I just used this product tonight. First, I will describe my experience, then I will address some of the common concerns that other reviewers had. Lastly, I will offer some tips that would have helped me.
1. I have natural blonde hair that is ashy-wheat colored. I used to use this kit 10 years ago and liked it. For the last 5 years I have been dying my hair various shades of brown, ranging from warm medium to black. Most recently, I dyed it black (about 6 weeks ago). I use a soft black, not blue black, and I never use metallic dyes (Feria). Lately, my hair has been looking muddy and dull, and I have a lot of spottiness of blonde peeking out underneath the top layers. Today, I decided it is time to lighten up, albeit gradually, hence this kit. I applied it to my entire head, using all holes (not just the circled ones), and let develop for 50 minutes before rinsing.
2. Here are some of the common concerns about this product: most people find it difficult to get to the back of their heads. I found that sitting down and using my fingers to feel for the holes allowed me to easily target my entire head, including the back. I just periodically used a mirror to check my progress to make sure I got all the holes. Also, some people have complained about brassiness. This is from not leaving the bleach on long enough to fully develop. The color it appears to be before rinsing is NOT the final color. Wait until it is lemon yellow before rinsing and you will avoid brassiness. Some people have said you can't use this on previously dyed hair. This is not true. It states right on the box that it can be used on dyed hair, and that's what I did. Finally, the plastic hook is fine, at least it was for me. It helps to insert the hook upside down, twist it to grab hair, and pull out. That way you are really using a "hook" motion.
3. Some tips that would have helped me: When applying the bleach, use your gloved fingers to saturate the length of hair. I used a brush and piled the hair on top of my head. I discovered halfway through processing that I had missed quite a few chunks that were hidden within the pile. It still turned out fine, but would have been nice to avoid that mistake. Also, make sure to loosely gather your hair together once it is saturated and clip together rather than piling it all on top of your head to avoid tangles. My hair was MEGA tangled,even after conditioning. Also, have a deep conditioner handy if your hair is longer than chin length, because the amount of conditioner provided is scant. My hair is mid-back and I had to use a ton more than what they gave. Also, I covered my hair with a plastic bag while it developed, which really helped to speed the process along. I highly recommend this if you have dark or previously dyed hair.
Overall I am very happy with the end result, and plan to do another process once my hair has had some time to recoup from the bleach. This seems to be an excellent way to blend lightness into dark hair gradually if you are looking to lighten up. I plan to leave it on even longer next time, and eventually follow up with a demi-permanent natural blonde color.
I got tired of paying $85.00 for salon highlights. I saw this at Wal•Mart for $6.95 and I am totally in love! This did WAY better than my salon ever did, for $78.00 cheaper! I left it in my hair for 35-40 minutes, and it made my hair a gorgeous light blonde. I am so glad I can finally save money. Will definitely keep buying this!
Ok so I have colored jet black hair, and i had like 5 inches of my natural brown hair on the roots. I got the Frost and Glow for medium brown, honey. it worked GREAT on my roots but for my colored black hair it make it reddish and it remained blackish too....
I would recommend this product for people that have natural hair, not colored hair. the highlights turned out beautiful on the top on my head where my real hair color was coming out. I would also get help pulling your hair with the cap on the back, it is very difficult to do that on your own.
I would totally use this product again if my hair was not colored. I am having to go to the salon now to get the black even witht he top. GOOD LUCK LADIES!
Breaking news.......and it's not good news. Frost and Glow has been reformulated. A few ingredients have been taken out of the blue powder and it now smells different. But worst of all, it left my hair a dreadul fake orange instead of the beautiful sun-kissed blonde that I could always rely on from this product.
A few of the old formula boxes are still around. Get them before they are gone. You'll recognize the new formula by the change in the shape and size of what used to be a square white plastic mixing tub inside, but is now a rectangular clear mixing tub.
I'm bummed about this.
This is the best product ever. I have been highlighting at a salon and always end up with brassy highlights. This didn't do that. Advice leave on until you see no more orange , I left it on for 35 minutes. Deep condition afterwards it left my hair very dry but thats any bleach. I love it and its very cheap too.
This stuff is amazing. No wonder it's a classic! Soft, beautiful, salon-worthy highlights - and simple enough for even me to get it right. I usually go to the salon for everything but this stuff is totally failsafe for home highlights.
Don’t go to the salon and spend all your money on highlights (unless you don’t have the patience to do it yourself). The Revlon Frost and Glow kit works so well! I have gotten so many compliments and people said that it looked professionally done. The instructions are straightforward, however it is time consuming and extremely frustrating if you have no one to help you (to get the unreachable hair) I found that 35 minutes wasn’t long enough to leave the bleach in for, so I went 55 minutes. (the instructions says not to exceed 60)
I bought Frost & Glow to add an ombre to my hair. Originally, I was going to use the cap but then I realized that my kit was missing the hook tool and the mixing wand. So I decided to just continue lightening my hair without the cap. I bought the caramel highlights for medium to dark brown hair. My hair has already been coloured a light brown so I just wanted to lighten the ends to a caramel blonde.
I did a two-step process: coloured the bottom half, left on for about 15 minutes, then rinsed, dryed, and then repeated again but emphasizing more on the ends by rubbing the colour in.
It turned out amazing! I am really happy with the results. I've never bleached my hair myself before but I found that this formula wasn't very abrasive or drying and it didn't smell that bad. Also, my hair looks highlighted even though I didn't use the cap, and the colour is so even!
I definitely will buy again!
I could write another long rave review, but pictures are worth a thousand words... so... :)
I used this kit twice; the first time using the cap method (and pulling out hair from every marked circle) and leaving in the mixture for a little over 20 minutes, and the second time using the foil method for bolder, lighter highlights (left it in much longer, like an hour). This is the kit for "honey" highlights.
* if you cannot foil, cap method > comb-on/ brush-on free-hand for those fine, evenly-spaced "salon-like" highlights.
* great way to achieve overall brightening effect.
* cap = oh gawd. time-consuming! i was determined to do this on my own but had to begrudgingly enlist help for the back (and, heck, the top of my head that i couldn't see too.) i'm sure i could've done it on my own but it would've taken twice as long and come out possibly messier.
* pre-poked holes in cap to facilitate prep. plastic hook is workable! i did every hole on the cap except for ones not physically possible (past my hairline or where my ears were) and achieved an "overall brightened" effect.
* bleach formula was easy to apply and a good consistency (not too drippy but not too solid either).
* concept behind cap method can produce more reliable at-home results.
* it's bleach so the damage will be done :(. i was hoping this would be a gentler formula (the developer has "20 volume" [honey version] indicated on it - stamped along with the batch #) but i can definitely feel that the parts the bleach was on are significantly drier. it could also be because the conditioner was not as "good" as some other brands at masking/ hiding the damage (haha).
* used "honey" version to take my medium brown (naturally black) hair to a lighter brown with a few blondish pieces. left on for 25 minutes (hair has been processed before and i wanted to minimize damage). did every hole in cap that was physically possible and achieved all-over brightening. added dimension to my former one flat color.
* lightening seems to be less brassy than some other lighteners i have used -- even though i only left it on for 25 minutes (max, don't remember actual time).
* would probably buy again but would probably also take my chance with another brand to see if it's any better (less damaging formula?).