Hair Lifestyle

My New Hair Color for Summer & Post Color Care Info

Hair Color & Post Color Care


Hello there beautiful,
Hope you all doing well. I’m wondering if you’re following me on my social network? If yes then you already know I had a new hair makeover a few days ago :)

What do you do when you get bored of your hair? You style it, of course, maybe with a new hair cut or hair color. I already chopped my hair a few months before so couldn’t do anything about that yet badly needed a change. I’ve been doing only base color for a long time now and remember doing two toned hair color almost five years back so thought this is the right time to do so.

When I fixed my mind to get a new hair color I started doing some research on the web, what color might suit my skin tone or what would be the right choice for a short length of hair. My husband, as always, and my friend did help me a lot on suggesting a perfect style :)


Then I went to my nearby saloon, Hair Emporium, my husband is actually a regular customer of them so I do trust their service. I talked with the owner/stylist, Keith Lui, about what I want and also showed a couple of similar pictures that I collected earlier. I think showing few demo picture to the stylist is very important to give them a visual idea of your preference. Then we went through few color chart. Initially I asked my stylist to go for lavender ash as my base color but he said that will not go well with the highlight I want (a muted shade of blonde, almost 3 shade deeper than pure blonde), instead, he suggests me dark blond as a base color. I put my trust on him and agreed with the dark blonde as my base color.

And then the hair makeover process begins… the whole process took me around 3 hours.

The picture below was my past hair condition, badly washed out hair color and pretty dry hair texture, isn’t it?

Hair Color & Post Color Care




Here my highlighted part was done touching up and wrapped up with foil. I was surprised to see my stylist’s effort on that, he parted every single hair that he could literally count my hair. I was sure by then I’m going to have a nicely distributed highlight.
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And then the base color was applied and wrapped up with foils and plastic. I was asked to sit like this for 20minute! Waiting for 20 minutes doing nothing is kinda boring but then I got chance to check on Instagram… ha ha ha
Hair Color & Post Color Care



After that 20 minutes of waiting, he washed my hair and the color was done but I went for and additional service, Scalp Treatment. So another 15 minute there and then a little trim and blow dry.
Hair Color & Post Color Care



And Viola! ….My brand new colored and healthy hair :) I was so happy seeing the outcome. 
Hair Color


The picture below is my hair color in direct sunlight. I freaking love it!
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My husband’s comment after seeing my new hair color, “Just the way I imagined it, you look perfect’. Well well, couldn’t be happier with such compliment from husband, moreover, all my friends liked the outcome as well. Big thanks to Keith for such beautiful work.
What you guys think???


Post Color Care:

A new hair color can make you beautiful, but color does harm the health of the hair. If you don’t take care of your colored hair properly then you might face heavy hair fall, breakage, split ends, frizz, dullness and so on. So it is must that you put extra effort on repairing your hair and also protect the fresh color of your hair.


I’m pointing out below what I follow to repair my hair and protect my hair color:

  • A shampoo and conditioner that is specially made for color treated hair. I’m recently using Bath & Body Works Eucalyptus Spearmint shampoo & conditioner, which is volumizing and suitable for color treated hair.
  • Oil massage. To me, oil massage is must at least three times a week. I’m recently loving extra virgin coconut oil (I would use my homemade mix oil, recipe here, but all ingredients aren’t available here in Malaysia). You can also use other oils like oil, almond oil, castor oil, anything you prefer.
  • Deep conditioning once a week to keep up the strength. I’m here talking about deep conditioning that you can do at home. Get some repairing mask of your preferences from the market use that alone once a week or you can mix that with egg or mayonnaise for more protein boost and use that before the shower.
  • Get a hair repairing treatment done once a month from your trusted salon. Now, this is the part where many of us (even I myself!) hesitate a lot. Hair repairing treatments aren’t cheap and we all in some point think that my hair is doing great I don’t need to go to the salon. Yet the crucial truth is what is your hair condition and what should be done with it to prevent further damage only a hair expert can say that. So, if it’s possible to do give your colored hair a saloon treat every month, do it.



  • Don’t use henna or such thing on colored hair.
  • Avoid hot water shower as much as possible.
  • Avoid hot tools as much as possible.
  • Don’t use acidic natural ingredients like sour curd, lemon, etc. Those fade the color faster than normal.


Hair Color & Post Color Care


Are you thinking to get a hair makeover or recently done any? Do share with me, I would love to get some new inspiration.


Salon Info:

Hair Emporium
Mutiara Damansara, Selangor, Malaysia

*The service (Duotone color/base color and highlight) I took it cost me RM300(with promotion) in total including scalp treatment and hair trim.


