Monday, April 25, 2016

Why I Need to Leave My Pink Hair – For the Meantime


We are sometimes torn between our priorities and wants; and for the longest time I have envied those people who can sport a crazy-colored hair because that is something I have been wanting to do ever since. So what’s stopping me, you ask? Well… Work.

I work full-time for a non-profit and faith-based organization for almost five years now and they do have very strict rules when it comes to hair color and even tattoos (although it didn’t stop me from getting two before LOL). We can have our hair colored but just the usual brown and burgundy-ish… And those are too boring for my taste.

So why did I ever go pink?

After years of trying to hold it in, I feel like I finally need to let it out. This is me! This is who I really am! This pink hair is a symbolism of how I am such a free-spirited and jovial person. I feel beautiful looking different and since we all have different perceptions of how physical beauty is, I think I have the right to express what beauty means to me.  Beauty for me is being different and being unique. And I know a lot of people might be thinking how shallow my reasons are, but to each his own. Not all of my preferences can be yours and vice versa.

If going pink is being yourself, why did you have to leave it?

Again, priorities. Despite my want to express who I really am, I do have responsibilities and priorities as an adult. Not all of us can get a job which will let us be who we want to be but not all the jobs that will let us be ourselves pays well… So… Yep, I caved in. Actually, it’s not just because of the pay and benefits why I’m staying and choosing to obey by the rules of our organization. Even though they have restricted a lot of the things I’m really into, when you find a full-time job that gives you the opportunity to grow career-wise and be able to help people through it, how can you complain?

Wig works, yes?
I actually also have tried wearing a wig during office hours. It works but what didn’t cross my mind is that I need to also travel for work. There would be times when I need to go on the field under the scorching heat of the sun or even back ride on a motorcycle. It won’t be really comfortable to wear a wig while doing those plus it would be such a drag having to carry my wig when I, supposedly, have to travel light.

In short, I love what I do with my full-time job and it pays well. I am a reasonable and responsible adult so I need to make a choice. There you go. Plus, I don’t need to deal with the Metro Manila traffic since my office is in Pampanga. I’m quite comfortable, thank you!
I was supposed to also post about my second reason but while I was writing this, I guess I shouldn’t. It’s something a bit personal and I guess I can keep that to myself and to those people close to me for now. This reason is actually the major thing that made me impulsively decide to leave my pink hair so… there.

About my new hair style

The night I got my new color :)
Starting to wash out!
Washing out color. A selfie at work.
So I went to a Bench Fix Salon and asked them: how can I get my hair darker without being too harsh on it? Well they offered to just do the cellophane hair treatment so that my hair would just be darker shade of red. I agreed and at first it looked so dark but as the color is washing off, it’s slowly becoming a really sexy red which I did like.

What have I learned through this?

It's becoming dark red-ish slightly purple-ish xD
See! xD
And before I cut my bangs! xD
Wavy hair with full bangs now :D
Usual work look now :D
We would often times need to make decisions in life that we may not ultimately like but because we have our priorities, we learn how to be mature and responsible about how we look at things. Maybe if I plan to leave work and the personal reasons thing is already done, I can go back to having crazy-colored hair. But for now, I need to be the matured and responsible 26 (turning 27, yikes!) year old woman I am. 


  1. You are as pretty as a doll and that is why you look like Nicki Minaj. The wigs look perfect on you. I would look horrible in pink hair. Thank you so much for encouraging me when you came to my blog. You are a gem!

  2. Wow. I love the bangs. I envy you, you can pull off the pink color. Haha. I hope I can have the same guts din. Hihi.

    Spices + Everything Nice |

    1. Find the courage to do it and you'll never regret it. You can always say, "been there, done that!" :D

  3. I always like natural hair best so I think its a good choice :)

    conscious lifestyle of mine

  4. The bangs are super cute on you and wigs work. x

  5. You look gorgeous no matter what color your hair is, but I am digging the pink!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  6. yes, i also need pink hair

    Constance Stokes MissyDresShop

  7. You are so pretty! Beautiful hair! Love all these photos!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  8. Dark red is my favourite, it suits you so well!

    x Karen

  9. I think your new hair color is very pretty although pink will definitely be more striking! Thanks for sharing!


  10. You are so beautiful with your pink hair!!!!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  11. I've always wanted a colored hair as well but school won't allow, sucks. I'm itching to graduate soon to finally get that hair color of my dreams. Been wanting to have a tattoo too, but grandma won't allow, sucks again. I do not know why, just like you, I'm into these things where it would be so hard for me to make it inti reality. I love how strong this post is. You look good, tbh! :)

    Lou |

    1. Thanks Lou! I hope you get to do them after graduation! :D

  12. Aww to bad. It would be so awesome if you have a job that you can wear all the color you want for your hair! As for me I could not too. and yet tambay padin ako lol.

    Aly In Wanderland | >.< | xx Alyssa

    1. Hehe. Hopefully once I get married I can na. xD

  13. awww you're adorable whatever hair length/color you have!
    yay for being true to yourself!

    Have a great day!
    Animated Confessions

  14. I love all these different hair colors on you, your have such a versatile skin tone and face shape for these styles! I know, it can definitely be challenging to represent who you as individual, while complying with office rules, but there's often a great medium. Perhaps you can get a pink wig that you can rock during the weekends? They're becoming more and more popular, so there are more well made, real looking hair options, perhaps that's something you'd want to explore for some fun off hours :) Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!



    1. Thanks for the tip, Jalisa! Would definitely wanna try wearing wigs or hair extensions. :D

  15. So sad to leave your pretty pink hair! *sob* hanks for your wonderful comment on Qing's Style Please always keep in touch, I would love to hear from you!

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    1. Can't wait to see a crazy colored hair again after my wedding (hopefully) xD

  16. Ha... I love the straight red head one!

  17. You are so pretty, hun, no matter the color of your hair!
    But I really love your pink hair as well!^^

  18. I have never tried dye-ing my hair! But always wanted to do so. Medyo naaalarm lang ako baka di ko mamaintain at masira ang hair ko, I'm not really having a lot of hair treatments too, so somehow dry na rin ang hair ko haha. Butyes, in terms of decisionmaking, we do sometimes need to make radical decisions, but most of the time it's for the good naman. Goodluck in everything you do! It's my first time here n your blog. :) Cheers!

  19. They're lucky to have an employee like you. :) But irregardless, i love this hair color too! :) Love it! I personally left purple naman.. not cos bawal.. but just got tired of it. :)

  20. Oh sweetie both styles are really cute on you!

  21. I really love the change on u. The features looks nice and bold.
    New Post on my blog, do drop by soon ,<3

  22. Enjoyed watching your blog, love the hair 😊


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