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5.12.2014

Hair Story | The Face Shop Mild Bubble Hair Color in Orange Brown.

If you're a follower of this blog, then I guess you pretty much know about my adventures with DIY hair coloring. I've tried Japanese brand Palty, various shades of Etude House's Bubble Hair Coloring, and even Tony Moly's Hair Color Cream.

This time around, I'm giving The Face Shop's Mild Bubble Hair Color a try. I got this for Php 345 (around $8 or 8000 Korean won) from Kkochi Pida, the same online store where I got my Etude House Minnie Kissing Lips.
Suzy for The Face Shop! :)
Hangul text at the back.
Truth be told, I never knew The Face Shop had bubble hair coloring until I saw it on Kkochi Pida's page. I haven't seen this on The Face Shop website, and the local Face Shop branch does not have this in stock either. Stumbling upon this product was like a eureka moment for me, lol.
Shade reference at the side panel.
Now here's what's inside the box - a pump bottle, two plastic packs (one contains the dye, while the other is the oxidizing agent), a sachet of hair treatment, a pair of gloves, and an instruction leaflet written entirely in Hangul.
What's inside.
If you've tried bubble hair coloring before, you wouldn't have a hard time figuring out what to do even if the instructions on the leaflet (and on the box) are written in Hangul.
Illustrations on the leaflet.
For first-timers, here's what you need to do. First, wear the cape and gloves.
Latex gloves and plastic cape.
 Pour the contents of pack number 1 and pack number 2 inside the pump bottle.
Pack 1 (oxidizing agent) and Pack 2 (dye).
Mix the solution by tilting the bottle from side to side. Do not shake the bottle!
Pump bottle.
Pump out the foamy mixture and apply it on your hair. Leave it on for 20-40 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
Hair treatment.
Apply the hair treatment next. Leave it on your hair for five the ten minutes before washing it off.

Now here are the before and after shots of my hair.
From black...
To somewhat medium brown.
The orange is prominent at the tips.
And yeah, my prescription lens are that thick. 
After rinsing the colored gunk off my hair, my initial reaction was, "Wow, this stuff doesn't dry my hair! It doesn't smell bad, either!" And then I looked at the bathroom mirror and went, "Oh my, it doesn't work!" Because from what I saw, my hair still looked black. Or so I thought.

The following morning, I was relieved to see that my hair color seemed to have lighten a bit. These 'after' photos were actually taken about 18 hours after my DIY project. And from what I've observed, it takes about 24-48 hours for the color to really 'pop'.

It's been two days since, and I'm happy to say that my hair has turned into a softer shade of brown with a hint of orange to it. :)

What I love:
- Easy to use (despite the Hangul instructions).
- Doesn't leave your hair stiff and dry.
- No overpowering chemical scent.
- Treatment cream smells really good, plus it makes the hair smooth and shiny.
- Affordable price.
- Several shades to choose from.
- It works! (After all, haha!)

What you might not like:
- Not available locally, methinks. (Because it's not available in TFS' branch here in my area.)

Have you tried this hair coloring before? How was your experience? :)

16 replies:

roviedear said...

instant color!! i love it :) would love to try things like that after I give birth :D

Scott said...

At first I thought it was going to be bright orange! But then I was pleasantly surprised to see it is just a subtle change - looks great!

bxcrochet said...

That looks like a great product and I do see the brown highlights. I know how hard it is to color black hair.

Michelle F.

Liz Mays said...

The brown color looks very nice on you. I'm too scared to color at home!

Rebecca Swenor said...

I have never heard of this type but sounds like something I would be interested in to use. Thanks for info.

Elayna Fernandez-Bare said...

You look so beautiful with any hair color. I have never used hair dye, and I plan to leave the gray natural when it comes out, so I guess I won't be doing it at all, but I do admire it in you!

Emily Reviews said...

This color looks great on you! I have been thinking about redoing my hair lately.

Kero said...

That's a chic hair colouring! My new fund friend is all for hair colour so I will recommend this as she is always in search for the, affordable

Lexie Lane said...

I've honestly only dyed my hair once in my life. So I couldn't relate to anything here but I know lots of people who might like it.

Rhea Bue | Styles and Writes said...

OMG! Love your new hair color sis!! bagay na bagay sayo! :)

Genzel Kisses said...

I would love to try Bubble hair coloring too but most of the time, my application is uneven haha :D

Lighter hair color suits you. I wish this will be available here at TFS na.

Ruth said...

I haven't tried bubble coloring but it looks easier to do, compared to the usual hair dying (or probably because you have short hair? ) :)

Nice that there is such a store that carries those products. Will check that out and will experiment with my hair. Hair coloring is a bit pricey in salons eh. :D

Armaine Yapyuco said...

The change in color is very subtle indeed! Nonetheless, I've been curious to try out this product since my hair is already of a lighter tone, so, hopefully, this color will vibrantly show! Thank you for this post!

http://armaineyapyuco.blogspot.com/

Tetcha said...

Your new hair color suits you. I hope I'll learn how to color my own hair, too. -- Maria Teresa Figuerres

Jes Roque said...

This kind of hair coloring is so easy to use! I haven't tried it though! hehe. :)

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Thanks for the compliments, everyone! xoxo :)

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