It’s something I have been wanting to do for like three or four years now. If only my work allows it, I would have had multi-colored hair years ago and you probably would already be tired of it. Well, I’m still with the NGO I have been working with for almost five years now but how, right? Well let me tell you the story then:
I have been browsing Rainbow Head PH’s website for like almost three months and contemplating on whether I should proceed with a funkier color or not. The option will be having it for Christmas break and having it colored back to normal boring before work starts… Okay, so that gives me two weeks, right? And so it was settled. A week before Christmas vacation, I placed my order and paid for the La Riche Hair Color in Pastel Pink from Rainbow Head PH and the day after my last day from work (even though it was raining a bit bad), I went to the nearest salon to have my hair bleached and the color applied.
The salon I went to was the Gliteratti Salon in Santulan, Malabon City. My hair was bleached two times and it took almost 3 hours, I think. I’ve had my hair bleached before but this would be my first time to have it bleached this long.
Getting your hair bleached isn’t a walk in a park. It felt like acid was poured on my head. My legs were twitching and my fists were clenching because I want the bleach off of my hair!
So when they finally took it off, they proceeded with coloring my hair. One jar of the La Riche Hair Color wasn’t enough for my hair and they think it isn’t giving off the right color so they mixed it with their own hair coloring in the salon which is a purple shade. I was at first doubtful but the finished product was really good. I just opted to wash it a few time so that it will fade into the lighter pink shade that I want.
Taking Care of My Bleached Hair
During the first few days, my scalp became really dry, flaky, and itchy. As much as I would want to proceed with using my sulfate-free shampoo, I needed something else that can help me with the dry scalp. So I used Head ‘N Shoulders for about three days and would then be followed by a generous amount of the St. Ives Revitalizing Conditioner to keep it smooth, soft, and bouncy. After three days of using anti-dandruff shampoo, I switched to my Marc Anthony Macadamia Oil Sulfate-Free Shampoo. My boyfriend told me that a sulfate-free shampoo would be better for bleached hair since it keeps it from being dry and washing out the color (and so far so good!). And then after the shampoo, I would proceed to conditioning it using again the St. Ives Revitalizing Conditioner.
Why My Pink Hair is Such a Big Deal
|New Year's Eve! :D|
|Back in Pampanga <3|
Pink isn’t anyone’s normal hair color. I go out and I get a lot of stares. Some people giggle, some appreciate, kids usually admire it and say hi to me, some men smile and wink, while there are some girls or gay people who approach me and ask about how I got to this color. As long as they don’t go beyond that I guess I’m fine with that.
What You Should Understand
|At Pink Sisters in Tagaytay|
|Playing Cards Against Humanity with sisters and cousins. They love my pink hair!|