So last week I dyed my hair using the Palty Natural Brown Bleach (パルティナチュラルブラウンブリイーチ) hair dye. I’ve been wanting to try out this brand of hair dye for years, but haven’t until now. My hair didn’t lighten as much as I was hoping and expecting it to, but it did even out the color and was also very easy to use. The only downside is that since I have naturally black hair, and it was previously dyed red, the results from using the Palty Natural Brown Bleach came out a tad bit brassy. However, this is an easy fix if you use a toner or a blue shampoo.
I chose the Natural Brown Bleach color out of the many available Palty hair dye selections that were available at my local Marukai market. It cost me about ~$11, which I consider expensive since I know I can buy it at other stores for ~$9. But to save myself the hassle, $2 doesn’t really make that much of a difference.
Inside of the Palty hair dye box was the bleach cream, activator, nozzle for easy hair dye application, gloves, conditioner, and instructions.
Since the instructions are in Japanese only, I’ll give you a quick run down of what the directions say. All you need to do is squeeze out all of the treatment bleach (labeled #1) into the oxide water bottle (labeled #2) and shake for 10 seconds. Next you switch out the bottle cap with the nozzle. Don’t forget to wear your gloves! When dying your hair, you should always section it out dye from the inside of your hair out, and from the tip of your hair to your roots. The most horrible thing to do would be to start at your roots have have the color at your roots be brighter than your tips of your hair. Once you have completely dyed your hair, you need to wait anywhere from 10-30 minutes (depending on what shade of brown you are going for based on the back of the box). The directions also say that you shouldn’t go past 40 minutes or else your hair will be damaged. When the waiting time is up, simply rinse out your hair with water and use the conditioner and you are done!
If you want to dye your eyebrows as well, you should do it with the left over hair dye that you have once you have completely finished covering your hair. The dye should only be on your eyebrows for about 15-20 minutes because you don’t want the color to be the same as your hair, but a couple of shades darker.
Here is the before and after of how my hair turned out using the Palty Natural Brown Bleach hair dye.
As you can see from my before and after photos, it doesn’t really look like I bleached my hair, but instead it just looks like I re-dyed it. A few quick notes from using the Palty Natural Brown Bleach… The bleach wasn’t that harsh in my opinion compared to other bleach that I’ve used before in the past. But as a result, the color didn’t lighten as much as I would have hoped. It didn’t irritate my skin and the smell wasn’t overwhelmingly toxic. The packaging was nice and the application and hair dye process was easy to do (even if your doing it on yourself). Most reviews that I’ve seen for Palty hair dye say that you need at least two boxes. My hair is really thin but is also long and goes down to my belly button – I was able to cover all of my hair just fine with one box of Palty hair dye.
Palty Natural Brown Bleach Hair Dye: ★★☆☆☆
- not too harsh on skin or toxic
- you only need one box if you have VERY thin, long hair
- color does not lighten too much
- gives a little brassy look for naturally black hair
- price is okay ~$9-11
- doesn’t damage hair as much as other bleach
- nice packaging
- easy to apply
- instructions in japanese only
- will not be re-purchasing the Palty Bleach