New Hair…Kinda!

After waiting for months, I finally got an appointment with my love, Jing Monis. Oh my gosh, he’s so in demand—but always sooo worth the wait! I’ve been itching to cut my hair because the length was just too much for me to handle already. Guess I’m really a short hair kinda girl now.

The peg: a toned-down version of Khloe's light brown, ombré style for summer! My hair won't look like this yet, but that's what we're planning on doing—if I don't get tempted to cut it short again. Haha!

This was supposed to be my hair peg for the summer, but it’s way too hot in Manila—and I don’t have the time to blow dry my hair every day! Read about my past cut and coloring adventure here.

So...snip-snip! Into the stylist's chair I go. I'm so happy!

So…snip-snip! Into the stylist’s chair I go. I’m so happy!

Now here’s the struggle for gals with colored hair: maintenance! My color turned a bit brassy and the ends were super dry. I’d stay away from chemical treatments at this point to help my hair recover, but I have lots of big events coming up. To lessen the damage, I just had my roots retouched…but Jing had a better idea.

"After leaving the color on the roots for 10 minutes, I comb through to spread it until the ends," explains Jing. "This allows it to blend beautifully with your old color while removing any rusty tones. The best part? It's less damaging on your strands."

“After leaving the color on the roots for 10 minutes, I comb through to spread it until the ends,” explains Jing. “This allows it to blend beautifully with your old color while removing any rusty tones. The best part is, it’s less damaging on your strands.”

After any chemical processing, I always make time for a treatment. Tried the Keratin Infusion Treatment (starts at P1,550) and my hair feels much softer now.

After any chemical processing, I always make time for a treatment. Tried the Keratin Infusion Treatment (starts at P1,550) and my hair feels much softer now. Yay!

And now for the big reveal…Clickity-click to check out my (kinda) new ’do and see how it compares to my old cut! Continue reading

Current Obsession: Roughed-Up Strands

For the longest time, my ’do has been sleek and polished—everything a modern bob should be. Now, I’m obsessed with a more disheveled, messy-sexy look.

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Looks like this look is trending, since I spotted more pegs during NYFW 2014! Got these pics from the IG of Sam Mcknight, who is basically my hair god. I met him during a junket once—he does all the major runway shows + Vogue covers.

Anyway, the thing about this look is that it can just look messy (not sexy) on brunettes. Case in point:

My disheveled self. My hair is extremely (and thankfully) thick. My technique here: I applied Moroccan Oil and BedHead After Party on damp strands and air dried. Once dry, I did a quick mist of Tigi Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Conditioner.

My hair is extremely (and thankfully) thick. My technique here: I applied Moroccan Oil and misted lots of Osmo Sea Salt Spray on damp strands and air dried. Hmm…too disheveled for me. P.S. Say hi to the BDJBox team!

Hay…So much product and no effect at all! And when my hair is magulo (messy), I don’t feel as put-together as I’d like. So I kept experimenting…

Now we're getting somewhere! Shampooed + conditioned the night before and rough dried with a fan. Then, just added a few more drops of Moroccan Oil.

Now we’re getting somewhere! Shampooed + conditioned the night before and rough dried with a fan. Then, just added a few more drops of Moroccan Oil in the morning. This look works better with a center part, I think.

I think I'm getting it! Misted My Amazing Blow-Dry Secret and used a Vidal Sassoon Curler to add some waves. I just curled it in the middle and left the tips undone. Then, I stretched it out with my fingers, ran a bit of BedHead After Party over the ends to tame frizz, and set my hair with Phyto Hair Spray to add shine.

I think I’m getting it! Misted My Amazing Blow Dry Secret and used a Vidal Sassoon Ceramic Curler (1.2 inch barrel) to add random waves. I just curled 2-inch chunks in the middle and left the tips undone. Then, I stretched out the curls my fingers, ran a bit of BedHead After Party over the ends to tame frizz, and set my hair with Phyto Phytolaque Botanical Shine Spray to add shine.

Doing my hair doesn’t come naturally to me and I usually prefer to just have the awesome stylists at Jing Monis Salon in Greenbelt fix my tresses for events. But because I can’t do that every day, I’m going to have to keep practicing until I can get this textured, roughed-up look down.

What do you think of this hair trend? Would you give it a try? ♥