This Buzzy New Product Claims to Be "Highlighter for Your Hair," So We Tried It


Amanda Montell

Ever since the great highlighter craze swept the nation five or so years ago, every makeup brand on earth has upped its stock of facial glitters, shimmers, and glow-inducers in formulas from powder to liquid and everything in between. If you have even the vaguest interest in makeup, you know highlighter is the quarterback, the queen, the Beyoncé of beauty products. Which begs the question: If we love the stuff so much, why would we stop at putting it on our faces?

That's just the question the trendy hair brand IGK aimed to answer when it released its newest product: Preparty Sprinkle Hair Strobing Glitter Spray ($16), available at Sephora. This Technicolor little bottle crossed my desk the other week, and I couldn't help but feel immediately enchanted by the description on its eye-catching packaging: "Inspired by highlighters for your face, this finely milled glitter spray gives hair subtle strobing and radiance by capturing and diffusing light for a luminous rainbow effect." In other words, it's highlighter for your hair.

Unlike other temporary wash-out hair glitters, this one promised to be subtle and buildable for your desired level of shimmer—nothing costumey. Plus, it's infused with vanilla extract and sugarcane, which not only smell like dessert but also work to add shine and strengthen hair.

As a bleach-blonde constantly combatting color damage and dullness, I found the idea of adding an instant shine to my strands intriguing. So I gave it a shot, and so did my brunette co-worker. Keep scrolling to see our results!

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