|Would buy this product again.||85%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I was ready to try and do my own hair and stop paying loads of money to never get the results I wanted. I would closely watch my stylists do my hair and I knew I could conquer it. So I read reviews and bought this kit at sally's. Let me tell you, I have dark/dyed hair that usually takes hours to achieve a somewhat noticeable lift. I always hear the same story from every hair stylist about how my hair is too dark and how I'll have to return numerous times to achieve that sun kissed look. This product lifted my hair from dark brown to blonde within 15 minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean, it came out BLONDE. So blonde that I ran to sally's to tone it down to a lighter brown/golden blonde color. I fell in love with my hair and I get tons of compliments. I did my own balayage highlights. I would recommend purchasing a toner to get rid of the brassy/orange color. In the end, I feel like this product is somewhat better than ordinary bleach because you don't have it on your hair for more than 15 minutes. Meanwhile, at a salon they leave bleach for hours at a time. Happy Coloring!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I used to color my own hair. I havenít had my natural color in over 10 years, and for about 7 of those I was coloring myself, with varying levels of success.
I finally turned to a stylist after having black hair for a long time, and despite always using temporary color, I couldnít get rig of it. A few attempts to fix it turned out to be disastrous, and so my friend referred me to a fabulous stylist who used highlights to slowly grow out my hair to its natural color. I ended up loving the look of highlights and kept getting them for about 3 years. However, it is a pain keeping up with them because my hair grows crazy fast. As much as I love it, and I think she is worth every penny, I am back in college, SO and I just moved into a house, and I was looking for something much less expensive and with easier upkeep. Naturally, I turned to MUA.
At first I wasnít even going to toy with the idea of doing my own highlights, but after reading so many reviews, and watching some videos, and paying close attention to how the stylist did my foils, I thought I would give it a try and take the risk knowing that the worse case scenario is that I go crawling back to my stylist for her to fix yet another bad die job. It couldnít be any worse then what I have already given her to fix (black hair, and horrible DS box red)
So, I went to sallyís, and for under $25 I bought mixing bowls, applicators, gloves, creamlights kit, highlighting capÖ. I compared to over $100, I was now sure it was worth the risk.
I read the instructions and pulled my hair though the cap, using every hole, which was not as easy as it sounds. You need to find a friend to help you if you want to do all over color. I recruited my other half, and he was not excited about doing it, even after reminding him we are saving more then $70 here, he said he never wants to do that again. Previously I had all over highlights and low lights that were very thin. My hair is naturally very curly with spiral curls and these thin highlights really help make the spirals very visible, however, when straightened the are so thin they look very blended. I knew I wasnít going to get as thin of highlights this way, but I thought it would still look fine in my curly as well as straight.
I left if on for the recommended time, and washed my hair. It did not fry my hair at all, which is already naturally very dry. I think pulling it through the cap did more damage then anything Ė so considering how gentile it is, I am amazed that it actually did lighten my hair, which is naturally a medium brown which is very dull and ashy.
I wasnít too happy with the results. I think I should have left it on longer because it came out very yellow-y and very fake looking. Only small potions came out blonde. Also, despite using a cap, it did not give me even highlights all over. There were a ton on my crown, and the lower half was much more sparse. I am sure some would like this, but my hair is really thick and I like the highlights all over. They also did not get close enough to the roots, and it looked like I had 2 weeks worth of out growth. Not what I had in mind.
I tried it again, this time with foils. The foil method was easier and less damaging. I had a lot more control, but again, I could really only do my crown myself. I was able to get closer to the roots this time, but it still wasnít close enough.
The results: much chunkier, still too yellow and slightly brassy. It was now too blonde for my liking.
I think both times I did not leave it on long enough. I thought the foils would make for better results in terms of lightening, but I still think it needed more time. I really should have done a strand test to get my timing right.
I ended up dieing over with an Ion Demi-perm color. Now thatís a whole other fiasco.
