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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Schwarzkopf Natural & Easy Hair Dye Review

Hey guys!

I've been wanting to dye my hair (one of tasks in my to-do-list after finals) cause I'm really sick of my ugly looking two-toned hair. My black roots are growing out and the lower half of my hair was a mixture of gold, brassy orange, and brown. Thank goodness for this Schwarzkopf Natural & Easy Hair Dye that came right in time to save my day! My hair is still pretty damaged despite cutting it short last November. Speaking of which, I do miss my long hair sometimes.

Anyway, back to the main point. 
I got the Schwarzkopf Natural & Easy in Dark Brown shade. 

ABOUT THIS PRODUCT:
Natural & Easy is a new and the first hair colouration product from Schwarzkopf which is ammonia free and contains enhanced natural plant extracts in Malaysia. The four natural plant extracts are namely lychee, wolfberry, polygonum and green tea. Lychee has rich vitamin and protein that helps to moisture the hair to keep it healthy. Wolfberry and polygonum maintains the shine of the coloured hair while green tea hydrates dry hair and scalp.

Natural & Easy is said to provide 100% grey coverage, natural looking hair colour and brilliant shine in just one step! Specially catered for the needs of Asian hair, giving the most natural colour that matches our Asian eye colour and skin tone (: And the best part? No ammonia, no preservative, no alcohol, hence NO odor!

UNBOXING THE PRODUCT:

Inside the box you have the usual home dye kit including:
#1. Tube of Colour Cream
#2. Bottle of Developer Emulsion
#3. Tube of Colour Shine Conditioner
#4. Instruction leaflet (that comes in 5 languages, how cool)
#5. Protective gloves, ear caps and shawl.

HOW TO USE:
This is actually my first time encountering a DIY hair dye pack that provides a set of protective ear caps and shawl. Definitely a plus point for making hair dye-ing less messier. Once you're all set, you can start off with mixing the colour cream with the developer emulsion.




Note: Natural & Easy should be applied on dry, not pre-washed hair.

Next, simply empty the tube of Colour Cream completely into the Developer Emulsion. Put the lid back on and shake vigorously until all components are completely mixed into a smooth cream. Then you can just apply the prepared colouration mixture directly on your hair. Simple, isn't it?

Tips: Always apply color to your roots first before colouring your "ends". If your hair is dry and porous at the ends, don't apply colour to the ends until the last five to 10 minutes of the development time.





Waiting for dye to settle in.
I was not confident in dyeing my whole hair alone so I had Joeann (who has zero experience of hair dye-ing at all) to help me out. We just randomly looked up for a hair-dye tutorial video on Youtube and worked our way through it. And of course she did a pretty good job despite being a newbie HEH The leaflet actually recommends 30 minutes  to allow the colouration mixture to work, but I left it for 45 minutes so that the colour will turn out darker. I rinsed the dye out with warm water and used the Colour Shine conditioner on the hair after my normal shampoo.

EASY TO USE RATING: 4/5.
It is designed to be used to home and it doesn't take long to get everything done. The mixture was easy to prepare and surprisingly there was no pungent smell at all, I kid you not. In fact, it has a slight sweet scent to it. The formula was creamy so I don't have to worry that the solution will drip everywhere. The solution was really easy to wash out too as it took little time for the water to run clear.

THE RESULT:
I am super satisfied with the aftermath and it did reach my expectation in toning down my brassy orange locks.  Though the shade was a tad too dark to my liking but I love how it makes my hair looks ten times healthier and more volumized.

Can you see the difference? The after photo was taken after a few washes. 
As you can see, there is no longer two tones and I think the colour turns out quite even. It looks somewhat black under normal room lighting but it's actually dark brown under the sunlight (: The condition of my hair or at least the appearance of my hair has improved, no? I know my hair still looks dry but it does feel softer and look glossier now or maybe it's the sunlight :P and I like the fact that the hair dye didn't dry out my hair, the conditioner helps too, I guess.

OVERALL VERDICT:
I loved it! I can now say goodbye to gross brassy orange hair. I'm still slowly getting used to my new hair colour but to be honest, it does boost my confidence and most importantly, it restores the glow of my hair. Though it's rather too soon to tell, I am really curious as to how long will the colour stay. I probably would wanna try red or violet next, we'll see :D I guess my mum will be loving my new hair colour too HEH Now you don't have to spend hundreds to dye your hair at the hair salon when you can get the exact same quality! 

I seriously need to trim my annoying fringe. 

Schwarzkopf Natural & Easy Hair Dye is now available on the shelves in major supermarkets, hypermarkets and pharmacies, retailing at RM34.90. Available in 6 different shades of brown, Chestnut Red and Deep Violet as well. Dyeing your own hair at home will never be this easy! Be sure to grab yours today and be the judge yourself :D

So what do you think of my new hair colour?

Till then,
xx

11 comments:

CSY said...

i think the hair colour looks really nice on you! very natural looking and increases your 气质 as well! lol

Small Kucing said...

looking good :)

~Joeanney~ said...

*claps*

can actually see that you really are annoyed by your fringe in that second pic of yours..haha!

Mandy Ooi said...

wah this hair dye looks very promising ah. I shall introduce this brand to my mum when she wants to dye her own hair again XD


xx Mandy

Smallnhot Sarah said...

Looking awesome with the new hair color ! :D

HerYuan Lau said...

wow! so niceee! i like ur new haircolour!

Anonymous said...

love that color! it turn out very on you. Even under the harsh digital camera lighting, i guess it MUST be much better in real lighting condition. LOVE IT! You worked it!

Angela said...

Hey, I'm really interested in how long was the dye nice on your hair, I mean, is it fast washed out?:)

Anonymous said...

Hi, may i know where did you get this hair dye from? Which pharmacy ? Your reply will be much appreciated xx

Hilda Milda™ said...

Hi there, I think pharmacy like Watsons and Guardian should have it (:

Ann Campbell said...

I like both hair colours, the before had some dimention to it. I'm still afraid to use permanent colours though. But I will be trying a product to get rid of my grey over the nest few months (a supplement).