hair & beauty

Hey, Red

Because I am a cheapskate, I dye my own hair. I don’t do a particularly good job (as I’m probably the only employed girl in this city who doesn’t own a comb (to properly apply the hair dye) and sometimes, an old toothbrush is nowhere to be found) but I’d rather grab a box of cheapy dye (I used to switch brands with every re-dye but I now stick to Kolours which is a little over 200 pesos a box and available in my neighborhood ghetto grocery), spend an hour in my living room with a plastic cap (or bag!) over my head, and smoke and dick around the internets while waiting for the color to set than spend close to two thousand pesos for a professional to do it for me (I’d rather that money go to weight loss pills, tyvm).

I’m cheap, I tell ya. Besides, it’s just hair.

My roots have been bothering me for a couple of weeks now and I finally found the time to recolor the growth last night. This color’s called Zen Auburn and all I could do was giggle at myself when I saw how orange it was last night, after rinsing. Gladly, the color looks a bit better today, if not a little too red for my liking. I really wanted to just go a lighter shade of brown but Zen Auburn was new (and I never use the same color twice in a row).

reddish hair

reddish hair

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  • Reply Janine November 2, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    That color is fucking gorgeous. You clearly have better dye there or something, because I have to bleach out my hair to get it that red. Dammit you’re making me want to forgo my blond experiment and just rinse some bright red over my head right now. Hopefully it rinses out to the color you were hoping for.

    • Reply Helga November 2, 2009 at 6:37 pm

      NOOOOOOOO! I actually wanna go blonde but that would require a professional! =(

  • Reply ganns November 2, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    I’m with Janine, H. You look fantastic! Great job!

  • Reply Valerie November 3, 2009 at 12:19 am

    I love the red! I’m way too much of a chicken to dye my hair, especially myself. :D

  • Reply Angie November 3, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Oh gawd! Smexy hair. You did a great job Helga. Wish I can also do my hair like yours but I’m afraid.

    By the way, on the first picture you look like a model for some magazine or advertisement.

  • Reply Kristine November 6, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Um, I don’t have a comb to dye my hair. Lol.

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