Unlisted Brand • Marc Anthony Easy-Lites • Hair Color
|Would buy this product again.||62%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Medium Brown, Cool Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Black
I'll start off by saying I have extremely thick, jet black hair. This product worked wonders for me. I didn't want anything too dramatic and I wasn't willing to spend $100+ for something that I didn't want. I ended up doing a light ombre which went great. Since my hair is really dark, I did use most of the bottle but considering how much I lightened and how light it actually got, it was worth it. It looks great in the sun and certain types of lighting. Beware though, it might damage your hair (and I say might because mine turned out fine). Just deep condition afterwards and you should be fine. Also, make sure that you know what you're doing and that you're sure you want lightened hair. There are no go backs with this one.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Yay! I love this stuff! I quit highlighting my hair because I like the natural color. But, for some weird reason, the hair at the very front of my face comes in dull. And the few greys I have have mischeviously decided up front is the best place to show up. So . . . a few of these highlights at the very front evens out the color, disguises the greys, and generally perks things up. The color ends up pretty much an exact match for my natural color. Cheap, easy. All that said, I can see how it might be drying if you try to use it all over. I just do a good deep conditioner after I highlight, and I haven't had any problems.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
The results are more subtle than I expected but definitely noticeable if you compare the bleached hair with the natural. I was going for subtle but would have liked more of a difference than this. I have Asian hair and it turned it slightly browner (not brassy yay). It did not damage my hair at all though I conditioned and used olive oil after taking a shower.
I will try again in a few weeks and see if the second time around, the lightening will show up better.
This is not for you if you have dark hair and are looking for a more blonde contrast.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
It doesn't work.
I saw the good reviews and videos and tried it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
BEWARE, this product totally broke my hair off and my hair is SO MESSED UP, and I am putting it nicely. My hair was not in bad condition before, but this just completely fried my hair!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
The smell gave me a headache. The change in hair color is barely noticeable but I do like it. It gives a natural look, like your born with natural highlights. The thing I absolutely hate about it, is it bleached my skin. I have white blotches on my wrist where the gloves didn't cover. It itches like crazy and it looks like I have a disease. I tried to wash it off but nothing.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This stuff is horrible. Yes it makes your hair slightly lighter... if you flat iron over the same piece fifteen times! Basically you spray hydrogen peroxide onto your hair then fry it. The sections I did it on completely fried my hair. Also, you're spraying this all over your skin and inhaling it too. I felt really dizzy after using this and got a headache. My skin was red and itchy also. What a horrible experience! I didn't even want to finish the other side cuz I felt so sick from inhaling it. Oh yea another thing, the color change is barely noticeable. I'm guessing bleaching your hair is better for it than this junk. Worst beauty product I've ever used.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have yet to post a negative review on this site....but here I go. I need to preface a few things, yet also mention my hair is pretty tolerant of many processes . My hair was box black ( natural colour is med. brown). I decided to change to a med.brown with highlights. With the help if a SA at Sally's I was able to do so with minimal damage to my hair. Some of my highlights were not as bright as I hoped, so I found Easy Lites. I used it as instructed. Worked well ( so I thought). I put some Macadamia Olil in my hair to condition and went to bed. Woke up in the morning to discover the 3 areas I focused on to brighten the highlights had shrivelled, dried up at roots, and upon shampooing next day, broke off completely! In all my 42 years, and abuse I have put my hair through, I have NEVER has this happen to me. I am devastated! It was absolutely this product, as my hair was in great shoe before this. After changing from black, I had a touch up trim to get my end cleaned up. Hairdresser was impressed with the condition of my hair considering my DIY job. Then I had to mess wit perfection (2 weeks after highlighting) and voila....scads of damage. Buyer beware. Take my review for what it is worth. Would Never purchase again or recommend. (Will post pic of damage ).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
i have medium-dark brown hair that is about 50% virgin, 50% processed many times and then dyed back to brown, with some highlights poking out.
