i love this product!!! i actually picked up frost and glow more on the spur of the moment. i wanted a nice summer touch to my naturally medium brown hair and i had already had great experiences using a cap for highlighting- it just always gives a great overall result and the highlights are distributed so naturally. anyways i was a little sceptical about "bleaching" my hair without professional help but my husband insisted haha. he said he had read great reviews on this website about frost and glow and i should give it a shot. i did and i do not regret that decision for one moment. my husband pulled out all the strands through the cap and that way it got done a litte faster- it took about 30 minutes give or take. applying the dye took another 15 minutes and i hadn't done a strand test... i was pretty confident at that point and really i don't mind taking risks :). i left the dye on an additional 30 minutes and voila i now have wonderful natural looking honey blonde highlights. very summery! amazing outcome. this product is absolutely foolproof and has great results. i can only recommend it!
I am a total Frost n Glow fan. I use it to highlight, as well as bleach all my hair before I color it an unnatural color (pink, blue, etc). It does burn a little bit, but maybe I have a "strong" scalp because it is tolerable for me. I like it because it has a blue tint which never causes ANY orangeness. I keep my hair very short, So it's hard for me to tell how much damage it causes. The shampoo and conditioner it comes with are very nice, and have a mild smell. I wish it came with a squirt bottle, but that is not worth taking off a lippie.
Frost & Glow is amazing. I have light to medium brown hair (it gets blonder naturally in the summer) and I used the honey medium-to-dark hair kit. I was worried about my hair turning too blonde because that's what had happened when I painted the bleach on myself using the kit for blonde hair, but my highlights turned out absolutely perfect using the medium-to-dark hair kit.
I did a strand test first, and it took 35 minutes for the strand to turn honey blonde. When I put the bleach on using the cap and the plastic over-wrap, it only took 20 minutes (seriously) for the strands to turn very blonde. I freaked out when this happened, but when i rinsed out the bleach, I found that the strands blend in with my hair perfectly, looking really natural and really professional. FYI - I only pulled out small strands through every other black circle on the cap. I'm definitely going to buy this again. continued >>
Absolutely wonderful. A few tips:
1) I have reused the cap a couple of times (after rinsing it really well) for subsequent highlightings...this way I didn't have to poke holes through the cap again.
2) If you're not sure that you want to be REALLY blonde, be conservative and pull just a few strands of hair through only the black circled holes. Trust me. I used the honey kit for my dark brown hair and ended up REALLY blonde.
3) To FIX the too blonde, instead of dyeing over the highlights and therefore undoing everything you just did: let your hair dry, put the cap back on, pull the strands through like you did the first time and then use regular hair color (on the pulled through hair) to dye the highlighted pieces back to the same color as your hair. Actually, my base color is Revlon Colorsilk Dark Brown and I used Colorsilk Medium Ash Brown to correct the blonde pieces and it turned out awesome! I had varying shades of blonde, dark brown and lighter brown pieces. It looked like I spent hundreds at a salon.
4) You can buy a very small metal crochet hook for like, a couple bucks to use instead of the plastic one the kit comes with. Buy a very small one. Take the plastic one out of the kit to see what size metal one you should get.
5) Don't freak out and rinse too early if your hair looks orange...it WILL look orange as the color lifts. I left the stuff on for an hour and it can take that long to get past the orange stage.
I'm a chicken! I've made a few hair mistakes so I'm gun-shy. My hair was blonde through my 30's but in my 40's it darkened to a level 7 and had steelgray. Late 40's saw me go about 40% gray. Hubby wanted no gray ;-) So I started dyeing. At first okay - about an 8 to 9 but over time it got a bit yellowy. Had a salon do it and it came out RATHER DARK. So when it was time to do it again, I went a shade lighter which came out RATHER LIGHT and bit yellowy (even though I use neutral). Within a few days I put a darker blonde on it - 2/3 looked perfect - the roots were still a bit "hot". Wanting to break up the solid color, I tried the blonde/lt. brown kit. Knowing my very curly hair is porous. I checked at about 20minutes and the strand was WHITE. Panic set in and I jumped in shower to rinse. While rinsing I saw white streaks. But when I got out they were all but gone. So I have very faint highlights that are fine, but barely noticeable. Think I'll wait till my next color - color a tad darker and try the highlights again for more like 35 minutes. Worth a try again. Poked holes first. Used circled holes. Did myself using metal hook. Conditioned with cap on, slid it off and followed with shampoo and toner/conditioner.
