The more observant of you might have noticed a new hair care, colour and styling line in the local pharmacies. The products come in brightly coloured containers and look very kawaii.
This is the new Liese (pronounced “li-say”) hair line by Japanese cosmetics giant, Kao. Well, the brand isn’t new in Japan – its new here in Malaysia. Liese is apparently the No. 1 styling brand in Japan and they work in partnership with Japan’s hottest hairstylist Mr. Hiroki Miyamura to create products that allow women to create gorgeous self-styled hairstyles at home.
The star product is their Bubble Hair Colour range, which uses foam mousse instead of liquid cream and comes in 10 top colours favoured in Japan. I was quite fascinated by this one because it looks so easy plus foam can cover hair more evenly without dripping. Unfortunately, I don’t do self-coloring of hair at home, so I won’t try this. If you do or have tried it, please share your experience! :)
I have below a quick review of 2 products I have tried – the Juicy Shower and the Hair Cocktail, both of which sound terribly exotic :D
Under the care range, Kao Liese has the Liese Juicy Shower – a hair hydrating mist that comes in an adorable fuchsia pink spray bottle. Just as you would mist your face to cool it down on a hot day, you will use this Juice Shower to spritz on your hair to freshen it up and over time, help it stay softer and smoother.
I keep this bottle in my office because it doesn’t make sense to freshen up my hair in the mornings just as I’m going out to work. Instead, I do it in the afternoons, when I need a little pick me up (and when I get bored :P) A quick spritz of this berry scented water mist which dries quickly, and my hair looks a little fresher. The smell does take a bit of getting used to however. It reminds me of cough mixture :P
One product I particularly enjoy using from Liese is the Liese Hair Cocktail. If you love peaches, you will love this one because it smells of ripe peaches warming in the summer sun! *squeal*
At rest, it looks a bit like a eye makeup remover – it comes in 2 layers of water and oil. Before using, shake it up and it turns into a cloudy emulsion that I like using either as a hair serum before blow drying. My hair always feels smoother after that and I believe it helps keep it from getting damaged.
I also sometimes use it after blow drying my hair, or in the morning before leaving for work. Its light, non sticky and keeps my hair frizz free. I would suggest that it will work better if you have dry hair because otherwise, you might feel its too oily and might weigh your hair down.
Have you tried any of the Kao Liese hair care or hair styling products? How about the Bubble Hair Colour? I’ve spotted these in Guardian KLCC already so it should be out at most major pharmacies. If you have tried these and want to share, the comment box is open :)
All Kao Liese products featured retail at RM32 each and are available at most leading pharmacies. Bubble Hair Colour will be available in August 2010