I went to the salon and had my waist-length hair cut to just below the shoulder. And I felt good about it because psychologically, it was a therapeutic experience. It was like lifting a stone off me after it weighed down on me for ages. Anyway, my thick and heavy hair had caused my scalp (and head) to hurt for a while so it was about time to get rid of it anyway.
My hair stylist told me I had a lot of white hair around the crown area but I chose not to dye my hair at the salon this time as I wanted to try a new product that I bought recently. A D-I-Y hair colouring kit that I can do myself in the comfort of my home. It’s the first time I had bought a hair colouring product so I was quite excited (though a little skeptical) to experiment with it.
That was how much white hair I had before I used this product! I had premature hair greying since my late 20s and I think it got worse as I hit past 30. Genetic factors, stress, lack of quality sleep, probably thinking and worrying too much must have reduced my production of melanin (pigment to make hair dark). Anyway, the consoling fact is, having white hair is better than having NO hair!
Well it’s the first time in ages that I have such dark coloured (almost black) hair as I normally dye my hair with reddish or brown hues so I’m not quite used to how my hair looks now. But I am impressed that the mousse has effectively covered all my dreaded white strands and has not left behind any greyish streaks.
So what’s my overall verdict on this product? I love it! It’s easy to apply. It’s not smelly like those products containing ammonia. It is suitable for my sensitive skin & scalp. It is easy to wash off. It doesn’t leave behind any bad odour after washing. It doesn’t dry or damage my hair (use a good shampoo and conditioner after applying hair colour will be fine).
And the best thing? It doesn’t leave brown or black streaks on my forehead or face when I sweat. There was a time when I dyed my hair red and I took a 15-minute walk to the MRT station on a hot sunny day and was sweating quite profusely. One lady in the train handed me tissue paper because she said I had ‘red paint’ trickling down the side of the face…how embarrassing! People probably thought I was bleeding on the head, lol.
At $17.90 per bottle, I think it’s a very cost effective way to colour the hair when I used to spend between $150-$200 if my stylist did it for me. Also, I need not sit at the salon for hours till my bum hurts just to have my hair dyed. The only issue is that each pump bottle is only sufficient for shoulder length hair. If you have thicker and/or longer hair, then you may have to get 2 bottles to ensure an even colouring.
I rate this product a 9/10. Highly recommended!
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