Last week, I went to the hair salon. I told my stylist I wanted to re-colour my hair and maybe perm it because I was tired of spending 30 minutes with the curling tong every day.
I asked for some hair magazines so I could choose something I liked. But my stylist said, “No need! I already know what I’m going to do for you.”
I decided to let him. I knew I was going to have a hard time choosing if it were up to me, anyway.
I kind of regretted it because I ended up spending five hours in the salon. He gave me the whole works — cut, colour, perm, treatment and countless washes.
If you’d followed my Twitter or read my Plurks, you would have witnessed my ordeal real-time.
It was 8:30 pm by the time I was done. I wasn’t ecstatic with the result. I thought my face looked fatter and older with my newly poofed-up hair.
Well, it’s been five days now and the curls have tamed a bit, so I’m a little happier with it. And, of course, I’m very happy with the fact that my hair is not silky smooth anymore.
Contrary to popular opinion, silky smooth hair is NOT GOOD. It’s limp and flat and slippery and a horror to style.
Once, I had to do a waking up scene and my director was horrified that he couldn’t get my hair to mess up so that I looked like I had just gotten out of bed. It just refused to be anything but straight and limp.
So I love my newly damaged hair! Now I can mess it up so easily! And I can twirl it with my fingers and it will actually remain twirled when I let go!!
Well, the twirls will undo a little very slowly throughout the day, but I get enough hours of having cute hair before I have to twirl it again with my fingers.
You could never do that with silky smooth hair!
My stylist advised me not to blow-dry after washing. He said to just twirl the two sides quickly and then leave it to air dry.
I thought that was great news because it would save me 15 minutes of blow drying every day. But then I realised some parts become frizzy when left to air dry, which I don’t like, so now I have to blow dry my hair very carefully, trying not to disturb the curls too much.
Which takes more time to blow dry than my straight hair did.
Hair is so troublesome!!
Nevertheless, I’m quite pleased with the change, even though I look like a monster when I get out of bed now.
I don’t really like the colour, though. I’d prefer something more cocoa-brown than orange-brown. But my stylist says this is the latest trendy colour. He also says light colours are passe now, so it’s best to get something darker brown.
This is with professional film-set lighting. It looks purplish! Oh, well, anything is better than black!
I wish he didn’t cut my fringe short, though. Now it’s a bitch to manage. Grrr!