this is easy to use, the other downside is the formula may get one your wrists and will sting/burn bc of the peroxide and lemon. it works SLOWLY. if you're scared like i was (i'd finally gotten my hair LONG and pretty healthy and was really nervous about undoing my hard work) DONT WORRY! there is no risk of all of a sudden having scary orange highlights. i have some pieces that i did several times that are now a dark blonde; most others are a light-medium brown. this is good for me - it looks nicely blended. the color is very pretty and natural and flattering.
i'm so glad i found this. it saved me from putting down $200 at the salon to get some lightness back. it is a great product.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I have long, layered dark brown hair. Used this for the first time today on second day hair and I am pleasantly surprised by the results. I changed into an old T-shirt, put on my own disposable vinyl gloves, and used a rat-tail comb to randomly weave and pick up strands of hair within a 2-3 inch section.
After gathering them in the palm of my hands, I combed them through and lightly spray the solution (take care not to spray in direction of face). Then I use my flat iron to pass over it 5-7 times. I start slower but move the iron faster with each pass, and to avoid burning my scalp, I start 1/2" below my root. Mine is a GHD flat iron that doesn't have a temperature setting so I have no idea what temperature it was. I did hear some sizzling but it was only during the first pass, so it wasn't as scary as I thought it would be.
The results were almost immediate. I was able to achieve chestnut highlights. I checked the front and back of my hair using two mirrors, and where one side was showing brighter shades, I was able to balance the other side out by repeating the process again as needed. Overall it was easier than I had expected.
My hair is six inches past my shoulder and I probably used only 10% of the bottle. Unlike home hair coloring kits where products have to be sealed and stay fresh for only an hour or two after opening, this bottle did not come sealed and can be stored and reused again. I'll be able to get many more uses out of this. All in all, a good buy for $8.99. I got it at Ulta with my $3.50 off coupon (min. $10 purchase).
It's only day one so I don't know if my hair will show any damage down the road, but so far it doesn't feel as dry as when I use home hair coloring or highlighting kits. I give it 5 lippies. :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
The product states that It slowly lightens each strand, giving you the control to lift each hair highlight to your desired shade level.
I have chocolate light brown color treated hair. Although the product did lighten it, it sure is a gradual process. I wanted blonde highlights, but I think its going to take continuous usage to achieve that.
The product is easy to use. Spray and straighten or blow dry. It is hydrogen peroxide based so use the gloves when applying.
I set my flat iron to max 360. Any higher and you'll damage the hair shaft too much. Natural virgin hair that's not color treated will see more dramatic results.
For $9 at CVS, you can't go wrong with this product.
FYI: to be sure your box wasn't tampered with, just be aware the bottle isn't filled to the rim. I suspected the first box I had was previously used because the bottle was filled to the rim and the product yielded no noticeable difference when used, even when I passed the iron 21 times on the same area.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I was really skeptical to try this product at first because it seemed a bit gimmicky but I'm so glad I tried it! I have naturally black asian hair that I've recently ombre'd with bleach to to a carmel brown colour with some highlights/lowlights. I wanted a few natural looking highlights to add some dimension so I decided to try it and I'm really happy with the results.
-Easy application method (just spray and flat iron)
-Did not turn brassy/ orange (when bleached, my hair has a tendency to go very brassy and bright orange) but this managed to give me natural looking highlights and did not need additional toners etc. The carmel coloured parts in my hair turned a nice ashy dark blonde, and my dark brown sections turned into a light brown
-Comes with a lot of product (enough for more than one application)
-Affordable (same price as most highlighting kits, around $12 CAD)
-Easily accessible (sold at most drugstores- I bought mine from Shoppers)
-Smells nice and refreshing (a lemon scent) unlike other strong hair dyes/highlighting kits
-Instantly lightens hair without waiting time (you can see the colour changing the more you run it through a flat iron)
-Damaging to hair (would not recommend for lightening large portions of hair) dried my hair out the same way bleach does- I needed to deep condition my hair with a mask for about an hour afterward because my hair was very dry and damaged (esp. the ends)
-Sound of hair being flat ironed is (a hissing/sizzling sound)
Overall- really surprised with how well this product worked. I'm also surprised that other companies have not picked up on this trend of highlighting hair this way because it is an easy and effective method. Only drawback is the damaging process on hair- but that is to be expected with any highlighting kit or when lightening hair.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Sorry to rain on it's reign of perfection, but I have to warn the people. It fried some of my hair, and made the other parts I streaked so dry that it took weeks of protein treatments to salvage. All it is is spray peroxide, and they expect your flat iron to be up to dangerously high temps that have the potential to fry hair by itself! Add dampness creating dangerous, hot steam, and walla! Dry, fried hair!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I am really surprised that this worked. I have long, thick asian hair, which is notoriously difficult to lighten and although this product seemed a bit gimmicky to me, I wanted to try it out. I've had my hair bleached and glazed from my natural black color to a level 6 warm medium brown. I recently had caramel highlights done, but they were lighter toward the crown area and blended into my base color toward the middle and ends so I purchased Easy-Lites to see if I could even out my highlights and add a few highlights underneath.
