Or more like new climat, new style. One month in Cartagena and I had enough. Heat, humidity, wind and salt water were slowly but surely killing my beautiful, long hair. Besides, I had to have it tied up anyway because during the day it’s very hot and in the evening very windy. So I finally decided to have it cut. And because 1) I don’t like doing things half way through and 2) my hair grows super fast, I went a bit crazy and my hair is now some 25 cm shorter than what it was. You can imagine how I held my breath when the hairdresser took the scissors, held on my ponytail and started to cut.
Here’s what’s left of my hair:
And here’s how I look: (fitting room photo shooting after the hairdresser's and no, I didn't even buy that top)
I haven’t had this short hair in exactly 10 years. It feels weird but so light and refreshing!
For those who wonder, no I still haven’t dyed my hair since more than three years. I’m now even blonder than usually because I spend my days in the sun and because I regularly do a natural lightening treatment, a tip I got from my Parisian friend M. For those who know French, the detailed instructions can be found on her beauty and hairstyle website: here. The recipe is very simple: 1. Mix chamomile and honey with a conditioning treatment (preferably without paraben), 2. Apply it to dry hair, 3. Cover your hair with plastic wrap and a towel to keep it warm, 4. Wait one hour, 5. Rinse well. I swear it works, your hair will get not only blonder but also softer and brighter!
Even if you don’t want blond hair, I still suggest you take a look at M’s blog, here is the link, and try out one of her amazing hair style creations. M, you could now come up with something nice for short hair, would you? :)
Ps. Shampooing, soin, massage de tête, coupe, brushing = 25 euros. Ca va!
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I'm Emilia, Finnish-Parisian, a recent Master's graduate. I'm currently traveling around the Caribbean and on a volunteering mission in Colombia. I'm passionate about writing, music and different kinds of sports. I can't wait to discover new places and cultures - and share my adventures with you!