Frost N' Glow is Good to Go!
The first time I bought this product was out of desperation because I was tired of spending excessive amounts of money on highlighting at the salon. Everyone told me that "only" a salon can do good highlights, and that doing them at home would be a disaster. I admit, I'm not extremely talented or artistic in the hair department, so I was a bit concerned. However, the accounting side of me took over, and I purchased this product to see just how well I could botch the job in the privacy of my own home, for my own entertainment, if nothing else.
The second time I bought this product is because I liked what it did the first time. I'm so glad that I am no longer chained to an expensive salon. I feel so liberated!
You can get Frost N' Glow at just about any drug store that I have observed so far; I'm sure there are plenty of other stores that stock it. I got mine on sale online for $11.00.
What's in the box of Home Hair Highlighting Kit?
I purchased L'Oreal Frost and Design (H85) Champagne. The box states that it's for "Light blonde to Light Brown Long Hair, For Natural or Color Treated Hair". Because I fall into most of those categories, I deemed it safe to proceed. When you open the box, a white tray contains 2 packets of Lightening Powder, a Pull Through Cap, Creme Developer, Mixing Stick, Hook, Frosting Protective Creme and Toning Rinse. I found the gloves folded up within the instructions.
How you do it:
This is always done on dry hair! I put the cap on, and prepared my hair that I wanted to be highlighted. You can follow the direction on the package, which work well, or you can do it yourself using foil to separate your hair. I used the cap both times, and was pleased with the results. I mixed the lightening powder and creme developer in the same convenient white tray that held all of the supplies to start with, and added the entire tube of protective creme to the mixture. Mixed well. It had a bit of a strong smell, but doesn't all of the junk we put in our hair? I applied the frosting to my hair, piece by piece and waited the specified time limit, then rinsed thoroughly. I then removed the cap, and was actually pretty impressed at my first peek. I shampooed, and added the toner, and rinsed again. I was done, and couldn't wait to see how it turned out. The highlights were easy to see, even and looked professional. I couldn't wait to style my hair! It really looked great. It did not burn my scalp, or sting, I didn't feel any discomfort at all, other than a bit of a silly feeling from wearing the cap. Please keep in mind that the instructions and information that I am giving you is a summary of my experience and is not meant to be all inclusive. Please read the full package insert for complete instructions and additional product information provided by the manufacturer.
Most of my friends and co-workers have come to the conclusion that I got my highlights done at the salon.. they don't believe me when I tell them that I did them myself. So guess what? I've stopped telling them the truth. Why bother? Now, I just enjoy the results that I get when I use this product. Some people recommend re-doing highlights every 6-8 weeks, I usually wait up to 12 weeks, and they still look reasonably natural. It's so awesome, it's practically fool proof! This product is the secret that your stylist doesn't want you to know about! Sssshhh!