Hair Dyeing Tips with CIELO Cream Hair Colour! [Sponsored Post]

The hair makes the man. Don't you agree?

For those of you who have been in close proximity to me before, you would have noticed that I have random strands of grey silverish hairs sticking out of my hair like sore thumbs. I'd like to think that it is a sign of all my wisdom that I had gathered over the years, but the truth is that it's just something somewhere that was passed down to me through my genes. Check out those genetic strands of wisdom!

But not to worry! CIELO Cream Hair Colour is here to save the day! But can grey hair coverage really be as easy a 1, 2, 3? Let's find out... But first... Before we fix the hair colour, we have to fix the hair!

A quick trip to Heritage Hair and all my hair troubles are *snipped* away!

Having very little previous experience with DIY hair dyes, my first instinct was to look for any instructions on the packaging. And sure enough there they were. The original packaging is mainly in Japanese, but not to worry, the packaging is overlaid with an outer box that has English instructions on it.

15 minutes? I had to keep the last DIY hair dye that I used on my hair for almost an hour! Well, it seemed simple enough. So let's jump straight to it! And while we're at it, I'll share a few tips for newbie hair dyeists [not a real word kids] like me!

It's unboxing time! What do we have in here?

We have a cool looking hair dye bottle in red, and a neat little package that includes...

The Instruction leaflet...

A double-sided Hair Dye Brush/Comb...

And this little squishy thing...

Unfortunately, it's not a toy for you to kill time while waiting for the dye to set in. It's actually a pump for you to pump out any excess dye from the cap of the Dye Bottle if you want to re-use the remaining dye.

Newbie Hair Dyeist Tip #01: Always "Read" the Instruction Leaflet

Let's take a look at that instruction leaflet again. At first glance it looks like just an ordinary piece of junk paper that probably nobody ever takes the time to read. But knowing the Japanese, they are always very innovative in all their products. This just doesn't seem like them... until you flip it over...

Still looks pretty normal. But let's take a closer look...

Tadah!! They actually have removable plastic gloves stuck onto the back of the instruction leaflet! Which leads me to tip number 2...

Newbie Hair Dyeist Tip #02: Always wear Protection [for your Hands!]

So, back to the instructions on said box.
Step 1:Press the lever of the bottle strongly and dispense the cream onto the brush side.

They lied. You don't need to press the lever too "strongly". In fact, it was quite easy to dispense the dye out from the bottle onto the brush side of the comb.

Start from the top...

And slowly make your way down...

Until you've covered the entire brush!

The end result should look something like this:

And no, that Hello Kitty towel does not belong to me.

Well, that was easy enough. What's next?
Step 2: Apply the cream on dry hair and distribute it evenly to the entire hair while combing with the comb side. Then, leave it on for 15 minutes.

But before we do that, save yourself some tears with...

Newbie Hair Dyeist Tip #03: Wear an old top that you won't mind throwing away.

Just in case you drip any dye onto your top. But if you're really clumsy, who knows, you may even be able to sell your latest fabric "Masterpiece" for a few millions!

Start from the edge of your hair and spread the dye towards the inside of your hair. As much as possible, try to avoid having direct contact between the dye and your scalp. [It's pretty challenging with an extremely short hairstyle like mine]

One does not simply dye his own hair without starting to sing 上海滩...

Remember to use the comb to spread the dye out more evenly across your whole head.
[only the parts with hair!]

And most importantly...

Newbie Hair Dyeist Tip #04: If you are too lazy not good enough at it, get a girlfriend/boyfriend to help you

I basically spammed the dye like no tomorrow to make sure that every inch of my hair was covered. And I still ended up with almost 1/4 remaining dye in the bottle! Ok. The dye has been spread. Now we wait...

Did you know that you can do lots of things in 15 minutes? For example...

Master the Japanese language. YoshinoyaSuzukiHondaDes!

Practice your scrunched-nosed selfie poses

Or imagine how your life would be if you stuck to your childhood "dream" of wanting to be a doctor

Newbie Hair Dyeist Tip #05: If your scalp starts to sting, wash the dye off immediately!

Luckily for me, my head and scalp are not the sensitive type because they don't make big fusses out of small issues. So I took my time and actually had the dye on for almost 20 minutes. [You know, just to be a little kiasu]

Step 3: Rinse well, Shampoo and Finish with Conditioner
I don't know about you guys, but I do use conditioner on my hair at least twice a week. It really does help to keep the softness and condition of your hair more manageable.

Newbie Hair Dyeist Tip #06: Don't be grossed out by what you see washing off from your hair

The water flowing from your hair may range anywhere between muddy water to bloody mary, depending on the colour and brand of hair dye that you are using. Do not get freaked out! This is normal!

So after washing up, it's time for the reveal!

Drum-rolls please...


Oh, and that instruction leaflet can now double up as a trash bag to wrap all the used materials up before throwing them away!

So, the real question is, did it do a good job covering up my genetic strands of wisdom? Well, take a look for yourself.

I am young again! Yippie!

Personally I was expecting a little more in terms of the colour, as I chose the Redish Brown colour dye but it didn't turn out as red as I expected. But at the end of the day, the most important thing is that I don't see any more grey strands sticking out of my head anymore!

Ding! Ding! Ding!

Oh, and at the end of it all, I was about to throw the outer box away when I noticed something sticking out from inside...

Yup. You guessed it...

For those of you who really like to read, it's the English version of the instruction leaflet!

So here's the Final Verdict: CIELO Cream Hair Colour gets a thumbs up for perfectly covering grey hairs in just 1, 2, 3 easy steps! In fact, it's so simple even a newbie like me could do it!

And in case you're wondering how you can get your hands on these babies, CIELO Cream Hair Colour dyes are available in all leading Pharmacies and Supermarkets in a variety of colours.

They usually go for $17.90 each, but I believe that there's a special promotion going on right now, where you can get 2 boxes for just $28! So if you're looking for grey-less hair this festive season, go grab your CIELO now!


  1. Awesome hair color. but is must thing is that hair color is suitable for skin that type of color can be purchase. first time you must try to your elbow before try to hair.

  2. My favorite is purple. That's a pretty color and some people do look good with it in their hair. That's when it's intentional ;-)