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So, I'm very interested in giving myself some blonde highlights but this would be my first time doing it on my own and I'm EXTREMELY nervous!!!! I don't wanna mess up and have to go get my hair fixed 'cause I"m trying to save money! I've heard good things about Revlon Frost and Glow Kits. There are a couple kits at Sally's that look good too as does L'oreal Touch On Highlights. Anyone try any of these and have good or bad experiences they'd be willing to share?

Here's a little background on my color. The last time I had my hair colored was in the beginning of March. It was a fairly dark brown with a few blonde baylages thrown in. Being that it's almost September, the color has faded a lot. It's now a light brown with a slight tinge of the blonde baylage left over. If anyone has any advice or tips on home highlights I'd GREATLY appreciate them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2a, fine-med. text, normal porosity (I think)

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I don't like the touch on highlights, but that's just me. They seem more difficult to get underneath even though they're essentially supposed to be easier to put on.

I always highlight my hair at home using a cap and bleach powder/creme developer. It's not that hard - just want to make sure you don't pull TOO much through the cap or you'll have a seemingly all over bleach job. Then again, you don't want to pull too little either or you won't be able to tell.

Sorry, I don't have much advice, but if you do use a cap make sure when you're rinsing/shampooing that you put shampoo on the hair you've pulled through the cap and leave it on until you've removed the cap. This makes it much easier to pull the cap off as it provides some "slip" to the hair.
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Thanks Jill! I think I'm going to stick with the cap and needle method. And I plan on starting off with just a few face-framing highlights...once I get the hang of it, I can go more dramatic.
2a, fine-med. text, normal porosity (I think)

[FONT=Going back and forth between Herbal Essence Don't Fade On Me shampoo and condish and L'oreal Sulfate Free shampoo

Stylers-
- Not Your Mother's Curl Cream, La Bella Sports Gel, Aussie Sprunch Spray

[/COLOR][/FONT] [I][B]My waves are finally getting stronger thanks to weekly PTs and longer hair in general. Still trying to grow it out though!

mod-CG since December '10

I have Celiac's Disease so no gluten please!

My hair is basically my hobby!!

http://balancedbeauty.blogspot.com/
I've done them at home just like JillH has done with the cap and all. I have used Robert Craig's Ultra Blonde Highlighting kit. There are some great tips on his site re: highlights. I can link them if you'd like.

SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring"
3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
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* My Motto: Strand Test!
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I've done them at home just like JillH has done with the cap and all. I have used Robert Craig's Ultra Blonde Highlighting kit. There are some great tips on his site re: highlights. I can link them if you'd like.
Originally Posted by CurliLocks
That would be great, thanks!!! I'll look up the kit you're talking about. I really wanna do this!!!
2a, fine-med. text, normal porosity (I think)

[FONT=Going back and forth between Herbal Essence Don't Fade On Me shampoo and condish and L'oreal Sulfate Free shampoo

Stylers-
- Not Your Mother's Curl Cream, La Bella Sports Gel, Aussie Sprunch Spray

[/COLOR][/FONT] [I][B]My waves are finally getting stronger thanks to weekly PTs and longer hair in general. Still trying to grow it out though!

mod-CG since December '10

I have Celiac's Disease so no gluten please!

My hair is basically my hobby!!

http://balancedbeauty.blogspot.com/
Ok, I just checked out the kit on the Robert Craig site and it's out of stock and they don't know when it'll be back in. It also didn't state the price. If it doesn't come back in the next 2 weeks, I might just do the Revlon Frost and Glow Kit.
2a, fine-med. text, normal porosity (I think)

[FONT=Going back and forth between Herbal Essence Don't Fade On Me shampoo and condish and L'oreal Sulfate Free shampoo

Stylers-
- Not Your Mother's Curl Cream, La Bella Sports Gel, Aussie Sprunch Spray

[/COLOR][/FONT] [I][B]My waves are finally getting stronger thanks to weekly PTs and longer hair in general. Still trying to grow it out though!

mod-CG since December '10

I have Celiac's Disease so no gluten please!

My hair is basically my hobby!!

http://balancedbeauty.blogspot.com/
there is some info here: SO, YOU WANT TO BE A BLONDE!!

You may have already seen this if you looked at the kit: Ultra Blond Highlight Kit

I think the kit is $10-15, can't remember since it's been a while since I've done highlights. You can always compare ingredients and get something else that's close.

SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring"
3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
* pw: just4curlies
* My Motto: Strand Test!
some hair pics
-- gone, but never forgotten.
there is some info here: SO, YOU WANT TO BE A BLONDE!!

You may have already seen this if you looked at the kit: Ultra Blond Highlight Kit

I think the kit is $10-15, can't remember since it's been a while since I've done highlights. You can always compare ingredients and get something else that's close.
Originally Posted by CurliLocks


Thanks Curli!!!! I'm definitely gonna check this link out.
2a, fine-med. text, normal porosity (I think)

[FONT=Going back and forth between Herbal Essence Don't Fade On Me shampoo and condish and L'oreal Sulfate Free shampoo

Stylers-
- Not Your Mother's Curl Cream, La Bella Sports Gel, Aussie Sprunch Spray

[/COLOR][/FONT] [I][B]My waves are finally getting stronger thanks to weekly PTs and longer hair in general. Still trying to grow it out though!

mod-CG since December '10

I have Celiac's Disease so no gluten please!

My hair is basically my hobby!!

http://balancedbeauty.blogspot.com/

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