Hair and other things

Two more days before September ends and not a whole lot has happened but I did get my hair cut…..which makes this the second time this year? I finally got rid of the bleached ends that I’ve had for a good few years and I don’t miss it at all because my hair does look a lot healthier, imho. I’m also a brunette for the first time in my life and I’m actually liking it. I did hope for a lighter shade of brown but I don’t think my hair would be able to stand it anyway.

To be honest, for the first few days after my haircut, I actually hated it so much I wanted to cry. My hair’s naturally kinda frizzy in addition to the waves that I have and the combination is just……nothing I’d wished upon anyone. And I really felt like the way my hair was layered this time really emphasised that so it was just horrible all around. But a crazy simple and useful tip I found (after much Googling) that makes my hair just a little more manageable is:

  • After washing my hair, I squeeze the water out as much as I can
  • Then use the towel to blot and gently soak up the excess water
  • Wrap my hair with the towel for a few minutes
  • Then I’ll use my fingers to kinda smoothen my hair as much as I can
  • Finally, I spray an anti-frizz mist all over (here‘s what I use and I love it so much!)

***DON’T rub the towel all over your hair because it’ll just create more friction and for me, it makes my hair puff up like a cloud >.< I don’t know if this is even news to anyone or if it’s hair care techniques that people already know but I’ve been following this for about a week now and I do think my hair looks sliiiightly better than usual, so it might work for you too.

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LMAO I mean, it’s not just me, right? There is a visible difference? I do think my waves get emphasised more in a good way now rather than working against me and just making my hair look huge and messy and gross when combined with its natural frizziness. And okay, my hair doesn’t miraculously look gorgeous or anything but I’ll keep up with this and hopefully it can be a long term solution to keep the frizz somewhat at bay in this humidity.

A few other updates:

  • It’s finally recess week!!!!! I’ve got assignments to get done for all four of my mods, but still!!!! One whole week with no school! /rolls around in happiness/
  • I’m still in the midst of settling exchange matters because I suck and I keep procrastinating but I swear I’ll get it done in the first half of this coming week.
  • Master’s Sun is ending but Episodes 14 and 15 were really good and I’ll miss the show a lot… (and I’ll continue to pray furiously that one day I’ll wake up to the good news that Gong Hyo Jin and So Ji Sub have admitted that they’re dating because the chemistry onscreen and offscreen – I really can’t with these two!!!)
  • BUT it also means Heirs is finally coming! With the crap ton of pre-release promo materials, I’m just hoping that it lives up to at least a fraction of all that hype and that it’s not just Boys Over Flowers 2.0 because no matter how pretty the cast is (and they are reeeeeaaaaallly pretty), I’ll still end up losing interest if it turns out to be a trainwreck. I’m hoping to be proven wrong, because there has to be a reason why so many of them signed on to be in it right?
  • Block B is coming back and everything is good and amazing and awesome and wonderful~
  • In less than a month, I’ll be seeing VIXX live!!!!!!! I’ll write about it more next time or closer to the date, probably.
  • Finally, here’s a behind-the-scenes cum MV of some cute boys (who are…..admittedly better actors than they are singers but they are multi-talented oKAY)

But come on, the song is catchy. And they’re absolutely adorable too, I refuse to be convinced otherwise. I MEAN, just look at them making cute faces at the camera at the end and their maknae is a 188cm tall giant isn’t that cUTE TOO THEY ALL ARE LIKE OMG WHY ASFJKHDASD HEY YOU COME ON FOLLOW MEEEEE

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Bang bang banggity bang

Some time back, I blogged about how I wanted a change when it came to my hair and was contemplating snipping off my fringe. Well, I did end up doing it and it’s been about two weeks since I’ve had blunt bangs for possibly the first time in my life. I’m still getting used to it, and I can’t say I love it, but well, hair grows, at least. Here’s to all those who’s itching to make a change but are too afraid to take that step! I hate to be cliche but… you only live once.

There are of course pros and cons to cutting bangs. Like for me, it’s virtually impossible to look decent without going sans glasses, and it’s always a pain when I’m trying to wash my face or put on make up since it’s a little too short to clip up fully. And that initial feeling right after your fringe has just been chopped off is a little disorienting since you can feel the hair resting on your forehead – kinda like getting glasses for the first time and you’re hyperaware of the frames. You’ll get used to the feeling pretty quickly though, but even now, I still sometimes get a shock when I pass by a mirror for that split second where I forget that I now have bangs.

And because my hair is naturally wavy, my bangs can end up looking just a little bit different each day (sometimes within the span of the same day) so on those days where I do have some time on my hands before I rush off to school (which is almost never), I’ll usually take the straightening iron to it just to get it looking a little more manageable and not as messy.

But I really do like how they look with any form of headwear, like a beanie or a cute hairband. It prompts me to be a little more proactive in changing up my look each day. For those cutting bangs for the first time (like me), it’s important to know what kind of bangs you want to go for. I specifically asked for the thicker type of bangs, and it’s better to show your hairstylist a reference picture so that he can really get it down pat. For those who are interested (lol I mean, you never know), I got my hair cut at Black Salon at Marina Link. Good luck!

A hairy situation

I’m in a dilemma. I’ve been feeling out of sorts lately and I don’t even know why, but I feel like taking it out on my hair so I’m contemplating chopping off my fringe and going with some bangs. Believe it or not, I’ve never had eyebrow-length bangs in my life, so I’m thinking a change may do me some good and hopefully restore some semblance of peace and order in my life.

But at the same time, bangs are pretty high maintenance and I’ve gotten so used to running my hands through my hair and I may need to think this through because oh god, what am I gonna do about greasy bangs days? As a precaution, I Photoshopped some bangs onto one of my old Photo Booth pictures to see how it’d turn out and… I don’t know. Hmm… Still need to sleep on this.

Photo on 10-10-12 at 6.34 PM #4

Bye for a bit

This is me trying to take a decent picture of my hair after getting it cut yesterday. Okay, so I only chopped off an inch but still, this marks the first (and last) time I cut my hair in 2012. It’s a little tamer I think, or rather, I hope, so let’s hope it stays this way for a while. I’m thinking of dyeing my entire head but I’m not sure what colour yet. Hmm… maybe a trip to the drugstore is in order.

I also returned Ying Xin her Canon EOS 550D yesterday, after having it in my possession for at least a month, so it’s a bittersweet farewell. I’ll finally be getting a DSLR to call my own in about 1-2 weeks’ time though so I’m excited! This means I won’t be getting any presents for at least the next 10 years or so, but I’m not complaining.

I’m flying off to Chiang Mai with the fam in a couple of hours because somehow my dad got it into his head that it was a fantabulous idea to drag the entire family there to do a 10km run on 23 Dec. Well, it’s not. And the plane doesn’t come with a movie screen *cries* how will I ever survive the 3-hour plane ride~ I brought my Ikea neck pillow though so I’m all prepped for the trip, except, I’m aboooout 15% packed so… But with that said, I’m still looking forward to time spent with my favourite people in the world, even if I don’t always show it.

xx