I have done home hair color and highlights many times but, I had stuck with the salon fo rthe past few years. Unfortunately, my colorist left and she did perfect highlights on me. My new stylist does fabulous cuts but I was never completely happy with the way she did color. So, here I am back with home highlights.
I bought the honey shade for medium to dark brown hair. I have light/med brown hair but it is leaning a little more toward medium (having a baby recently seemed to have darkened it a bit). The color on the box was a nice blonde that isn't too cool or warm. I decided to do a strand test and am so glad I did! The developer in this kit is nowhere near as strong as it needs to be. I left the mixture on my hair for 50 minutes and got a very warm, somewhat brassy dark blonde. I didn't bother doing the rest of my hair. I looked on the box and online but I could not find what level the developer is in the kit. It didn't even lift my hair as much as a 20 developer does.
This kit is a bit expensive considering it is a small amount of lightening powder and developer. You can buy these separately at Sally's for a better deal. The cap and gloves are not very good quality and they give you 2 tiny packets of shampoo/conditioner.
If you still want to try this kit, go to Sally's and buy a cap that is more fitted because it makes it easier to pull the hair through the holes and prevents color from bleeding at the roots.
I just used this last night and had great results. I have naturally dark brown hair that is colored (it is VERY dark right now). I wanted thin, highlights to break up the darkness a bit and was able to achieve that with this product. I pulled the majority through myself but had my mom pull the back. It took about 30 minutes to process on my hair and the highlights came out exactly like the back of the box. Super easy and very cheap- $4 at the Big Lots here! I will be doing this again..
Love this product!!!! Super cheap, Smells great and gave me the exact color I wanted! No Orange or Brassy hair. I used the Revlon Platinum Blonde Highlighting Kit. I pulled my hair through every circled hole on the cap, I have long hair so this took me about 2 hrs. Put the highlighting mix on my hair and left it on for an hour and the color turned out perfect. I rinsed my hair out and then followed with the After Color Shampoo and Conditioner. Another plus to this kit too is that you can use it on color treated hair, which I love because I just dyed my hair a dark brown about 4 months ago and the color of the highlights still came out perfect! I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who is thinking of highlighting their hair, I will definitely buy this product again :) Thanks Revlon!
This is my second time using this product and I love it! The first time I used to I had natural medium blonde hair, and it game my hair that perfect summer glow I was looking for! This time, my hair was dyed a very light golden brown. I wanted my hair back blonde, but I wanted to do it gradually - and start with highlights/frosting. So, I bought this kit after reading many review on this site and also using my previous experience. It actually ended up bleaching most of my hair back to blonde...I was shocked but happy!
I didn't have any trouble with the plastic pick like some other people mentioned. It does take a while to pull all of the hair through the cap, but with someone helping it's easier. I think I pulled a little too much hair through, so just be careful with that! I pulled hair only through the dark circles, I just think I pulled too big of pieces through.
Overall, I LOVE this product and I would definitely recommend it! I will use it again!!!
It was with much trepidation that I purchased this product to use this afternoon. I read dozens of reviews (thank heavens for MUA!) and decided to take the plunge. Wow. I am so impressed. My highlights look salon quality without a doubt! I have very dark brown hair and lots of gray. I have been using a dark chocolate brown Loreal color to cover the gray for ages so I was a bit worried about the outcome of the highlight kit. It was foolproof! I used the one for dark brown hair and only pulled about half of the cap. I used the cap and hook from the original package - it worked okay but I think I will purchase a better hook / cap from Sally's. In any case, I did it alone - took bunches of hair at a time (I was in a hurry) - I don't know, probably 20 strands at a time (as much as the hook would comfortably grab). I spent about 25 - 30 minutes pulling the hair through (haphazardly!). I then mixed only half of the solution and left it one for about 30-35 minutes. Fabulous warm highlights!! They are definitely warm (read red-ish) but it's golden and beautiful. I think if I had left it on longer it might have looked a bit streaky. I am so excited to have found this product!! I intend to continue to highlight often so that eventually I will move up to the lighter highlight kit. EASY AND CHEAP!!!! Love it!
UPDATE: One month later - I've used the product for med to dark brown hair twice. The second time I left it on for approximately 45 - 50 minutes. Gorgeous color again. Well, today - I stepped up to the kit for blonde hair. I pulled about the same amount of hair as before. (Incidentally, I purchased the cap and metal hook from Sally's but ended up using the cap that came with the product b/c I didn't like the acrylic cap. I did use the metal hook which worked better than the plastic one that came with the kit.) I slathered the bleach on and chickened out after 15 minutes. As it turns out, my highlights are still very pretty - much like if I had used the kit for brown hair and left it on the full time. I wish I had left the product on for maybe 10 more minutes to get a more striking effect BUT my hair looks great. The highlights are definitely warm so if you are looking for a cool blonde and have medium brown hair - make sure to keep it on much longer than I did! Anyway, 3 time user and I plan on using this forever!
once you do your own highlights at your convenience the way you want them you simply cannot believe anyone would sit in a salon and pay that kind of money. This is simply a service and no talent is required...the slower you pull the hair through the cap the better result you have...so I always do it at night watching tv. There is absolutely no reason to stand in front of a mirror. It is easy enough to feel where the next hole is and pull the hair slowly through. Pulling too fast you get tangles and patches and ugly things. an important tip: tie that cap as tight as you can stand it. Loose cap will not do a good job....You can buy different toners in the beauty supply store and create your own looks.....you can even erase the highlights with a dark toner if you feel like it.
This is an amazing product and never fails. Having a highlighting party is also a great thing to do, rent some movies and pull pull pull.
