|Posted by HandbagsbyAnn on June 24, 2011 at 7:30 PM|
I decided that after months of highlights it was time for all over color.
I must say that Revlon Frost & Glow has yet to let me down!
This comes with a cap to place over your head and the other necessities to get great highlights for your hair! I would suggest tightening the cap as tight as humanly possible because even though the highlights aren't meant to hit your root you obviously want them as close as possible. The pick does take patience to get used to but now I can do my hair under an hour (pulling the hair through and waiting around 30 minutes for the right shade blonde) I have gotten many compliments on my highlights from ladies who come into my work and are shocked I did it myself. I've even had friends ask me to highlight their hair and, as always, it looks fabulous! So would I recommend this product for highlights? You bet your butt I would.
So now lets talk about all over blonde. My hair was a darker "Champagne" blonde with some platinum highlights framed around my face. I started highlighting my dark brown hair so I didn't get very blonde in the 4 month process. I wanted to go lighter, but didn't want to bleach it. Usually it is recommended to not go past 2 shades of your hair color. I decided to go for the Ultra Light Natural Blonde 04
A coworker told me to try this for an even blonde over my hair. Since my hair was highlighted only from my crown to around my face, I was afraid of the brown underneath, but hey it was $4.99 and on sale for 2/$6.00! So I bought some for my hair extensions ;).
So here is the before:
This was my birthday weekend This was May 21, 2011
Now this is the final product: 6/24/11
I noticed a difference in my roots and the frame of my face. I also noticed that all the brownish low lights I had from untouched highlighed hair was more of a golder, lighter brown. Underneath went to a dark blonde and golden brown, very nice color. The final verdict? I would say for $4.99 it was worth it because my roots were almost black and very trashy looking. Now I have a nice color all over.
Did it lighten?: I'm guessing because of my roots it looks a lot lighter, but I don't think it went too much lighter, the roots and underneath definitely went lighter!
Is this an alternative to getting it done professionally?: I wouldn't say that. Professionals have those titles for reasons. Some people aren't hair styling savvy and can truly ruin their hair.
Is this a good solution for going blonder?: It ultimately depends on how quickly you want an all over BLONDE. Remember I put highlights in my dark brown hair. I'm still not completely platinum blonde as most people prefer to be. I would say if you want your hair blonde in one sitting then NO, not a good choice, unless you already have blonde hair that is 2 shades darker than this blonde. If you are looking for a more natural, gradual blonder? YES! I'm going to keep using this when my roots come in.
There is also a little secret I use for my roots. It is called Beyond the Zone Beach Head Blonde.
I once had an experience at a salon where the woman put platinum highlights in my dark brown hair and it literally looked gray. I bought this from Sally Beauty Supply for around $5.00. It's a sun-in lightener. I didn't have to get my hair highlighted for 4 months! I just got out of the shower put this in the roots (mainly on top :P) and blow dried my hair on HOT until dry. I also carry this on me when I go to the beach. Once your hair is wet just spray in your hair and let the sun's rays do their job! So if your hair goes grayish, buy this, you won't regret it!
Don't for get that you must wait at least 4-6 weeks to dye your hair, don't go nuts. If you don't "like" the color, than wait it out, if you don't "love" the color than you can always go to a salon.