So I had previously gone and had my hair highlighted at a salon a couple weeks ago, but decided that i wanted lighter highlights. I read the great reviews here on MUA but was still feeling a bit sketchy about buying it because i once had used a highlighting kit that used the wand applicator thingy and turned my hair an ugly brassy colour. So I ended up getting it and i used the frost & glow for blondes and used it on my sister the other night and i loved her results! So the next day i ran out to the nearest Walmart to buy myself one, I have REALLY long hair so it took just about 2 hours to pull all of my hair through the cap and i'm not kidding!
I left the bleach on for about 40 mins. and the results were a beautifull golden blonde with lighter blonde highlights! I would recommend this product to anyone whos thinking of using a highlighting kit to do their hair, this is COMPLETELY FOOLPROOF! its amazing you will not be dissapointed! I paid $9.99 for this at Wal*mart, and in a few months i will def. be picking up another one of these instead of shelling out $150 for the same results at a salon. continued >>
I've used this on my sister, who has honey brown hair, with great results in the past. I took a chance and used it on my daughter last night... WOW! We colored her medium brown hair a lighter color last week, then we did the HONEY highlights last night. Yes, it does take time but the results are amazing! It looks like she went to a salon.
Practice does make perfect when using this. I've never had a problem with the hook... I poke it into the hole, swirl, and pull. I do agree that you don't need the entire bottle/packet to do the job. Save some money and use half. And the cap can be used repeatedly, if you take good care of it.
I love that this can be used on dark hair. FINALLY, a product that won't give us brassy locks!
This was the first product I've ever used to highlight my own hair, but I have colored at home before. If you're going to do this, do yourself a favor and go get a real hook...mine broke halfway through! Don't even ask what I tried using to finish my head...and if you want to go any further back on your head with the highlights than the front and sides, I really think you need another person.
So I had colored my medium brown hair to a sort of strawberry/lt. brown color before I did this. I wanted blonde highlights, so I used the blonde box. I did go blonde. Boy, did I go blonde. I pulled too much through the cap...which by the way took FOREVER. I mean, pack a sandwich...
Anyway, pulling too much through was my own fault. Even so, the color it lifted to was a pretty yellow blonde. (Yep, I did the strand test). So, I went on the Revlon website and they recommended going back over the haircolor with a box of Revlon Custom Effects Low-lighter. I found a box of that in Toffee and gave it a try. That helped bring me to the nice soft mix of lt brown and blonde highlights I was looking for, but really the best thing about the lowlighting box was this: They include a toner you shampoo in...it not only took care of the lowlights I'd just added, it took the "yellow" blonde down a notch or two.... perfect. I wish they sold that separately.
So overall, yes, I got the highlights and lowlights I was looking for, and the price was reasonable, but the lowlights were a big mess (no cap or anything...so I ended up using foil...ugh) and the highlights took way longer than I thought.
UPDATE - I've upped my rating on this, as I've gotten much better at using this kit. Sometimes I have my husband help pull strands through in the back, and the results are good (now that I've also got my timing down). I don't think they last as long as salon highlights, but you just can't beat the price.
I've used this product twice, both with stellar results. The first time, I processed on my medium brown hair for 15 minutes. It didn't lighten like I wanted, but did break up my hair color nicely with various shades of copper and lighter brown.
The second time I used it, I left it on for just over 30 minutes. The result was incredible - gold, copper & light brown higlights all over - and NO RED. It's just what I wanted - for less than $9.00.
I strongly recommend NOT using the hook that comes with the package. I got a set of hooks from Sally's that work much better. Make sure you COMB through all the hair you've hooked. I also have a mixing bowl and brush from Sally's (although I found my fingers were the most effective application tool with this product). And you don't need to mix up all of the product. It took 2 Tablespoons powder with 2 Tablespoons of developer for my shoulder length hair.
In addition to the price, I love the CONTROL this product gives you. You, and not your hairdresser, can control just how light you want, or don't want, to go. I will NEVER go back to the salon for highlights again! continued >>
I just picked this up tonight and am surprisingly thrilled!! I had my hair highlighted professionally last Fri and hated it. It was brassy and orange, so I went back to her today for a correction. She applied additional toner and purple shampoo and I still was not satisfied and mad as hell that I paid $150. After reading reviews here, I went to CVS and picked up the kit for dark hair, left it on for 30 mins and have the LIGHT blondish highlights I originally asked for. I am so happy and will no longer pay someone to turn me ORANGE again.
