Often one is led to confuse the two terms but, between highlights of and meches there are profound differences with which it would be appropriate to take the right confidence.
It is therefore worth trying to clear the field of any misunderstanding, remembering how the highlights are the result of the application of color shading techniques which seek to “Imitate” the lightening of the sun.
The streaks , on the other hand, are represented by differences in shades which seek to obtain a more pronounced effect, with sharper color shades and more sharp contrasts.
Let’s find out in detail!
What are sunstrokes
The reference to the “sun” is not accidental: the effect that can be obtained is that of smoking one or two shades some strands of one’s hair, thus giving the impression of having been long exposed to the sun, as traditionally happens during the summer season.
The result is generally softer than the streaks , considering that the streaks will easily blend in with their natural color.
The sunstroke technique
The technique of sunstroke , always particularly popular during spring and summer to be able to “amplify” the natural effects of the greater exposure to the sun, is recreated in a way not too dissimilar to that of streaks.
In fact, the hairdresser will proceed with the lightening the hair in locks , trying to create the effects desired by his client. The instruments used are very similar (in some cases, identical) to those of the streaks. Generally, a particular cap is used with which the strands to be treated will be isolated, then keeping the hair on which you have already worked separated with special insulating strips (sometimes of aluminum foil).
What are the streaks
If what we have summarized regarding the sunstrokes is clear, it should also be the fact that the streaks are generally wider shades, marked and marked. The nuance of the color is in fact well decided, as well as the difference in shades with respect to one’s natural or basic color.
Unlike sunstrokes, moreover, the locks are usually discolored and, consequently, cannot be darkened. In short, a technique slightly more impactful than highlights, for a result that is obviously different in terms of appreciability.
The meches technique
The technique of the streaks shares some of the tools used with that of the sunstrokes. It is not surprising, therefore, that even with streaks the hairdresser will tend to isolate the locks on which to work with the appropriate products that he will have in the salon, such as particular headphones and protective material.
However, unlike sunstrokes, in this case the hairdresser will proceed with a discoloration , aimed at obtaining a lightening generally more decisive than the drop in shades of the sunstroke.
The main differences
As already pointed out, the main difference between the highlights and the highlights consists both in the technique used and in the final effect.
We have in fact recalled that streaks are obtained by bleaching the locks, in contrast to the lighter bleaching that can be generated by highlights.
As regards the final effect, that of the sunstrokes seems to be generally softer and more natural, while the streaks play their attraction precisely on the basis of a sharper contrast.
Of course, we certainly cannot say which is the best alternative for you, considering that much will depend on the base color and, above all, on the result you wish to obtain. Try talking to your trusted hairdresser to find out more, and get personalized advice!