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Hair Routine!

If anyone knows me for something, it’s my hair. I’ve dyed my hair every colour you can think of, cut it a lot & even style it in cute ways (I love my hair bow!). My hair is something I have always been proud of.

Although I dye my hair often, I am certain that my hair damage is not caused by dying. My natural hair is very very very curly (I’d say between 3B & 3C).

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Like this but frizzy.

I love curly hair but mine is hard to handle because of the frizz. The length of my hair is also kinda awkward when its curly & doesn’t look good on me. Therefor, I straighten my hair using my trusty GHDs!

I have been straightening my hair since I was 15 and of course, I damaged my hair at first. But as time went past I learnt how to blowdry & straighten my hair properly without too much damage.

For anyone who has known me for the past 2+ years, you know I want to grow my hair out but it hasn’t grown much. I believe this is due to my addiction to my hair straighteners and blowdrying. I have told myself countless times that I will leave my hair natural starting from next week, but always fail and proceed to ceramicly bake my hair.

But I have found an alternative to natural hair!! And before you say it, no I am not getting a weave. -_-

Hair rollers!

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I will never leave my house with rollers in as it does not look cool. But these are a God send.

I found a bag of hair rollers my mum used to use in the 90s! As my hair is so thick & curly, i cant use the soft bristle ones. Luckily my mums hair rollers are plastic which allows them to grip my hair more & stay in place with a plastic pin thing.
I wash my hair as usual, using an argon oil shampoo & conditioner. Then I dont towel dry ny hair (My hair dries super fast & I need it to be wet when putting in the rollers).

I then add some CHI Silk Infusion to my hair. Then I simply roll my hair. At first ask someone to do it for you. My aunt does mine because I need the rollers to be tight in order to get rid of my tight curls. If you can’t get someone to help you, do them as tight as you can & practice makes perfect! For best results, finish rolling while you hair is still wet.

Then just sit back, watch a Korean drama & let your hair dry naturally. As I am trying to avoid heat as much as possible, I air dry. My hair takes a minimum of 6 hours to completely dry. If you don’t have time, just dry your hair with the blow dryer on the lowest heat setting.

When I unroll my hair I look freaking crazy with massive curls on my head. So I tie my hair up in a bun because the day I wash my hair, I don’t leave home. What the rollers do is straighten my hair but add a curl as if I curled my straight hair. My roots are still naturally curly in some places, but it’s fine.

The next day I straighten my hair if I am going out. If I am going out but not meeting friends, I keep my hair in a bun without straightening.

I’ve done this hair routine for 2 weeks now & noticed the condition of my hair improve already. I hope this routine will help my hair grow so I can do something new for my graduation in November!

If you try out hair rollers or already have tried them, let me know by commenting below!

Posted in K-Pop, Korea, Portfolio, Uncategorized

A trip down memory lane

On the 22nd of March, new laws came into force in South Korea. One of the laws which has gained interest in the public eye is a law on indecent exposure. People wearing mini-skirts shorter than a certain length are to be fined ₩50,000 (around £30.00). There seems to be many flaws with this law.

I am far from a lawyer or anyone who has a full understanding of law in general. This is my personal view and opinion on the matter. I do not mean to cause any offence.

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It is public knowledge that South Korea and North Korea are in constant conflict, yet the fact that one of the first laws put into place during Park Geun-hye’s presidency, is the law against short skirts, is shocking.

I do understand how a ban on mini-skirts can be a positive but this is not a law that needs to be put in place before other laws which could help the country.

Aside from me not thinking that this law is necessary, the law is not even clear enough.

According to Korea Bang, the law states:

“Those who show their bare skin excessively in a public place or expose parts of the body that should remain covered, thus making others feel embarrassment or discomfort, are guilty of indecent exposure.”

There is no particular length mentioned. This means that police officers can charge people with indecent exposure when they see fit. This is not fair as there should be a standard length put in place if this law is going to be fair and work to it’s fullest potential. It seems like not much thought has been put into this law.

In the 1970’s during Park Chung-Hee’s (Park Geun-hye’s father) presidency, also had a law in place in regards to indecent exposure and skirt lengths.  During the 1970′s, there was a ban on skirts which ended higher than 20 centimetres above the knee. Mens’ hair length was also regulated.

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The difference is that Park Chung-Hee made it clear what skirt length was considered as indecent exposure.

Although the Government has stated that they will publish clarification of the law and implement guidelines, I believe this law is still flawed. This is due to it’s timing and what seems to be a priority over other laws which should be implemented first.

However, as stated above, I can see positives to this law if it is looked into further.

I was shocked at the lack of length of skirts and shorts in Korea, but to me it wasn’t much of a big deal. A friend of mine said to me that she agrees with the law.

It starts with short skirts, and then it ends up being teen pregnancy and Korea turns out the same as the UK and US with crime rates increasing and a high number of teen pregnancy.

At first I thought my friend was over looking into it but then I realised it could happen. Women are seen as sexual objects in this world. Could this law be a benefit for young girls? If their Idols are wearing short skirts, teens tend to do the same in the hopes of being similar to their favourite celebrity. Therefore the banning on short skirts will mean celebrities won’t be sporting short shorts or skirts and in turn, their fans will follow them in wearing decent clothing.

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Finally, when there are problems with South Korea scared of becoming under attack from North Korea launching missiles and testing underground nuclear weapon, is skirt length and indecent exposure really the first law that should be enforced in Park Geun-hye’s presidency? If so, South Korea has an interesting time a head of itself.

I hope that this changes as I want Park Geun-Hye to be a great president. As a woman, I want her to succeed and I am hopeful that she can do well in the rest of her presidency, in spite of her fathers mistakes during his presidency.

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박근혜, 화이팅!!