I bought this today at Walmart for $6.47.. very cheap in my opinion. I got it in the Chestnut shade for my dark/medium brown hair. When i got home and opened the box.. i was disappointed that the mix had exploded in the box and was everywhere. I had to go back to walmart to get another one. The next box was also damaged and it took 2 more to find a nice new one. That is the reasoning why i gave it only a 2 in packaging quality. There was also NO seal on the box.. which always makes me nervous if colors were switched or materials missing. I opened the box as soon as i got home b/c i was anxious to start. I must be honest.. the cap thingy scared me.. but there was no turning back now. I did a strand test which took 30 minutes total. Made me happy knowing that the test strand came out fine. I put on my "lovely" cap and started pulling hairs through. Very easy until it came to do some back pieces. i highly recommend getting somebody to help you with the back pieces. Also.. i think i didn't pull too much through the holes. It said for subtle highlights use every other hole in the cap.. i used EVERY hole in the front and crown sections.. but b/c i only pulled a few hairs through each hole the results were very subtle. Next time i'm gong to make sure to pull more through the holes. Anwyays.. back to the cap.. i found the cap to be great b/c it was clearly marked where to pull the hairs for front /crown/back sections. But i had a hard time with the cheap crappy hook they supplied. When i buy again i'm going to get a better frosting hook from sally's. The solution was a cinch to mix together.. and i using my hands i applied it to the all the pieces poking through the cap. So very simple.. Then i wrapped it up and waiting 20 anxious minutes so i could wash out, shampoo the toner in and condition. When i got out of the shower i hardly noticed any change.. But once i finished drying it.. it was gorgeous!! Very professional looking!!!!!! I did the Chestnut shade this time.. but for the summer i'll switch to the honey one. Absolutely love how it came out! I keep starting at my hair in the mirror!!!! Love love love it!!
Highly recommended.. Will most definitely buy again!
This stuff is better than my salon highlight for which I paid a fortune. I have dark blond hair and used the Honey kit. The hook didn't worked so I used a crochet hook. It looks very natural blond, like the sun bleached it. Instead the conditioner I used aussies deep conditioner and left it on for 20 min. There is no dryness and my hair is soft and shiny.
I tried the Honey kit for dark brown hair. I did a preliminary strand-test (highly recommended). This is the first time I have tried home highlighting. I processed my test strand for 45 min. My hair color is about a level 5 neutral brown. The test strand lightened to some degree, but tomorrow I will process for at least 50 to 55 minutes and that should do the trick. Do that test strand, I'm glad I didn't do the entire head otherwise it wouldn't have been light enough. Also, do this in daylight so you can correctly gauge your result.
Wonderful product! This is the first time I have highlighted my hair at home, and after reading several reviews on different products, I decided to give this one a try. I started with a base color of Garnier Fructis in Chesnut (a warm auburn) that I had dyed 3 weeks ago, and used the Honey highlighting kit. I absolutely love the highlights! I was worried that the color would come out to a brassy orange, similar to what normally happens in the salons, since I have significant red tones in my base. But not with this product! The highlights are a white blonde, no yellow or brassy tones! I left the bleach on for a total of 60 minutes, and am delighted with the outcome. For years I have spent $120-150 at salons to achieve the "perfect highlights", but yet doing it at home, I looked like I walked right from the salon, and LOVE the results!
The box comes with everything you'll need....cap, bleach powder and developer, spatula, hook, shampoo, conditioner, and mixing tray. I used the cap included in the box with no problem, but I know others have suggested buying a cap from Sally's. My advice however is to invest in a metal hook from Sally's, which I did. It is a small cost, mine was under $1. The process is time consuming ,and some of the holes on the cap can be hard to reach...I had my roomate pull my hair through the cap for me, and if you know someone who would be willing to help, I would suggest the same!
Overall, I LOVE the results. For $6.99 for the box of frost & glow, I achieved at home what I have been paying $120-150 to the salon to do! I only wish I discovered this product earlier. Give this product a try, you will not be disappointed! The results are salon quality, and I even had a roomate tell me this looks better than any highlights I have done at the salon!
