This was my first at-home highlight job. I cannot afford to spend money at the salon for it, so I finally got the courage to do it myself. After reading countless reviews I settled on the Revlon Frost & Glow for med-dark brown hair. I have med brown hair. I didn't bother with the plastic hook it came with, but got a metal one from Sally as other reviewer suggested. The cap is the reason I'm giving it 4 stars. I have a couple highlights that wish were closer to my scalp. So, next time I will buy a different cap. I left it on for almost 25 minutes before I even checked it. It looked so light blond, I started to panic. I didn't want it to go ultra blond. So, I rinsed it off. Now I wish I would've left it on for maybe another 5-8 minutes. It still looks good, just wish it was a tad more blond. Overall, I'm impressed with this kit and am happy it isn't brassy or orange! It looks natural and was easy to do the front & crown solo. Will use again for sure! Don't let the old-fashion-looking packaging deter you.
This is the only frosting kit I use (use the medium to dark brown kit). I have natural dark auburn hair and have read so many times that red is the hardest color to get out. I used so many other kits in the past with poor results and have gone to various salons paying hundred$$ of dollars (and hours of time) with less than perfect results. This is the ONLY product that works for me. Yes I do leave on the product 45 to 50 minutes, which may be extensive to other people but works on my hair color. Keep in mind that you should use a plastic bag or heat bag to enhance the process, without it you get poor results. Do not put product on hair that is already colored/frosted, this is the key to avoiding brittle and damaged hair. I normally wait for the last 10 minutes of processing (wait about 35-40 minutes after doing the other parts of the hair) and add the remaining frost mixture to the other highlighted areas, then rebag the hair.
Since my hair is long I do not use the hair cap, would only use the hair cap for short hair only. Over the years I have saved $o much money using this kit. I cannot recommend it enough. And no I do not work for the company .
Was spending a fortune to get my hair "frosted" at the salon and never really liked it immediately afterward. I hadn't done any "in home" hair coloring since my 20's and that was long ago. This looks great! I bought a metal hook and had no problems pulling hair through the cap. Will definitely use again and again. Great product at a great price!
I bought this kit based on the positive reviews. I used it on my hair yesterday and have to say it did a pretty good job. I have medium to dark brown hair so I used the kit for medium to dark hair. The highlights are blond and they did not get orange which is what happened to me the few times I tried a kit at home. I left the mixture on my hair for 50 minutes based on what others said. I think I could have gotten away with a little less time and my highlights wouldn't have been as light blonde.
A few things I learned my first time around. Pulling the hair through the back of the cap is unbelievably hard. I had to ask my husband to do it for me. Also it takes time to figure out how to use the hook provided. I think next time I will follow the advise of others and buy a better one from Sallys as well as a brush and bowl.
Pay attention to how much hair you pull out and how tightly you pull it. My husband moved the cap around a lot because he wasn't sure what he was doing with the hook and because he thought he was hurting me and because of that the highlights were not as close to the head as I would have liked. If I had pulled them through one more time before applying the mixture, this wouldn't have happened. I will also pull less hair through the holes and not use as many pre-made holes on the cape as I did. I did a test strip and I have a fairly wide highlight on my head compared to the others but it is nothing that looks really weird. I would say that I look more blond though at this point than brunette. Part of that is from highlighting old low lights - though they had gotten a weird color so it isn't all bad. I paid attention to what someone told me and waited until the highlights looked almost yellow under the product before I stopped the process.
The cap was really hard to pull off my head - I have longer than shoulder length hair and this was after I has rinsed a lot of it off. I used the enclosed shampoo and conditioner and my hair felt soft and looked shiny. It hasn't dried my hair out anymore than salon highlights would have.
I actually like the color a bit more than the last time I got them done at the salon - the only thing I don't like - they are a bit further from the root than I prefer but now I know that for next time.
I pay $185 for highlights alone and have gotten really bad results paying that much so $10.99 was a steal and it is a lot less time consuming for me to do this at home instead of spending over 2 hours in the salon.
First time ever with box dye. After about an hour of research and tutorials, I went with this one. I did a strand test first. I liked the color and went through with the process.... My advice: DON'T CHICKEN OUT. i only pulled half my hair through the cap, used half the mixture, and waited half the time. i got a little difference (picture) nothing major. I will repurchase and try again in a few weeks (and not half do it.)
