The 8 Best Highlights Caps For Hair

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This wiki has been updated 14 times since it was first published in May of 2020. If you cannot afford to go to the salon to have your hair professionally styled, but you want to add some splashes of color, then a highlighting cap is the answer. These useful accessories allow you to select exactly where you want any dye to go and enable you to create all sorts of looks, without the need for foil or worrying about the solution touching the rest of your hair. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Diane Extend-A-Cap

2. Conair Pro

3. Magicap Pro Salon

Editor's Notes

June 19, 2020:

Highlighting your own hair at home can be a pretty daunting task - and kind of scary, too. No one wants to mess up their lovely locks with DIY kits. However, when you cannot afford the salon, at-home kits are the next option. With highlighting caps, you can add bleach, colorful dye, and even henna dyes to specific pieces of your hair.

These caps come in two options: disposable and reusable. Disposable ones, like the Diane Extend-A-Cap, have an extended section of plastic that covers your neck, as well as a visor-like brim to protect your eyes, and once you are done, you just toss it in the trash. Reusable options, like the Willbond Salon Cap, are made from durable silicone that you can wash and reuse over and over.

Highlighting caps are either pre-punched with holes or not. The holes are where you pull the hair through that you want to bleach or color. The Juvale 15-Pack comes with 15 caps that already have the holes made, while the Salmue Professional is an option without holes. While poking your own holes may seem difficult, many people prefer to choose their own spots for highlights, rather than simply using holes that are already there. Making your own holes allows for a bit more freedom in the pattern of your highlights.

One more tip for creating your own highlights at home is to invest in a bonnet dryer, which help absorb the color better, making the highlights brighter.

4. Juvale 15-Pack

5. Colortrak Xtreme

6. Willbond Salon Cap

7. Colortrak X Marks the Spot

8. Salmue Professional

Christopher Thomas
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