HOW TO: Color Your Own Hair (Dr. Hortaleza Products)

Hey everyone!! I am back with another blog post! This time its about coloring your own hair. The products that will be featured here are all from Dr. Hortaleza, Philippines. These were not sponsored and everything that will be posted here are all based on my personal opinion about the product. Just going to throw that in before anyone asks. 🙂

With that said, let’s move on now to the tutorial, shall we? 🙂

LIST OF THINGS THAT YOU’LL NEED:

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  • Hair Coloring Cream
  • Oxidizing Lotion (for the hair)
  • Hair Color Applicator
  • Big Tooth Comb
  • Hair Color Container
  • Plastic Gloves
  • Big Hair Clip
  • Hair Treatment

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Dr. Hortaleza Hair Color Cream (Low Ammonia) in 8/33 Medium Golden
  • Dr. Hortaleza 12% Oxidizing Cream
  • MengDie Hair Mask bought from Dr. Hortaleza

INSTRUCTIONS:

HAIR COLOR 101

  1. Prepare all of the things listed above prior to doing anything so you won’t be going back and forth looking for the materials you’ll need to color your hair.
  2.  Empty the hair color product onto the hair color container. Make sure to use only what you’ll need depending on your hair length.
  3. Mix the product together with the oxidizing lotion all into a paste and make sure there are no lumps. Make sure that you will use approximately 1/2 cup of oxidizing lotion, again depending on your hair length and how you want your hair to be like (lighter or darker). Take note that the oxidizing lotion serves as your hair color developer. The Dr. Hortaleza offers 3 variations of these: (1) 6% for white hair, (2) 9% for 3-4 lifts and (3) 12% for 4-6 lifts.
  4. Next, apply the product evenly on damp hair. Not entirely wet or dry, just the right dampness of hair would do. You can opt to shampoo your hair first and towel-dry it in the process.  Make sure to also separate strips of hair and clip them in place after you are done with one side or the other. Its best to part your hair in the middle, and clip the left and right side in place then start at the back portion of your hair and work your way up. Another reminder for this process is to always apply starting from about 4-5cm away from the roots until the tips. The Big Tooth Comb will help you in applying the hair color product evenly by combing your hair after applying the product.
  5. After applying the hair color, make sure to clip the hair into place and leave it to develop for about 30-45 minutes depending on how light or dark you want your hair to be. While doing this, it is advisable to do a 10 minute checkup on a strip of hair to see how the color is developing for you to reach your desired outcome.
  6. After you have reached your desired outcome, thoroughly wash the hair color product off until the water runs clear and then shampoo it afterwards.
  7. Apply any hair treatment product or conditioner of your choice and give your hair back the moisture it needs. I personally like to apply a hair treatment because I find that it helps my hair survive all the damage that it’s been through. I suggest you read my previous blog posts to understand why I am telling you this. Well, that’s if you want to, if not, it’s okay. Hehe.
  8. Lastly, after you have conditioned your hair accordingly, you can now blowdry or just style your hair the way you want to and enjoy the results of this tutorial.

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TIPS FOR FIRST TIMERS OR WHAT NOT:

  • Make sure to wear plastic gloves the entire time you’re coloring your hair.
  • Its best to wash your hair and dry it out before applying the hair color. This will remove all the accumulated dirt and other hair products that you have used all throughout the day.
  • Only color your hair the same or change it when the roots have grown about an inch or two already. Don’t just color and color for it will just damage your hair in the long run. Trust me, I have been there and it’s not a good place to be in.
  • Always do a skin test before applying any hair coloring product.
  • Do a strand test to see how many times you have to color your hair again or if you can achieve your desired color with just one session. Also, this will enable you to determine what kind of oxidizing lotion to use on your next hair coloring experience.
  • Condition your hair daily and use Keratin or Protein Rich conditioners once a week to maintain the luster and reduce the damage brought about by coloring it often.
  • If your hair is damaged or dry, please refrain from coloring your hair often. Trim the damaged portion first from time to time as you let your hair grow back to its usual and natural color. This will inevitably give you better results in the future.

Well, that’s about it. I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial. If you have anymore questions, feel free to comment down below. The comments are subject to approval because I tend to overlook them at times. So I had to use that setting for me to keep track of who commented on any of my posts. I hope you guys understand. Thank you so much and have a great day/night/afternoon wherever you are! God bless you always! 🙂

TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!

Xoxo,

Claire Stephanie P. Lingan, Freelance Aspiring Professional Makeup Artist ♥

Claire Stephanie P. Lingan,
Freelance Aspiring Professional
Makeup Artist ♥

My DIY Hair Waxing Experience

Olaaaaaa!! I’m back with another blog and this time, its all about hair waxing. Well, I don’t know with you guys but I really am a fan of waxing. I sometimes go to the local waxing station near our place or do it all by myself at home. So before I give you a quick tutorial as to how I wax my legs, I’ll just list down a couple of benefits with waxing which I have gathered online. I will put a link down below as to where I got them.

