✦ Review - Palty Sakura Creamy hair color
Product: Palty Sakura Creamy hair color by Dariya
Where did I purchase this from: Watsons Singapore
Note: Printed name for this color is Sakura Creamy, but a sticker was stuck on, labelling it Cherry Bleach Creamy instead.
Here are the contents in the box:
The instructions do come in 4 languages - English, Japanese, Korean and Chinese. They're detailed with side notes so I advise you to read them thoroughly before proceeding!
1. Wash your hair on the day of coloring or a day before, and do not use any conditioner or styling products. This is to allow the hair dye to penetrate into the hair strands better.
2. You'll need a cape to protect your clothing or you can always wear an old shirt.
3. Hair clips for sectioning your hair! I separated my hair in 5 horizontal sections.
1. Squeeze the tube of cream dye into the bottle of developer and shake to mix well.
2. You can choose to pour the dye mixture into a bowl and use a brush, or just screw on the comb attachment and apply directly - whichever method you're comfortable with. Since I am only retouching the roots, I used the comb attachment.
3. Always start from the nape - bottom up first! This is advised from Palty and I find it more efficient in my experiences with hair coloring. Slowly work your way up, taking care of the hair line and parting, they're the most visible parts.
4. Bottom > sides/hair line > crown/roots > bangs
5. After application, massage the dye into your hair to make sure every strand is evenly covered.
6. Use a disposable shower cap or a shrink wrap to keep the moisture in. The warmth from your scalp will help develop the hair color.
7. Development time varies for everyone, taking hair type/texture into consideration. Palty advises 15 minutes development time, but if you have coarse hair, please allow more time. (I developed mine for 25 minutes. Detailed explanation below!!)
8. Rinse off and shampoo twice until the dye is all rinsed off. Condition as normal and use the Tsubaki treatment sachet provided on towel-dried hair as a leave-in conditioner.
And you're done!!
This is the color chart on the back of the box:
Sakura Creamy is a warm tone color, with a slight red tinge to it. Since I have brown hair with pink and purple highlights, I figured this color will be matched well.
How many boxes of Palty hair dye do I need?
Do take note I am only retouching my virgin black roots with 1 box of dye and it was barely enough, but it's because I have a lot of hair. If you're intending to do your entire head of hair, I'd recommend 2 boxes for shoulder length hair and 3 boxes for chest length hair. It might seem a lot but it is to ensure even courage of the dye, especially if you have a lot of hair like me, or if your hair texture is coarse. Please gauge your hair length/type X amount of hair dye you need before hand!!
What is the development time need for the best result?
Firstly, my development time was 25 minutes. Secondly, I was only coloring my virgin black roots. The development time varies with the different types of hair. Let me go through it one by one:
Fine/coarse hair - I have fine hair. Generally coarse hair will take a longer time for the hair color to penetrate. Like Palty advised, give 10 more minutes for the color to develop, if not, another 10 minutes. I will not advise to leave it on for more than 1 hour although I know of people who do that. Please always constantly check the color process, especially if you have fine hair. Just like the opposite of coarse hair, fine hair develops very fast and the color may turn out brighter than you'd like even if you leave it on for the recommended time of 15 minutes.
Dyed/bleached hair - From my experience, dyed hair is stubborn in taking in the color so it may need a longer development time. Please also consider your hair texture, if it is damaged from previous dye jobs, do not leave it on for too long to prevent further damage. Bleached hair will take in the color faster than dyed hair because the hair strand can be penetrated easier. This also means that the color will fade easier too.
Virgin hair -Absolutely has not been chemically processed before, no dying, bleaching, henna-coloring, perming or straightening. Virgin fine hair will be the easiest, in my opinion/experience to take in the hair color. However if you have virgin coarse hair, it might not be as easy because of the bonds in the hair strands. Since it has not been processed before and the hair is coarse, the bonds will be very strong and stubborn. The process time will need to be longer than the stated time too. Again, please constantly check the development process.
I hope I had explained what I know about hair coloring clearly!
Now here are my before and after pictures:
As you can tell from the pictures, my black roots were completely and evenly dyed, however, the dyed hair just after my roots was dyed brighter. This is because the base was dyed brown hair instead of virgin black hair. I was dying my hair on my own so this can't be avoided! Strangely enough, my roots do match the color of my hair on the bottom half. My hair has 3 tones now! I do not mind this though, it covered my black roots and that was what I wanted. (≧▽≦)
Palty hair color will be perfect for virgin hair or for an all-over color job. Not much for roots retouch, unless you have a friend to help you in application. Just avoid applying beyond your virgin roots and you'll be fine, of course you have to choose the correct hair dye color that blends the rest of your hair!
The dye is not damaging to my hair and it does not smell of strong chemical. It had a mild...fruity/floral scent. The dye mixture also turned purple midway but this is nothing to worry about. I find that it does not stain skin or objects at all in my case, which is a plus!
I will rate this product:
Minus a star for having so little dye product in 1 box!
Please let me know if you have any questions in the comments below~
Thank you for reading (๑>ᴗ<๑)