TIPS: -buy a metal pick, the plastic one seems to flimsy. -Maybe even another cap (like reviews below say. I purchased the Conair Cap for Long Hair - Ponytail Style.)
-Buy a brush (Sally's, less than a $1 - reusable) the spatula doesn't really cover the hair.
-Check your box before you leave the store - I purchased two, each were missing the gloves and over cap.
I am very impressed with this product. I have used it three times now and after each use my hair has wonderful subtle golden highlights. I was hesitant to try this at first because every time I have dyed my hair lighter at home it has turned a weird orange color, but with this product that doesn't happen.
Revlon Frost & Glow is the only highlighting product I will use on my hair. I've tried quite a few, both from Sally and from the drugstore, and they typically turn out brassy and orange and then I have to use toner. I know I'm no expert, so that's why I really appreciate a foolproof product like Frost & Glow. My trick is to use a MagiCap, which you can get at Sally's for less than 10$. It's a close-fitting reusable highlighting cap that comes with a teeny metal crochet hook. Frost & Glow's cap and plastic needle are a little flimsy and I feel like there's a risk that the cap might tear easily; with MagiCap, there's none of that fear, and it ensures that I'm not highlighting too much hair. I've used Frost & Glow on color-treated and on natural light ash-brown hair; I select only teeny tiny wisps; I leave it on for the maximum time suggested, and when it's done, the highlights look fantastic. They look professionally done, hand to God. I've never had them turn out brassy or spotty. The product has no ammonia, so the scent is bearable.
The other genius thing I learned (probably from MUA, too) is that the developer and highlighting powder are mixed in a 1:1 ratio. So this means you can mix only what you need, as long as you're mixing equal parts. I have short hair, so I can use one kit for two or three applications, saving me even more money. I simply mix one or two tablespoons of creme into 1 or 1 tablespoons of powder, mix well, and keep the rest separate. The creme bottle closes tightly, and I just fold the free edge of the powder packet and sometimes secure it with a paper clip.
By far the least offensive and easiest to use highlighting product I've ever used, and the MagiCap only makes it better. I have MUA to thank for discovering both of those genius products.
I used this product to create an ombre look because I was bored with my basic dark brown color. I have dark brown hair so every highlighting kit that I have tried ended up disappointing, turning my hair orange. Frost and Glow was completely different. My hair came out the perfect color...the highlights are more red than honey-coloured (I expected this though). The red highlight was soft and I did not have to tone it down or dye over it. I will definitely use this product again!
*I did use a baliage technique instead of the cap and hook that the company provides. Since I went with an ombre style, i baliaged tiny highlights throughout but really lightened up the lower half with the bleach...the results were perfect! Perfect graduated colour that turned out great! The only downside was that the bleach REALLY dried out my ends. I will have to really deep condition to get my hair back to normal. My hair was in really good shape before dying so I would pay extra care to anyone who has dry, fragile, or overprocessed hair.
I always have the problem of my hair being too dark after I color it because I have to leave it in a long time to cover my grays properly. I decided to use this highlight kit and WOW I am amazed with the results. I pulled very small amounts out of all holes in the cap and my hair truly looks another color. Some highlights took much faster than others but it adds depth and blend beautifully. My suggestion is to take your time and pull small amounts through the holes. It took me probably 2 hours to pull the hair through and 30 mins to get the paste on my hair and I had to wait 50 mins before I washed out. My highlights range from a caramel color to blonde but again it all blends very well. I did the strand test and I highly recommend that step.
I've used this several times. Yes, the cap can be tricky at first. Like several others, I recommend using a metal hook from Sally's to pull your hair through--it'll save loads of time!
The best thing about this Frost & Glow is definitely the results. Your hair might look really scary and yellow before you wash the bleach out, but trust me, it will blend in. I used this kit to blend in some really horrible chunky highlights that a new stylist gave me and the results looked like a professional had done them! The kit is also really easy to use, since you don't really have to measure out developer, color, etc.
The worst thing is that the stuff tends to be very damaging. This may just be because my hair is in pretty fragile condition, but I left it on for 40 minutes to make sure there was no brassiness--some of the highlighted bits felt gummy and strands would snap right off! So I definitely wouldn't advise using this if your hair is extremely damaged and/or fine like mine.
Overall, I will use this once my hair is in better condition, but it's definitely too harsh for fragile hair.