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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!

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Review: MAC Studio Fix (Powder)

I believe I discovered make up at a good age. I’ve known people that started wearing make up when they were 15. I started wearing only eye make up, when I was 17.

I’ve always sworn against foundation. Maybe because I already have clear skin. But I think wearing foundation makes your skin worse. It clogs your pores and if you already have spots it doesn’t make them disappear, it just makes them the same colour as the rest of your skin!

But, as I have an oily T-zone, I was advised by my friends to start using powder. I bought MAC Studio Fix, (NC44.5 is my colour), and although it gets rid of my oiliness when I put it on, it has also managed to clog up my pores. It is great that it actually gets rid of my oily T-zone but I refuse to use it unless I am going out.

But I am amazed that I found any skin product that matches my skin tone exactly! I use Maybelline’s Dream Matte Mousse foundation (Caramel) as a concealer under my eyes, and even that doesn’t match my skin tone as good as the NC44.5 MAC Studio Fix powder.

So, here is my skin routine in case any of you were wondering.

I use the Botanic Cleanser, Toner and Oil free moisturiser. Then I apply Maybelline’s Dream Matte Mousse foundation around my eyes. I’ll do whatever eye-look I feel like doing, then I apply my lipstick/lip-tint. Then if I am going out somewhere nice, I’ll apply my MAC Studio Fix powder. Then if I want some blush, I’ll put some on.

I would recommend MAC Studio Fix Powder. But not for everyday use unless you are already used to wearing foundation everyday. If you don’t know what NC number matches your skin, ask for help in a MAC store. The first colour the sales assistant picked up was the right colour, but the ones I picked up were too dark or too light. Don’t be shy! Ask for help!

Disclaimer: I am not a make up artist, in fact I am the complete opposite. I have not been asked to review any of the items I have mentioned in this review. I am only reviewing on my own accord.