I straightened my hair! This is the first time in my whole life having semi-permanent straight hair. I have been blessed with natural waves which many people mistake for permed hair. It is not hard to understand why because my hair is straight at the top and then it starts curling around shoulder level. I had tried cutting my hair short and the same miraculous thing would occur: straight and then when it reaches my shoulder, it starts curling.
Here are some photos of me dating from five years back:
And so, I decided to have a change, even though many of my relatives and friends were against it!
Knowing that I wanted to straighten my hair, I started looking out for deals featuring rebonding or straightening, and came across this deal on J Passport, which is a site and app that showcases various Japanese services and products, ranging from food to beauty, in Singapore. This is not an advertisement! I personally love to check out deals on J Passport once it a while because they are rather good!
So, I found myself at Aventa Hair Salon a couple of weeks later. The salon is located at Stamford Court, just a few minutes’ walk from City Hall MRT Station. The stylists here all have more than eight years of experience and have worked at the famous AUBE and Ursus hair salons in Japan.
The stylist who worked on my hair, Seiji, is the Salon Director. He previously worked for KENJE Group (a hair salon chain in Japan running 120 salons across the country) for 12 years. He also taught hairdressing in a beauty college and won a silver medal in a contest, so I guess I was in good hands. I had to make sure I chose the right person and salon, so I did some research first. Since this was my first rebonding experience, I needed to be sure.
The salon was quite shorthanded and while I was 10 minutes early for my appointment, I was only served 15 minutes after the appointed time. However, Seiji made up for it by being extremely efficient. Unlike the usual hairdressers who take their time and attend to a few customers at one go, he was focused on my hair for the next two hours.
Sorry, the mirror was not very clean. Anyway, I must say I am pleased with the result! He did tell me that this will not be unnaturally straight because it is soft rebonding, which is something I was trying to avoid. My hair is more manageable now and it is also more tamable. Overall, less tangling and fly-aways. I hope that it will last and the humidity will not make it start curling again!
I just wished Seiji had given me some tips on how to care for my newly rebonded hair. Here are some that I have found on Wellnessly:
Too late for the first rule! And I cannot go with the second because I have an oily scalp. I guess I have to work on the rest!
Aventa Hair Salon
61 Stamford Road, #01-02,
Tel: 6337 2527
Monday to Wednesday 1000-2000hrs
Thursday & Friday 1000-2100hrs
Saturday, Sunday and PH 1100-2000hrs