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Japanese Cold Perm Experience @ Nekderx Academy

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So a golden opportunity to get a hair makeover came when Miriam asked on Facebook whether anyone wanna do Japanese Cold Perm as a model or not. I’ve always wanted to restyle my hair because I feel very frustrated handling my messy and frizzy hair plus it doesn’t look straight nor curly. It’s curly at parts I want it to be straight and vice versa.

But then again, I’m not a person who love changes. Kinda worry that I might not like how I look later. Don’t care la, in the end went to Nekderx Academy @ Damansara Perdana to do it. Never try, never know.

Before Japanese Cold Perm

Before Japanese Cold Perm

The appointment was delayed half an hour because they had a workshop earlier and it ended later than expected. So we went to The Curious Goat cafe that is just beside Nekderx and I ordered a cup of Chai Latte. It was sooo good, that nostalgic feeling crept in since I haven’t had Chai Latte for quite some time already.

It’s been so long, Chai Latte! #vscocam #coffee #cafehopping #cafehoppingmalaysia

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I actually didn’t know what kind of event is that. I initially thought it’s some kind of competition because there were a few models and the stylists were divided into different teams. Through conversations with them, then only I found out that it’s a workshop.



Before they start to work on my hair, they discussed on how to cut it, asked how I like the curls to be (I prefer large curls so it will look more natural and less matured) and then explained to the Japanese sensei (Mr. Matsumoto from Serio Salon, Japan). He will give them some pointers and then after he approved their idea, they can start to execute it.

Milbon Inphenom Accel Water/Milbon Inphenom Inner CMC

Milbon Inphenom Accel Water/Milbon Inphenom Inner CMC

They were so good to help me spray on Milbon Inphenom Accel Water and Milbon Inphenom Inner CMC first before cutting my hair. So jaga my hair! ♥ The team in charge of my hair was from Hair Impression, Penang and the stylist who cut my hair is called Pessy Tai. Her hair cutting speed was so fast but it turned out really good. I’m impressed!

Japanese Cold Perm in progress

Japanese Cold Perm in progress

The best thing about Japanese Cold Perm is, it doesn’t involve heat so I assume it’s better than digital perm cos excessive heat can damage hair. So what they did was curl my hair with curling rollers and keep squeezing the solution onto my hair (like, a lot!). After 15-20 minutes, my hair was rinsed and blow dried. They checked my hair and cut a bit more to further perfect it. Matsumoto san also came over and help cut my side fringe to make it look more natural and feel lighter.

Here’s the outcome!

After Japanese Cold Perm

After Japanese Cold Perm

I quite like it! Most of my friends also commented that this style looks good on me.
The side fringe made my face look smaller! ^_^v
The whole process only took 1.5 hour. Super fast! I expected to sit there for 4 hours LOL!

A closer look on the effect of Japanese Cold Perm

A closer look on the effect of Japanese Cold Perm

Japanese Cold Perm Experience - I look like a cunning fox here LOL!

Japanese Cold Perm Experience – I look like a cunning fox here LOL!

 

Milbon Deesse Elujuda Emulsion

Milbon Deesse Elujuda Emulsion

Unlike rebonding, permed hair needs to be maintained. They suggested me to apply Milbon Deesse Elujuda Emulsion while my hair is still wet and let it air dry. For cold perm, hair tends to be more curly when it’s wet.

After 2 weeks of Japanese Cold Perm

After 2 weeks of Japanese Cold Perm

After 2 weeks, the curls looked more natural than before. Photo taken in my room at Estadia Hotel. Need to keep twisting my hair during blow dry but most of the time, I just let it air dry.

BTW, Nekderx Academy is not a salon ya so don’t go there to get your hair permed. They’re just importer and distributor of haircare products and equipments. This academy is mainly to educate their clients on how to use their products.

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Philips Easy Natural Curler BHH777/03 – Claims vs. Truth

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Hair styling is one of the aspect that I fail miserably. I don’t even know how to braid my own hair. I used to ask my bestie to braid my hair everyday when I was in secondary school.

