palty raspberry jam on black hair review
Remember a couple years back when I went a bit mental on hair dye and would diy color my hair a different shade almost every month? There was orange first before going into blonde, then blue, bright purple and finally plum.
As expected, my hair became severely damaged and I temporarily retired my salon colorist aspirations for fear of going bald. (did you know: at home hair dye kits contain harsher chemicals than those in the salon) Since then, I have relied on salons to cover up my grays...hate to admit but yes, I am in that stage :(
Anyway...I usually go to JURO for my hair needs and have been planning a visit since around September last year to go in for a cut and color (I plan that far back because it's quite expensive but you only need to go in at least 2x/year) in time for my holiday vacation. Before I could book an appointment, I got an email from Azta Salon asking if I would like to try their new Chromabond treatment (see review HERE), my curiosity got the better of me so I said yes only to find out that I wouldn't be able to dye my hair again until January. I've no regrets about my Chromabond treatment, in fact I love it so much and don't know if I can live without it anymore but the color, being similar to a cellophane treatment, washes out after awhile and I'm left with super aging white hair at my temples.
I didn't want to have white hair in my vacation photos and there wasn't really enough time to book an appointment at a salon so I did the next logical choice which was to visit Watson's.
I was initially planning to purchase my usual L'Oreal but then I caught a glimpse of all these other cutesy Asian dyes across the shelf. I have heard about these foam dyes and have always been quite curious so I decided to get one and finally try it out myself.
I was choosing between 2 brands (forgot the name of the other one but it was significantly cheaper at around P280). I had not done any research beforehand so I was relying purely on gut. I decided to go with the Palty because it's Japanese made and so far I have loved every Japanese beauty product I've ever tried from K-Palette to Cure.
A box of Palty costs P499 and I choose Raspberry Jam because it was either that or a really light blonde shade which I cannot remember the name of (another sweet confection I presume). There were only two shades in stock but after researching a bit online afterwards, I found out that there over 15 different shades to choose from. Oh, well...
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|Instructions on the outer box are purely in Japanese.|
|palty raspberry jam review|
|Once you're done mixing, you'll be left with something like this:|
Reminds me of a banana smoothie. Never mind the undisolved bits, they won't matter and will simply blend once you apply the dye to your hair.
|palty raspberry jam on black hair|
|Here's what it looks like right after under yellow light with no flash:|
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|It provided about 90% gray hair coverage which was okay with me, I just simply plucked out the few resilient ones left.|
Here's another shot taken the following day after two shampoos under natural light:
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The red undertone is more visible and vibrant and it has been that way since then. I clean my hair with Cynos Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner (see HERE) which probably helps the color from fading out quickly.
Overall, using Palty was a fun and positive experience. It seems to work extremely well on thick, coarse Asian hair like mine and I would definitely purchase it again in the future.
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