I thought I'd change my hair color (again) so I got Hoyu Beautylabo's Bubble Whip Hair Color in 'Maple Chocolat' from my stash. Does the name sound delicious or what? :P
I purchased this from Coco cosmetics dispensary along Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Price is HKD85 (approx. USD12).
It comes in a super cute shaker bottle packaging which is totally reusable. You can stuff it with your random knick knacks to get rid of some clutter.
Always remember to put on the gloves provided for protection.
Its very easy to prepare and use, simply pour the clear solution onto the shaker bottle:
put the lid back on and shake shake shake it like a bartender! (around 30 times)
until the mixture foams and fills up the entire bottle.
FLUFFY foam! you can tell I had fun with this. LOL
Its very easy to get the foam, all you need is to scoop it out with your hand, no need to exert effort in pumping a bottle to get the bubble dye out. ;)
apply it on your hair evenly, in sections if you can, so you get an even hair color.
wait for 30 minutes then rinse. Then apply the hair essence to damp hair to make it smoother, shinier and more manageable. (I sounded like an ad there! haha)
Hoyu Beautylabo's foam is denser than Prettia's, so it needs more effort in massaging it to my hair.
The color turned out lighter than what I expected and it remained as vibrant after 3 washes.
Hoyu Beautylabo's foam has a stronger chemical (ammonia) smell which hurts the nose and the eyes if inhaled deeply. (I walk around the room to get fresher air.)
Hoyu Beautylabo's bubbles can stain the skin and it can be difficult to remove. I don't get that with Prettia.
The after color hair essence was really good, (better than Prettia's) as it made my hair softer and helped get rid of the hair dye smell. (wherein it takes 3 washes with Prettia)
As, cute as the packaging is, I don't think I will be repurchasing this, Prettia is HKD10 cheaper (at adambeauty.com) and if you have someone who won't mind squeezing the bottle for you (like Lurvey) then I would recommend Prettia Bubble Hair Dye more as it delivers better results than Hoyu's (in my opinion).
This is the first time I'm having maple/red undertones in my hair so I'm still getting used to it. Some people who have noticed said they liked it and that it looked pretty. I dunno... I don't think it suits my complexion. hehe. Im going to post a full FOTD on my next post so you get a better picture. Have a nice day! Thanks for reading!