensive salon visits. This video is a great guide on how to get hair streaks right.
Do I need a cap to put streaks in my hair?
You can use a cap to put streaks in your hair, but you don’t have to. This technique works well if you’re going for an all-over streaky look and are not feeling confident enough to go freestyle.
Or you can have a go at free painting colour exactly where you want it.
Wella has a great streaking kit if you want to go blonde. Be REALLY REALLY careful not to end up orange. Alternatively, you can use the kit, cap, and instructions but apply your own hues and colours.
- Hair streaks are a great way to add some personality and color to your hair.
- Hair streaks can be done with temporary or permanent dye.
- Temporary dyes last until you wash them out, while permanent dyes will fade and grow out.
- You can match the shades with your eyes or get creative by choosing contrasting colours.
There are so many ways to get creative with your hair. What’s stopping you? Get out there and do something fun with hair streaks in your locks today!