I have been highlighting my naturally med brown hair on and off for years. The cost is getting absurd and I'm tired of the upkeep. Its been 3 months since my last $150 highlight at the salon and I measured and had 2 inches of roots showing, next to the blonde my natural color looks black even though its really classified as medium brown. I found this stuff and was SO nervous to try it. It says right on the bottle BLONDES ONLY! Not suitable for medium to dark brown hair! I thought for sure it would turn my head a nasty shade of orange. I decided what do I have to lose ... I sprayed it just on my bangs and my roots..parting my hair in sections, spraying then combing thru. I followed up with a blowdry and when I lifted my head after the very first time I was shocked I already noticed a difference. Esp in my bangs. Which I also used a hot iron on. I used it again the next day, same technique and voilia! dark blonde/light brown roots. Now I have to be honest, in some bathroom lights I am like WOW! I LOVE IT! and then I will go to a different bathroom with diff. lights in the house and go..wow, that is brassy! So, i'm not really sure how it TRULY looks, but my 6 yr old daughter noticed and told me I looked like a beautiful princess! ha. My ends are VERY dry from the blowdry 2 days in a row even though I didn't use the product on my ends...they do need a trim though, been 5-6 weeks. I am giving my head a rest for a day or two then I"m gonna try one more app on my bangs and part line to see if I can get the brassiness to disappear totally. I'm just afraid it will turn blonde and that isnt' really what I want, I wanted more of a gradual lightening from my roots to my highlighted hair.
I would NEVER use this if I didn' thave highlights in my hair...I would think going from brown to blonde would be way too much for a head of hair..not look natural...and turn orange first. Also, i wouldn't recommend it on any type of damaged hair or ends, it is peroxide and then you are applying damaging heat to it on top of that to make it work. Have a really good deep conditioner to follow up with the next day to help hair recover.
Overall, i'm quite pleased with the results. I'm sure my hairdresser will have a cow and hate that I did this...of course she is loosing $150 of highlight profit. I will still have to highlight my hair...but hopefully with this new product, I can only do it 2 times a year instead of 4 or more.
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