** After air-drying my curls, I've upgraded this to 5 lippies. It really is perfect - just the right amount of lift to add a very natural sunkissed sparkle - no yellow no brassy. LOVE!
I absolutely LOVE this product!!! I have long, dark brown color-treated hair and this really does come out looking beautiful. Not brassy or orange, but honey-colored highlights. I leave it process for 25 minutes. Do a test first because the result is different for everyone. It does take longer using the cap, but it is worth it. I have tried other products where you just paint on the highlights, but the color is not even. The cap protects the hairs from being heated near the roots where the color will develop faster. I spend about an hour pulling the hair through. I also pre-punch the holes in the cap. I did not have help with the back, which slowed me down some. I also purchased a 79cent metal hook, but found it wasn't any better than the one in the kit. The price can't be beat, under $7 at Target.
LOVE this stuff. I buy the one for brown hair with the honey highlights. I think the key is to be conservative and not go crazy with the hightlights. It looks so natural then. I think the cap is great, keeps the the product from glopping on your hair and having a real problem. I've colored my hair myself for years then stopped and starting going to a salon. After never really being super impressed and feeling like I was robbed everytime ($150) I found this stuff. Now I feel like I have multi dimensional hair and not just a flat generic boring color.
I just finished highlighting my hair with the kit for medium brown to dark brown hair. I absolutely love the result! I was a little scared because of all the warnings I've got against highlighting in general and doing it after dyeing with permanent all over color. Two days ago I dyed my hair with Ion Color Brilliance (4R - Med Red Brown). My hair felt sooo soft afterwards and the color was pretty much dead on with the swatch at Sally's but was still a bit darker than I wanted. I have long, layered naturally medium brown hair with some natural reddish blonde highlights. I havent done any type of chemical processing on my hair for 5 years....that being said, I am thrilled that my first experience on my went so well and only cost me $25 vs. $200 at a solon!!!
As for the revlon kit in particular, the cap wasnt as horrible as I expected. It took a couple tries to get the hang of it and didnt hurt at all. I definitely recommend getting someone to help tho. I had my husband do the back....I cant even begin to imagine what a pain it would be to do that on your own. I also recommend doing a really good deep conditioning a day or two before hand because the highlighting REALLY dries your hair out. Thats the only con and why I gave it 4 out 5 lippies. I did two sample swatches beforehand...the first was left on for 20 min (directed time) and the other for 35 min. The 20 min showed hardly any difference at all and the 35 min gave a subtle effect, which is what I was looking for. It took my husband about 20 min to get the product on my hair so taking that into consideration I left it on another 25 min. You can definitely see the difference but its not drastic, looks very natural and to my delight very much like the box sample photo!
I will definitely continue to use this product. Btw, even tho it dried out my hair, I saved so much doing it myself that I dont mind spending and extra $20-$30 at the salon for a deep conditioning treatment...I like to get them every now and again anyway :-)
I love this highlighting kit- used twice now-love results. takes a few hours to pull through the cap, make sure you have help with the back- leave it on the whole hour and heat up for a few min. with a hair dryer. Love the results- best!!!!! No Orange.
Wow I'm so impressed by this product! I have had numerous bad experiences at salons before, so I'm not one to go have my hair done professionaly. However, I realize I'm no pro myself, so I am a bit nervous to do my hair. WIth this kit however, it really was very easy and gave me very pretty results! Pulling my hair through the cap was a bit time consuming, and I had to have my husband help me with the back side of my head. But once you get that done, putting on the dye is easy, and compared to other dyes I've used it doesn't stink terribly and make my eyes water by the strong smell. They also provide like a plastic bag thing to put over that which worked pretty well. I left my dye on about 20 minutes total. I checked in the mirror and it looked slightly orange so I was worried I had ruined my hair, but after jumping in the shower and shampooing I was pleasantly surprised! My medium/dark brown hair now has pretty blond highlights that are natural looking. The kit I used was the "honey" highlighting kit made for medium to dark brown hair.
The only word of warning I have for others is make sure to check the dye frequently so it doesn't get too light on you. I did a strand test which showed I needed about 50 minutes time to get the color I wanted. But once the plastic bag was on my head I think the heat from my scalp made it process faster, so I really needed only 20 minutes. Just be wary of that, but if you are considering this kit BUY IT! It's the best at home highlighting results I've ever had.