Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I love my hair (most of the time)
Inspired by Karen Cheng´s post on hair, I´ve decided to do my own frivolous post.
I took some random shots in the bathroom the other day.
If you know me, you´d know that I splurge on my hair. Ok, not in Germany but in Singapore. Whenever I go back for my annual visit, I spend quite a bit (to put it nicely) to re-bond my hair, treat it, cut it.... I call it to my hair makeover - which is one of the highlights of my trip. When I was living in Singapore, I enjoyed going to the hairdresser´s on a bad day / when I´m bored. I would experiment, try out different colours, styles and have even permed my hair once, which actually looked nice too! My hubby willingly obliges because he knows that I only allow myself this privilege once a year. However, willingness alone was not able to prevent him from having to swallow his saliva and take a deep breath when he saw the bill at the hairdresser the first time. It was more than S$300 (150€).
Funnily enough, ever since I moved to Germany I´ve stopped colouring my hair. I guess having black hair makes you stand out here. I try to tell myself that its healthier for my hair not to be coloured but the real reason is because it IS difficult to maintain it if I only have a hair makeover once a year.
But yeah, I´ve come to appreciate my God-given black hair colour, although I still harbour the occasional longing of wanting to look different and wacky. Its not that hard to resist this desire though, since most of the hairdressers in Germany don´t really know how to handle Asian hair. I´m normally left with no choice but to wait til I´m back in Singapore before I can pamper my hair again.