There wasn't any update last week because I had a hair situation. I went to my hairdresser to have my hair coloured and trimmed. Though I specifically told him that I would like to go a shade lighter, I somehow ended up looking very much like Morticia Addams when the colour was done *AGHAST* He convinced me that my hair colour would lighten after a few washes but seriously I couldn't bear spending my Christmas looking like Morticia Addams though I have absolutely nothing against her. I love Addams Family!!
I went back to my hairdresser the next day to have it lightened. He managed to take it down 2 shades but it still wasn't the colour I was going for. I didn't think my fragile hair could take on more chemical abuses, so I turned to Google, hoping that there would be a natural way to lighten hair that would actually work on my Asian hair (I tried lemon previously, to my dismay, it didn't work on my hair). It turns out, there are 10 natural ways to lighten hair! Of course, I picked the easiest and most convenient one - CHAMOMILE TEA! It works like MAGIC!! Not only it lightens, it leaves my hair feeling so soft!
I steeped 3 tea bags of chamomile in 300ml of hot water and left it to cool. Then I simply rinsed my hair with the cooled chamomile tea and left it on with a shower cap for 15 minutes before shampooing it out. I was exhilarated to see my hair actually lightened after the first attempt, and with such a mild & soothing tea! So the next day, I did it again but this time, I left tea on for an hour! It is so much closer to my desired shade now. I am so going to do another round of chamomile tea hair lightening before Christmas.
Just look at the photos below and compare that with Morticia Addams'. If I had any foresight that I was going to blog about this, I would have taken a before photo! But blogging was the last thing on my mind when I had a hairy situation (pun intended).
P/S: I have been made a Chictopia Style Icon! YAY!! Check out my new Chictopia badge on the sidebar ;)
PP/S: I know what you are thinking. Bare legs in December, are you crazy?!!! Hahaha! It has been really cold the entire week, therefore when there is an opportunity to go bare legs, I seize it! And today is the day! Weather was so lovely with a bit of sunshine at 17°C *BLISS*