After posting Part 1 of my PURSE LOVE STORIES 2: FAKE PURSE HEARTBREAK 1 last night, I was extremely surprised to receive a lot of comments and personal messages to finish my story already. Some were even asking na ikwento ko na raw through PM. Marami ‘atang affected, haha!
But at the risk of being branded as paasa, I’m sorry but that’s not what I will post tonight. See, I made another promise which I haven’t yet fulfilled: the debut of my new hair.
Perhaps right now, wala na kayoing pakialam sa buhok ko kasi mas interesado kayo sa bag.
Buuuut today there’s another significant change in how I look—I swear it’s super significant!
So before I unveil my new look that I had done today, I have to talk to you about my hair first. I thought of unveiling my hair + what I had done today in one post, but I decided against it because my hair made me prettier (I think!) while what I had dome today made Raviv say…
Raviv: It doesn’t look good, Nanay.
I: You mean, ugly na ang mommy mo?
Raviv, without batting an eyelash: Yeah
Waaaaaah!!! To think that Raviv always tells me I’m the most beautiful woman in the world. Even after I showed him a photo of Liza Soberano, he still thinks no one can beat the beauty of his Nanay!
Basta, when I show what I had done today and how it made me look like, you’ll understand why I want to post a separate blog entry for this–para naman maganda-ganda pa ako!
OK, let’s begin with my digiperm kwento!
So because of what happened to me HERE, I was finally convinced to get a digiperm. Prior to that, I’ve been thinking about it already because a layered haircut does not befit a rebonded hair. My hair looked like a stiff walls tambo!
To make it pretty, I needed to blowdry and/or curl the edges of my hair. And I don’t like that because it’s too time consuming and I feel that my hair is getting damaged.
So when I had time, I finally went to get a digiperm at Bang’s T&J at Solenad 3 in Nuvali. I chose Bang’s because that’s where I had my first digiperm, and I loved the result. My second digiperm at a local salon left much to be desired because the curls were smaller.
The package I got was the one that used an “organic chemical” with matching hair color retouch. It’s the safest yet most expensive digiperm package. It took me a long time to decide because nakakahimatay ang presyo! But eventually, I told myself to gora because I go to the parlor—err, “salon” (because the term beauty parlor is so dated already, hehe!) very, very rarely. I just told myself that if I go to the salon like a normal non-losyang working mom does, my budget would be overflowing. Plus, I’ve already tried scrimping on the product used on my hair before. It was a total disaster, and mas mahal pa ang nagastos ko in rehabilitating my hair whose texture became pubic hair-esque!
Digiperm at Bang’s T&J Solenad
When I went to Bang’s Solenad, I was told they only have one stylist, which was this Korean lady. She’s good, quick, and nice. I like her! She was assisted by two Filipinas. On this photo, they were coloring my hair. I think she’s good because there were no color residues on my scalp! And when I took a bath, there was no excess color running down the shower drain.
This was while the color on my hair was left to be processed
This was how the assistant stylist dries my hair. It made me realize that high buns/chignons work for my face despite my mala-airport ang lapad forehead!
The scary gadget to digitally perm my hair, hehe
The coloring + digiperm + hair treatment lasted from 2 p.m. to almost 6 p.m. I was bored out of my wits! Whoever said that going to the salon is relaxing must have an extremely miserable life. I regretted not bringing my laptop so I could get some work done while people were fixing my hair.
By the way, I didn’t take photos of me right after my digiperm because the Korean stylist fixed my hair. Natural, maganda. But what I want to show you is how my hair fares in everyday life, ‘yung almost no effort.
Ladies and gentlemen, here’s the grand debut of my new curls that happened two nights ago in my walk-in closet:
Just like my first digiperm experience, I’m satisfied with my digiperm courtesy of Bang’s T&J (formerly Tony & Jackey). Randy tells me that he likes my curls more than my limp, straight hair (he didn’t say “limp”, of course. Hehe).
- I used my Lucido-L Hair Make Supplement (the orange variant) leftover to moisturize my curls. I hope it’s still available at Watson’s, because it’s cheap yet effective. The ones being sold at Bang’s were very expensive!
- To achieve these “big curls”, I still do what I used to do HERE. Then I tie my hair in a chignon. ‘Pag gusto ko nang gumawa ng eksena, I just remove my hair tie and let the waves tumble loosely. If I want more volume, I flip my hair and VOILA!
- See my side bangs? The Korean stylist cut that (she asked me first) and towards the end, she did “volume rebond” on it. That’s why even though it’s straight, it has a beautiful soft wave. Actually, when I get tired of my urls, I’m planning to cut my hair short and avail of Bang’s volume rebond.
- The only thing I didn’t like at Bang’s was how the Pinay assistant stylists were pushing me to buy their hair products. They were scaring me that if I don’t buy, my curls will be ruined especially because my curls were big. Good thing that this isn’t my first digiperm, and that I know other cheaper products would also do the job well. For them to stop pushing me, I just told them that I had no more money, the end.