I finally made up my mind and got my hair dyed! Although my friends didn't notice the difference (why!?), I am very satisfied with my new balayage/ombre look. To be honest, I was originally going for Jamie Chung's ombre/balayage look, but I got chickened out and told the hair stylist not to use the bleach (I've never bleached my hair in my life and so afraid that my hair gets super damaged). Plus, I was quoted $490 for getting the hair I wanted. Seriously, did those girls with pretty ombre hair on the streets paid $500 to get their hair dyed!? I just couldn't justify $490(before tax and tip) for dying my hair, but I still wanted to do something, so I settled for $300, which is one-process colour + haircut. My hair stylist applied the hair dye by blushing through my hair and putting more at the bottom of my hair so it creates some ombre style. Without bleaching it's hard to achieve the hair colour transition I was looking for, but I didn't think I could afford to go to the salon every month for touch-up and hair treatments, so I think this is the most wallet friendly hair style:)
Anyway, I love that I got this 3D look and nice highlight around my face! Plus I think without having my hair bleached now, I can look after my hair at home. I've been reading some DIY home hair-care and I think I'm gonna try this one!
DIY: Coconut Oil and Honey Hair Treatment.
Mix coconut oil and raw honey 1 : 1 ratio. Apply it to the wet hair, especially on the ends where it gets damaged easily. Wrap your hair with a hot towel and leave it for 30 minutes. Wash it with shampoo and conditioner.
1 tbsp. Organic Coconut Oil
1 tbsp. Organic Raw Honey
Shower Cap (optional)