hidden bleach

I’ve been getting a lot of inquiries about my hair colour so I decided to write a short post about how I explained to my colourist the style I wanted for my first ever hair colouring experience.

I was getting bored with how I looked and different haircuts didn’t seem to change anything so I decided to do something different. I never coloured my hair before so you can only imagine the nerves.

In my head I pictured it to be a little ash-brown with light streaks to put some depth to it. But since I go to the beach a lot,  I was worried that the light streaks would turn orange. My colourist then suggested to bleach the streaks and overlap it with an ash brown close to my original hair colour.

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I also didn’t want the hassle of having to go to the salon so often to recolour and re-bleach the roots, so I had them keep a small part at the top of my head unbleached, and keep all light streaks under. The ash brown they place as the top coat isn’t so far from my original hair colour, so the roots aren’t that obvious and don’t need immediate retouching.

I’ve been to the beach several times since the colouring last October 2015 and the brown has lightened up bit. It now blends in better with the light streaks under.

In case you’d also like to try some colour for the first time, I suggest you go to a good salon even though it might be a little pricey. For this I went to South Salon (Ground Floor, Westgate Tower Investment Dr, Muntinlupa, 1780 Metro Manila). My go-to for hair colouring is Menchie Vicente.

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