Sunday, September 15, 2013

Prettia Rose Tea Brown and Mild Bubble Pink Brown Hair Dye

I've been wanted to change up my hair for awhile now, and I saw a box of Pink Brown hair dye at The Face Shop (Korean brand) one day and decided to just give it a shot. The shop staff advised two boxes for my hair length. The same day I also went to Don Quixote and picked up a Japanese brand I was more familiar with (Prettia) in Rose Tea Brown.
Both are foam hair dyes in basically the same color. In the end, I decided to go with Prettia because I have used it before, and I liked the description on the box better than the one from The Face Shop.

Here's the contents of the Prettia box:
The instructions are all in Japanese (which I cannot read) but I know the basics are to combine contents, attach foam nozzle, apply to hair, leave for 20-30 minutes and rinse.
Here is my hair color before and after applying Prettia in Rose Tea Brown for about 25 minutes:

Both were taken around the same time of day in the same room with the same light in the room. Although the lighting seems a bit different (I blame my iPhone camera), you can kind of tell that my hair is still dark, but slightly more brown. I thought I would be okay with just one box, but I constantly forget how long my hair is. If you have hair a similar length to mine, I would suggest using 2 boxes of Prettia for sure.
I would have been happy with this color (it's subtle but different than my original color), but I already had the two other boxes of pink brown hair dye from The Face Shop, so rather than return it, I decided I might as well try it!
The next night, I opened the hair dye from The Face Shop:
I used both boxes (since I already had them and I learned my lesson the night before) and it's basically the same procedure - combine contents, apply to hair, leave for 20-30 minutes and rinse!
I'm really pleased with the color I have now, but I haven't been able to get a good picture of it :| Basically it's a nice, dark brown in low lighting (which is great for when I'm at work), but in most other lighting you might be able to tell there are slight pink/red tones in it (see below right)! In direct sunlight, you can really see the extra color (see left photo below).
I know these photos are of horrible quality, and I look super dumb in them, but I had to really try a whole bunch of weird angles and camera positions so that my phone would capture the color -__-. My hair is actually one even color (as far as I can tell), but it might look a bit uneven in these pictures because the light hits one spot more extremely than others.
Ughhh. I'm really irritated that I can't share the actual color with you, but people have seen me in person have told me that they can see the pink/red tones :3

In any case, I do recommend either of these dyes. I'm happy with my hair color. If you're going from virgin black hair, you will get a more mild dark brown color than what's shown on the front of either box.
And if you have long hair, do buy 2 boxes. I think I didn't get the results I was expecting after my first round of Prettia because I was trying to stretch one box's worth of dye for my 2-box-length hair. If you're not sure about your hair length, I would buy 2 and check the return policy from the place you're buying from, open only one box at a time, and then return one if necessary :)

 

2/27/2014 EDIT!
It's been about 5 months, and I wanted to show how the color has held up.
[These pictures were taken in the same room as the other pictures at around the same time as the first few photos in this post.] [Also, I know my curls are very uneven lol.]
The color looks really obvious and pink-y here but I think it's because I was pretty close to the light source. However, I didn't add any filters, so under certain light, it seems that it will look like this (although the color never looks this obvious to me most of the time)! You can see the contrast between the dyed hair and my dark, black roots at the top. I think that some of the ends are lighter but that's mostly because my hair is more damaged there and not any fault to the dye itself.
Here's a photo where I'm a little farther from the light. You can see that the pink is not so vibrant against the brown, but it's still there. Again, look at the contrast between my black roots and the dyed hair. I feel like my hair appears to be this color or a little darker the majority of the time.

Overall, I'm still happy with the color that resulted from using the Prettia and Face Shop hair color kits :) I wish my hair was naturally this color and that my roots didn't look so obvious and ugly right now but in terms of the products, I still recommend a try!

21 comments:

  1. Nobody can reject the info you have given in the blogs, this is actually a great work. Best hair Dye brand

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  2. Where can I purchase the hair dyes?

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    1. I bought mine from my local Don Quixote and Face Shop stores, but they might be available on the internet?

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  3. How would this look on blonde hair? My hair is dark-to-light blonde.

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    1. To be honest, I'm not quite sure because I'm not a professional nor do I have or have ever had blonde hair. I would think that it would still be a pink brown color although maybe a bit lighter than on mine.
      It might be worth it to note that these are dyes from Asian brands and meant for darker (Asian hair) so they often have a bit of bleach in them which you really don't need. If I were you, I would google/do a little research about how Prettia (or even Palty) dyes in general look on naturally blonde hair and apply that in this situation.

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    2. i just did a review on this hair dye with blonde hair http://missmisakii.blogspot.co.nz/ hope you dont mind me posting this i was just looking at your blog then saw you did a review of the same dye :3

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  4. Thanks for your advice! I've been trying to find a nice rosy pink for my hair and Prettia Rose Tea was the only one I could find!! Might have to keep searching and do a patch test on my hair before I do the whole lot!

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    1. Patch testing is definitely a good idea. Good luck! The Rose Tea Brown (imo) has more of a brown based with pink tones (rather than a pink with brown tones) but since your hair is blonde, who knows!

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  5. hi i wonder if i apply on my hair , when my hair was grew , the root will show my natural hair color (its really black ). So if i apply it again all over my hair , will my hair show the difference clearly ?Thanks u so much ^^

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    1. Like with most hair color products, it will depend how you apply it when you're trying to cover your roots. I'm no where near a hair coloring professional or expert, but I would look up online how to color your roots. [Maybe start with your roots so the color can get a head start there, but like I said, I'm an amateur so I wouldn't just take my word for it without other research.]

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    2. thank u ♥ i will try it , actually this is my first time i have dyed my hair. im using thefaceshop mild bubble and im waiting for the result here

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  6. Great to know it's held its colors for a good while! Looks great on you too. :) How much does it cost?

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    1. I don't remember the exact prices since it's been like half a year, but I think they were around $12-18.

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  7. darn, i wish i saw this before i bought the freshlight pink (which apparently doesn't make your hair pink at all :< )

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    1. Well this dye doesn't really make your hair specifically pink either, it's just a lightly pink-toned brown. Truthfully it's mostly brown though unless under certain light!

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  8. Hi! I saw your review and fell in love with this color! I was looking for a store that sells the prettia liese brand but its 2 times the price of the bubble face shop brand. I have really long hair so i need two boxes for sure. I was so set on getting the liese brand but will the face shop brand give me the same color? Which one would you recommend?

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    1. Tbh I'm not very well versed in hair care/coloring unfortunately so it's really hard for me to say for sure - especially because I used both products on top of each other. Perhaps you could consider doing the same if you're looking to get the same color. If I was pressed to choose just one based on the information you gave me, I would probably just go ahead and try the cheaper one because...it's cheaper lol. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful but I really don't have a lot of experience in this area. I just tried out these products once!

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  9. Hi, which dye is more effective to get the soft pink result? The liese one or the face shop one? Thankyou

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    1. Unfortunately the only knowledge I have of the products is what I have provided. I am not skilled or an expert in these products or hair care. If you want a softer pink color (rather than a pink brown), I believe you would likely need to bleach first.

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