The last time I dyed my own hair was using Hoyu Beauteen, and it was fairly good.
I picked up Marshmallow Brown for my hair. I didn’t want to risk appearing too dramatic. So I figure brown is a pretty safe color.
The back of the box has instructions in Chinese.
In the box, you can find:
1. A bottle of color and mixture
2. A pair of gloves
3. A bottle cap
4. A after-dye conditioner
Change into your old clothes, and all set!
And oh! Do use baby oil or whatever oil you can find to line your hairline, neck and ear to prevent the dye from sticking to your skin.
Need not wash your hair prior to coloring, I read somewhere that the hair color will stick even better when your hair is greasy and dirty!
Follow the instructions, pour the color into the medium, do not shake. Instead, turn the content upside down gently to let the color mix.
It’s strange that the color turned from milk tea into Guinness!
Now, squeeze the mid bottle gently and you will see foam coming out.
Once I applied to my hair, I felt like I was almost going to faint due to the pungent and strong Ammonia smell. Seriously I could have fainted.
So, it is best to do it at a place with good air ventilation.
Apply evenly to the whole head and wait.
Pick out a strand after 20mins and run under water to see if the color has adhered.
I did the test and then waited for another 15 mins. Then rinse thoroughly and use the conditioner provided.
For some reason, I find it really hard to color my dark hair! Thank goodness my hair is still soft. This is also why I prefer DIY to saloon treatment.
The after picture in day light.
To be honest I wish it turned out to be slightly lighter though.
Perhaps the color will fade a little more with daily shampoo.
Overall, what I really like its the concept of dye-ing hair without having to comb. Other than that, I see really no difference with other DIY hair colors.
Retails at RM37-RM38 in Watsons, Sasa & most supermarkets.