I imagine if I kept trying this, and got the timing right and my method down, it would be great, but I just donít have the patience for it anymore. I will recommend this to my sister, however, who has hair that is dirty blond and likes to lighten her hair. I imagine this will work perfect for her. While I wasnít totally excited about it, after dying a darker color over it, it added a lot of dimension to what would otherwise be just one solid color. I could see myself using it for that purpose in the future, but Iím not sure. It might not be worth the effort.
If you are going to do this, practice foiling & get a friend to help. Have some toner on hand Ė there is a shade of Demi by Ion that is recommended for toning. It is worth it to have on hand, just in case. I wished I had taken that recommendation the first time, and I might have been happier with the results.
I might try this again, but for now, I guess being a brunette is easier.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
I have used the the peach box version of this for over 7 years and was distraught that L'Oreal discontinued the consumer line that you could buy at drug stores. I just tried the yellow box from Sally Beauty Supply and the results are as good if not better than the peach box!!! I have dark blonde/light brown hair and I left the creme on for 35 minutes without heat. The color is so dimensional and shiny. I have never experienced damaged hair from this product and the color lasts forever. I use it every 3-4 months and it's a fabulous value considering I used to spend $120+ for highlights at the salon. I highly recommend this product :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This product is so amazing! i have naturally almost black hair...i have had everything from red highlights, to light brown hair, to dyed black....even with black hair dye still on my hair this product lightnened my hair to a jlo-esque caramel color with beautiful honey blonde highlights!! its my dream color and i have always attempted to get it with regular bleach! but this no ammonia formula somehow worked better than ones with ammonia strange huh?
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
EDIT: It's been a couple weeks now, so I thought I'd update. The highlights have toned down just a bit since I first colored, but the color is GORGEOUS now - no toner required. My hair is healthy, shiny, and happy. I'm even more thrilled than I was! :) (end edit)
If you are looking for gentle, natural-looking highlights you can do from home, I'm convinced that the professional version of this (the yellow box version from Sally's) is your absolute best bet. Read on for my personal experience with Cremelights - but remember, YMMV! :)
I have previously colored hair that I've been slowly working back to its natural color, which is a neutral dark blonde. Now that it's pretty much there this spring, I was getting tired of the mousy look that dark blonde hair has when it's all the same color throughout. Thus, I decided to put some highlights in, but I was scared. I am not an expert on lightening hair by any means. A friend recommended that I try the Touch On Highlights from L'Oreal, so I tried those on the very crown and front of my hair. Unfortunately, I didn't leave them on quite long enough, so they were brassier than I would have liked. Plus, I really had wanted more subtle, natural highlights throughout my hair, not just on the top. So off I went to Sally's for a demi permanent toner, which luckily turned those highlights a darker, buttery blonde. It was something, but not really what I was looking for, so I looked to MUA.
That's when I found out about these Excellence Cremelights. I decided to wait a week to highlight again to give my hair some time to recover, but I went and bought the Cremelights, a mixing bowl, a brush, and a highlighting cap from Sally's so I wouldn't chicken out. Once I had the stuff, the waiting game was difficult, but I held out.
Once a week had passed, I put on the highlighting cap and pulled SMALL strands of hair through every other hole (I think this is key to a natural look - pull large clumps of hair out, and it's not going to look natural). Near the front, I pulled hair out of a few extra holes, but not all. My hair is shoulder length and I didn't think I'd need the whole box, so I mixed 1/2 of the developer, 1/2 of the highlighting cream, and 1 packet of highlighting powder (the kit comes with 2) together with the brush until it was a nice, creamy paste. I then applied it to my hair. The consistency was great... No dripping or anything. I then let the color process for about 10 minutes and I scraped some off the strands in the front. As I expected, the previously highlighted sections were taking the processing FAST, so I gave them about 5 more minutes and washed out the cremelights in that area only. I kept checking the back and sides of my hair every 5 minutes, and I hopped into the shower after about 25 minutes of processing time to wash out all the lightener. I did lose a tiny bit of hair when I pulled off the highlighting cap, but it was probably 5 to 10 hairs max. I then applied a deep conditioning treatment and let it sit for 5 minutes, then rinsed.
