I recently had my hair colored back to it's original color which is around a level 6/7 ash. It was dark and monotone after having been blond for many months. Hard to get used to. Purchased the Frost & Glow for dark to medium brown hair. Pulling hair through the cap was easy, imo, and only took several minutes. Applied the solution and it lifted to a good, blond color in under 10 min. I did "every other hole" on the cap for "more subtle" results (just in case). The color is very nice! Blond and chestnut colored, subtle highlights. Just enough to break up the monotone color I had. In a few weeks I think I will "paint on" some chunkier highlights up front and use some foil rather than the cap. This will grow out nicely, I can tell. For an at home kit, this works very well. I had previously purchased a highlighting kit from Sally's, I believe it was called "beyond the zone" or something like that, for blond highlights and, even after an hour, my hair hardly lifted. The Revlon worked FAST--particularly with the "over cap" which retains the heat from your scalp and accellerates the processing time. This would have cost $85+ at the salon and I did it for $6.50 from Walmart and an hour of my time. I'm sure my method isn't as "professional" as at the salon, but if you want to save your money and get results that are good, this is definitely a good deal.
I have very curly thick dyed dark brown hair. I got the highligh kid for the dark brown to black hair. 1st step putting on the cap was horrible. First of all the cap was too flimsy for my hair and then when I finally got it on, I started using the hook and it was painful and the strands were thinner than i wanted, so I did a few and decided to take it off and try to section my hair off some other way. Well, I couldn't figure out another way, so I put the cap back on. What a mistake. My head was throbbing from being poked and prodded. As someone down mentioned, this cap is not made for thick curly hair. I took off the hat and I didn't even get to test the highlight kit. Will not repurchase. Perhaps the salon is the best option for me. If anyone else knows any other at home kits for my hair, please let me know. Thanks
I used the medium to dark brown formula on my virgin medium brown hair two years ago.... I used the cap and hook that came with it. I did every other hole in the front and crown only. I left it in 60 minutes and I didn't use a toner. Outstanding. My stylist raved and couldn't believe I did it myself with a d/s product.
This is the best product to highlight your hair at home! I have dark blond hair and I have had lots of at home highlighting disasters over the years. The cap and hook process can be difficult and painful, but I really think it makes the results better. This way the highlighting paste does not touch other pieces of hair that you want left natural.
You need to make sure you leave it on at least 45 min (try for longer) so that it doesn't turn brassy and don't pile the hair on top of your head when you are finished (this has caused some weird spots on my hair) and make sure the paste is on thick enough to stay wet during the processing time.
This does dry my hair out, but not any more than any other highlight kit.
The first time I did the Frost and Glow Honey highlights kit (for brown hair) and the second time I tried the Chestnut kit (for brown to black hair) since my natural hair is dark brown. The Honey highlights are best for summer if you want that sun-kissed glow. I decided since it's fall to try the Chestnut, and it is very natural. The test strand came out a reddish light brown color, and when I did the highlights all over, they blended in really well. I would probably do the chestnut kit again but do every circled hole in the front section and thicker strands in the back of the cap. The only problem I have with the Chestnut kit is I can not find it in any of the drug stores, I randomly came across it in bed & bath, so I need to order it online now.
This product is not bad, and I tried it just to see what I thought. I've been using the Clairol 7th Stage for years and overall, prefer it to this. The 7th Stage never goes brassy, because it has a double drabber, but the thing that sets it apart for me - is that the highlights with this continued to dry out and get a little lighter as my hair grew out. Not near as bad as some products, but because I've used the 7th Stage for so long, it was noticeable to me. Overall, my hair was in slightly better condition with the 7th Stage. I live a dry climate so it could just be me. It's more of hassle to get (Sally's and it's not a kit), but for me, I just like the quality better. If they ever stopped making my 7th Stage, I would use this. I'm a dark blond, so I don't know for really dark hair, what the comparison would be.
