Hair Timeline: The Beginnings

Starting from my Virgin Jet Black hair — the common color we, Asians, have.

I remembered just now, when I was little and saw my mom tinting her hair Black (because her white hair is becoming all dominant because of age,) I insisted she tint my hair too — c’mon, I was a kid, like about 9 years old — and she did. And after that, when ever she tints her hair, she does mine, too. I think, a couple of times.

I really have no idea about hair coloring the first time I did it (yeah, I’ve been looking up on the internet on how to “lighten” my hair) and with a very little research, I ended up purchasing Dariya Palty Hairdye in Mecha Flash Bleach Sparkling Blonde from an online shop selling Japanese products here in the Philippines.

FRONT. Photo not mine.
BACK. Photo not mine.

This is way back in Summer of 2011. I did not took a photo of it, (I think I did, but cannot find it anymore,) but I remembered quite well how it works for me. This quick review would


It contains a bottle + comb-like end (where you mix all chemicals you find inside the box, except the sachet of conditioner — time to be a chemist — ) Bleaching Powder sachet (where the magic comes from, together with the…) developer, conditioning shampoo, instructions/manual and gloves.

NOT Sparkling blonde, but Mecha Flash Bleaching Kit — yet similar to the contents of Sparkling blonde. Photo not mine.

It’s made for teenagers, just like me, aged 16 (turning 17) that time. It does not smell bad — or strong, like your usual hair dyes that stings. It does not leave your hair damaged! You have that small packet of Conditioning liquid after-all.

I left it for about 40 minutes. I followed the instructions, yes — which, by the way, is in Japanese (Nihonggo characters), but you can settle with the drawings, which is easier in any way. It left my hair undamaged, like I said. Quite soft afterwards, actually.

April 2011 – Abu Dhabi, UAE

I bleached my hair a few days before our flight to UAE, and knowing that its in the Middle East, it’s normally hot all. the. time. Which may cause the fading of the color right away, but my mom bought me a L’oreal Shampoo and Conditioner for colored hair, that help in maintaining the color of my hair until I went back to the PH.

That’s it for my first time. Mind telling me your history?



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