I was nervous as I blow dried my hair, but I have to say that once it was dry, my hair looked GORGEOUS. My hair now has a dark blonde base with a gorgeous, shimmery medium neutral blonde throughout. In the front, those buttery golden highlights from the Touch On highlights blend BEAUTIFULLY with lighter neutral blonde pieces. It's so lovely, I haven't even had these results from a salon before! My hair is very soft and doesn't seem very damaged. I am thrilled. I'd highly recommend Cremelights to anyone who is going for a natural look.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this product after doing an extensive review of consumer comments on this site. I have colored before and ended up with orange Tigger stripes in my hair. Naturally, I was hesitant in making another attempt that would lead to another $200 visit to my hair stylist. I bought the yellow Loreal Excellence Cremelights Highlighting Kit and watched many videos on You Tube on how to do foiling highlights to hone my technique. In preparation for the color- I had pre-folded a dozen aluminum foil sheets, sought out snug rubber gloves where my fingers do not slide around, bought a small toothbrush and a 16oz. plastic bin from the 99 cent store. I guesstimated that the whole package was too much for my 18" hair. I only used one packet, halved the tube of creme and used half the developer. My plan of attack was to start from the front and conquer the face framing pieces first and alternate from one side of my head to the other. I recalled from chemistry that peroxide tends to lose efficacy very quickly and I figured that if the pieces in the front were too light, it would look the most natural. It was the ideal area for face framing highlights and would need less fixing if overdeveloped. I also pre-empted any disaster by having a box of brown hair dye on hand. Using a rat tail comb, I sectioned of an 1.5" piece of hair then weaved through it to obtain smaller thinner strips of hair. I put a piece of foil down underneath the hair I was going to highlight. Using the toothbrush, I picked up a large amount of the dye. Positioning the toothbrush straight up and down, I ran the dye down the length of the hair. I repeated the process until all the hair that was sectioned off was soaked/blue and then folded the foil up. I foiled my hair with four different packets around the crown of my head. Then, turning the toothbrush vertically, I randomly applied stripes underneath the foil packets to add dimension to the rest of the hair since they were going to need less time to develop since I was hoping that these came out darker anyway to add depth to the rest of the hair. Retaining the rest of the dye, I put the timer on for 25 min instead of the recommended 35 min. After 10 min, I rinsed off the color of the first foil packet I folded. It turned a dark brown so I reapplied the dye from my excess stash and refolded it. I checked again after another 5 min., saw that it was super blond so I removed all the foils and quickly jumped into the shower. After the whole ordeal was over, I was left with J-Lo caramel highlights that I had been lusting after... without the previous brassiness or the price tag! My hair texture had improved significantly after the treatment. I look forward to using the rest later!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Whats the difference in the results for the one in the yellow box and the pink box? I have almost black curly hair .. which i straighten.. everytime i used a highlighting product or light haircolour in the past my hair would break..
I used the one in the pink box and got good results , lightish caramel highlights.. but they look darker now dunno why..
I want to use this product again but want lighter results.. Will the one in the yellow box work better? Is it the same formula as the pink box? ( Non drying.. non breakage)..
