Yeah, this has been really LATE since I actually dyed my hair maybe.....a month ago already? I had promised you guys that I would make a hair dye review for the Palty dyes but I never really got around to it because I'm so lazy :(
It's also been ages since I've posted because I've had so much on! So to make up for it, this is a really long, detailed and pic-heavy post about my experiences with Palty Hair Bleach and also Bubble hair dye. Because the post is so long, you have to probably click ON the images to view the gifs :) (worth it, I tell you)
Basically, before dying my hair, I was looking EVERYWHERE for some really good reviews for Palty Hair Dye because I wanted to be absolutely sure of the colour and effect before I actually did it. However, it took me ages to find really detailed posts with pictures of the effect on the hair. I wasn't satisfied with the reviews, and so now I will present you with a hair dye review with LOADS of info so you don't face the same problem! I think maybe everything you will want to know, I will try to answer :D
So firstly, here is a picture of my hair before I dyed it. Just an ordinary brown. I liked it but I wanted something new for the holidays ^_^
Palty is a Japanese Hair Dye brand made SPECIFICALLY for lightening Asian hair with just one simple step. It is well known as I think, Tsubasa Masuwaka represents it. I love the packaging of the boxes because she is so gorgeous and really looks amazing in any hair colour.
I had read online that generally people would need to buy 2 boxes of the hair colour, because it really doesn't give you much at all and if you only had one box, you'd run out and be stuck with chat half dyed hair. I bought the hair dye online, on Amazon.com because it's cheap and easy to purchase there. It was around 13 dollars each box, which is pretty expensive. Overall, it cost me almost 60 dollars!! (cheaper than the hairdresser's though)
I bought the Palty Hard Gold Brown Bleach and the Strawberry Jam Bubble Hair Dye.
Uwah, the packaging is so cute and Japanese right?
I decided to bleach and dye my hair on two different days, giving my hair some time to recover from the bleach before redamaging it with the hair dye :D
So firstly, onto the Hard Gold Brown Bleach. I would definitely recommend you use this first if you want to dye your hair a different colour and your hair is very dark. Otherwise the colour might not show up very well.
Although people were saying that I needed two boxes, I only ended up using one; maybe because my hair is quite thin. I probably should have used two though, because in the end, the bottom of my hair wasn't fully golden - it was more like a super blonde at the top to dark brown at the bottom. But hey, ombre right? lol
This is what you get in the box of Bleach
1. The box
2. A container filled 20% with some kind of watery formula
3. an attachable applicator comb
4. Bleach powder
5. A toothpaste tube containing the bleach colour
6. A pair of plastic gloves
7. Instructions (in Japanese)
8. Hair repair cream conditioner
On the box is also a colour chart which shows you the effects the bleach will have on the hair at certain amounts of time. This can differ depending on whether you have dark or light hair.
I was also able to find a very useful photo of ENGLISH instructions for how to use the bleach and hair dye, supplied by Mitsukiyumiko
Remember - there are always instructions for a reason!
All the containers have such cute exteriors to them! Makes the experience so much sweeter :)
The applicator is so useful since it makes bleaching the hair very easy and makes sure not to miss patches
This is the solution after I mixed it (watch the gifs below for more detail)
I decided to leave in the bleach for about 35 minutes, so I would have a very effective result. However, never leave it in for more than 45 minutes because it can burn your hair D:
I found the application process really easy, and I had my mum help me anyway. I didn't feel much of a burn that people experience from bleach because this is a milder version of bleach, so it's less damaging. Also, there was no acid smell. On the contrary, it had a floral scent, really fruity and nice.
Afterwards, use the conditioner to help repair the hair and make it less dry. I noticed that Palty didn't dry out my hair as much as other brands of dye so I was really happy with that.
And here was the result!
And some gifs to show what the hair looked like in action :)
Here are my ratings for the Palty Hard Gold Brown Bleach
The Positives ☀
✔Super adorable boxing
✔Easy to apply
✔No poisonous bleach smells
✔No burning sensations or pain
✔Really managed to lighten my hair well
✔Fun prepping time
✔Does not dry out hair very much
The Negatives ☹
✖Need two boxes of dye
✖Instructions are all in Japanese
✖Regrowth is terrible - It's very obvious when the normal hair grows out
Now onto the Bubble Hair Dye! I chose one of the reddish tinted dyes, since Tsubasa just looked so amazing on the box :D
I bought it on Amazon so it didn't seem to contain all the materials it should have. There are instructions of the back of the box too !
It's also got a little colour chart that shows the effect on different shades of hair colour. Since I had bleached my hair before this, the final result should be the most vibrant colour :)
Here are the instructions for using the Bubble Hair Dye in ENGLISH also found from mitsukiyumiko (Everyone should be very grateful towards her!)
The box came with 1 tube of the colour cream, a container of liquid colouring which you mix together in a red cup provided :)
It's really cool how the you can use the back of the box to place the cup and use as a holder :) No chance of spills now ~
Then when you mix it, it bubbles up and goes all fluffy! It's so much fun to use and mix :D Like after about 10 rotations, the mixture just completely bubbles up. It's awesome.
So here are some pictures of my hair after the red! I think it suited me a little more and I really loved it :)
Sorry I didn't take any specific shots for this colour dye, so I just grabbed some pics from when my hair was red. These photos are from Wengies music video filming day :)
Here is my hair a few weeks after dying it red. It's almost more of a brown than a red :( Perhaps using a colour stay shampoo or something could solve this problem.
And if you look at it in the daylight, you can see that there are no shades of red in the hair. It turns into an asian orangey colour. (though I liked this colour as well ^_^ )
(hehe, I like this photo from my Facebook)
So here are my ratings for the Strawberry Jam Bubble Hair Dye
♡♡♡ 3/5 (There was more dye in this box)
♡♡♡ 3/5 (no applicator :( )
The Positives ☺
✔Pretty packaging YAY
✔Nice strawberry smell
✔Repair conditioner provided
✔Hair is not damaged!
✔First few days it looks AMAZING!
✔There was more dye in these boxes - though you still probably need two boxes if you have thick hair
✔Awesome cup holder thing
✔So fun to mix and prep
✔Accurate colour chart on the box
The Negatives ☹
✖All instructions in Japanese
✖Easily wash out
✖Not very vibrant
✖Applicator clamp not provided
So that is the end of my super long review for two types of Palty Hair Dyes! I really hope that I will get to use different ones later on to review again! Maybe a dark lavender colour :D That would be awesome. But right now, I think I'm going to leave my hair for a bit to just fully recharge healthiness :)
If you've got any additional questions about the dye, please don't hesitate to ask in the comments below!
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