I am no stranger to experimenting and dyeing my own hair – in fact, one time I covered my whole head of hair in a bottle of bleach and turned it rusty orangey blonde – that was SO not a good look on me and it totally damaged my hair. Anyway, I have been dying (pun intended – gosh, I am SO funny!) to change my hair colour for a while and I was torn between light brown or fiery red. And in the end, I decided that I would go brown first and then later, change it to red. So instead of seeking professional help, I headed to my local chemist and bought the cheapest hair dye on offer, which happened to be – Schwarzkopf Perfect Mousse – at half price…which, unfortunately, turned out to be the only good thing about it. What happened? Read on for my review.
What Schwarzkopf Say
Our first permanent colouration as a foam.
Intensive, longlasting and glossy colours with perfect grey coverage.
Easy and even application thanks to mousse.
Are You Blonde?
First of all, you may be wondering why I purchased the Pearl Blonde shade from the Schwarzkopf Perfect Mousse range because my hair is not at all blonde, but more of a deep dark brown black colour with subtle highlights – “Is she nuts?” No, dear readers, I am not nuts! I assure you that I have an extremely valid reason for this. Like I mentioned before, I have used DIY hair dyes multiple times and I know (or at least, I think I do) which colours work on my hair. Buying a brown shade will not make my hair go brown so I have to buy a blonde shade to go brown – trust me!
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What’s In The Box?
It was easy to make the formula. Pour the Colour Gel into the application bottle and screw it shut with the foam pump and turn the bottle upside down. And we’re ready to go…
Please note :-
1) I never ever use the gloves that DIY hair dyes provide – they are shockingly bad quality and ill-fitting!! I’m a dentist so I have a small stash of gloves which fit my hands perfectly.
2) DIY hair dyes always recommend patch testing – but erm, I always ignore them. I am rebellious like that! 😛
Application started off in a careful manner – I sectioned my hair and meticulously applied foam from root to tip – but then after 10 solid minutes of doing that, I got bored and just went batsh*t crazy with the foam – as can be seen in the above photo. The whole process took me over 20 minutes!!
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you will know that I am a foam-lover! This was my first time dyeing my hair with foam but it may be my last. It took foreverrrrr to finish the bottle of foam and my finger was getting tired from pressing down the foam pump. I was also unsure whether my hair was evenly coated with the foam – my hair didn’t get wet but it was semi-wet and rubbery in texture. What annoyed me the most about the foam was that towards the end, the foam started emitting tiny bubbles from the pump when I pumped it and it flew and settled around my bathroom in random places. Not good!
Processing time was 30 minutes – but the paranoia inside me wonders if it matters that it took me 20 minutes alone to apply the foam colour…? (From previous experience,normal liquid or gel colourants take me 5 minutes maximum to apply.) Anyway, after washing off the foam and conditioning my hair, I looked in the mirror to find…my hair colour showing not much difference AT ALL! There are some patchy brown hairs here and there but nothing obvious. To add to the disappointment, my hair was not shiny nor glossy and felt dry and rubbery.
What I Like About Schwarzkopf Perfect Mousse
- Easy to make the formula
- Smell was not overpowering
What I Dislike About Schwarzkopf Perfect Mousse
- Long application time and finger got tired from using the foam pump
- Foam bubbles flying off to random places
- Hair did not feel soft and tangle-free from using the conditioner – in fact, it’s been a few days now but every time I wash my hair, it feels all sticky and rubbery when I shampoo it (and it was NEVER like this before!!!)
Foam colourants have become popular in the DIY hair colour Western market. Being a seasoned DIY hair-dyer, I was disappointed to find that Schwarzkopf Perfect Mousse did nothing for me and made the condition of my hair worse. Sighs. Maybe it works better on non-Asian hair?BUY SCHWARZKOPF HAIR DYE HERE
Do you dye your own hair too? Which brand do you go recommend?