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This is the best highlighting kit that I have ever used. It is so much gentler than anything else I have tried, and the color never turns brassy on me (which has happened even at the salon several times). I have naturally dark brown hair. I usually leave it on about 25 min. and it turns a nice carmel blonde color. The first time I used it, I left it on close to 40 min and it turned pale almost white blonde, and I had to use a toner over it (it was my own fault obviously for leaving it on too long). I will never pay for salon highlights again. I used foil to seperate the pieces.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I had to comment on this b/c it is sooo great!!! I had blonde hair, light blonde hair for about 5 years in which I wanted to try something new, so I dyed it dark, dark, reddish brown, I hated it and wanted my blonde back, I went to about 5 salons that all said only one way, highlights or stripping which would cost about $200, I don't have $200 though, so I did research. First, I put in color oops, which brought it to a nice caramel brown, still not blonde, then I went to hair cuttery to have it partially highlighted, wasted of $70!!!! Then I went to Sally's and bought this and put huge chunks and let me tell you, it is back to blonde, well mostly in all the places that I put it and I didn't need a toner! It is not orange, like in the kits you buy and drug stores but a professional blonde, I used foils myself and it looks beautiful, I will now be using this forever, Thanks L'Oreal!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Hazel
First time I highlighted at home (with my best friend doing the foiling and highlighting) I used the Blonde Brilliance kit from Sallys. It worked ok, but my hair felt pretty brittle afterwards. Two weeks later I went to add in more highlights, but this time I purchased the L'Oreal Cremelights. AMAZING. NO damage to my hair, and the color was more of a baby blonde than the slightly yellowish highlights the BB kit gave me. Now, I toned my hair afterwards bc I am going for more of the gradual, natural look to go blonde- i DONT want chunks, since my hair is dark naturally. Even my mother, who thought I was crazy to highlight my own hair, thinks it came out great. I loved this and will def continue to purchase!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I decided to try this after reading reviews here. So I headed out to Sally's and picked this up. I foiled it in myself, which turned out pretty good I must say, for my first time foiling myself. I found the box confusing though, b/c there weren't really directions. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to put in both packets of powder, but I decided to because I thought it should be thicker.
I foiled it in, and didn't really time myself. Every once and a while I would open up a foil and check the processing. I did this because I foiled it in and pretty much wasn't sure, and I knew that leaving it in 35 minutes after I had finished my hair would leave my hair crazy damaged. Took out my foils, washed my hair, and it felt pretty nice for just bleaching it. The area around my bangs were def. a little elastic though, but only that area.
It smells like apple, and not at all chemically. I used most of the bleach and next week I might go and get more to do more to the bottom layers of my hair. And since my hair goes brassy like no idea, I am surprised that that hasn't happened yet. I can imagine that getting platinum highlights would be a cinch, and I would def. suggest this to a friend. Yellow box at Sally's, about 10$ w/o a discount card.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Horrible. I usually go to the salon to get my light ash brown hair highlighted or use Revlon Frost and Glow, but I decided to try the yellow box version based on all of the good reviews. Huge mistake. I followed the instructions, left this on my hair for 35 minutes and when I checked my hair, it was red-orange. After reapplying this stuff and waiting another 30 minutes, I finally rinsed it out thinking that my hair would be light enough by that time. Wrong. My highlights are an unnatural orange-yellow and I'm going to have to dye my hair so that I can be seen in public. As if that wasn't bad enough, my hair is now completely fried and I'll probably have to cut it. I feel so sick over ruining my hair, but hopefully some other brown-haired person will be saved from hair disaster after reading this review.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I love this highlighting kit - my mom & I have been doing each other's hair for years, and have tried so many other kits but none compare to the beautiful color, natural highlights, and also how gentle this stuff is on your hair. My hair is long, thick, curly (but I straighten it), and a dark blonde naturally. This kit makes beautiful golden highlights that blend beautifully. My mom's hair is short, medium blonde, thick and straight, and this kit also makes gorgeous highlights on her too.
The best part about this kit is that there's no nasty ammonia smell, and your hair doesn't feel fried after finishing. I've also double processed my hair many, many times (dyed then highlighted which I know is against the rules) and this is such a gentle product that I've had no problems.
