*MUST READ IF YOU ALWAYS DYE/BLEACH/PERM YOUR HAIR!
My hair have been undergoing quite a bit of transformation for the past month and it's been quite an "adventure" for me. As y'all know, I'm pretty conservative with hair colors and hairstyles which is why I didn't have colorful hair even though it was/is the trend and half of the bloggers I know already colored their hair pink/purple etc!
SO I DECIDED TO STEP OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE!
Last time with reddish brown hair!
So I wanted matte brown hair with grey highlights initially but my hairstylist, Fiona, told me that I might have to bleach my hair more than once to achieve the color which means my hair would be even more damaged. Instead, green highlights would have been more possible with just one time of bleaching so I heeded her advice and went green!
BLEACHING IN PROGRESS!
Getting my green highlights up first before dying my whole head brown and.......
MY HAIR AFTER 4 HOURS IN THE SALON
It's actually a bit lighter in real life but my stupid phone camera couldn't capture it!
Yow yow came to accompany me :* then we went for our "date night" at shokudo!
Super yummy fried tofu!
And omu rice! Damn happy he introduced Shokudo cos it's really affordable and the food's yummy!
My actual hair color! Hahah Yow's pullover matched my hair!
Went back the next day to do treatment.
MUST MUST MUST DO TREATMENT AFTER BLEACHING HAIR!
So I did the usual Redken treatment which you can read about here ! The Redken treatment helps to strengthen hair so it prevents damages and hair breakages from chemical works. Definitely very useful for people like me who loves dying my hair. I know of people who bleach and dye their hair often but don't go for treatments regularly so their hair breaks super easily. Like their hair break when they run their fingers through their hair.
SO REGULAR HAIR TREATMENTS ARE SUPER IMPORTANT!!!
My hair after Redken treatment (: So much softer than it was the night before after I bleached it.
As much as I love changes in my life, I wasn't very used to having super light hair with green streaks. My parents were also making a hell lot of noise about it and insisted I dye it back to dark brown or something. So I texted Fiona that I have to go back and dye it darker :( She was really nice to let me do it after a week after my hair rested from the bleaching!
Meanwhile, Fiona generously gave me a range of products to protect my hair!
L'Oreal Vitamino Color Shampoo - helps to lock the color and keep it vivid and vibrant for long
Redken all soft heavy cream - transforms hair with improved manageability, intense softness and lasting silky shine. It contains argan oil which creates intense softness.
Mythic Oil (Rich oil) - Contains argan oil and rich bran oil which provides intense nourishment to make hair more manageable and for easier blow-dry. Lightweight!
See, my iPhone camera just keeps making my hair look darker but it wasn't even this dark!
Goodbye to the craziest hair color I ever had IN MY LIFE hahaha.
So I went back to Salon Vim and chose the color I wanted!
I've always wanted to try ash brown and I love Olivia Palermo to death so I decided to try this color!
Repair B treatment with fibre cutic to reconstruct hair!
As usual, I did hair treatment after getting my hair dyed but this time I opted for a different hair treatment from my usual Redken treatment!
LOREAL MYTHIC OIL TREATMENT!
I'm sure many of you have heard about the Mythic oil and I can only say it's awesome! I have tried their hair serum and I love it. It's my second bottle already and it beats ALL other hair serum I've tried before! So I was really excited to try their hair treatment!
Tadah!!!!! Done and my hair was a lot smoother and it didn't feel greasy at the same time. Meet my new hair color also! Absolutely satisfied and I had been getting a lot of compliments from my friends about it! Pardon my face, looked super tired that day!
Now, here's a confession!
Whoever told you that your hair WON'T spoil or become dry after bleaching or perming your hair is either lying to you, or they just have super good hair genes because truth is, your hair will likely become more dry and damaged after undergoing chemical works on your hair. Then you ask,
"LIKE THAT HOW??? I STILL WANT TO HAVE NICE BROWN CURLY HAIR!!!!"
Well, GO FOR TREATMENTS REGULARLY!
I cannot emphasize how important hair treatments are but you definitely would be able to tell from this blogpost cos I went thrice just within a month!!!! That's how my hair isn't super damaged from bleaching. For sure, it's more dry and harder to manage after bleaching but it's definitely better than my condition at first before I started on the treatments!
So I went for another hair treatment at Salon Vim recently!
Salon Vim is very famous for their hair treatments and they definitely deserve the accolades! They have a few types of treatments which cater to different hair needs and it's not the kind which will fade off after a few washes!
Here's my hair before treatment. Doesn't look too bad cos I did 2 treatments 2 weeks before this, but after awhile it got a bit hard to manage.
Fiona urged me to try the new Japanese treatment which recently got introduced into Salon Vim.
It's a 2-step treatment called Arimino.
While Redken helps to strengthen the hair, Arimino aims to soften the hair so it's more manageable.
EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED!
Even the packaging looks so Jappo!
So they rinsed my hair with a mild moisture-rich shampoo then we got started on the hair treatment!
Step 1 : ENRICH TREATMENT
This step aims to nourish inside hair and repair, and also acts as the base of the next step. The inner repair of the hair is by liquid crystal emulsion technology!
Step 2 : HOLD CREAM
This step basically further locks step 1 into my hair and protects the surface of my hair. It contains Camellia oil and shea butter which are really effective ingredients to attain softer hair.
The whole process took about and hour, and voila.....SIGNIFICANTLY SOFTER HAIR!
I've already washed my hair again after the treatment and my hair is still softer so this means that the treatment is lasting even after washing your hair!!!
Look at how healthy my hair look in this photo!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!
I'll be going back for another treatment in 2 weeks' time. I'm really thrilled to get my hair back into perfect condition so I can perm it maybe say June?
Nobody said you can't have nice colored wavy hair, you just gotta take care of it by going for treatments (:
And fret not about the price, this is all you have to do to get a discount at Salon Vim :
Quote "Sophia Chong" to get 10% off at SV!
Call them at 68847757 to make appointment (: