Review: All Time Favourite Hair Dye Kit

It’s been a while since the last time I have colored my hair, the previous shade was Medium Brown Natural Gold by Schwartzkopf Palette. My roots and greys are showing very much and Hoyu Bigen Prominous Color Milky is one of my favourite hair dye kit all time. I thought I should review it since I loved it. This was on sale at Guardian, so I quickly grab two (one for mum and one for me).

The shade that I have chosen is 6-35 Golden Copper which is the second lightest shade of this range. The kit includes a bottle of cream developer, a tube of cream colorant, comb nozzle and manual (gloves included).

What I like about this hair dye kit is that its easy to use and smells good. It contains marine collagen, eucalyptus oil, evening primrose oil and grape seed oil. Suitable for those who are looking for grey coverage.

Here are the ingredients listing of the cream colorant and developer. If you can’t see it here do click on the image to enlarge it. One box of this enough for short to medium hair length, if you have long hair its advisable to use two boxes.

Another feature I liked about this hair dye is the texture of the liquid dye. Its runny enough to glide and wrap around each hair strand but it doesn’t drip. After rinsing the dye, use conditioner which is not provided. You’ll have to use your own.

The color shows up darker than what’s from the box which is fine for me because it has gradually lighten a bit in a week.

The arrows are pointing my grey hairs and I have more hidden underneath. Here I wanted to show how much coverage I get and my roots shade are much lighter but it is still not as light as shown from the box.

Price: Retails at MYR30+ but I purchase it for MYR27+

Collection Status: Permanent

Availability: Major drugstores like Watsons, Guardian, Carings and major hyper and supermarkets.

 

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Experience?

With the comb nozzle, its super easy to get it done myself rather than asking another person to help me with it. It has very minimal ammonia scent, more of the floral scent which is also a plus. My hair feels soft after washing, doesn’t feel damaged. Firstly the color didn’t come out so even as my roots are much lighter but after a week, its balanced.

Verdict?

It’s my all time FAVOURITE! The only thing is the color turn out is not as accurate (I should pick the lightest shade) and its hassle-free that it didn’t drip, otherwise it will be a mess. Some ammonia scent tend to water my eye and since this is very minimal, it didn’t do anything to my eyes.

PROs:

  • Contains natural and moisturising ingredient
  • Minimal ammonia scent
  • Easy use with comb nozzle
  • Good grey coverage
  • No dripping of the liquid
  • Doesn’t dry out hair

CONs:

  • Color turn out inaccurate

My rating: 4.8/5

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Transform My Mane to Medium Brown Natural Gold

‘Enjoy colorful moments with Palette Intensive Color Crème! Palette’s first caring color crème enriched with natural Gelée Royale for a fascinating color sensation that fulfills all your needs:
– Intensive, extra long-lasting colors
– Nourished hair, even when coloring regularly
– Vivid shine
– Perfect grey coverage*
Together with the vast choice in colors – cool to warm blond tones, discreet or intense red tones, natural or golden browns and black – Palette Intensive Color Crème is the color that is faithful to me.’ – Schwarzkopf

I wanted to try this ever since I saw it in Guardian’s Sale catalogue and I find this very affordable. The size of this box is half of the size of what we usually get from the normal hair dye kit. The shade that I have chosen is medium brown natural gold. I was tempted to go for blonde shades but I didn’t want to take the risk that the shade didn’t turn out what I really wanted.

It comes with

  • Color creme
  • Developer emulsion
  • Conditioner
  • A pair of gloves
  • Manual

Doesn’t seem to be any much different from the normal hair dye kit.

On the before was the shade from Wella Decore in Mocha and it has gone lighter now. I’m surprised that the camera captured the same shade as before I color my hair in fact, it was one shade darker.

Experience?

 Like how I colored my hair using Wella Decore in Mocha, I applied the same technique for this too but the liquid for this hair dye is too runny. It spills everywhere around me, on my thigh, table and floor. The smell of the ammonia is pretty strong that when I color up until my crown, it stings my eye although there wasn’t any direct contact.

Rinsing off doesn’t clear off as much because it stained my towel for a bit but the conditioner does reminded me of Wella Decore’s, not as sweet though. The next day my scalp did felt a little itchy.

Verdict?

I love that its affordable and the color turn out but with the mess, it’s too much trouble. I would rather pay a little more for better quality like Decore or Bigen. The shade was almost exactly like how it was shown on the box with a tinge of gold finish.

How much and where to purchase?

It was on sale for MYR17.90 when I purchase this at Guardian One Utama. This kit pretty limited on selected Guardian because it was unavailable in BB Plaza and Times Square outlet.

PROs:

  • Accurate shade

CONs:

  • Strong ammonia reaction
  • Too runny, create mess
  • Stains towel
  • Itchy scalp

My rating: 2.5/5

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Decoré My Mane

I have just reviewed the last home kit hair dye end of last month and I’m coloring my hair again. That might sounds damaging but believe it or not, the color has came off because I wash my hair daily. I just cannot not wash my hair everyday with the humid weather of Malaysia, plus I sweat and my hair gets oily by a day. This time I chose Wella Decoré in 7/73 Mocha and I purposely selected the lightest shade available since most hair dye kits for covering grey turns out darker than shown from the box.