  1. It lasts longer than shaving your legs. Why? This is because waxing pulls out the hair from the roots, allowing it to grow thinner (as some would claim; although this is something that I personally experience as well). Moreover, this also removes dead skin cells hence, giving out a flawless finish.
  2. Its a time saver because some waxing products allow your skin to remain flawless in a span of four weeks or so. Whereas, shaving mostly yields to rashes and uneven hair growth – hair looks longer and thicker in some areas.
  3. This is a method that is less prone to accidents when you do it correctly. Inevitably, if you do something wrong, you are mostly prone to mistakes that can yield to irritations, rashes and scarring. So as for waxing, the best way to avoid them is to apply it in a direction where your hair would grow and to follow the instructions written on your waxing kit.

So those are probably the top three benefits that I have gathered from these wonderful sources:

So as promised, I would now write a quick tutorial as to how I wax my own legs and what products I use to do it. If you follow me on Twitter, liked my page and also am a follower of mine on Instagram, you’d see that I have written a post with regard to waxing. As written there, the three products that I use would be:

  • No Hair Wax Kit with Mangosteen Extract Unwanted Hair Remover that costs about Php 300 at Watson’s
  • Glam Works Hair Removal Paper that costs roughly about Php 30 also at Watson’s
  • Glam Works Hair Removal Wax Kit that costs less than Php 100 (sorry, I forgot the price; I will just check it and edit this soon) at Watson’s

Just a quick review on these products would be that they are absolutely inexpensive and very effective to use. Based from my experience, they haven’t caused me any allergies and they have really good reviews online. Also, its very easy to use and its not necessarily harmful to your skin. So if you’re interested, its written above where you could get them and just try them. However, make sure that you consult your doctor to avoid irritation. I always have to stress that out because I personally have very sensitive skin that I would like to take care by all means.

HOW TO: WAX YOUR OWN LEGS OR ANY PART OF YOUR BODY

*Note: I am using the ‘No Hair Wax Kit with Mangosteen Extract Unwanted Hair Remover’ on the photo below*

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  1. Before applying the wax, make sure that your skin is clean and free of any oil or dirt prior to waxing. I suggest that you even take a shower before you wax in order to prevent irritations.
  2. This step is optional if you are allergic to Powder or Baby Powder, but if you’re not, use this to mattify your skin. This will help the wax to become more adhesive thus, making it easier to pull.
  3. Following the natural flow of your hair, apply the wax over it using a Popsicle Stick. Mine came with the ‘Glam Works Hair Removal Kit’ but yeah, you can use any popsicle stick in this process.
  4. Place the hair removal sheet on top of the waxed area and flatten it out. Make sure that the wax sticks on to the paper as much as possible.
  5. Pull the hair removal paper opposite to how it was applied for this will pull out the hair, thus giving that flawless finish.
  6. Once you are done waxing, you can just easily go back to certain areas with a tweezer and tweeze out the unwanted hair that you have missed out during the whole of your waxing process.
  7. Another optional step which I actually encourage, but not to people who happen to be allergic to oil or any type of oil for that matter; is to apply oil over the waxed area to remove the excess wax and to moisturize the area to prevent irritation and ‘chicken skin’.

TIPS FOR FIRST TIMERS OR WHAT NOT:

  • Always make sure to pick a product that is suitable to your skin type.
  • If you have sensitive skin, I suggest that you consult your doctor prior to waxing in order to prevent irritation.
  • In applying the wax, make sure to only get a pea-sized amount on the popsicle stick. This is so that you would know as to when you should add more wax or not.
  • Do not immediately wash your legs after you wax. WHY? This is because our pores are wide open when we wax, hence, we have to return back moisture and allow the pores to naturally close. Also, the main cause of ‘chicken skin’ is washing after a waxing session. However, if you really have to shower, then I suggest that you shower with luke warm water instead.
  • Do not pull our the hair removal paper hard or slow, and just do it in a right pace. This is so that accidents, scarring, rashes and other forms of irritation can be avoided.

So there you have it guys! I hope you enjoyed this blog and this quick tutorial as to how you could wax your own legs at home. I suggest that you read the instructions written on the waxing kit prior to doing it yourself or to read blogs online to know whether or not you should purchase a product. This is to help widen your knowledge on beauty products and to prevent all sorts of irritation to your skin from happening. One good place I would suggest that you go is none other than Watson’s for they really have all the beauty needs for our body to look its best. Thank you and good luck on your waxing experience! TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!!! 🙂

Xoxo,

Claire Stephanie P. Lingan, Freelance Aspiring Professional Makeup Artist ♥

Claire Stephanie P. Lingan,
Freelance Aspiring Professional
Makeup Artist ♥