First, I tried this over the highlighted portions. I sprayed the product into my gloves first, then I worked that into my hair and flat ironed quickly over the pieces about 4-5 times. The sizzling sound scared me so I ended up spraying the strands, lightly passing over it with a blow dryer and then flat ironing it quickly without putting too much pressure on the strands. This worked just as well and seemed to cut back on the damage a little. To my amazement, the color immediately began to lighten with each swipe.I actually had to be careful not to overdo it and lighten too much. It lightened from a medium caramel brown to a lighter honey brown. My hair typically pulls a lot of orange and brassy tones, but this did not create brassiness. Next, I tried the Easy-Lites on my medium brown unhighlighted strands. It came out as a natural brown highlight, about a level lighter.
The only thing I am concerned about is the level of damage this product can cause. It does contain hydrogen peroxide, and it is permanent. I haven't noticed any damage at all, but I only did about 10 strands. I feel like this is more gentle on my hair than bleach and I am amazed by how quickly the highlights appeared. The box states that it can also be used all over your hair, but I personally would not feel comfortable doing that. Also, be careful not to get the product on your skin- I had a slight reaction from it getting on my arms.
Overall, I ended up evening out my previous highlights and creating some more face framing highlights to brighten up around my face. I believe this can lighten about 2 levels depending on how many applications you do and how many times you pass through it with a flat iron. I had about 75% of the bottle left after doing 10 sections on my long hair. I would highly recommend this product to anyone trying to maintain their highlights in between salon visits or anyone trying to create natural highlights on their own. It's extremely easy to apply and fast. I use a weaving method with smaller strands than the models on the box, similar to foiling. I think the highlights on the models look way too thick and a bit garish, but I find that by weaving through smaller sections, I am able to create natural, sunkissed highlights instead of chunky ones. I actually ended up finding a box with a free rebate at CVS, but I believe original price at CVS was $8.99.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This product has the same scent that Sun-In spray lightener had in the 1970s. I love it! I find that Easy Lites lightens better than Sun-In and the John Frieda Go Blonder spray lightener. I, however use the blowdryer instead of the flat iron which some how worked better for me. I usually spray my hair all over and dry with dryer 3 to 4 times in a row. I streak my hair about every 4 mos. with 40 vol. peroxide and basic white bleach bought at professional beauty supply store. Easy Lites is very good to suppliment this.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I was on the fence about it because the whole process sounded bad (think Sun In with a flat iron)...but on 4 days ago I tried 6 sections of my hair w/the flat iron and it came out a tiny bit lighter (a very natural lighter color). The sizzling noise scared me, so today I tried the blow dryer method..spritzing on damp hair, blow dried and then I flat-ironed). I went VERY lightly spritzing this on my hair and it did get a tiny bit lighter all over my head. For reference, I color my entire hair (level 9) and it's bra-strap length. (It says it can be used on color-treated hair.) It didn't damage my hair or turn it that lovely shade of orange (and my hair normally does pull gold). All-in-all, if you want to put a few natural-looking highlights in (cheaply) this isn't too bad, but it doesn't lighten dramatically. I probably wouldn't do it again until after the summer. There is a ton of product in the bottle, you could easily do your friend's hair too. (it expires after 30 days). Rite Aid sometimes has Marc Anthony products bogofree which makes this an even better value.