I recently dyed my hair a dark brown color with the Feria box color I bought from Walmart. Although I loooooved the color I achieved, I wanted to add some highlights to it. Because I've over processed my hair a million times in the past and EVERY SINGLE time I get my hair highlighted, whether it be professionally or at home, it always turns out ORANGE. Even when I go to the salon, I tell the stylist that if she thinks my highlights will turn out orange, than I don't want to do it. They always assure me that they will give me the golden blonde highlights I want. In the end, they always turn out orange and ugly. Therefore I vowed I will never go to a salon to get my hair highlighted again. After reading so many reviews on Frost and Glow, I decided to buy it. I will have to tell you, this is by far THE BEEEEEEST at home highlighting kit I have ever come across. No matter how many times my hair has been processed and dyed, this still gave me a natural BEAUTIFUL golden color. I now have the golden blonde highlights I have been wanting forever. And I did it myself all for the pice of $6.74!! (With the boyfriends help of course). I am so glad I read about this review, otherwise I would never have tried Frost and Glow. I highly recommend this to anyone wanting beautiful natural highlights =)
I bought this product in 'Honey'
My natural hair colour falls between a medium brown and a dark brown, typically with auburn highlights and a reddish undertone, so typically going blonde isn't an option for me as my hair turns a disgusting orange colour. My hair is unprocessed, on the fine side, oily at the roots and dry at the ends.
Went a gorgeous golden/copper colour no red what-so-ever. Blends beautifully into my natural colour and looks better then any highlights I have ever gotten in the salon in the past. Even my colourist commented on what a beautiful shade they were, and how perfectly spaced they were.
A little difficult at first, although one I got into the swing of things I had a really nice rhythm going on with the cap/hook tool. My biggest issue there was getting the little loops of hair. It took me roughly half an hour to acheive the striking effect. There was a TON of left over product, so I would recommend only using half. Saves more money that way as well.
While the colour was developing my hair went a sickly shade of yellow/orange which really freaked me out, however, I stuck it out and it rinsed out beautifully.
Damage: My hair felt slightly drier, especially at the ends afterwards. Nothing a deep conditioner can't fix.
Cost: I paid 13.99CAN at Shoppers, but I found it afterwards for 9.99CAN at Wal*Mart.
Overall:If you want great highlights for a reasonable price it's definitely worth the time and effort you'll invest. Just make sure you pick up a really good hair treatment afterwards!
I have been paying for salon highlights for 10 years... after reading all of the positive reviews for this product I decided to try it. I found it in blonde for $5 at Big Lots. Well, I really just wanted to break up my dark roots on my previously highlighted hair ($150 in the salon). Well, my hair doesn't look perfect, but it definitely will give me a few more weeks before going back to the salon! The color is a nice bright blone. Only problem I had is getting the cap down to my root line, and since I have very fine hair, it is difficult to get it to pull completely through the cap. But overall, worthwile purchase!~!!!
I was nervous to try this product since I have brown/black hair. This product really works, it made my hair look like I just spent a lot of money at the salon. My friend whose mom is a hairstylist did her highlights and my hair looked a whole lot better! The only urrr...part of this is the hair cap---my scalp hurt from getting my long hair out of the cap holes. That and the front of my hair got lighter versus the back but either way the highlights blend in great. Next time I think I will try this product without the cap, using the product on my fingers and seperating strands. Hopefully it will work better on my scalp and I will have more control where the highlights appear.
Wow this stuff is awesome!! This works way better than the other highlighting kit I always used, which was the Herbal Essences. A few weeks ago I decided to redo my hair because I was getting tired of having tons of blond highlights, and wanted my hair a little darker. I also wanted bold and subltle streaks of blonde, caramel, and copper. So I went out and purchased Garnier Nutrisse #40 Dark Chocolate, and dyed all my hair. I waited a day, and then bought the Frost and Glow in the Honey shade. I didn't use the traditional cap method but just streaked the stuff on with my fingers ( I felt this gave me more control). I left it on for 30 mins and got beautiful varying shades from copper to dark honey. I waited two days, and then purchased Frost and Design in the Champagne color. I put bold streaks in my hair and left it on for and hour. The final result: The coolest looking hair I've ever had! It looks like I went to a salon and spent hundreds having about 5 different variations of blonde highlights put into my hair. It looks very striking against my dark base color. I have gotten so many compliments and told everyone about this product. What I love the best is that you can pretty much be creative and get bold highlights or subtle ones. This is a definate repurchase!