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 😀
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 😛
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
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the raves were high for the juicy shower! i nearly bought this, but then i gave in to the other one which is a cocktail (1st pic bottom right), pretty nice, very berry-ish. i like the fact they actually sell refills so you don’t need to get a new bottle each time, talk about eco-friendliness? XD
i also have the hair serum, but mine in green. I think that’s the heavier version? I can’t remember. the 1st n 2nd row products on ur 1st pic are new items, even in TW n JP 🙂 the last row are around for a long time, pretty sad they din bring in the hairstyle products that consists of wax n other hairstyle stuff 🙂
They have styling wax in those bottles that look like nail polishes. I don’t use stuff on my hair so I don’t know how that performs 🙂 I think they’ll bring in more lines soon. Its just launched after all 🙂
I’ve tried Bubble Hair Colour twice now and both times, i’m impressed with this product. I have stubborn, thick hair which color is difficult to penetrate through and at the salon i usually have to wait extra long for the color to set in. This is one reason why i used to always rely on my stylist for hair coloring matters. I’ve tried to color my hair with several brands in the past at home however it all ends with me feeling terribly ‘cheated’ and disappointed. Usually, i see not much of a color. Just a light tint of color only under strong sunlight. However, with Liese Bubble Hair Color with it’s bubbling concept, i couldn’t resist and tried home coloring again. And this is the first time ever that i’m thoroughly happy that it actually works and gives my hair a fresh coat of color that is pretty accurate to what you see on the box. Think in the meantime i will be sticking to my liese for now instead of coloring at the salon.
Ooh! Thanks for sharing your experience. Maybe I should home colour my hair erm… pink? Its supposedly a top selling shade in Japan! 😛
everything is RM32 each?
Would love to try out the Juicy Shower!!
That’s what I was told. Its all RM32 except for the Juicy Shower refill which is RM40+ coz its bigger
I was told that i can buy in guardian ,watson , Jusco
can’t find it at guardian n watson …jusco duno yet..
I’ve seen it at Guardian KLCC – probably starting at the bigger stores and working their way down to the smaller ones.
I only found it in Watsons, I bought all liese products in Watsons, Klang Parade. 😉
i might want to try the bubble color coz it looks so fun! and i find that coloring hair at home is actually less damaging to my hair compared to the saloon one.
Perhaps its because most home hair colour isn’t too strong. At the salon its much stronger but then they are trained professionals 🙂 I just find that my hair colour looks much better being done at a salon than at home but these bubble things are fascinating
The bubble hair color mousse is so gimmicky its cute! I would wanna try that out, but I’m afraid my stylist would “scold” me the next time I go back to him… hahaha… 😛
Haha! Or he might ask you where you got that fab colour from 😛
nooo how come i didn’t see these when i was back? must’ve not been at 1 utama, i know i checked that one. Oh well I’ll have to resort to ebay 🙂
That hair cocktail looks pretty interesting!
They are actually just only available in the pharmacies so you were here too early! 😀 The hair cocktail serum is not bad. I love the peachy smell
Looks lovely…:) Would pop in Guardian later to get some
Oooo PB..ur reviews aren’t doin my wallet any good..but does a LOT of good for me soul! Hehehehe.
Hehe… maybe I should change my tagline to Chicken Soup for the beauty-ful soul 🙂
Hahaha..! Maybe ‘Cosmetics for the beauty-ful soul’ would fit in better 😀
I love the hair cocktail! The smell… mmmm… The designing jelly is not too bad either but I haven’t really tried my hands at “styling”. Juicy shower is the most attractive one in the lot but I only started using it today. haha.
I’m quite keen on trying the hair dyes!
So nice right the smell? mmm… I can’t style my hair for peanuts so no designing jelly for me! Tell me if you find the Juicy Shower smells of cough syrup 😛
The bubble hair dye is not in the store yet. I have snapped some pictures of Liese products in Guardian and posted in my blog. Pay a visit if you like to 😉
I just bought the Juicy Shower today because my hair is dried out after coloring and I don’t think it smells like cough syrup =D In fact I think it smells great! I’d really like to try the Bubble Hair Colour! At what price is it selling?
I was told that I could find the Liese Bubble Hair Colour product at the Guardian KLCC….but today I went there and I couldn’t find it….I was so disappointed…Can anyone tell me where can I buy the colouring product? =<
I really wanna try the juicy shower and the liese hair cocktail. But I don’t know which one is right for me. I have damaged hair as I used to straighten it. And now it’s really frizzy and sometimes it gets sticky. And I also have hair fall problems :S Please help!
i just bought the juicy shower today , because my hair is to dried and to weak..and i hope this product will make my hair so moist and look health . One facts that make me attract to by this is because the smell so fruity .
i LOVE the hair cocktail!!! My hair is definitely smoother n revived ;D
My aunt used the Bubble Hair Colour and I had to say i love the colour! But it doesn’t gives a lot coverage on gray-white hair though