I started working on the 4th day of August… And I’ve never been shut down to social media like this before.
So, two weeks on the firm and I’m still sporting my very porous shoulder-length hair that I decided to get the Pixie cut. Ta-da:
*Please do note that I am fond of using filters on my photos (specifically VSCOcam’s Film Preset, HB2) but still trying my best not to alter the colors that much or to get the colors as close to what and how it is in person.
Bleach bathed my hair once before I slapped on Manic Panic’s Ultra Violet on it.
Yesterday, I decided to drop by at Quiapo on my way to UST (to fix my final requirement/s for my thesis adviser) and looked for the shop where I bought my first hair bleaching powder tub and developer early last year.
First off is COLISI Keratin Blowout Hair Treatment in Milk Essence. I got this for only PhP 100.00! Which is quite cheap for a nice quality — I said that because compared to other products there, it has a nice packaging (tub design) and spelling check is on while making the instructions + grammar. (Other tubs goes from PhP 75.00 – 85.00.) But what it would do to my hair, let’s see. Another steal is the SEMON Professional Hair Coloring Cream in Blue. I only got this crazy hair color for only PhP 55.00. Imagine, this is already on the higher quality line. They also have cheaper tubes like the ones in HBC stores (which, by the way, retails from PhP 135.00 to 180.00 per tube.) They have similar brands, like Bremod which only costs PhP 45.00/tube. And even cheaper PhP 35.00. They are such a steal!
Aaand, of course, I got myself another set of bleach powder and developer (because I realized I’ve already used up all the first ones I’ve bought January last year,) in different brand names than the first ones I got from them. I got the Decolor Powder Hair Fashion bleaching powder for PhP 90.00 (They have Bremod for PhP 150.00) and the Korcs Oxidant Cream only for PhP 85.00/1000 mL. Don’t ask me if that’s legit Korean Hangeul symbols, I don’t know. I know most of the products in there are ‘Made in China.’
I’ll surely go back anytime soon to buy hair toners (they din’t have it at this time) and a lot of hair coloring tubes in ash blonde to tone down all the brassiness that these bleaching will give my haiiir. Wait up for the reviews of each product soon as I try to fry my hair again for the nth time!
If you have been lurking around this blog, reading some of my posts, you would know that I’m a fond of drugstore hair essentials. Cheap — But of course, reasonable quality and effectiveness.
I’ve been buying HairFix coloring Shampoos since it popped out the shelves (similar to the packaging of GlamWorks hair coloring shampoo, and they are always on display side-by-side) using color: Black. You know, “in case of emergency” from the (1) college’s hair color policy to (2) bleaching-gone-wrong.
So what’s up with this:
Platinum Blond? Whoa. First thing that came into mind was: blond for less than a hundred in one sachet(?!), I was thinking of all-in-one-bleach-in-a-sachet. Boy, I was wrong.
I got my eyes on it since late last year when I first saw it. Never got the chance to buy it (I don’t even have time to sleep, much less change the color of my hair) until yesterday, May 13.
I wish I have photos of my hair before and after using this but it barely did anything drastic to my hair color, so there’s nothing to show you guyz, but I would like to explain why it didn’t do what I think it was going to do: which is lifting your hair color and toning it.
Theory 1: It’s just a toner. I may have to compare this with my Wella T18 Toner through ingredients —
Theory 2: You need packets and packets of this to make it work. Maybe it has a very minimal effect that our naked eyes can not see. And to try it out for a hundred times would damage your scalp in the process but…
Theory 3: …it will still not work. Maybe it’s just in the shelves for the profit and the consumers doesn’t get anything in return.
Update — January 12, 2016
I just (re)bleached my hair last Sunday using Ion Color Brilliance Hi-Lift. Unfortunately, I have Badjeje hair on top of my head because of my roots which only lifted up to level 4. I’m planning to try out this product and give it a try once again.
I will document it this time and I will keep you posted guys, wait up for the weekend! 😪
I did a quick research for this product, if anyone in the country had already tried this, because I’ve been eye-ing this a lot whenever I dropped by at drugstores. I have my doubts, mainly because of the price. But then I saw one blog post that really changed my perception of this product.
Unfortunately it didn’t work wonders on my hair.
Or it wasn’t just what I expected. I haven’t bleached my hair to the level that it would tone it Græy or Silver. I thought my hair was bleached similar to level 7, but I think, in reality, it was just level 6.
(Updates on photos soon, still working on my floor plans for our first endorsement.)