Introducing Project Back 2 Blonde - Revlon Frost&Glow Highlighting Kit for Medium to Dark Brown Hair
Ladies, you may remember my hair history post that I wrote back in December 2009? I mentioned quite a few times on the blog that my natural hair color is a weird and ugly dark blonde that I absolutely hate, that's why I have been experimenting with hair colors so much. I have been playing it safe with a low maintenance dark brown for the last few years, but lately, I have been getting a bit bored with it, and what do I do when I'm bored? I look at YouTube videos!
I recently discovered MakeupbyMel's YouTube channel - which is funny because I remember she was one of the first blog I started following when I got into blogging - and after seeing her amazing results with Revlon Frost&Glow Highlighting Kit, I knew I had to try it. I was contemplating to go lighter for some times and I thought it was the perfect opportunity to go back somewhere near my natural hair color, but somewhat... enhanced - enter Project Back 2 Blonde!
Of course, before buying it, I was determined to conduct more indepth researches in order to prevent a potential hair disaster, and I was surprised to find mostly positive reviews on it. I had finally set my mind and I could not wait to get my hands on what seemed to be a miraculous product, but... I could not find it anywhere!
After scouring the local drugstores and coming home empty handed, I had an illumination - Well.ca! Well.ca is Canada's largest online health and beauty store with free shipping in Canada - what more can I ask for? For some reasons, I added Revlon Frost&Glow Highlighting Kit for Medium to Dark Brown Hair in my cart but then forgot about it - until a totally unexpected $10 gift card from Well.ca showed up in my email! They said it was to give me the chance to experience their website - can you say awesome customer service?
Of course, I did not hesitate one second and put the gift card to use imediately. I was also surprised to receive my order in around three days - wow! I could not wait to try the product and I went at it in the following days.
Revlon Frost&Glow Highlighting Kit includes everything you need and I was actually surprised at how easy the whole process was. I managed to put on the cap, poke all of the visible holes and pull the hair through by myself, but I asked the boyfriend for help for the back of my head because I got tired. Pulling my hair through all of the holes took about two hours and a half, which I was not expecting at all! I guess the next times, it will be easier because I will get used to it.
L - R: with the cap on, all the hair pulled through, and bleach applied
It is recommended not to leave the bleach on more than 60 minutes, and to keep checking how the color evolve often. I checked the color every five minutes and even though I knew my hair would not come out as blonde as I would expect it, I waited until after one hour to wash off the bleach.
I found it quite hard to remove the cap in the shower - I was told it would come off by itself, but it didn't, and I don't understand how it could have anyway because my hair was all tangled from the bleach! I did finally manage to remove it but not without losing a few strand of hair in the process...
The conditioner was not moisturizing enough for my taste and even though I did find the bleach quite harsh on my hair, it's nothing that can't be fixed with leave-in conditioners and hair masks. Maybe try to use this product on second day hair and be sure to have a back up of hair treatments.
Of course, the results was nothing like the hair of the model on the box - I had bright yellowish-honey streaks on the top part of my hair, but the lengths were more orange, without being a super neon orange like I experienced in the past. It's not too bad I guess, considering that the bleach had 936476548267 layers of hair dye to go through! I must say it's a nice change for me and I realized that a lighter hair color compliments my skin and eyes - surprisingly - a bit more than my usual dark brown shade.
L - R: before and after
I already purchased another Revlon Frost&Glow Highlighting Kit for Medium to Dark Brown Hair that I found on sale for $9.48 at Giant Tiger yesterday, and I hope it will be able to make my hair blonder and also tone down the slight orange tones. Maybe next time I will start by applying the bleach on my lengths instead of at the roots.
Revlon Frost&Glow Highlighting Kit is available in three different shades at Well.ca for $14.99 with free shipping in Canada. Also, don't forget to use promo code GABYSBEAUTYBLOG to get $10 off any $40 order!