I’m taking a break from drawing so I decided to do a hair dye review. I can never remember what order it is – if its Liese Prettia hairdye or Prettia Liese hairdye. Anyway, today I decided to dye my hair using Liese, another Japanese brand of hairdye suitable for asian hair. I’ve never used Liese before, since I’m a Palty fan, but recently I’ve not been too pleased with Palty results because they always turn out a deep red shade after a few washes. My first hairdye review was on Palty Sparkling Blonde, which is a bleach and totally turned me orange.
You can find the review as well as my embarassing photographs here: https://fishandchipz.wordpress.com/2012/04/03/palty-hairdye-sparkling-blonde-review/
I got Liese hairdye in Milk Tea Brown, this shade here:
Unless your hair has been bleached, your hair will not look like that at all. If your hair is virgin black, then the hairdye will only turn your hair a lighter shade, but not the shade on the box. I found this out when I used Palty Bitter Cappuccino on my hair after my blonde experiment.
To use Liese, you put Solution 1 into Solution 2 and turn it upside down then back upright, and do that about 6-7 times. Apparently you’re not meant to shake it much. Then you squeeze the bottle and the solution will pop out of the pink nozzle as foam, which you then apply into your hair.
So this is me BEFORE:
My roots were showing although the picture does not show very well. This is my hair in indoor, sunny light. My hair which was bleached was starting to grow out too so all the tips are light brown but the top of my head was black. It looked horrible!!! I actually looked like a Doberman 😦
I decided to give a Liese a shot, and after a long time of deciding what shade to choose by using this chart:
I decided to go for Milk Tea Brown. The colour I was really hoping for almost identical to Taeyon’s shade when she was promoting The Boys:
Obviously it’s bleached and very blonde but I was hoping to find a shade quite like this but a little darker.
Anyway, so above and there was my before-dying pic, here is my AFTER pic.
I dunno about you, but I don’t see much difference to the bottom/tips of my hair at all. I only see a difference to the top of my head, which was completely black. Now it is more of a brown shade 🙂 That’s okay, since my priority was to get rid of my ugly roots DX
Lol and here is a picture of the top of my head. You can see that ALL my black roots are gone, yay!:
And here is a picture of the side of my head:
1. One box is enough for your hair. My hair is past my shoulders but not up to my elbows and I was relatively pleased to realise that Liese gives you enough hairdye whereas Palty is so stingy that you have to buy two.
2. Liese hairdye does not foam up for me. I didn’t know if I had applied hairdye to my head so I kept applying and applying until my hair felt damp
3. Unlike Palty, which I usually leave on for 1 hour, I only left Liese on for 30 minutes.
4. Liese gives you gloves too, but they’re not MAHOOSIVE as Palty’s and actually -fit- your hands.
It’s much easier to apply than Palty and their horrendous comb-thing. Liese just requires you to squeeze some of their foam onto the palm of your hand and slop it into your head. The only bad thing that happened to me is that it NEVER FOAMED UP in my darned head so I had a wet, damp head and I had no idea if I had put dye on my hair at all and I was worried if I’d even done it properly.
URGH. BLEUGH. GROSS. Liese smells really bad. It’s bad enough to knock a dog out. And it’s even worse when you’re trying to dye your hair and big dollop of your hair that’s covered in dye flops in front of you and you get a big whiff of DAT SMELL. I don’t know how to describe it, but dear lord Liese smells really really bad! It does not do well in the perfume department.
Damage/Hair condition: 5/5
(Scale: 1 being ‘most damage’ and 5 being ‘least damage’)
Okay, because I bleached my hair, and I didn’t maintain it as well as I should, my hair was dry and brittle and tangled and looked absolutely horrendous the past year. However, as much as Liese requires you to shampoo afterwards, I was really surprised to go into the shower to wash off the excess dye after that 30 minute wait to find that my hair was silky smooth!!! Then I shampoo-ed and my hair was still silky smooth. Guess Liese works as a conditioner, too?
Anyhoo, this is my first time using Liese, and it’s alright. My hair feels fine and although the colour has not changed much, my roots are gone and the uneveness of my head has been smoothed out to a nice brown gradient. I do recommend Liese, but maybe not Milk Tea Brown because my hair is not much different. Yeah, so don’t have too great expectations when it comes to Liese.