I used to have long hair, about hip-length, during my school days and college/university days. My hair has always been thin, slightly brown and long…. never thick – and my family hereditary showed signs of thinning hair and hence the scalp is always seen on the top of my head.
And I have peculiar hair – oily scalp, thin hair; straight on top, curly and frizzy as it grows out.
As I grew older, and had a kid, hair fall increased and hair started becoming more and more thin. End result was that I had to cut my hair short, keep it short throughout.
In Singapore, hair treatments, keratin, rebonding, perming and coloring is common and a way of life. And I fell prey to it as well 🙂 I love the idea of straight, fuss-free, shiny hair – but all of the treatments above need continuous use of products, treatments and caring with love for your hair. And that is what I did!
Check out my Instagram – @scisandhya to know more about the story of my hair for the past few years.
I smoothen/rebond my hair every 6 months – generally keratin treatment so that hair looks naturally straightened. And I have loved coloring my hair as well – burgundy, red, brown and black too. I have always be fascinated by the colors of the peacock and wanted those in my hair 🙂 and so I went for it after much contemplation, as this required to bleach my hair – which is quite harmful.
Below is the story of my purple, blue hair… a few hiccups and repeated coloring – check the story below:
I spent SG$88 for this.
Then I went on to take awesome pics of my awesome hair:
So, I went on to wash my hair after 2 days with color protective shampoo…. but look at what happened 😦
So, I contacted the salon and they told me I should have use purple colored shampoo and hair mask – duh!! they never told me the first time I was there!
So, they asked me come again to recolor and buy the shampoo and mask from them. So I went and had it quickly colored again!
This was after the second round of coloring.
But even after I used the color shampoo and mask [note: the color from the shampoo stains your bathrooms/shower (white tiles, bathtub needs scrubbing after you shower!)], the color did fade but only after a few washes. Then I went on Google to do my research, which I should have probably done before I did the coloring – it seems it is common for the color to fade in a couple of washes and the bleached blonde/grey hair starts being visible.
So, this is how it looks last week – 2 weeks after the second round of coloring:
It looks a bit sad, right? So I went online and bought hair color for SG$7 and I colored again at home:
But overall, I love the colors even if they are slightly faded.
Note: If you color your hair crazy colors,
- Make sure to buy color shampoo and mask
- It does damage your hair, use the mask religiously
- Use cold water to wash your hair
- The color stains your bathroom, towels and pillows
- Do not expect the color to last too long – just a few weeks is what it guarantees
- I would rather do the coloring myself at home 🙂
I hope this post helps, let me know your thoughts below!