MJ's hair care tips

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MJ working the back of my hair

 

Whenever I look in the mirror, I see changes in my hair. But MJ Maturan, my hairstylist here in North Carolina, calls them dimensions.

To a layperson like me, it means something new. I went to have my hair done at MJ's salon last Saturday and like what I said in my first blog, she's really good.

She looked at my hair before doing something. MJ said that since I'm now in the US she should color my gray hair so that when it grows back it would have a uniform color.

When I visited her, MJ was attending to a Fil-American client named Bong Asibal of Cotabato. Back to my hair; I asked MJ the other day what dimensions are all about and she explained that creating dimensions on the hair means specifying and giving way to spacing the highlights on top of colors.

She also talked about overlays on layered haircuts and different hairstyles. “So that when your had hair movements, you'll still see its dimensions,” MJ told me.

Okay, so she started working on hair by mixing some colors that she showed as samples to me. I remembered her saying that I am in between 7 and 8 whatever that means. So it could be 7 and a half.

MJ worked on my hair for two hours to the dismay of my hubby and driver Ronnie who returned to pick me up. There was a lot of ceremony because MJ applied hair toner after coloring my hair.

By the way, I was amused when she placed aluminum foil on my hair after she colored it. I liked the forehead massage best and I guess it's not part of the hair work.

The way MJ cut and styled my hair showed that I was in good hands with a hair stylist who knows her business well.

The hair is always a person's crowning glory and I'm glad I had mine worked on by an expert like MJ.

I've learned so many things about hair from her and so I share MJ's tips to you dear readers.

1. Wash hair with cold water. I've been doing this ever since I was in the Philippines of course. We Filipinos seldom use warm water. MJ’s explanation is that when you use warm water on your newly colored hair, it makes your hair feel synthetic.

2. Don't wash hair everyday since it would deplete its natural oils.
this would deplete the natural oils in our hairs. I wash my hair twice a week which MJ says is ideal because of the reason I cited. It goes without saying that MJ also washes her hair twice a week.

3. Use the hair dryer only when the hair is half damp. It would only tire your shoulders, resulting in messed up hair.

I can still give you more of MJ's insights on personal hair care in in the next blog. By the way MJ also cuts men's and children's hair. For appointments visit her website at www.mjhair.com or better yet, visit her at suite 109 UNi Salon suites-410 East Mccullough Dr 28262 for appointments.

Me at extreme right with MJ and her hair stylist crew

(The blogger/author is a veteran journalist from Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Northern Mindanao in the Philippines who works as a nanny in North Carolina. This page will serve as a venue for news and discussion on Filipino communities in the Carolinas. Read her blogs on susanpalmesstraightfrom the Carolinas.com. These and other articles also appear at http://www.sunstar.com.ph/author/2582/susan-palmes-dennis.

You can also connect with her through her Pinterest account at http://www.pinterest.com/pin/41025046580074350/)https://www.facebook.com/pages/Straight-from-the-Carolinas-/49415695067…. )

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