  • Reply
    Indira W
    July 31, 2015 at 8:51 am

    The result is pretty good on you.
    Last time I bleached my hair i crieeed :(

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      Tamanna I.
      July 31, 2015 at 11:56 am

      I know right bleaching is never good! Luckily they didnt use any bleaching agent in my color (I was told so!)

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    cindy tong
    July 29, 2015 at 12:44 am

    oh nice tips..i use my own intensive treatment for bleached and damage hair…dont quite like coconut oil though hhhaa….mmm its time to colour my hair again!

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    Sin Yee
    July 28, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    My hair color look so similar to yours too. Going to have my hair makeover this coming Friday. Can’t wait to see the change!

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      Tamanna I.
      July 28, 2015 at 7:09 pm

      aww cool! do share your makeover… I would love to check out… who knows, might find inspiration for next :)

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    Maria Clara Novita Kusumahati
    July 28, 2015 at 9:09 am

    you look so fresh and great with your new hair color.
    love it so much to see your new look :3

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    July 28, 2015 at 2:35 am

    i love the highlights! it makes me miss being blonde lol

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    Mia Foo
    July 27, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    nice hair colour! i’m using loreal shampoo for coloured hair with anti-fading properties but sadly, it didn’t help with my red ombre ends and they faded to a light brown within 1 week. :( how did bath and body works do for you?

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    Beauty Blogette
    July 27, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Your highlights look great and the whole hairstyle is nice. :)

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    Donah @ SJB
    July 27, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    What a gorgeous makeover! You look beautiful! I so badly need a hair makeover myself and I might go for something purple this time whether all over or a bit of ombre effect haha.

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    Heena Shah-Dhedhi
    July 27, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    You look super stunning, I love the color you chose, it suits you immensely.
    – Heena,

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    July 27, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    In love with your makeover with those lovely highlights. You look great. I hardly get my hair coloured so no idea of how to go about it. Thank you for the tips though

    Style..A Pastiche! – Indian Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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    July 27, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Now that’s some nice highlight! I always want to dye my hair which is still a no from my parents =/ You look great =)

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      Tamanna I.
      July 27, 2015 at 1:57 pm

      Thank you Sarah 😀
      I hope your parents will permit you soon, it’s fun to have a new hairstyle! Though there is risk of damage!

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    July 27, 2015 at 1:16 am

    Your hair looks beautiful, I love the new shade. I always forget to care for my hair a few weeks after getting it coloured and it has ruined my hair :(

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    Autumn | It's Autumn's Life
    July 23, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    Looks nice! I chopped off a ton of my hair about a month ago, it took a lot of adjustment but thankfully my hair is very healthy due to not being in the elements so much. :)

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    July 23, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    The new hair colour suits you so well and you look amazing :)

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    July 23, 2015 at 7:29 am

    You look amazing in new hair color and thanks for sharing all details and after color hair care :)

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    Maya Indrawaty
    July 22, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Wow i really love ur hair. I’ve been wanting to dye my hair but haven’t got the chance. Great tips anyway ♡

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    July 22, 2015 at 11:58 am

    i didn’t think your ‘before’ hair condition is bad – you should look at mine! but wow the makeover hair looks real awesome!!

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    Isabella Wong (Life as a Petite)
    July 22, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Your new hair looks soooooo gorgeous, and you look so beautiful as well! I’m really lazy with my hair…the most styling I do is curling but now I can’t even be bothered to do that as the curls fall out after 20 mins haha:p x
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    July 22, 2015 at 12:08 am

    I think I love it! I really do. You’ve done to your hair, what I’ve never been brave enough to do (but always wanted to). It looks amazing on you, and I think the tones are juuuust right :)

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    July 21, 2015 at 12:18 am

    The coloring added so much texture to you hair. Looks very nice
    Maliha Rao / Red Alice Rao

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    M from The Stay-at-Home Life
    July 14, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    The color and cut look great on you

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    July 14, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    The transformation is very nice! I especially like how shiny and healthy your hair looks!

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    Liz Mays
    July 14, 2015 at 11:15 am

    That looks SO pretty on you! I need to do more restorative treatments on my hair. The color is really, really zapping the moisture in my hair.

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    Cristy Mishkula
    July 14, 2015 at 6:24 am

    Looks very pretty. Thanks for the tips.

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    Jonathan Key
    July 14, 2015 at 5:18 am

    I love the new look! You have gorgeous hair. I really liked the do’s and don’ts.

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    July 14, 2015 at 1:07 am

    The color is great! I did a similar color recently and love it. Yours looks wonderful

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    Carmen Perez (listen2mama)
    July 13, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    I love the new color and cut. Your hair looks amazing! Funny, I just trimmed 5 inches off my hair last Friday and I love the new look too.

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