Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Bigen Hair Products definitely need to be added to the #HolidayGiftGuide

All I can say is WOW!  First of all, special thank you soooo very much for all this fabulous hair dye! From Bigen, especially to me.
Here's what I have thought about it.
I have had it all for a few months, and for those who follow me on Twitter @1caseycolette may have noticed my ever changing hair color as I tweet and Instagram my pictures all the time.

The amazing box of Bigen/Hoyu products sent to me
I have yet to use any of the permanent colors (The 5 boxes in the back) at this time, but I will definitely keep you posted about those as I do them! I am going to do a box of it tonight or tomorrow night, so hopefully I will look fabulous (like always!)
Now,Not only are all the tube/bottles semi-permanent but Bigen also sent me a Sheen Spray, a Polishing Serum, a Deep Conditioner Packet!

I even got to enjoy a lovely margarita while I waited on my fye to set!

I didn't want to put any permanent colors on my hair, while I was trying the temporary shades, since my bangs (shoulder length) are blonde, so the true color of these shades would be very visible, but if I put the permanent shaded on, it would've messed up "my test" plus-- I don't think after all the bleach (it took 3 tries to totally lighten my bangs) I was quite ready to part with them yet! My hair is of moderate thickness, I think it to be thin, but I suppose it's normal. And my hair is considered long, since it touches my bra-strap.
Violet Red Semi-Perm Hair Color

The 8 semi-permanent shades sent (I have TRIED THEM ALL) are:

  • AR4 Apricot Red Semi-Perm Hair Color
  • R4 Intensive Red Semi-Perm Hair Color
  • NB2 Natural Black Semi-Perm Hair Color
  • AB3 Medium Ash Brown Semi-Perm Hair Color
  • JB1 Jet Black Semi-Perm Hair Color
  • VR4 Intensive Violet Red Semi-Perm Hair Color
  • BB1 Bluest Black Semi-Perm Hair Color
  • RR3 Intensive Ruby Red Semi-Perm Hair Color
Bluest Black Semi-Perm Hair Color

In my humble opinion, this is a very gentle hair color, as in comparison with other semi-permanent products. The colors I liked most were Jet Black, and Bluest Black!
The only thing is, they aren't as "semi" as I would prefer them to be. I don't know if it is the extremely hard water in this area, or what-- but it washes out a lot faster than I wish it would. It seems to only last for about 5 shampoos.
 Intensive Ruby Red shade

In addition, I also adored the Intensive Ruby Red shade, I am talking firefighter red color!!! 

Ammonia and Hydrogen Peroxide free!
Gentle, oil-rich, conditioning formula nourishes hair with natural moisturizers including honey, beeswax & sunflower, while providing long-lasting color without ammonia or peroxide. Safe for all hair types including chemically treated and relaxed hair. Bigen Semi-Permanent Hair Color leaves hair shiny, soft and beautiful with excellent gray coverage.

Here's what I thought about the Hair care Products

Natural Black Semi-Perm Hair Color
Protect & Repair Shampoo (is only $4.99!)

For centuries, Japanese women have known that Rice Water kept their hair healthy, strong and shiny. Now Bigen combines Rice Water's active ingredient–Inositol, with Sunflower Seed Oil to help PROTECT & REPAIR color-treated, chemically processed or damaged hair. This gentle shampoo formula helps revive and protect damaged hair, improve overall elasticity, and moisturize hair damaged by chemicals. Safe for color treated hair. Leaves hair tangle free with body and shine.
USAGE: Wet hair, apply a generous amount and work into a rich lather. Rinse thoroughly. Repeat if needed for oily hair or build-up from mousse and gels. Follow with Bigen PROTECT & REPAIR Deep Conditioner.
The Deep Repair Conditioner was my favorite of the hair products!!!
It is very affordable at only 1.99! I found all of these Bigen Products in my local Sallys store!
1. After shampooing hair with Bigen PROTECT & REPAIR Shampoo, apply a generous amount and distribute evenly with a wide-tooth comb.
2. Place a plastic cap over hair and sit under a warm dryer for 10 minutes, or 15 minutes with plastic cap and no heat. 
3. Rinse hair thoroughly and gently towel dry.
4. Style hair as usual.
I only wish it came in a bigger size, since I do have such long hair, I use a lot of conditioner, and i went through this sample size pack very quickly!
The product I don't have a use for unfortunately is the Sheen Spray. It made my hair extremely oily, since my hair tends to be on the oily side anyway! (But I might could use it for tanning!  <-- don="don" laugh="laugh" span="span" t="t">
I did like that it came in a HUGE can, and it also was only $4.99!! 

Revitalizes Dry, Dull Hair; Restores Healthy, Lustrous Shine

Bigen Sheen Spray combines Sunflower Seed Oil, Beeswax and Shea Butter for a light healthy finish to everyday styling. Excellent for all types of hair to replenish and restore shine. Great for Natural hair.
USAGE: Hold can 10 to 12 inches from hair and spray lightly.

With Sunflower Oil, Besswax & Shea Butter

Last, but not least of my study of these unique hair care products was the Polishing Serum ($5.99)
I LOVED this product, and I have used it everyday! it makes my hair shine and makes it very flowy and easy to manage. It works when I scrunch my hair to make it curly, and it also works to keep my hair smooth when I straighten it! It can be used for so many things, and it doesn't weigh my hair down! I love the volume and flow it adds to my mane!

Daily Use Serum Creates Instant Shine

Multi-purpose, daily use Serum enriched with Sunflower Seed Oil and Shea Butter that infuses moisture and shine. Bigen Polishing Serum controls damage, hydrates, detangles, shines and smooths frizz
USAGE: Apply 1 to 2 drops to palm of hand. Rub hands together and distribute through hair starting at ends and working to roots. Style as desired. Can be used on dry or damp hair for styling. Tip: Start with a small amount and add more as needed. Do not add serum to hair color.

THE BEST part about shopping in the Bigen Store online, is that if you spend $25 you get free shipping! Fabulous!!!

A Trusted Name in Permanent Hair Color in 70 Countries Worldwide

No Ammonia and no Hydrogen Peroxide required!
Bigen Permanent Powder Hair Color is ideal for those looking for beautiful, long lasting, results with 100% gray coverage or to enhance natural hair color. The unique powder formula is activated by water to naturally open the hair's cuticle and deposit rich, natural color into even the most stubborn gray hair. With no ammonia and no hydrogen peroxide required, this deposit only color is the gentle choice for rich color and optimum shine regardless of your natural hair color, consistency, condition, length or style!
Available in 11 Desirable Colors ($4.99 ea!)

I was a little miffed that the permament shades sent were all "normal colors" for hair,  what I mean by that is, in the swatch above, they appear to have green, purple, blue hair shades, but online, they are all only black, and shades of black. I guess we'll see once I put them on my hair.
Stay updated for more BIGEN posts!

Medium Ash Brown Semi-Perm Hair Color
Again, thanks so much to BIGEN Hoyu for sending me this great box of products! I have found a new go-to in my beauty routine, and I will be seeking this product out more often now!


A trusted name in permanent hair color. Regardless of your natural hair color, consistency, condition, length or style, Bigen produces optimum darkening results


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