I've gone to salons several times and paid $75+ for highlights, and they aren't even as nice as the ones I get from this kit, which usually only costs $13 or so and one kit actually covers both mine & my mom's hair!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I have naturally medium brown hair and have had it highlighted for years. In spite of going to the salon for highlights and lowlights and paying more than $100.00 each visit, recently my hair had begun to look increasingly bleached out and damaged. (The lowlights always faded and I was starting to get breakage even during salon processing). So, about two weeks ago, I decided to go "natural". I used a medium brown shade of permanent hair color that I was reasonable happy with . But, after only a few days, I was miserable. I felt really washed out by my hair color and someone even referred to my new color as looking like a wig on me. So, I decided to add highlights back in. I bought Revlon's Frost and Glow for medium to dark brown hair. I used a piece from the back of my hair (which had not been as heavily processed) to do the strand test and was happy with the results. However, I was nervous about how the more heavily processed front part of my hair would handle the highlights. So I only pulled tiny strands through the cap in the very front section. After only 5 minutes, I wiped off a small piece around my face with water to see how the color was processing. This piece felt very elastic and parts of it actually broke off. Needless to say, I rushed to the sink to rinse the rest of the highlighting creme out of my hair. So, now I felt like I was stuck with the medium brown that I was so unhappy with and to make matters worse, my hair looked truly damaged for the first time in my life. I have naturally thick hair with a lot of body, cut in a long layered style very similar to Jennifer Love Hewitt. At any rate, I spent about two weeks applying heavy conditioning treatments to repair the damage and had about three inches cut off of all of my layers. Once my hair seemed "healed", I set out to research a better way to get highlights. I came across ideas like "protein fillers" etc. And finally, I stumbled on Loreal Excellence Cremelights Highlighting Creme and read that it was formulated specifically for hair that had been previously processed. After reading every review on it that I could find, I decided to give it a try. I don't live in a town where there is a Sally's, so I bought the drugstore version in the pink box and paid $13.00. I pulled heavy pieces through the cap all over my head (no small task for hair as long and thick as mine). At any rate, after 30 minutes, I was happy with the pale shade of yellow that my highlights appeared and I was also happy that they did not seem elastic or damaged in any way, so I rinsed. I then dried and styled my hair as usual and I can honestly say that it's the first time I have ever had highlights done that did not break here and there. The color is absolutely beautiful and I think my hair looks better than it ever has. I will NEVER use any other type of highlighting kit on my hair. If I ever go to the salon again for highlights, I will bring the kit with me for my stylist to use in lieu of the harsh bleach that she normally uses. Congrats to Loreal for an amazing product that truly delivers! I can honestly say that at one time or another I have tried every highlighting kit on the market and this is the first and only one that not only delivered the pale blonde highlights I desired but did so without damage. Incredible...and well worth the money...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
This review is for the salon version that you have to purchase at Sally Beauty Supply (yellow box)... NOT for the drugstore version. As you read through these reviews, you will see that yellow box, salon-version is the way to go. It's pretty evident that the results achieved from this version are superior to those achieved from the drugstore brand with the same name (in the peachy-cream colored box).
I use this with a Magicap (self sealing silicone highlighting cap) on my friend's short, dark blonde/light brown hair. The color comes out a beautiful light neutral blonde that we don't even need to tone. Absolutely no brassiness and her hair is left in beautiful condition. This product will break through previously colored hair... which is good news! Very easy to apply to short hair using a highlighting cap; I would apply to longer hair using foils. Timing for my friend's hair is 35 minutes covered with a clear plastic cap to retain heat and aid processing.
Gorgeous, gorgeous results!
