Hair Care Diaries: Blonde Essentials
One of the most common remarks I get in person is how healthy my blonde hair is. When you go blonde, your hair will experience irrevocable damage — something a lot of people would expect to see when I go out of the house. Nothing in this world can really save chemically-treated hair, unless you cut it, but finding the right products can help minimize the appearance of the damage. And after countless of hours researching and trying different products, I’m lucky that I have found my essentials.
Brazilian Blowout Experience
My hair, despite all the bleach jobs it went through, can still appear healthy even without using any styling tools but it’s better if I do because the ends give away the illusion. Now, I’m quite blessed that I was given such strong hair but that doesn’t mean I should constantly push my crowning glory to the limit. After several bleach jobs, my hair is just thirsty for an intense TLC.
So despite the lack of funds, I took the plunge and had my first ever and definitely certified Brazilian Blowout treatment at Envy Me Salon. It’s my first time to avail a service in their salon, and given how meticulous I am with my hair, I’m glad that they’re knowledgeable with what they’re selling.
The first thing they did was shampoo my hair to remove any dirt and residue. This is to help my hair receive optimal smoothing result. Then they started dividing my hair into sections and applied the treatment from root to tip. Once they’re done, they let the solution be saturated to my hair for 15 minutes.
The next thing they did was blow-dry my hair without rinsing the treatment off. There was no visible steam or smoke but the product did sting my eyes. :(
Then they straightened my hair using an iron to further seal the product in. During this time, I wondered what’s the difference between the blow dry and hair iron. So I’ve touched both areas, and the iron made my hair look shinier and it really did felt smooth and softer. For a split second, I really felt like I was one of those hair models on TV!
At this point, they were supposed to rinse my hair and apply a 60-second masque to further seal the treatment but I said I had to leave for an appointment. The stylist said it was okay, and just recommended that I wash my hair the next day instead. They did, however, applied the smoothing serum to detangle and add shine to my hair prior to the final blow-dry. :)
It’s been almost a week since I had my treatment and I’ve got to say that my hair did improve a bit. First of all, it was so much easier to detangle my hair! And my hair is sooooo softer now. :) I highly recommend this kind of treatment to anyone who needs to pamper their crowning glory!
Things To Know
The difference between a Keratin treatment and a Brazilian Blowout are the procedure and products being used. I honestly prefer Keratherapy than iCure for keratin treatments, because I think Keratherapy is safer and ideal for girls with curly hair. (Google iCure Keratin and you can barely find any information, just links to deal sites!).
A Brazilian Blowout is smoothing hair treatment. It will straighten your hair for a couple of weeks or months only, depending on how you take good care of it. If you’re interested in getting a Brazilian Blowout, check if your salon or stylist is certified. The should be using the Acai Professional Line (bronze color bottle) and not iCure or Keratherapy. And the procedure should follow what’s stated on Brazilian Blowout website.
Envy Me Salon is located at the 3/F West Wing of Robinson’s Galleria. If you’re interested to get a treatment, please call them at (02) 576 4716
Hair Care Diaries: Current Favorites
Sharing to you my current hair care favorites. I’ve been using these for several months now and they all make my hair feel and look great! :)
Human Heart Natural Strengthening Shampoo — Because DGJ Organics is not locally available, I switched to Human Heart Nature, a Pro-Pinoy organic brand. I can’t explain how or why but I think this shampoo makes my hair grow faster.
Stieprox Liquid — This is a medicated shampoo that I use to regulate my oily scalp. I only use this once or twice a week.
Alberto VO5 Clarifying Conditioner — I noticed that regular conditioners tend to be heavier and bad for my oily scalp, but I need and love conditioner! So I switched to something lighter but provides the same amount of moisture: a clarifying conditioner! I like this conditioner but it’s a bit runny (watery). I’m still looking for an alternative that has lesser ingredients though.
Suave Professionals Moroccan Argan Styling Oil — I love this serum because it isn’t too heavy or greasy, and gives my hair that temporary shine. I got this from the $10 gift pack I ordered from Amazon and how I wish it’s locally available.
How about you? What are your hair care favorites? :)
Hair Care Diaries: Vidal Sassoon Premium Base Care Treatment
This Vidal Sassoon product is the first item I ‘purchased’ from Sample Room, the Philippines’ first ever beauty and lifestyle sampling website. And because the website is giving me a sample to try before I buy, I expected that I’ll only receive a sample size of the product but I was surprised that the Vidal Sassoon came in its full 169ml glory. The package also came with a small bottle of Celeteque DermoScience Advanced Anti-Aging Anti-Wrinkle Ultra-Hydrating Cleansing Oil (wow what a mouthful) as a freebie.
DGJ Organics Hair Care Review
Visiting England did not only change my perspective, but also the way I take care of my hair. Did you know that those stuff they put on regular shampoo and conditioner can actually do more damage than help your hair? When I found out about this, I immediately bid goodbye to salon-based products and their evil silicones, and said hello to organic and hair care products that actually works! <3
I would like to introduce the DGJ Organics, an organic hair care developed by celebrity hairdresser and colourist Daniel Galvin Junior. I honestly never heard of the brand before but it was organic and only cost £5.99 (PHP380) per (250ml) bottle. I thought that was pretty cheap for a UK product that claims to be organic and SLS-free.