Since my last post with my 7 confessions, many of you had said that you wanted to see my lighter hair days. So here they are! We all know that most Asian's have dark, slick straight hair and yes (hand raised), that would be me! Yet I used to yearn for curly light colored hair. Why is it that people with straight hair want curly hair and people with curly hair want straight hair? I used to wave my hair like this:
This would take about 2 hours of arm breaking patience. This was when I was just starting to highlight my hair. It was just bits around the "crown" of my face and then it progressed.
Sorry for the terrible photos, that is what you get when you scan photo's these days! Here is when I used to spend hours curling each invidividual piece achieve this ringlit look. How I ever had the patience to do this is beyond me. I clearly thought something was pretty funny while taking this pic.
This is when I got really blonde or caramel as I would prefer...LOL I love my hair wavy but the waver curling iron is so bad for your hair- it literally is like frying your hair! I can hear it sizzle! I still do it once every blue moon but it doesn't look as nice on dark hair as it does on light hair. *Sigh*
Here is what a waver looks like:
You can cheaper versions at like this one from Sally Beauty Supply or this Revlon Waver from Ulta. I have tried cheaper ones and they do not work as well. They don't wave stubborn Asian hair as nicely as the more spendy ones- just FYI :)
This is when I decided to dye my hair out of the box back to my natural but it turned out GOTH black! And yes these were my "blue" contact lenses faze. After dying it black, I was depressed for months! So I had to revert back to light hair, I just could NOT do it!
My fav color (not too blonde and not too dark)
So then I gradually started to going to the salon again. And trying to find a stylist that knew how to dye Asian hair properly w/out making all my hair fall out from the bleach is like finding a trustworthy lawyer! It's literally almost impossible! Sorry if there are any lawyers out there reading this:)
Oh Cabo San Lucas...how I love you so!
The most bizarre thing is that when I had light hair, even with all the chemicals and bleaching, my hair was actually very healthy! You wouldn't think this was possible but it's true!
This is the most recent color before I went back This was taken 1 month (no re-touching whatsoever and is a professional pic) after I got married and then 3 months later, I dyed my hair back to natural. This time I went to a professional Salon and had them dye my hair to my natural hair color. But that ended up to be a mistake because it turned out worse then when I dyed it out of the box! It was PITCH black- way darker than my natural hair. I was so sad for so long- almost over a year and a half over my hair. I just didn't feel like myself with dark hair but it's been about 2 years with my natural hair and I am finally accepted it. It wasn't until after I got back from vaca in October of this year that I felt like myself again. I guess with the intense stress from work and NOT being able to sleep for months on end will catch up to you. But now I am feeling great and back to myself! I have had some readers say that I appear so much more happy and refreshed since I came back from Bora Bora. Do you think so? I guess you can't put a price on feeling good about yourself right? So Bora Bora was worth every penny! :)
On a fashion note.....
Last week I did some major damage on J.Crew and ordered the Merino Placket Cardigan in gold, cream and grey, the Wool Bell skirt in grey and today ordered in Henna (so excited about this one), Merino Cielo Ruffle Cardigan in 2 or 3 colors (I lost track). And then today picked up the Pleated Flutter Shell in gossamer peach and dark pewter, Cascading Flutter Shell in white and platoon green and the Muse Tank in gold topaz. I am patiently waiting for the double cloth lady day coat in COBBLESTONE to go on sale. My sister has been obsessed with J.Crew coats for years. I will not settle for a color I don't want. Hope it goes on sale soon! I was so lucky and was able to get a price adjustment since my sweaters and other items got marked down and then the additional 30% off on top of that! Code is MUSTHAVE. I seriously have to refrain from checking their website out because I keep finding things I want!
I also got my LOFT portrait collar top in red (2 red items in one month- who am I?) and it fits really nicely in XXSP. And I am trying out LOFT's classic brownie tights but they may be too opague for me- we shall see!
So there you have it! Do you like me with dark or light hair?