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Green
This for the yellow-box version at Sally's, which I'd read on here was superior to the drugstore version. It's certainly cheaper; I paid $8.99 at Sally's, where the d/s version seemed to run $12-13. The Sally's version does not come with cap or gloves or anything but the chemicals. That said, this was very gentle on my heavily-processed hair, which has been colored brown, then colorfixed, then colored again, colorfixed again... and ended up a drab, dry light brown. I wanted to give my hair more downtime but I couldn't live with such a mousy head. So I used this to paint on very thin highlights (I find that looks more natural than using a cap) and left it on for 35 minutes. I was left with astoundingly natural-looking highlights that look more subtle than any colorist or home job has ever given me. They came out a shade more golden than I would have liked, but I suspect that's because all my recent colorfixing left a strong red tone in my hair. It's certainly nothing I can't fix. I think we all know that sinking feeling when you do your hair and it comes out botched - highlights can be especially tricky so I'd recommend this to anyone bravely venturing into DIY territory. Just go slow and careful and you will probably be happy with the results.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
My hair is naturally light/medium brown. I have had it heavily highlighted blonde for about 5 years at a salon. The person who does my color is awesome with color. You can show her a pic and your color and highlight placement will look exactly like the pic when she is through. Well, about 3 months ago I got this wild idea to go back to my natural haircolor. Within 2 days I was hating it. Well, my colorist is very concerned about the health of my hair and said we could slowly go back blonde. She said if we did it too quickly that my hair would break off my head. I teach science and after researching the chemistry of hair, I learned that basically hair is dead and there is no advantage to going back blonde slowly. You can't repair hair. My colorist refused to completely take me back blonde because she, like many colorists, unfortunately have no knowledge of the chemistry of hair. I still love her work, but I wanted to be blonde and I wanted to be blonde now. After reading all the reviews on Excellence Cremelights on this website and posting some questions about it, I took the plunge. I strand tested and after doing that I used a highlight cap. I left the product on the whole 35 minutes. I put a shower cap over my head while the product was on my hair. In my research I learned that it will hold in heat and make the highlights process more evenly. My hair came out BEAUTIFUL!!! It is the most lovely blonde. It has two or three different levels of blonde but overall has a light (level 8 to level 9) appearance. There is no brassiness. I was worried about brassiness so I bought some Born Blonde toner when I picked up the Excellence Cremelights at Sally's. Well, I didn't even have to use the toner. I can't quit looking at my hair---this product did such a good job. The only thing I need to improve on is my cap highlighting technique, but overall I am very happy with the highlight placement and perfectly happy with the color. My hair was dry after using the Cremelights so I used a very good conditioner and it feels so soft now that it is dry. The only thing I am concerned about it what to do when my roots start showing. I am not quite sure how to handle them. Anyway, if I can figure out how to do roots, I will definitely be using this product instead of going to the salon. I recommend it highly, but please do a strand test first.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I recently picked this product up from my local drug store for steal in the sales bin. The price was so good that I bought the entire remaining stock. It was $1.99 a box.
I had read all of the good reviews on MUA and felt safe about applying highlights to my already tinted medium brown hair. I sparingly applied the mixture to eight (8) small strands of hair and left it on for 45 minutes. (Previous highlighting mishaps taught me that the normal time doesn't lift my hair beyond the orange stage) So, I left it on for 45 minutes.
Well, the results are not terrible, but, not what I was looking for. Some of the strands picked up a yellowish/gold while the others picked up orangish/caramel. Oh, boy. The good thing is that I only applied it to very small strands to test the product and my hair is really thick and curly so you can barely see the highlights.
So, I don't know what my next move is. I will live with the color for a while while I plot my next hair color move.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I had pretty good results with this. It does take a long time to pull the hair through the cap. I was probably too conservative, since I was nervous, but the few highlights I got are nice. My hair is dyed auburn brown and the kit produced gold highlights. This was a much better kit for me than Revlon Frost and Glow, which I used when my hair was dark brown - the highlights always came out too light and made me look like a skunk. I will use the Cremelights again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I bought this months ago, but was really reluctant to use because I didn't want to mess up my hair. Finally, I thought I'd give it a shot and try and do partial highlights around the crown. I started with foils, but I was having a really tricky time with that, so I only put one foil in. Then, I pulled back my very top layer of hair so it wouldn't get involved in the bleaching (I didn't want visible stripes on the top of my head), put on the cap and started pulling the strands through. It is rather painful and tedious, but once it was done, I slathered on the purple bleach and let it sit. After a total time of 25 minutes for the 1 foil and 15 minutes for the strands in the cap, I rinsed, dried and surveyed the results. My hair was quite tangled from the pulling but the color of the strands looked pretty good. I went from medium to dark warm brown to light golden brown. The foil was nearly blond. I ended up toning it because of that one foiled spot, but had I not done that, I wouldn't have had to tone it at all it would have looked great. In the final dried hair, the strands that were through the cap were not easy to pick out. The highlights looked very natural.