Philips Easy Natural Curler BHH777/03 Packaging

Philips Easy Natural Curler BHH777/03 Packaging

And then I received this for hair styling purpose – Philips Easy Natural Curler. I was skeptical at first: Is it really as easy to use as claimed? What if I failed? I guess they’ll need to pass a noobie’s test in order to qualify as “easy to use”.

I remember the last time I used a hair curler. It was a nightmare! I burnt my hair 2 days before my wedding ceremony. Luckily I managed to recover it using hair mask.

Philips Easy Natural Curler BHH777/03

Philips Easy Natural Curler BHH777/03

First impression: The tulip shaped Philips Easy Natural Curler in purple/black scheme color is lightweight and compact, making it suitable for travelling. Its unique design enclosed the plates inside to protect against accidental burns.

Hold the buttons to keep the curler in opened position

Hold the buttons to keep the curler in opened position

Unique Tulip shape for creating stylish, natural curls

Unique Tulip shape for creating stylish, natural curls

There are two buttons on the sides for you to push to open the curler, revealing the plates. Release the buttons to close it back. This automatic clip mechanism makes it easier and more convenient to hold the hair strand while styling, with just one hand especially at the back of your hair.

Philips Easy Natural Curler - On/Off Switch. There will be a yellow light when turned on

Philips Easy Natural Curler – On/Off Switch.
There will be a yellow light when turned on

Now, let’s put Philips Easy Natural Curler to the test to see if it works as claimed.
Philips Easy Natural Curler: *Challenge accepted!*

Before: My hair is naturally curly a bit so it's kinda unappealing

Before: My hair is naturally curly a bit so it’s kinda unappealing

Step-by-step tutorial for romantic soft curls

  1. Connect Philips Easy Natural Curler to the power supply socket. Push the on/off switch to turn it on. If you see a yellow light, that indicates it’s on. It will be ready to use after 30 seconds.
  2. Select and divide a strand of hair not wider than 2.5 cm.

    Select and divide a strand of hair not wider than 2.5 cm.

    Select and divide a strand of hair not wider than 2.5 cm.

  3. Press and hold the lock/unlock buttons to open the plates.

    Press and hold the lock/unlock buttons to open the plates.

    Press and hold the lock/unlock buttons to open the plates.

  4. Place the hair strand between the plates and release the buttons. The plates will hold the hair strand firmly.

    Place the hair strand between the plates and release the buttons. The plates will hold the hair strand firmly.

    Place the hair strand between the plates and release the buttons. The plates will hold the hair strand firmly.

  5. If you want to create inward curls, rotate/roll the device towards your head.
    If you prefer outwards curls, rotate/roll the device away from your head.
    For romantic soft curls, I’m doing the inward curls. You can also mix the two types of the curls for a more natural and modern style.

    If you want to create inward curls, rotate/roll the device towards your head.

    If you want to create inward curls, rotate/roll the device towards your head.

  6. Pull down the curler slowly and continuously until the end. Use fingers to hold and shape the curls before it cools down. For longer lasting result, use hair mousse to fix it.

    Pull down the curler slowly and continuously until the end.

    Pull down the curler slowly and continuously until the end.

Final result: Ta-dah!!! Hair didn’t end up burnt thanks to the protective ceramic coating!

After: Romantic, soft and natural curls achieved!

After: Romantic, soft and natural curls achieved!

Conclusion: Daebak! Philips Easy Natural Curler has successfully passed the challenge! I never thought it would be this easy to create soft curls for my hair. This is by far the easiest hair curler I’ve ever used without needing to worry about accidental burns because I didn’t even feel the heat. Plus, the automatic clip mechanism cleverly prevents my arm from feeling tired for constantly holding the clip. It’s my new best friend now!!

