You Can Frost Your Own Hair
Article that explains how I frost my own hair, using some of the best ways to do them that may not be clear in the instructions. Personal preferences are shown. I tell how you can save a lot of cash by doing the frosting yourself. You can also know as it is processing how the color should be for best results.
You can frost your own hair, and save the expense of paying a beautician. Most beauty shops charge around $30 – $40 for a frosting. I frost my own about once every two months, and it looks great. That is often enough to keep it looking nice, without damage.
Be sure to follow the directions that come with the frosting product. I have learned a lot through trial and error over the years, but have never caused real damage. Listed below are some of the procedures that I have learned to do better by experience. By following my directions below, there will should be little damage, if any, to your hair and scalp.
- Never shampoo your hair the same day you plan to frost. Shampoo the day before for best results.
- The frosting kit I get is from L’OREAL, and is called the la Petite Frost, as I frost mostly around my face, bangs and some on the sides
- Be sure you get the highlighting cap on snug, and tie as snug as possible
- There are two hooks in the kit to use to pull your hair through the highlighting cap. Use the small metal hook. I was using the large plastic hook, which tore bigger holes in the cap, allowing more highlighting mixture to get to the scalp. You want the lightening mix on the hair, not on the scalp
- Be sure you pull all of the hair you grasped with the hook through the small hole. You can do this by combing the grasped-hair with a fine comb. Also, come through all of the “pulled-through” hair again when you finish pulling it through.
- If your hair is very fine, do not pull as much hair as if your hair was more coarse. If you pull more fine hair through, it will look like you bleached it all.
- Mix all of the ingredients according to the directions in the frosting kit. Make sure they are mixed well.
- Put on the gloves provided with the frosting kit, and use the larger end of the plastic hook to help cover all of the hair you pulled through with the mixture of frosting ingredients
- Watch the time, and check a strand after 30 minutes. If it is bright yellow, re-apply the frosting mix to that strand. Keep checking until the strand you choose is a very pale yellow. Check a different strand each time. Read directions about checking. I leave my frosting mixture for about one hour.
- When the strand you are checking has reached the pale yellow stage, rinse your hair with the frosting cap still on. Then pull the cap off, and shampoo your hair with the L’Oreal conditioning shampoo (small packet) contained in your frosting kit. Dry and style your hair as you like. Be sure to read all directions as you do this. Enjoy your newly frosted hair.