16 February 2011

Review: Fresh Light BLYTHE Hair dye: Vanilla Beige

During my stay in Hong Kong. Hair-dyes were something I was attracted to. Do they really work better on asian hair? better colour? better staying power?

Over the course of 2 weeks, I had accumulated a number of hair colours. Kao Liese bubble dye, Gatsby, Dariya Palty and this one.... All the shade I picked were pretty similar, a ashy light brown/dark blonde colour.



I found this BLYTHE dye at Bourjois, I admit, initially I was attracted to this, purely because of the doll. It was around $48 hong kong dollars which works out to be around just under £4? Much cheaper than the ebay prices right?

Here is the content of the box.....



This dye is a foam formulation, perfect for hair dye virgins or people with long hair like me, It ensures you can coat each strand just by massaging the foam into your hair.


Here is my hair before the dye, as you can see, my previous dye has slowly washed away leaving a tint or orange behind, which is common within asian hair.



Once the mixture is mixed up, foam is generously created. and my gosh, there is alot of it!


Once the head is covered the foam is still noticeable, but after a couple of minutes, the foam settles and becomes non existent, just like styling mousse.




So after 30mins and a freshly washed mane after, this was the result. The dye has quite noticeably made my hair more ashy...



Overall: I do Love the foam formula, It really is fool proof! I hope other dye companies will take notice of the advantages a foam gives and maybe convert? Regarding the colour, I do like it, but it isn't anything special. I can achieve this colour with a standard dye from my local drugstore.

So are asian hair dyes better? hmm I wouldn't say so, maybe their packaging and colours are suited more to the asians but when it comes to performance, I see no difference. Well, this one anyways.... ^^
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24 comments

  1. I wished that Asian hair wouldn't leave the orange hue behind.. I used a lot of dyes with 'ash' in it but the orange simply didn't fade that much.. persistent ugh..

    However I do find that in our drugstore the dyes are often meant for blond/dark blond people - at least in NL that is :(

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  2. Does it balance overall head?
    Because before I use liese to dye.But my hair isn't overall at all.

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  3. OmG, I have a Blythe doll, I got her when I went to HK in september! so Im obsessed with anything Blythe! That hair dye is so cute! :)
    That is a gorgeous colour x

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  4. I want to dye my hair again but I'm just so panic my acnes will come back one day...because I usually let my hair touch my cheeks...so...:(

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  5. Actually Kao Prettia does the same one and while I have not tested this product you've reviewed. Kao's hair dye is pretty good and is true to color.

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  6. In Poland Schwartzkopf have "Perfect Mousse" hair dye in foam formula, but I didn't try it yet.

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  7. OMG how adorable is the packaging??! So wish we could get things like this over her ein the UK xxx

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  8. Oh, too bad I stop dying my hair myself.. I'm just so sick of my hair getting ruined.. But I do wish that the foam-formula was around when I dyed my hair tho, cause it sure seems super easy. : D the colors looks GREAT on you btw!

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  9. How cute is this! So agree with you on packaging. They really know how to target the Asian market.
    I like your new hair colour. I tried Kao Liese on my virgin hair a couple of weeks ago and it failed miserably because the colour doesn't really show :( But I think it's cos I picked a shade that's too dark

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  10. oooh looks like a lovely color!! :)

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  11. ooooh I think there is an American brand that has just started using the foam application method... I havent checked it out yet. I like the colors offered in non-American hair dyes. When I was in the UK, they had a lot better selection (in my opinion)

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  12. That's cute packaging! Where did you get it in HK?

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  13. i really really like your hair color! i wish i can pull of that kind of shade. haha :) i love prettia/liese bubble dyes! but i want to try this brand as well, its cheaper than conventional dyes isnt it?

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  14. this definitely answered a question i've been wondering ;) Thanks for sharing :)

    side note, one of the first videos i've ever watched from you was the one on hair dying and i've been following your tip ever since (using ashy color dyes) and i've been sharing that tip with my friends too. definitely saved me from having orangey hair color. thank you! :D

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  15. i've been wanting to try the foam dyes~

    this looks great on you!!! love the color =]

    i've tried the gatsby bleach... and it was just a little better then herbal essences...

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  16. I was in HK for the summer and was tempted to try the Liese foam dye as well but my friend from Japan told me if you regularly dye your hair, that dye makes your hair easily tangled and break apparently? Haha, needless to say I was too scared to try it ...

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  17. if u were to achieve that colour using local drugstore products what products would u recommend? Like ur hair before mine either fades easily or it leaves orange tint behind OR the roots all come out so much brighter than the roots which makes the entire head uneven =S

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  18. Ooh, what color did you have before? Your new hair color looks great!

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  19. Where can I buy Blythe Vanilla Beige? :)

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  20. People who were asking where to get it from: I got mine from ebay! : http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120827422874
    In HK, you can probably get it from Sasa or Mannings. :) I love this product even more than the liese bubble one! :D xxx

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  22. Hi sorry i just noticed you said you can get the same hair color with hair dye that you can buy from local drugstore. can you tell me which brand and the color? Thank you 😍

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