Sunday, October 22, 2017

Liese Hair Color Review

From blonde to brunette!

Last July, I had my hair colored at Vivere Salon in Robinsons Galleria. I wanted an ash gray / silver ombre, but that required at least five rounds of bleaching (I have thick, very black hair) and that was just too much for my hair strands, so I ended up going ash blonde instead.
Vivere Salon
I liked it, I really did. It's just that, bleached hair is extremely difficult to maintain. I was told that the color would fade, and true enough, it did. I got my ombre sometime end of July and here's how it looked like mid-September - six weeks later, during my trip to Hong Kong (P.S. check out my Hong Kong Food Guide!)
So yeah, it was a mix of gold and blonde by then, and a bit too dry for my liking. I honestly couldn't wait to go back a couple of shades darker. 

But I had apprehensions. I was worried that my hair would become weaker and more dry after re-coloring. What would I do then? So long story short, I ended up waiting two more weeks, and finally, one Saturday morning, I did it. I bought myself a box of Liese Creamy Bubble Color in Raspberry Brown.
Liese Hair Color
Raspberry Brown was actually the shade I wanted to go for last May when I did my first Liese hair color review, but I went with Marshmallow Brown instead since I figured Raspberry Brown wouldn't look evident when applied to dark colored hair. See Color Guide below:
Liese Hair Color
But this time around, I have very light colored hair (similar to the third shade on the box), so it was the perfect time to try it out!
Liese Hair Color
The before shot:
Liese Hair Color
Here's what's inside the box:
 - Solution 1 
- Solution 2 
- Hair Treatment 
- Foamer Cap 
- 1 Pair of Gloves 
- Instruction Sheet
Liese Hair Color
First thing you do is to take the Skin Allergy Test two days before you plan on coloring your hair. The purpose of this is to make sure that you are not allergic to any of the hair colorant ingredients. The instructions for this is pretty straightforward. All you have to do is take a couple of drops of Solution 1 and Solution 2 to the test panel and apply it onto the inside of your arm and leave for 48 hours. If no redness, itchiness, blistering, irritation or other skin abnormality occurs within that period, then you're all set! 

 P.S. I also recommend applying baby oil or petroleum jelly around the hair line, neck, and ears so you won't have trouble removing the color on unwanted areas afterwards.
Liese Hair Color
Pour all the contents of Solution 1 into the bottle of Solution 2 then close the lid. You then gently invert the container back and forth at a 180-degree angle until solution is well-mixed. The instructions suggest that you repeat this five times. Remember, do not shake. Just gently invert.
Liese Hair Color
Once done, remove the white lid and replace it with the foamer cap. Make sure to twist it until it is tightly sealed.

Put on your gloves, hold the container in an upright position and squeeze the center of the bottle to dispense the foam. Last time, I had my sister help me to ensure the color comes out even, but this time, I decided I'd do it myself, since Liese claims that you can achieve even-colored hair all on your own.
Liese Hair Color
Apply a generous amount of foam on dry hair and massage it into a lather. Using your finger tips, gently massage until hair is completely covered in foamy lather.

In just a few minutes, my hair has already turned a couple of shades darker - looks promising!! The box recommends you leave it for 30 minutes, but in my case, I left it for about an hour, since I wasn't sure how the color would hold up with bleached hair.
Liese Hair Color
Rinse your hair thoroughly. Finish by shampooing and then applying the Rinse-off Treatment included in the kit. 
Liese Hair Color
The result... Looks kind of like rose gold, doesn't it?
Liese Hair Color
Here's the side by side photos of the before and after. What do you think?
I know my hair looks really messy and sabog in the after shot, but I just got out of bed when we took this photo. Sorry! Haha! The truth is, my hair actually became smoother. Apparently, Liese contains Royal Jelly which keeps hair soft and smooth, and Hydrolyzed Silk to protect the hair strands! Not bad for Php 399, right? And it's really easy to use!

My hair the day after:

It looks amazing under the sun!! I'm totally loving my new hair :)
If you want to color your hair without having to go to the salon, this is the way to go. I personally wouldn't mind experimenting with Liese again in the months to come!
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