DIY Highlights: Revlon Frost and Glow

The Revlon Frost and Glow all-in-one home use hair highlighting kit is as easy as it gets for do-it-yourself frosting. It comes in three flavors – for Chestnut Dark Brown to Black Hair, Honey for Medium to Dark Brown Hair, and Blonde for Blonde to Light Brown Hair. The price is very reasonable at less than $10 in most retail locations.  I paid $7.99 for it at my local Wal-Mart.

The Revlon Frost and Glow set comes complete with a double layer frosting cap with highlighting guide markers, a combination hook/spatula, mixing tray, colorist gloves, highlighting powder, activator, after color conditioner and full instructions. Depending on the effect you are looking to achieve the process – once you have the color on – could take as little as 5 minutes or as much as an hour. When I used the product I left it on for 25 minutes and it was much too long for what I wanted. I must say it does work very well to bleach even dark brown hair.

I used the Honey version since I did not want brassy or reddish highlights.  The resulting highlights were multi-tonal (not at all brassy), shimmering and soft. Unfortunately, against my dark hair they looked garish and straw-like. If my hair were a few shades lighter they would have been fine.

My advice when using this or any at-home hair coloring product is PAY ATTENTION. Use a timer with an alarm and check the results every five minutes. Don’t allow yourself to get distracted. What may seem to take a long time at first suddenly and unexpectedly speeds up before you know it. Once you’ve checked the results and they are getting close to the tone you want I’d say rinse it out. Remember your hair always looks darker when it’s wet. If you have a friend that has the hair color you would like to see in your highlight ask them if they would allow you to see what a chunk of their hair looks like wet. My mantra for the next time I use this product is, “If in doubt rinse it out.”

I can’t blame the Revlon Frost and Glow product or the instructions for my results. It did what it said it would do and it did it well. User error (distraction) was the problem this time. I would not be afraid to try again.

I was able to tone down the highlights considerably by using a semi-permanent hair color (see my previous post about Natural Instincts – Tweed). It was quick, easy and wonderfully hydrating for my hair. I’ll probably have to go for a permanent color before I try to highlight my hair again.

For tips and tricks on the best way to color your own hair click here.

1 comment for “DIY Highlights: Revlon Frost and Glow

  1. Lucero De La Tierra
    March 14, 2013 at 11:08 am

    I used this product once again in 2011 and again regretted the results. Here it is two years later and finally my hair is pristine and natural finally. Check out my reviews of nuNaat and an upcoming review of the CreaClip which I used to cut my own hair – oh yes – at home.
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