Rating: ★★★★★

Price: RM 169

Where to buy: Philips Online Store | Major supermarkets/hypermarkets | Electrical retailers

Warranty period: 2 years

Technical specification
Temperature: 200 °C
Plate size: 20X70 mm
Cord length: 1.8 m
Heating time: 30 sec
Heater type: PTC
Voltage: 110-240 V
Frequency: 50-60 Hz

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Review: Tsubaki Shining Hair Care Range

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Maintaining my hair has always been a hassle because I just have frizzy and dull looking hair even though I rarely do chemical service. Nevertheless, I’m constantly searching for ways to revive my hair and bring back the shine. To be honest, people do judge. When they see you with frizzy and unmanageable hair, they will label you as “messy”. In order to get rid of this label, I decided to try something new – Tsubaki Shining Hair Care range. Tsubaki has been in Malaysia for 2 years and I’m sure you have chanced upon their products in pharmacies and supermarkets while shopping for hair care products. But unlike many brands in the market, Tsubaki is actually a premium hair care brand in Japan under Shiseido group.

Tsubaki Shining Hair Care Range

Tsubaki Shining Hair Care Range

Tsubaki Shining Hair Care Range

Tsubaki stands for Camellia in Japanese, the main and signature ingredient in their hair care products. Carefully selected Camellia Oil is responsible to envelop hair for shine while Camellia Leaf Essence delivers moisture into hair shaft, repairing it from within. Tsubaki’s Camellia is sourced from Japan as they have been producing the finest Camelia for 140 years.

Review: Tsubaki Shining Hair Care Range 1

Tsubaki’s new formulation now includes a new key ingredient – Arginine, a semi-essential amino acid that is crucial to repair melanin holes caused by UV light and heat whilst restoring the inner structure of the hair fibre that enables light to be reflected from every angle, revealing lustrous and shiny hair.

Tsubaki Shining Shampoo

Tsubaki Shining Shampoo

As soon as I pumped Tsubaki Shining shampoo out, the light scent from a unique blend of flowers and fruits captured my heart. Ahhh… this is what you should use if you want a guy to keep sniffing your hair… The shampoo has a creamy texture and lathers easily so I only needed 1 pump or 1.5 pump for my whole scalp. Just like how I usually wash my hair, I gently massaged the shampoo onto my scalp with fingertips. Remember not to scratch too hard or you’ll hurt your scalp!

Tsubaki Shining Conditioner

Tsubaki Shining Conditioner

After rinsing off the shampoo thoroughly, I tried to get as much water out from my hair as possible before applying Tsubaki Shining conditioner to make sure it stays on my hair.

Tip: Make sure to apply conditioner onto the ends of your hair. Avoid the root and scalp area to prevent from getting oily scalp.

Tsubaki Shining Hair Mask

Tsubaki Shining Hair Mask

Tsubaki Shining Hair Mask Texture

Tsubaki Shining Hair Mask Texture

In order to maintain a lustrous shiny hair, use the hair mask twice a week! Just need to leave it on for 5 minutes after shampooing my hair.

I’m surprised that there is an immediate difference after using it.  It felt as if I’ve done a spa hair treatment at a fraction of the time normally used. I noticed my hair is softer and smoother to touch and looks shinier as if it has been enveloped by a protective layer. Totally loving Tsubaki’s products!! Say bye-bye to dry and frizzy hair! Hello to shiny, manageable hair with mild floral scent!

Before – Frizzy, dry and unmanageable hair:
Review: Tsubaki Shining Hair Care Range 2

After – Shinier and tamer hair, smoother to touch and doesn’t look messy:
Review: Tsubaki Shining Hair Care Range 3

Review: Tsubaki Shining Hair Care Range 4

With Tsubaki Shining range, internal shininess is restored with Arginine that repairs melanin hole to allow light to be reflected evenly while external shininess is achieved with Camillia oil’s shine sensor mechanism that protects and coats hair, thus dramatically enhances shine level and smoothness.

Restore your confidence and shine from every angle!

Tsubaki Shining Shampoo 550ml (Price: RM 38.90)
Tsubaki Shining Conditioner 550ml (Price: RM 38.90)
Tsubaki Shining Shampoo 220ml (Price: RM 18.90)
Tsubaki Shining Conditioner 220ml (Price: RM 18.90)
Tsubaki Shining Hair Mask (Price: RM 44.90)

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