I love, love, LOVE, this product!! I flat out refuse to spend $150-200 on highlights at a salon, especially considering how often I change my haircolor. I went brown for the winter, and have found that my hair hates me less if I slowly return to blonde rather than all of a sudden soo I do afew rounds of highlighting.
I used the Revlon Frost and Glow Honey colored kit first, which didn't lead to much blonde because my hair, like I said, was brown. Afew weeks later, I used the kit one shade lighter for Blonde to Light Brown hair (model has short hair on the box) and it did the trick!! I would highly recommend this approach of using 2 kits to get lighter colors -- and since each one only costs like $7 at Walmart (at least in Illinois) it's still an Awesome bargain compared to salons.
Yes, it is time consuming. I spend at Least an hour pulling the hair through the cap. I do every circled hole over my whole head, and sometimes do a couple of the other holes in the face-framing and crown area. Be sure to style your hair as normal, but also beware of how the cap goes on. For me, I part my hair kind of deep to the side and have a small head, so on the cap the white seam runs basically right where my part is, so I turned the cap alittle on my head (not comfy, but doable) so there's no weird spots that didn't get highlights right along my part line. I also find it's best to have hair fall behind your ears (but not tucked behind, just like if you lean back and your hair naturally falls) so it's easier to get to the root to pull through (you don't want just the ends colored, of course), and I usually stop afew rows from the bottom because, again, you want the entire hair strand to pull through and it's hard to get down to the root.
Only pull afew hairs if you don't want streaky highlights..I mean like, 10 strands max. It's not much. At first I would put the hook in and kind of turn it before pulling it through but that brings out alot of hair...so now I just put the hook in and basically pull it right back out. Hard to explain, but you can try out the technique on afew holes in the front and just slide the wand underneath the cap if you pull too many and try again.
Also, be sure to leave the color on the whole time (60 minutes) if you really do want big results..if you have brassy hair naturally, it will be brassy if you rinse out too soon. It says to check the strands every now and then but for me, the strands always look really yellow and gross until rinsed and blended with other hair so that's never been a good way to judge for me. To each his/her own!
So to wrap this lengthy review up, I highly recommend giving it a try if you're willing to put in the time. An hour(ish) to pull, and an hour of processing the color once it's on. In my experience it's always been worth it!
Oh, and I saw that Revlon just made an even lighter shade of these highlighting kits for like, platinum blonde, so with 3 kits, you could go from medium brown like I was, to literally Playboy Bunny kind of blonde for the most part all over. And it'd be like $20!! Glorious :)
I bought this because my once blonde summer hair had darkened a couple shades because of winter and the lack of sunlight, so i felt that my hair needed a little bit of life. When I had the cap on and had to pull through my hair in the tiny little holes I experienced sooo much pain. My hair is extremely long, at least 14 inches past my shoulders, so I guess it was my fault that I went for this one, because it is best suited/meant for people with shorter or medium length hair. But other than that the color was amazing, not too fake, just right. And it wasnt patchy, the hat allowed evenly spread highlights throughout my whole hair.
But i wont be buying this again because of the length of my hair, I have learned my lesson.
Just used this tonight, after a horrible experience having my hair dyed "chocolate brown" at a salon - which came out a flat double espresso (almost black) with cherry undertones (I specifically said "no red!). Anyways I got the one for brown hair and it was a breeze to use, and smelled pleasant.. The cap was easy to use, the hair was quick and easy to pull through, even with the plastic hook provided (my hair is layered and past my bra strap). Got some help with the back part - pretty much impossible to see the holes yourself. Did every second hole (circled holes) and left on for 20 minutes, worried about a streaky fake look if I left it on any longer. I could have left it on longer! Went back and hand-did strands of the face-framing section with left over dye, for a bit more lift and it went a bit blonder. I now have more movement and dimension to my hair, although the highlights are very subtle - hopefully they lighten up over time. Unfortunately they are a reddish tone which I hate, but I had that in my hair to begin with (cant expect miracles) - will have to use a toner to cancel the red. But, overall it looks better than before and I'm pleased with how easy it was to use! I will use this again, maybe in the summer when I have achieved the actual colour I want (natural neutral brown with honey highlights). EDIT: It's morning now and I am just so happy with this product!! After seeing this in daylight, I can now see that I have created highlights that are superior to any I've ever had from a salon! My hair feels like silk, and looks natural and mulit-dimensional! The lighter face-framing sections look sun-kissed, not dyed. NO fried feeling, no straw. Never had that with highlights before! And most importantly - I've salvaged the salon disaster. Relief!!!! Try it, you'll love it.
EDIT: Ok, it's a couple of weeks post-highlights now, and I'm still in love with this product! Most of the unwanted red has washed out and I have warm caramel natural looking highlights and have received compliments on my hair - that usually doesn't happen. It brightens up my whole face - I'm so glad I have this colour for summer! Love, love, love!
After reading all the reviews I decided to purchase this highlighting kit for I recently colored my hair light brown but it came out dark, so I wanted to put highlights in it. This is not an easy product to use! From the cap you have to put on and attempt to pull little pieces of hair through the holes even with a metal tool. This process alone takes well over an hour or so and I never did accomplish all the hairs I wanted. Once I finished that the easy part was mixing the solution and then I used a little brush to put on the hair. that was not too bad, but I was worried the whole time that some of the solution would get into the little holes on my hair. Anyway, once it was all said and done only a little bit of highlights showed up on top and the front and sides, but in the back of my head most of the highlights showed up, so it's uneven. It looks ok no terrible, but I would not do this again because it's SO darn time consuming and frustrating. The pulling the hair through the holes is the worst! I would not rec this product. I think next time I will go to the salon and let them do it. It may be worth the extra bucks.