I'll start off by saying I have extremely thick, jet black hair. This product worked wonders for me. I didn't want anything too dramatic and I wasn't willing to spend $100+ for something that I didn't want. I ended up doing a light ombre which went great. Since my hair is really dark, I did use most of the bottle but considering how much I lightened and how light it actually got, it was worth it. It looks great in the sun and certain types of lighting. Beware though, it might damage your hair (and I say might because mine turned out fine). Just deep condition afterwards and you should be fine. Also, make sure that you know what you're doing and that you're sure you want lightened hair. There are no go backs with this one.
Yay! I love this stuff! I quit highlighting my hair because I like the natural color. But, for some weird reason, the hair at the very front of my face comes in dull. And the few greys I have have mischeviously decided up front is the best place to show up. So . . . a few of these highlights at the very front evens out the color, disguises the greys, and generally perks things up. The color ends up pretty much an exact match for my natural color. Cheap, easy. All that said, I can see how it might be drying if you try to use it all over. I just do a good deep conditioner after I highlight, and I haven't had any problems.
The results are more subtle than I expected but definitely noticeable if you compare the bleached hair with the natural. I was going for subtle but would have liked more of a difference than this. I have Asian hair and it turned it slightly browner (not brassy yay). It did not damage my hair at all though I conditioned and used olive oil after taking a shower.
I will try again in a few weeks and see if the second time around, the lightening will show up better.
This is not for you if you have dark hair and are looking for a more blonde contrast.
It doesn't work.
I saw the good reviews and videos and tried it.
BEWARE, this product totally broke my hair off and my hair is SO MESSED UP, and I am putting it nicely. My hair was not in bad condition before, but this just completely fried my hair!
The smell gave me a headache. The change in hair color is barely noticeable but I do like it. It gives a natural look, like your born with natural highlights. The thing I absolutely hate about it, is it bleached my skin. I have white blotches on my wrist where the gloves didn't cover. It itches like crazy and it looks like I have a disease. I tried to wash it off but nothing.
This stuff is horrible. Yes it makes your hair slightly lighter... if you flat iron over the same piece fifteen times! Basically you spray hydrogen peroxide onto your hair then fry it. The sections I did it on completely fried my hair. Also, you're spraying this all over your skin and inhaling it too. I felt really dizzy after using this and got a headache. My skin was red and itchy also. What a horrible experience! I didn't even want to finish the other side cuz I felt so sick from inhaling it. Oh yea another thing, the color change is barely noticeable. I'm guessing bleaching your hair is better for it than this junk. Worst beauty product I've ever used.
I have yet to post a negative review on this site....but here I go. I need to preface a few things, yet also mention my hair is pretty tolerant of many processes . My hair was box black ( natural colour is med. brown). I decided to change to a med.brown with highlights. With the help if a SA at Sally's I was able to do so with minimal damage to my hair. Some of my highlights were not as bright as I hoped, so I found Easy Lites. I used it as instructed. Worked well ( so I thought). I put some Macadamia Olil in my hair to condition and went to bed. Woke up in the morning to discover the 3 areas I focused on to brighten the highlights had shrivelled, dried up at roots, and upon shampooing next day, broke off completely! In all my 42 years, and abuse I have put my hair through, I have NEVER has this happen to me. I am devastated! It was absolutely this product, as my hair was in great shoe before this. After changing from black, I had a touch up trim to get my end cleaned up. Hairdresser was impressed with the condition of my hair considering my DIY job. Then I had to mess wit perfection (2 weeks after highlighting) and voila....scads of damage. Buyer beware. Take my review for what it is worth. Would Never purchase again or recommend. (Will post pic of damage ).
i have medium-dark brown hair that is about 50% virgin, 50% processed many times and then dyed back to brown, with some highlights poking out.
this is easy to use, the other downside is the formula may get one your wrists and will sting/burn bc of the peroxide and lemon. it works SLOWLY. if you're scared like i was (i'd finally gotten my hair LONG and pretty healthy and was really nervous about undoing my hard work) DONT WORRY! there is no risk of all of a sudden having scary orange highlights. i have some pieces that i did several times that are now a dark blonde; most others are a light-medium brown. this is good for me - it looks nicely blended. the color is very pretty and natural and flattering.
i'm so glad i found this. it saved me from putting down $200 at the salon to get some lightness back. it is a great product.
I have long, layered dark brown hair. Used this for the first time today on second day hair and I am pleasantly surprised by the results. I changed into an old T-shirt, put on my own disposable vinyl gloves, and used a rat-tail comb to randomly weave and pick up strands of hair within a 2-3 inch section.
After gathering them in the palm of my hands, I combed them through and lightly spray the solution (take care not to spray in direction of face). Then I use my flat iron to pass over it 5-7 times. I start slower but move the iron faster with each pass, and to avoid burning my scalp, I start 1/2" below my root. Mine is a GHD flat iron that doesn't have a temperature setting so I have no idea what temperature it was. I did hear some sizzling but it was only during the first pass, so it wasn't as scary as I thought it would be.
The results were almost immediate. I was able to achieve chestnut highlights. I checked the front and back of my hair using two mirrors, and where one side was showing brighter shades, I was able to balance the other side out by repeating the process again as needed. Overall it was easier than I had expected.
My hair is six inches past my shoulder and I probably used only 10% of the bottle. Unlike home hair coloring kits where products have to be sealed and stay fresh for only an hour or two after opening, this bottle did not come sealed and can be stored and reused again. I'll be able to get many more uses out of this. All in all, a good buy for $8.99. I got it at Ulta with my $3.50 off coupon (min. $10 purchase).
It's only day one so I don't know if my hair will show any damage down the road, but so far it doesn't feel as dry as when I use home hair coloring or highlighting kits. I give it 5 lippies. :)