Palty Hair Color – Honey Brown Review
I really like how convenient to use bubble hair dyes are, and thought the Palty Hair Color in Honey Brown was bubble/foam dye, but silly me, I didn’t check carefully and it turns out that it’s regular cream dye. Seems Palty has a separate line of foam dye which this is not a part of, but oh well, it’s fine.
Palty is a Japanese brand of dyes and they have about twenty shades to choose from in the regular hair color line alone. From the packaging, Honey Brown looks like a warm medium brown with yellowish undertones.
Before this, the last time I colored my hair was four months ago, with Prettia Chiffon Beige. So prior to using Palty Honey Brown, I had about 3 inches of obvious growth on my roots. This dyeing session has long been delayed.
The box of Palty Honey Brown Hair Color contains 6 items—a plastic bottle labelled ’2′ inside of which is oxide water, an aluminum tube labelled ’1′ inside of which is the dye, a comb attachment, a pair of plastic gloves, an instruction leaflet, and a packet of conditioner.
The instructions included are entirely in Japanese so I looked online for an English translation. Directions for use are fairly simple though: just squeeze in the contents of tube 1 into bottle 2, screw lid on bottle, shake for 15 seconds, replace bottle cap with comb thingy, put on plastic gloves, and apply all over your hair. Leave Palty dye on for 20-40 minutes, rinse and use conditioner.
This has a strongish, but tolerable chemical scent. I found the comb apparatus kinda useless because it’s still better to use hands and fingers to apply the dye thoroughly. Once again I was reminded of how bubble dyes are easier to use while applying this. I left in on for over an hour (yep, I’m aware I left it on for loner than the recommended length of time).
Before picture, with the remnants of Prettia Chiffon Beige. Taken in natural light.
The result was a brown that was lighter than I’d expected. Indoors, it looks like a light-medium brown, while outdoors in the sun, there are obvious orange tones to it, something I try to avoid when I choose hair dyes because this type of colors goes brassy so fast. I think it generally looks okay, but I don’t really like it because of the orange-ness so I’ll probably color my hair again next month.
My tresses feel quite dry, even with the included conditioner in the Palty box, but then again, this is something I expected and am fairly used to. Will definitely be using hair masks more often and keep conditioning everyday!
In direct sunlight. Not liking the orange and two-toned-ness of Palty Honey Brown.
I can’t wait to change the color.
Palty Hair Color – Honey Brown – Likes:
- It didn’t irritate my skin or scalp.
- It’s easy to mix.
- It doesn’t create a mess when I rinse my tresses.
Palty Hair Color – Honey Brown – Dislikes:
- Honey Brown has an orange tone to it.
- Considering that it’s regular or cream dye, I find it expensive at PhP 600 (inclusive of shipping) compared to other products found at drugstores.
- It’s not so easy to apply it thoroughly all over and I could’ve used more dye.
- Didn’t color very evenly. In the front the color looks even, but at the back and areas on the side it’s quite two-toned.
- Has to be ordered online. Got it from Japanichi which sells Palty and other Japanese products.
I don’t believe I’ll be buying this again. If the color looked better I think it would’ve been worth the effort, but I really do not like orangey browns because they just don’t look good. I’ll read more carefully from now on and stick to foam dyes!