Uncolored, my hair is a really deep dark black. A stylist once told me (I think it was either Nikki Bacay or Alex Carbonell) that my natural hair color posed a harsh contrast against my very light-toned face. Imagine something along the lines of Morticia Addams. That said, it can be quite hard to lighten my uber dark hair... which is why I was so impressed with Etude House Bubble Hair Coloring.
The Face Shop Stylist Silky Hair Color costs about P180 when bought in Korea. The kit is very straightforward. It comes with:
- Plastic cape and gloves
- Tube of hair color
- Bottle of developer
- Korean instruction pamphlet
That's it! No special shampoo or conditioner, no English instructions. Luckily I've self-colored my hair enough with a variety of home coloring kits so I knew exactly what to do.
Then you empty the tube's content into the bottle with white liquid developer.
I squeezed the tube as flat as I could so I could get as much color as I could into the bottle.
Afterwards you close the bottle and shake until the color and the developer mix thoroughly.
It turns into this orangey brown color and the bottle feels warm!
These are the plastic cape and gloves.
I squeezed out the bottle's content through my hair and combed through. Then I let it sit for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, I shampooed and conditioned my hair. This is what my hair looked like when I got out of the shower.
I used a hair dryer to dry my hair. I could see the orange brown color appearing more brightly as my hair got dryer.
Does this cover white strands? Yes it does. It coats them and turns them into a light golden color.
This is what my hair looked like while it was drying inside my bathroom under fluorescent lights.
This is my hair when completely dry. Fluorescent bathroom lights don't do the color justice, haha! I just used Sunsilk shampoo and Creamsilk conditioner and my hair was in good condition... not dried out or rough.
This is my hair under the sunlight... well not directly as I was inside the car. I think it's the lightest it has ever gotten -- and all because of a P180 Korean home coloring kit! Not bad if I say so myself. :)
What I like about The Face Shop Stylist Silky Hair Color Cream:
- It's relatively easy to prepare and use. Well, Etude House Bubble Hair Coloring is a lot easier to use because it's trickier to work this thick lotion-like mixture through the hair compared to mousse.
- It's super cheap and it delivers what it promises.
- Its lightening power is awesome!
- No strong chemical scent.
- No stinging sensation in the event it touches your scalp.
- They don't sell it in The Face Shop stores here.
- I found it a tad more drying compared to Etude House Bubble Hair Coloring.
- It's hard to distribute evenly through the hair, you'll need an assistant to do so. I did it by myself so my hair color is far from perfect.
If only local The Face Shop stores would start carrying this line! I think the product has a lot of potential. My next goal is to try Etude House Bubble Hair Coloring in Sweet Orange. It's quite hard to find because it's always out of stock... :/
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