I wonder how many of you have colored hair? I colored my hair for the first time in my life in November 2010. My hair is naturally a chocolate brown, with some gold and red hairs. Talk about weird huh? I decided to color my hair just because I was bored and wanted something new and exciting in my life. I thought about whether I should go to salon and get it dyed professionally or whether I should just DIY it.
That's when my friend recommended the Liese Bubble Hair Dye to me. She said she had read pretty good reviews, and that her cousin had used it and really liked it. Since it was only SGD19.90, I decided to give it a whirl. I got it in Chiffon Beige. The color came out beautifully and it was very even. 6 months later, about 2 1/2 inches of my roots were showing, so I bought a new box to dye my hair again. I thought I'd just document the process and show you guys the final results! Enjoy!
The contents of the box:
The box contains: the 2 chemicals which you have to mix together, a pump, an instruction manual that comes in Japanese and English, a pair of gloves and a nourishing leave in hair cream.
Let's get on with the steps to prepare the mixture!
1. Just pour the contents of the brown bottle into the clear white bottle, then screw on the cap.
2. This next part is important. You're not going to shake the bottle vigorously or anything. You're just going to kinda, turn the bottle upside down and back up again gently. Do this about 5-6 times. Try not to get any bubbles in the mixture.
3. After you've done this, screw off the white cap, and screw on the pink pump that is provided. In order to dispense the foam, just squeeze the bottle.
Let the DIY begin!
*note: this is super noob proof. Just wear an old T-shirt you don't mind staining. It's not really that messy. In fact, I just stood there at the sink and dyed my hair.
Just keep working the foam into your hair. It won't be very foamy at first, but just keep working it in, and you'll get a nice rich lather.
Oh I forgot to mention, one bottle is more than enough for extremely long hair. Last year, I had hair to my waist, and there was still too much product!
I always use up all the product so that I get an extra even color.
So, after working the foam into your hair, you should get something like this.
Leave it like that until you get the color you want, and then rinse it out! It's as easy as that. Just make sure you don't get it in your eyes.
Now here's the final result!
As you can see, the color shows up very well, and it's very even as well.
Just to compare, this is the color that is shown on the box of the product.
Okay now that all that is over, I'll share my personal thoughts on this product.
I'll talk about the pros first. First off, I love that its a very easy, mess-free way to dye your hair at home. I did it standing up in front of the sink and I was even walking around. None of it got on my floor at all. Even for a hair dye noob like myself, it was fun and easy to do. The price is also quite reasonable. It retails at SGD19.90, but I think you can get it for SGD17.90 at Swanston. There is no need to lighten your hair before you dye it, all you have to do is follow the instructions on the box. The color of my hair came out quite similar to the color on the box as well, so I was quite happy with that.
However, there were a few things that I wasn't too crazy about. First of all, the smell is absolutely horrific. This is an ammonia based hair dye so you can guess that it smells like - surprise surprise - ammonia. Yes. The smell was so strong and so bad that I had to step out of the bathroom for a bit. However this can be be countered by making sure that you dye your hair in a well ventilated area. Ammonia in large amounts can be an irritant to your respiratory system so do take care!
Secondly, do make sure that your hair is in good condition before you dye your hair. Get a trim, condition your hair and all that good stuff. My hair was in great shape before I dyed my hair last year, but after I dyed my hair, my hair became pretty dry and ratty for about 2 weeks before returning to its normal condition. I also lost hair while dyeing it. Don't get me wrong I'm not talking about massive chunks of hair falling out, but I did lose a bit of hair. A little tip I have for you is to use an anti-hair fall shampoo a few weeks before you dye your hair. When I dyed my hair this time round, I just happened to be using an anti-hair fall shampoo because I had run out of my normal one, and I noticed a huge difference. I lost a lot less hair when I dyed my hair this time round, and my hair did not become ratty and dry .
All in all, I think that this is a fantastic product. Sure it has a few cons such as the smell and the hair damage, but as I've mentioned, there are ways to counter these problems, so I think this is a pretty good product. I really love the color selection, in fact, I think they came out with a few new ones! I highly recommend to everyone, especially people who are afraid of DIY hair dyes because they have never used them before.
Yup, so this concludes my review of the Liese Bubble Hair Dye! I hope it was helpful and that you enjoyed it! Let me know if you have or would check it out!
Disclaimer: This product was purchased with my own money. All thoughts and opinions expressed are honest and my own. This is not a sponsored post.