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I’m not a stranger to DIY home hair dye in mousse formulation {review of Schwarzkopf Perfect Mousse}.  But I am a stranger to Japanese DIY hair dye!  I bought Liese Bubble Hair Color in Chiffon Beige back in January at SASA but I finally cracked it open last week and here is how I got on.

About Liese Bubble Hair Color

  • It is made in Japan and appeals to young girls with its cutesy packaging.
  • Comes in 10 shades : Sweet Pink, Cassis Berry, Mocha Orange, Milk Tea Brown, Marshmallow Brown, Glossy Brown, Chestnut Brown, Dark Chocolate, Ash Brown and Chiffon Beige.
  • As it is an Asian product, don’t expect to see this in your local drugstore (unless you live in Asia, DUH!)
  • As for price, I bought this in Hong Kong for around $75 HKD – and it’s Hong Kong so there’s always some fantastic deal on

What’s Inside The Box?

  • Solutions 1 & 2 with foamer cap
  • Pair of gloves – which were surprisingly good fit
  • Hair lotion 4ml – this was far too measly!
  • Patch testing kit – loved this idea; even though I didn’t patch test!  Naughty me!
  • Instruction sheets in Japanese with English translation

How To Use Liese Bubble Hair Colour

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It was very easy.  Pour Solution 1 into Solution 2.  Mix it together.  Screw on foamer cap and squeeze the bottle to dispense foam – compared to the Schwarzkopf Perfect Mousse, this was a breeze to dispense with no flyaway foamy particles at all.

There is no need to wash hair beforehand – yay!  And it’s simply covering all your hair with foam and massaging it along the way.  20-30 minutes later, rinse, shampoo and use the 4ml of hair lotion – which was not enough to cover half my hair, so I topped it up with another intensive hair conditioner.

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I did have relatively high hopes after looking at the shade guide, but this is how my hair turned out…

Before & After Photos Of Liese Bubble Hair Color In Chiffon Beige

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It’s not a drastic change.  There isn’t a noticeable difference unless I’m under bright lighting.  I went from dark brown/black to lighter dark brown/black.


Easy to use, lovely silky foam formulation, gloves that fit, patch testing kit


Strong hair dye smell which made my eyes water like crazy, not much difference in terms of colour, not enough hair lotion, hair ends feel like straw (and they didn’t feel like that before)


To be honest, I cannot blame Liese Bubble Hair Color for a disappointing result.  It’s my hair.  I have thick strands of hair which can withstand a lot of chemicals.  Every hairdresser tells me the same thing!  When I go for salon hair dye or salon hair straightening, it takes double the time for the chemicals to do their thang.

Apart from the crazily strong eye-watering smell and stingy amount of hair conditioner, I liked everything about Liese Bubble Hair Color from its cute wee patch testing kits to its easy dispensing skills.

DIY home hair dye kits are great to save the pennies.  If you fancy trying out a foam formulation and you have easily-dyeable hair, I would happily point you in the direction of Liese Bubble Hair Colors.


Have you tried Liese Bubble Hair Colors before?  How did you find it?  Or have you got a DIY hair dye disaster story you want to share?  Spill the beans please!

11 Comments on Review of Liese Bubble Hair Color in Chiffon Beige with Before & After Photos

  1. Ishah
    27/03/2012 at 1:27 pm (6 years ago)

    I still like the colour you got, even if it’s not as light as it should be 🙂 I hardly ever get the result I want when following dying directions, so I always end up leaving it on twice as long as i’m supposed to! I want to try a few of the japanese hair dye brands, I have my eye on Palty Milk Tea brown at the moment.

  2. shwinlewin
    27/03/2012 at 2:17 pm (6 years ago)

    Ha~~ We seem to have the same hair problem. I used this before and for me since I learned from my previous mistakes using other products I knew to go perhaps at most two tone lighter and then I get the color I want.

    It’s really difficult our hair =-=;;; Even at salons I have to tell them to which they always stare at me like I’m such a noob and then later they’re like “whoops… its not light enough” -_-;;

    • Ling
      28/03/2012 at 12:26 pm (6 years ago)

      @shwinlewin, Our hair is just super-strong to let chemicals easily penetrate into them. It’s easy for me to go darker but not so easy to go lighter.

  3. Sue
    27/03/2012 at 9:42 pm (6 years ago)

    I love Liese!! I used Chiffon Beige twice and currently my hair is Milk Tea Brown 🙂 I find the bubble hair dye gives a much more even coverage and it’s super easy! Although I agree the smell is quite strong (but bearable for me).

    • Ling
      28/03/2012 at 12:28 pm (6 years ago)

      @Sue, I do like the bubbles and foam but it’s the tear-inducing smell! SO strong!

  4. Elisa
    28/03/2012 at 7:01 am (6 years ago)

    you should use conditioner afterwards and put a mask more often.. then it won’t feel like straw xD . i’m loving the results though 🙂 it looks natural !

    • Ling
      28/03/2012 at 12:29 pm (6 years ago)

      @Elisa, I am definitely going to load my hair up in masks!!! And yeah, good thing is that it’s rather natural so I won’t have to worry too much about regrowth.

  5. Beauty Snippets
    28/03/2012 at 2:36 pm (6 years ago)

    Aww shame it didn’t come out like it was supposed to. I have always thought that Asian hair dyes were good as they’re supposed to be for Asian hair which is soo different to Caucasian hair.
    I purchased this in Platinum Beige before I decided to get my hair done at the hairdresser’s instead.
    John Frieda just released the Precision Foam Colour which uses the exact same foaming technique as Liese. I wonder if it’ll be better?

    • Ling
      28/03/2012 at 2:46 pm (6 years ago)

      @Beauty Snippets, Ah yes, love your new hair!!! It’s gorgeous and looks so healthy! Maybe going to hairdressers is best??

  6. Kristy
    24/06/2012 at 7:28 pm (5 years ago)

    Your hair doesn’t look light after the dye but it should get lighter after a few washes.

    • Ling
      24/06/2012 at 11:27 pm (5 years ago)

      @Kristy, Yes, it did 🙂