It's All About the Hair

I'm devoting this post to my hair: something I spend the least amount of time on but something that's never an after thought. Your hair not only frames your face, but it's also an extension of your personality, mood, or stage of life. When I look back at old pictures, I can tell exactly what stage of life I was in just by looking at my hair. 

It wasn't until I moved to San Francisco, that I decided I wanted to add some color to my very dark brown locks. I used to think, "I"m Asian, I can't dye my hair!" but then the whole ombre trend came in style, and I slowly mustered up the courage to go for a big change. I still had long hair when I first dyed it, and although I liked my ombre color at the time, it was a little too drastic for my taste. 

Now I go for a natural, effortless look that still has dimension and some uniqueness to it. I've been getting my hair colored and cut at Population Salon on Divasadero in San Francisco and always walk out of there feeling like a million bucks (even though I'm a couple hundred dollars poorer). If you go there, ask for Jay, he won't disappoint. 

Now for my hair routine: Since my hair isn't super oily and I prefer my hair more textured and less silky, I only wash my hair every three days. On about day two, I use Drybar's Detox Dry Shampoo to add some life back into the roots. I loosely curl my hair with Conair's one and half inch curling iron — it's cheap but works! To finish it off, I spray on some of Bumble and Bumble's Surf Spray for tousled, no-fuss tendrils. This whole process maybe takes me ten minutes in the morning and on day two and three, it takes even less time because I just need to curl a few pieces on the top.  

I'm loving this look now, but who knows, I'm always open to mixing it up. Whenever my life feels like I need to shake things up, I often use my hair to symbolize that change, whether that be a new city, new season, or new adventure.