Look Of The Day
Long T-Shirt Dress: Kana, Yesstyle.com
Shoes: Steve Madden
Contact lenses: Princess Mimi in Sesame Grey
Top Lashes: Eyemazing 001
Bottom Lashes: Diamond Lash 09 Nude Eye
Hello! Today’s post is mainly about my hair. Not sure what compelled me, maybe it’s because I just had my re-growth re-dyed, but regardless, I feel like sharing a few tips and tricks that I know and just my overall experience being blonde.
Now if you’ve been following my blog or you actually know me in person, roughly around this time I started my transformation in becoming a blonde. I won’t go into too much detail over the process because I’ve already blogged about it before, so if you’d like to, feel free to go back and take a gander at my previous post.
These days I get my hair done professionally every two months or so at one of those super fancy Korean Salons. The one I go to is Sui, which has two Salons one on Russell St, the other in the 206 Bourke St mall. It costs around $200 each time but it includes toner and a haircut. More importantly they get it right every time so I don’t have to fear for my hair.
In terms of treatments, I know I’m supposed to go for a salon treatment every so often, but to be really honest I don’t feel it does all that much to help. Unless I’m meant to go every week but I’m not Paris Hilton and I can’t afford the time or the expenses. Also my hair is pretty tough and can take quite a beating, so despite it resembling something like tumbleweed at the moment thanks to all the bleach and toner, some spray-in moisture treatment usually does the trick and after two weeks it’s back to manageable.
The one I use is the All Soft Supple Touch by Redken.
I use it once a day and it costs about $19 ~ 21 a bottle but it is worth it and I’m lazy and cheap when it comes to these kind of things.
In addition to that I use an Anti-Snap Treatment, which helps stop my hair from breaking as much when I try to brush it.
This I use probably every second day for the first week after re-dying my hair, then I drop down to maybe once a week. It costs about $28 retail or maybe a little less depending where you buy it from.
On occasion, whenever I find the time or I feel my hair is having one of those days, I use a mask also by Redken.
I really don’t use this one all that often, maybe once every two/three weeks. It just helps to soften and moisturise my hair.
As for shampoos and conditioners, if you invest in good treatments, then this is where you can skimp a little. I usually just pick anything that says moisturising. I do recommend though, to stay away from grocery store shampoos just `cause they’re not all that great, but if you really are on a tight budget the one I recommend is the L’Oreal Elvive ones, they’re not too bad.
From everything I’ve just said, it sounds as though being blonde is a wallet drainer and really time consuming but in comparison to when I had red hair, it’s definitely not as bad. It cost me the same amount to re-dye my red hair at the salon, and I would have to do my whole hair not just my regrowth because the colour fades so fast, which in the end is just as damaging as bleaching it once in a while.
Anyhoos… I think I’ll wrap it up now.
Picture of me just after coming home from the salon
And that’s all for now,
Until Next Time… <3