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My hair has been through a lot of transformation over the years. I have naturally wavy and thick hair and I have had my share of hair straightening, relaxing, perming and other treatments as I went through various career phases in my life.

When I was a beauty queen, curly was in. I had big waves and constantly curled my hair for events and shoots. At one point, I had my hair digi-permed for the curls or waves to last longer. Now that those days are long gone, and my lifestyle has completely changed, I prefer donning long, straight hair. Dark brown is my color of choice.

The invite of Jing Monis Salon for Holidays with the Press was very timely. I was contemplating on doing something with my hair but nothing too drastic.  I went to Jing Monis Salon in Greenbelt 1 and chose to have a hair coloring treatment. Apart from proximity to where I live, going to the Greenbelt 1 branch is a pleasant experience as staff is always welcoming and attentive and I like the slight industrial, unfinished look of the salon. 

Before starting with the procedure, the salon staff offered me coffee, tea or water. The staff are consistently friendly and attentive. Mr. Roberto, senior stylist, guided me in finding the right hair color. Since I didn’t want a light hair color, he suggested the color 6-68 on the Schwarzkopf swatch guide (I was going for the slightly red side). He added that after the hair color, it would be good to do a Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy treatment to extend the life and seal the color. Hair becomes vibrant and healthy looking as well. I happily obliged.

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Bobby attended to my treatment, he is such a pro! He used the Schwarzkopf Professional hair color, a well-known name in professional hair coloring. He explained the treatment process which was very helpful. He carefully applied the hair color on my hair and then wrapped it with seran wrap. While waiting for the color to seep, he continued my pampering session with a back massage. After a given time, the wrap is taken out and then rinsed.

The Schwarzkopf color treatment was followed by the Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy. This takes longer than the color treatment but less than the other hair straightening treatments. It is a revolutionary smoothing system that infuses Keratin deep into the hair cuticle, eliminating up to 95% of frizz and curl, leaving the hair smooth,straight and shiny.  The effect lasts for about 3-5 months depending on hair maintenance and lifestyle. According to Bobby, after the treatment, my hair will be more manageable and there is no need to blow dry for a just got-out-of-the-salon look. The Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy treatment lasted for about 2 and a half hours on top of the color treatment. It was worth sitting that long on the salon chair, I tell you. I was advised not to wash my hair for 72 hours. Again, it’s worth that sticky feeling specially on the 3rd day when you are dying to wash off the oil on your scalp.

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It’s been over a month since the treatment and my hair remains straight, soft, and shiny. I use the Keratin Color care Shampoo and Conditioner (Sodium-chloride and sulphate free) at least 4x a week to maintain it. Best of all, it’s very low maintenance, I let my hair air-dry after showering and it has become very manageable.  It’s perfect for me since I’m constantly on the go. If you live in Makati or nearby the area, swing by Jing Monis Salon Greenbelt 1 for a hair makeover!

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Thanks to the glam squad at Jing Monis Salon Greenbelt 1.

Happy Holidays,

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