After a few bad experiences highlighting my own hair I was too scared to try it again myself. A friend convinced me and we used this kit to get it done. Nothing turned out orange like I was expecting and im so happy to have saved all that money. The hook wasnt too good, but oh well it worked in the end.
ok....so i'd give this maybe 3.5 stars, not a straight 3. the results i had weren't all out horrible, but not really what i thought either. a lot of the problem was with my choice of doing the "all over striking effect", instead of the subtle one....which, i think, would have worked out better for me.i used the honey kit for dark hair. my decision for doing the all over effect was, hey, i'm going to be 30 very soon and i need some kind of change, maybe even a dramatic one, b/c i'm having a *slight* crisis about the big 3-0....silly, but true, and i thought this might take the edge off a bit. help me feel more sexy. young....peppy. wrong. oh so wrong. also i need to say my results are based on using the magicap from sallys, instead of the one from the box. i chose to do that b/c my hair is mid back length, thick, a tab bit course, and wavy/curly. i thought the flimsy one in the box wouldn't be effective and i'd end up breaking the plastic hook. well i probably should have just used the box cap and just pulled through enough hair to do a subtle effect....actually i should have not used this kit at all and just left well enough alone. buuuut i didn't. i'd almost have to say if u have hair like mine to ditch the cap/hook and do a foil method. it was EXTREMELY painful to have my hair pulled through with the metal hook (my mom actually did it). i had tiny little scabs on my scalp a couple days later. my hair is just too thick for the cap method. ok ,so after like TWO hours of this pain, and several "drinks" later, my hair was ready for the toxic bleach. applying that was about the easiest thing about this whole process. i think rinsed at just under an hour....my hair is med/dark brown natually. after i rinsed the bleach out, it said to then take the cap off....ok so here i was hair soaking and heavy, trying to get this thing off. it would not come off. it was just stuck. no hair would come back out through the holes. i was freaking out! i yelled for my mom to come help me. she ended up having to cut the magicap off. i think my hair was not only damaged from all the bleach, but from the huuuuge trauma of the cap. my hair must be strong to have endured all this with minimal breakage. holy crap. i really think any cap isn't good for hair like mine. i ended up not even liking all the highlights(which, though not brassy per se, weren't as pretty a blond as i had hoped for) and covering them with a permanant ion color. what a waste. my hair is making it's way back. but it's only been a few weeks. i'd say please try the "subtle" method FIRST (if u have dark hair) and then do more later on if u wish. i should have. but, i am finished with bleach-forever. lesson learned. highlights not for me. at the salon, or at home. it's just hair i realize, sniff, but i really liked my hair before all of this. i'll just cut a couple inches off and move on.
I used this kit today and I am pretty pleased with the results. But I must recommend getting yourself a better cap and hook! Especially if you have fine hair like me! The plastic hook in this kit WOULD NOT even pull my hair through the cap! Me and DH ended up fashioning a hook out of a bobby pin! It was hard to use cap since it was my first time using one, my DH ended up pulling most of it for me! We used nearly every hole so I ended up with an all over blonde effect instead of highlights but thats fine too....I was just so tired of my monochromatic dull color! My hair turned various shades of honey to platinum blond in 30 minutes. It is rather drying but hopefully some deep conditioning will cure that. I expected some damage though since it is bleach after all, and I haven't had the money for a trim lately so my ends aren't looking so good but I was happy with the overall result of the color. No brassiness at all. I only used half the mixture on my shoulder length hair. I will use this again next time I want some blond effects, only with a better cap and hook though!
I have been spending over $150 every 12-14 weeks to highlight my very coarse, thick hair blonde hair. I used this product this afternoon and I am so delighted with the results. I did have a friend help me pull the hairs through the cap and I realized I wouldn't have been able to pull it off myself. I did go buy the MagicCap from Sally's but found the hook it came with and the cap didn't allow enough of my very thick, coarse hair through so we stuck with the plastic hook and plastic cap included with the product and we found it worked much better. I left the product on for the full 60 minutes and I must say I have not one ounce of orange or brassy color as I was worried would happen. My hair looks like it does after I leave the salon. I am so satisified with this product I may never go back to the salon.