" Because it's inhumane,
to disregard your mane. "
I am a creature of habit and usually not the biggest fan of change. My annual visits to the salon can be numbered on one hand (maybe even half of one hand), and I never do anything drastic. However, my hair's flatness had been me getting on my nerves way more than usual upon returning from Melbourne and I decided it was finally time to take matter into my own hands; or the hands of Eugene (Gene's Work Hair Studio)
First and only criteria however:
I ain't changing my hair colour no more!
I like dark hair and I am an avid believer of looking as close to natural as possible. I've stayed away from eyelash extensions for the very same reason, not because I think it looks bad (it looks great on so many people); Just feel like it doesn't sit with me y'know
THE JAPANESE PERM
I am twirling my hair as I write this and it's nice seeing how bouncy the ends of my hair are compared to it's flatter days. Love the way the curls looks and I don't find it particularly drying or damaging (but of course it is a little dryer than usual). Best way to describe it is like a "digital perm" once it loosens up a little, more movement, less maggie-noodle-like.
However, I'd suggest you bring a book or a laptop (or a purpose in life) because this is going to be long. LONG! Like 5 hours long, like I-could-go-to-KL-and-back-and-have-an-hour-to-have- coffee kind of long. It's worth it in the end, for good hair.
The main thing I learnt from Eugene is that when it comes to the perm, the hair cut is probably the most important and of course the condition of your hair. Healthier hair means a nicer curl, so I had to get all my split ends trimmed off and my hair re-layered for shape. PLUS, it's really important to always go in from trims or treatments to maintain your hair's health. I feel like everyone knows that but very few people actually do it, MYSELF INCLUDED! So this year I've made a mini resolution to take better care of my hair, since I already have so little of it.
On a separate note, I have so much product to try for my face, there's this new cushion CC cream from The Face Shop that I got and I'm dying to try out. Just haven't had the right occasion yet. Will keep y'all updated in the next post.
WANT TO HAVE GREAT HAIR TOO?
Head over to Gene's work Hair Studio :
SEKAMA 7, Sublot 5, 2nd Floor, Lot. 197, Section 59, KTLD,
Jalan Sekama, 93300, Kuching, Sarawak.
Kuching, Malaysia 93300
+6014 695 2436
Chinese New Year is probably one of my favourite times of the year.
Family comes together, we eat and share stories... and eat some more..
However, there are moments in the midst of the festive season
where all the chaos does get a little too much. (i.e CNY music)
I collaborated with The Granary Kitchen + Bar (Facebook) to do a little video
on the very craziness that most of us have AND WILL experience this Chinese New Year.
Remember to check out The Granary for their beautiful atmosphere and all their delicious food.
I'd probably see you there this Chinese New Year.
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