Hello hello hello hello!!! My two weeks’ worth of chika are already jiggling with excitement as I type away! I’m very sorry for being MIA for a long time. I know I’ve given this excuse many times in the past, but I swear I’m so busy that Randy is even frowning upon the fact that I’m squeezing this blogging in.
But how can I not blog? Last week I got this really touching comment on my two-week old “latest” blog entry:
‘Di ba? Denise, thank you so much for this very sweet message! I truly, truly appreciate this!
Anyway, as Denise has alluded–happy new hair to me! Yes, after almost three years, I’m straight again!
When my curls (digipermed in October 2013) have started getting really loose and the ends of my hair got really dry, I started hating my hair and knew pruning time was inevitable. At first, my friends told me to renew my digiperm. But I was tired of it. I wanted to sport a bob to get rid of the remaining curls.
To convince my friends to support my quest to have a more modern and stylish hair, I actually pestered the salesladies of Metro Gaisano at ATC to put a wig on me:
Chrys: Dewmaine para kang si Katie Holmes, ang ganda…
After a few seconds…
Chrys: Ay Dewmaine para ka rin palang si Charice nung paunti-unti na syang nag-a-out…Zaira tumabi ka kay Dewmaine, dali! Tapos Dewmaine mag-pose ka nang parang ‘yung mga nakakunot parang si Charice…
Chrys: Ayaaaan perfect! Kayo na si Charice at Mommy Racquel!
Guys, ganyan talagang kaibigan si Chrysanthemum Collado! #SanayNaKami
Our peg. Photo from Inquirer
Anyway, I actually sported a bob five years ago. And people told me I looked great. 😉 Lookie lookie:
Moi, 6 years ago sporting short hair with my student’s cute sister
In fairness, I think I looked fresh and young sporting that bob. However, I’m a wash-and-wear girl when it comes to hair—as in I’m very lazy and terrible when it comes to fixing my hair (digiperms and stick straight hair give me that luxury). And the hair in the photo above took me ten minutes to achieve, and I had to use a blower! My hair tends to flyaway when short. And I’m not willing to spend 10 minutes on my hair every day, thank you very much.
But my hopes went up when I heard about the Keratin Treatment aka Brazilian Blowout aka Permanent Blowdry. When Randy went to Obagi at ATC for his checkup, I scoured the nearby beauty parlors and asked about Keratin Treatment aka Brazilian Blowout aka Permanent Blowdry. I was told it does not straighten like rebonding but that it does remove the frizz. I showed the hairstylists the hairstyles I’d like to achieve:
Ganda ‘no? Especially the one on the right!
The stylists of Regine’s Salon and Jesi Mendez told me that these hairstyles were achievable if I get the Keratin Treatment aka Brazilian Blowout aka Permanent Blowdry. Regine’s quoted P8,000 for this; Jesi Mendez said I’ll be paying P5,000 for this plus free Keratin shampoo and conditioner worth P2,700. I really intended to return to Jesi Mendez, but then I remembered my friend Dr. Sugar Blanco getting the same treatment before. I asked her where she had hers done and how much. She said she had it at CUT Salon for only P1,500—any length! Aba, aba, abaaaa!!! Because of that, I planned to have my whole hair undergo the treatment and if it really is tamed, that’s when I’d have my hair cut. That way, the risk is almost 0%, right?
So on Saturday last week, I went to CUT. Here’s a summary of my experience:
Salon: Cut Salon (Encarnacion Groip of Companies)
Cost: P1,500 for iCure Keratin Treatment aka Brazilian Blowout aka Permanent Blowdry and haircut
Duration: 1-1.5 hours
First, my hair was washed and shampooed. Then, the keratin was applied on my hair. The keratin by the way made me teary-eyed and the fumes hurt my nostrils (I suggest you bring a mask when you get this). After the application, the stylist blowdried my hair while combing it. During this process, the fumes get worse and you could see something like a smoke coming out of your hair. When the blowdrying process was finished, another stylist used straightening iron on my hair—-just like rebonding. After everything was straightened, the stylist trimmed my hair.
Here’s how I looked like after the treatment:
I was told not to wash my hair for three days. And on the third day, I should wash it with the highly-recommended sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner, also by iCure. This pair cost Php500, and I got them from CUT as well.
I washed my hair on Monday night…hindi ko na kinaya ang pagiging greasy! I airdried it and then slept while it was damp. The following day, I was scared that it will still look buhaghag. But in fairness, it was tame and soft. Look at me on the first day I washed my hair!
Here I was with our new Philippine Grand Champion and International Champion bull mastiff bitch, KHALEESI, at the 2015 Philippine Circuit Dog Show:
And then later, I attended an event at Century City Mall where I finally met some top mommy bloggers (who were so sweet to have included me in their table and never made me feel out of place!)
With Raviv after the event waiting for Dodong
By the way, in case you’re interested (my friends said this get-up is nice, although Randy hates it when I wear jumpsuits), here are my outfit details:
Jumpsuit: Hip Culture
Wedge sandals: Charles & Keith
Bag: Balenciaga Classic City
So, am I satisfied with my new hair? Yes na yes! It is indeed a happy new hair for me! When I get tired of this, perhaps I will get that bob already. 😉
Baboosh and I hope I’d have time to gab with you again soon!