Great, Great, Great! This stuff really is the best. My hair always turns brassy when its colored, even from a salon, but not with this. I initailly thought it might be a tad too light but it seemed to settle down after a few days. Didnt dry my hair out at all and the color is PERFECT. I have never had a color this good, even after paying $150 and up. I start with Colorsilk in Dark Blonde.....wait a few days and add some highlights with this. I will agree the needle and cap arent the best but well worth the end result. Usually, you only get a small amout of hair with each "pull" so I dug in further to get more....next time I will stick with the small amount! My hair has body and for $3 for the Colorsilk and $7 for this, I will always color my own hair from now on!!!!!!
This is my holy grail for at-home highlighting! Until I found this, my dyed blonde hair was ALWAYS brassy and I was never happy with it until I found this at a drugstore and decided to give it a try. I love the platinum highlights that don't turn yellow. Such a relief after all these years! And honestly, the salon would usually have the same results--brassiness after a week or two, so I started to look for things I could do myself to save money. The biggest pain is that you have to pull your hair through a cap, which I LOATHE, but I am not talented enough to free-hand it, so sometimes I put off coloring my hair because I don't want to have to go through the trouble. However, I did decide to get the metal hook from Sally's, which made a big difference. The plastic hook that comes with the package I always throw away after I use the big end to mix the product. And yes, the plastic gloves are crappy. Of course, eventually I do end up getting the overblonde look, but I have been recently experimenting with doing lowlights using the same method. Works pretty well--especially for what I am saving. My family keeps on telling me my "hairdresser" is doing a great job--I don't even bother to tell them it's me, since they wouldn't believe it because of all self-inflicted hair fiascos I have visited upon myself in the past, ;)
Tried this because of the reviews, but didn't work well for me. I had the hardest time using the hook to pull my hair through the cap because it was so cheaply made (gloves were too! I don't know who they were meant to fit!). Color came out a brassy blonde on my med-dark blonde hair. Very drying too. Very disappointed with the whole experience.
I purchased this product after reading several reviews on MUA, I've got to say that some reviews were pretty accurate. I purchased the box that was meant for dark brown hair, because most of my hair is kinda dark brown, but my natural hair color is black, and I wanted blond highlights and not chestnut ones.
I found it really difficult to pull out hairs all over by myself, so I'd recommend getting someone to assist you with this step. After all the hairs were successfully pulled out (after 1.5 hours of trying...) I proceeded to mix the product together. I really did not like the outcome of the mixture. It had a very low viscosity, very watery texture. I didn't think it would work at first, because I tried to put it on my hair with the spatula, but it fell off so easily so I had to use my hands instead and just rub the mixture into my hair while massaging at the same time. IIt was really messy and I was about to give up. But then I guess the mixture got a little more (just a bit) thicker, so it actually stayed on my hair. I just put the whole mixture on my hair and I let it sit in for about 50 minutes. The color that was setting in was a very soft golden blonde. I was amazed that such a watery mixture could produce such results. After rinsing and shampooing/conditioning, I found that the shampoo and conditioner given made my hair really dry, so I used my regular conditioner after. I dried my hair and the results were perfect, I had highlights in all the places that I wanted, and the color was a nice golden blonde. The total time I spent on my hair was about 3 hours. I did not like that, but I guess it was worth it.
I would definitely repurchase this product,, but I really hope the mixture isn't as watery next time.
I recommend this to anyone who would like salon-quality highlights.
I was actually really surprised with this product. It was really cheap and did exactly as it said. My hair is dyed black and I wanted to add a little bit of a lighter color into it so I got the chestnut one. It worked great and left a really nice color. Will definitely purchase this again!
This is my favorite at home highlighting kit. I have medium blonde hair and usually most highlighting kits don't really even show up. This one gives me nice platinum blonde highlights. I like the cap although I hate the hook. It's really hard for it to grab my hair for some reason. I like metal hooks better than the plastic ones, they seem to work better. I will say that I find this brand really drying though. I like to deep condition several times before and after using. I don't recommend this if your hair is really dry or damaged. But it's super cheap and creates beautiful highlights so I'll keep on using.