Here is a little description from the box and I heard good reviews on this. I also googled for reviews and most of the time the color turned out good. My hair is dark brown and it should be lighter according to what that has been shown from the box.

This is what can be found in the kit.  There’s a color cream, cream developer, conditioning treatment, a pair of gloves and manual. I’m surprised that the bottle of conditioner is pretty big. I’ve used for the third time and I reckon it can be used up to 4-5 application.

The cream color is in a brassy orange which I seldom seen at such color. Most of the time, I’ve seen white creams. I’ve mixed the cream color and developer into my Bigen Prominous bottle which I kept it because I love how convenient it is when it comes to coloring hair by my own.

It promises non-dripping cream which is very true but it’s very thick that almost seem like I just had some treatment on my hair. It does have chemical-like smell when you using it. I’m not so sure if it’s ammonia-free. It has to be left for 40 minutes to develop.

Before coloring, you can see my hair is dull and uneven. On the after looks darker and healthier. It may seems like another fail of the shade color but not until you see the next image.

Don’t mind the fringe, I roll my fringe to keep away from my forehead. The hair on my crown is much lighter which I don’t really understand when I applied it at the very end. This has shown quite an accurate color according to the box.

Verdict?

I think I want to use this again and the next time to pick this, I will choose much lighter shade. The smell of sweet almond oil from the conditioner is so sweet that I felt like eating it! It makes my hair felt so smooth after each use. It does cover grey coverage, so much more less visible from L’oreal Creme Excellence. After using this, I felt some itch here and there on my scalp. Not severe, just a tiny itch.

How much and where to buy?

I purchase this for MYR29.60 last week from Guardian and you may find it at many other places such as Watsons, departmental stores and local super and hypermarkets. Price will differ according to the current promotion, discount or offer available in the outlet.

PROs:

  • Conditioner treatment leaves hair smooth
  • Non drip formula

CONs:

  • Color shade half accurate
  • Gives itches

My rating: 4.2/5

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Color My Mane with L’oréal

Recently I just purchased  a home hair dye kit from Guardian. L’oréal Excellence Creme was on sale and it was for MYR25.88. I heard lots of good reviews about it and I decided to give it a try although my colleague experienced itchiness after using it. I purchased mine at B.B. Plaza where they don’t have much color selection and I took the lightest color available on their shelf which is Dark Golden Blonde.

It promises to protect and revitalize because it has Pro-Keratin in the product. There was a friendly warning that this is not suitable for those who is under the age of 16. As you can see it also displays  the before and after images of coloring the hair. I was a little worried if this is going to be too light for my hair because my hair picks up color easily.

These are the items in kit where there is a tube of protective pre-color serum, a bottle of creme developer, a tube of creme colorant, a bottle of protective conditioner, a comb nozzle and a manual where the gloves are within it.

First is to use this serum where it should be apply at the hair ends. This is my first time coming across to prep the hair before coloring it. It feels light and non-oily like a leave-on hair conditioner and it smells fruity.

The next step is to fill the bottle of creme developer with the creme colorant. Give it a good shake, break off the tip and replace it with the comb nozzle. My hair was previously colored, I’ll have to apply only at the roots then hair ends. Leave it on the roots for 20 minutes and hair ends for 10 minutes. For those who haven’t colored their hair before, you’ll be able to color it entirely and leave it for 20 minutes or 30 minutes if your hair is thick.

The comb nozzle makes it easy to do the application but it doesn’t have enough control to distribute the creme evenly out of the nozzle. The creme comes out too easily and very prone to wastage. However, I like that it doesn’t drip but I believe if you apply too much it will start slipping because I didn’t notice it splattered on my drawer next to me while I’ was  coloring my hair until I was sitting around to wait for the color to develop. Worrying that it might turn out too light, I follow the instructions accurately and when the time is up, just rinse it until the water is clear and use the conditioner and leave it for 2 minutes. Let’s see how it turns out.

On the left is the before and right is the after. The color turns out to be darker than I expected and it is no way near to the color shown on the box because my hair is lighter before coloring. Its been a week now and it gotten lighter about half shade which is still not impressive. Anyhow, I still like how it doesn’t damage my hair and it gives a beautiful shine to my hair.

Verdict?

I would want to love this kit but I expected more. It didn’t turn out as to the shade that I expected, maybe because this is meant for grey coverage that I believe it has darker pigments to cater it. I do have pre-mature greying but it didn’t cover it 100 percent because those grey hairs are now shiny golden. I didn’t experience any irritation and I love that the chemical scent is not too strong though it lingers for about two days.

How much and where to buy?

I bought this on sale for MYR25.88 and they could be priced up to MYR30+ depending on retailers. You may find them at Watsons, Guardian, major supermarkets and departmental store. Price varies depending on current promotion, offer or discounts.

PROs:

  • Pre-coloring serum to protect hair
  • Non-damaging
  • Leaves beautiful shine
  • No irritation

CONs:

  • Shade turns out darker
  • Not 100% grey coverage

My rating: 3/5

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh