Saturday, April 27, 2013

Testimonials about My New Hair - MAKARIZO Hair MakeOver

Have you read my previous post about my hair makeover by MAKARIZO? Well, in case you miss to read it, you can read about me chosen to be a finalist of MAKARIZO Beauty Blog Competition and got a hair makeover by MAKARIZO. (hover the link and click it to read)

For me, it's a quite drastic changes for my hair. I got my hair colored and it's brown and it's also ombre color! I can't believe my self every time I looked on the mirror xD



Like me, my friends also got surprised when they saw me for the first time after I got a hair makeover #LOL. Everyone was shocked yet give a good comment about my new hair. They said I look more mature with curly hair style. Errr... I think I look more chubby with that curly hair style.

And yes, I wanna share their comments with you, my dear readers. Because I know, some of you may curious of people's opinion about my new hair :p

#note :
Some of my friends wrote their comments in Bahasa (Indonesia language) so I will translate it for you. The translation will be written under the photo.


Mario | Beloved BF
"THANKS Makarizo for making my girlfriend looks more gorgeous and beautiful. Love you more ♥ THX Makarizo"

 
 Desi | best friend at Tarumanagara University 
 "Neni... What a gorgeous transform ^.^ Look so stylish & mature. Completely great :p"





 Sherly | best friend at Tarumanagara University
 "Nicely done! Apik tenan (really good) hǎo kàn!"
FYI, hǎo kàn means good looking

  Sylvia | best friend at Tarumanagara University
 "I Love Her New Hair! It's UNIQUE~"

Lydia | best friend at Tarumanagara University
"WOW!!! (>_<) Like your New Hair Style Neni! You Look awesomely different"

 Juli | best friend at Tarumanagara University 
"Kyaaa! Oh my gosh! I-am-speechless. But I like your new hair. It gives somehow a barbie look and I am happy with your transformation. You look more pretty and mature ^.^"

Fida | discussion group partner at Tarumanagara University 
"Love you new hair Neni >.< Make you look so stylish"

 Stephanie | discussion group partner at Tarumanagara University 
"I like your new hair, Neni!! -GOOD-"

 Stepvani | discussion group partner at Tarumanagara University 
"Neni braves to make a creation with hair color which rarely used by other people and she looks great with that style, not overrated, look more mature. Cool. Her new hair color combination make her look better"

Natasha | friend at Tarumanagara University 
"Little sister, Neni looks more pretty! I want your hair!"
FYI, She's at the same age with me, but somehow she likes to call me dede (younger sister) because my childish look

 Natasha | friend at Tarumanagara University
 "Neni, your hair is really good.. Look more stylish.. More pretty and cute too.. Cool!! ^_^"

Clarensia | best friend since elementary school
"The ombre color looks good. Finally you dye your hair, but better all blonde. Wkwk"

Teminto | best friend since senior high school
"Why you become like a barbie? (when the first time he saw my photos). Hi Neni! Why are u looking like a princess?? How beautiful u are now! Amazing! I like your hair color and your wavy hair! (after I ask him to give a testimonial about my new hair)"

Nita | best friend since senior high school
"I've never see you in a year, look at you now waaw!! *gorgeous* you look so different, you're very beautiful with brown curly hair"









This writing was made ​​to follow the blog competition from www.makarizo.co.id in the participation to MAKARIZO Hair Fashion Festival, Salon Tour Indonesia (STI) 2013

MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive - Hair Recovery Cream

This product is one of MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive Series. I got this from MAKARIZO by joining beauty blog competition. And since I've been chosen to be a finalist (out of ten finalists), I got a hair makeover by MAKARIZO and got a goody bag contains this MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive - Hair Recovery Cream. I also got the shampoo and conditioner from MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive Series (hover and click on the text to read my first impression about it).


By the way, I'm not gonna say this is a product review, instead I will say this is my first impression about MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive Series Hair Recovery Cream. I only have a week to write some postings as entries for MAKARIZO Beauty Blog Competition. I don't think a week using MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive Series Hair Recovery Cream is enough to write a reliable review about this product.

MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive Series - Hair Recovery Cream (front side)

MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive Series - Hair Recovery Cream (back side)

Like the other products from MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive Series, this hair recover cream also come in red maroon plastic container with flip up cover. Honestly, I prefer if it came in a tube or bottle because it will be more hygiene instead. Since this hair recover cream is in a container or jar, I need to dip my finger to take some amounts of cream then put the cream on my palm before I rubbing it onto my hair.

MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive Series - Hair Recovery Cream (up side)

MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive Series - Hair Recovery Cream's ingredients

MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive Series - Hair Recovery Cream (its cream)

MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive Series - Hair Recovery Cream (its cream)

As you can see on the picture, when I opened this product for the first time, there was a plastic seal on the container. It keeps the cream stay inside the container and won't messed up when you opened the product. But you need to remove this plastic seal if you gonna use the products routinely. 

FYI, take off the plastic seal from its place is quite hard for me. I messed up, I had some amounts of the cream on my palm and fingers. But instead of put it back into the container, I prefer to spread it onto my hair.


Unfortunately, I got my plastic seal broken when I open this product for the first time. Quite disappointed about the seal :( I don't know why the seal can be broken cause I know this is a brand new product for sure.

The cream

The cream itself is white colored and feels a little sticky. About the smell? Well, it's kinda different with the shampoo and conditioner . This product has fresh fragrance but the fragrance won't last for a day. After a few hours, the fragrance slightly disappear.

What I don't like about this product is its sticky feeling. When I put the cream on my palm and use my fingers to spread it onto my hair, I felt my hand sticky. So every time I done to put the cream on my hair, I decide to wash my hand. Just need tap water and dry cloth to make that sticky feeling gone.

About the result? Well, this hair recover cream makes my hair color look brighter and not dull. I like how my hair looks like after I use this cream (tho I don't like the cream's texture which is sticky).







This writing was made ​​to follow the blog competition from www.makarizo.co.id in the participation to MAKARIZO Hair Fashion Festival, Salon Tour Indonesia (STI) 2013.

MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive - Gel Conditioner

A shampoo isn't complete without a conditioner as its partner. That's why I also using this MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive - Gel Conditioner, paired with MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive - Regular Treatment Shampoo.


By the way, I'm not gonna say this is a product review, instead I will say this is my first impression about MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive Series Gel Conditioner. I only have a week to write some postings as entries for MAKARIZO Beauty Blog Competition. I don't think a week using MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive Series Gel Conditioner is enough to write a reliable review about this product.

MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive Series Gel Conditioner (front side)

MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive Series Gel Conditioner (back side)

Like the shampoo, this conditioner also comes in red maroon bottle with 300 ml volume. It also made with flip up cover (which make it easier to use) and comes in plastic bottle.

MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive Series Gel Conditioner's ingredients

MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive Series Gel Conditioner (side view with open bottle cap)

Closer to its bottle cap

The conditioner comes in white colored liquid

The conditioner itself has white colored liquid, meanwhile the shampoo has transparent liquid. Both shampoo and conditioner have same fragrance, which is more likely to natural herbs smell with small percentage of sweet perfume for me.

After using this conditioner for three times, I feel my hair becomes softer and smooth, also tangle-free. But the effect will gone on the next day. My hair tip back to dry condition. But hey, I'm just using this product for three times so the result gonna be different after I empty a bottle of this conditioner :) I'll update my review about it soon.









This writing was made ​​to follow the blog competition from www.makarizo.co.id in the participation to MAKARIZO Hair Fashion Festival, Salon Tour Indonesia (STI) 2013.

Friday, April 26, 2013

MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive - Regular Treatment Shampoo

Since I got a hair makeover from MAKARIZO and my hair color isn't virgin black anymore, I need to have a new set of hair products. I'm looking for the one which specially designed for colored hair.


By the way, I got a goody bag from MAKARIZO contains three products from MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive Series. The first one is MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive Series Regular Treatment Shampoo.

MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive Series, improving the diversity of color hair treatment product with integrated protection, protect, reinforce the color, adding intense luster of hair, and retain the color in the hair shaft. 

FYI, I'm not gonna say this is a product review, instead I will say this is my first impression about MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive Series Regular Shampoo. I only have a week to write some postings as entries for MAKARIZO Beauty Blog Competition. I don't think a week using MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive Series Regular Treatment Shampoo is enough to write a reliable review about this product.

MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive Series Regular Treatment Shampoo (front side)

MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive Series Regular Treatment Shampoo (back side)

MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive Series comes in red maroon bottle. It comes with flip up cover in 300 ml bottle size. The bottle itself made by plastic so don't worry if you drop it, it won't be a mess.

MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive Series Regular Treatment Shampoo's ingredients

MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive Series Regular Shampoo (side view + open bottle cap)

Closer to the bottle cap

The shampoo comes in clear liquid

This shampoo has a (kinda) natural herbs smell combine with small percentage of sweet perfume. Well, honestly I don't really like its smell but still acceptable for me. The smell becomes softer after my hair dry, but somehow my hair still smell like herbs. I found out in internet that MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive Series - Regular Treatment Shampoo contains natural ingredients, such as bitter orange and baobab leaves. I cover that natural herb smell by using MAKARIZO MK3 Color Revive - Hair Recovery Cream and MAKARIZO advisor Anti Frizz Spray. My hair smells good then :)

About the result, seriously my hair becomes softer and smooth after using this shampoo, even after first time usage. My hair tip (which is in dry condition right now) also becomes softer and tangle-free. But this "lovely hair condition" just last for about a day. On the next day, my hair doesn't feel soft anymore and my hair tip back to dry condition. Well, this result is based on three times usage. The result may become different after a few months usage and that "lovely hair condition" may last longer. I'll update about the result after I empty a bottle of this product :)








This writing was made ​​to follow the blog competition from www.makarizo.co.id in the participation to MAKARIZO Hair Fashion Festival, Salon Tour Indonesia (STI) 2013.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

MAKARIZO Hair MakeOver - The Process

Hey, folks!

After wrote about the announcement (me being a finalist of MAKARIZO Beauty Blog Competition) and sneak peak about my hair makeover process, now I'll tell you about my hair makeover process.

To remind you, I chose hair coloring for my hair makeover option :)

After waiting for a quite long time, finally my name got called for a hair makeover. Yay!
I thought I would get my hair makeover soon after it, but I was wrong. I have to done a before-after photo shoot first. Since my bf decided to stay at waiting room, practically I don't have assistant who can help to take photos of me having a before-after photo shoot. But superb thanks to Ms. Putri who offered her self to help me taking photos while I have a before-after photo shoot :)

This is me with awkward pose under the spot light -.-

 My hair before hair makeover (forward)

 My hair before hair makeover (right & left side)
My hair before hair makeover (back)

My hair history :
  • I never dye my hair, so my hair color before makeover process is (totally) virgin black
  • I've done several hair rebonding since elementary school until junior high school, I've done it regularly ; once every 6 months or once every 1 year (depend on my hair condition)
  • I've done several hair smoothing since (last year) junior high school until I study in uni, done it regularly ; once every 6 months or once every 1.5 year (depend on my hair condition)
  • I've curled my hair, either with heat curler or hair straightener or sponge curler several times (for special occasions only)
  • My original hair (before any chemical hair process) is natural wavy hair
  • My hair until the day of makeover is straight hair
  • My hair tip (on the day of makeover) is quite dry because I haven't trimmed it yet haha

By the way, on phone Ms. Putri told me that I can prepare some photos about hair color and also hair style which I want for the makeover. I've been thinking to have a brown-ish hair tone and ombre (from brown to blonde). Haha, I know ombre is quite popular these days. I didn't think to have a hair cutting because I had cut my hair recently and I don't want my hair becomes shorter after this makeover.

Here you can see my references for the hair color :

This is the main color that I want

And this one is the ombre color which I want, just a little bit blonde at the tip of my hair

Then, after I finished before-after photo shoot, I met my hair stylist and explained what color and style that I want. I showed these photos to them (well, actually I should have only one stylist but some other stylists were helping her to done my hair on that day).

Then my stylist was confused about the hair color. When she opened the hair color book, she can't find a color that match with the #1st photo (which should be the main color). Other stylist, called Cece suggested to see color with code 7, and this is what I got from hair color code 7 :

We deal with 7.3 (Golden Blonde)

What about ombre color for my hair tip? Well, Cece also suggested to bleach my hair tip so I can get lighter color without doing coloration on my hair tip. We were deal with that idea :)

I have time to take a photo before hair makeover process

The girl on the left is my stylist and the girl on the right is the one who called Cece by other stylists (in the end, I found out that her name is Earlene). Both were doing my hair :)


MAKARIZO Team was so kind, they offered me a drink and I said I want lemon tea

This is me after my hair tip already covered with aluminiom foil for bleaching and my hair shaft were all covered with coloring cream (except the root)

It looks messed up from the back

 Me again after my hair roots already covered with coloring cream

Do you know why my stylist didn't coloring my hair roots at the same time she coloring my hair shafts and bleach my hair tip? It sounds more simple to coloring all hair at the same time, right?

Well, I also asked her about this. And she said that hair roots are easily absorb coloring cream so if she coloring my hair roots at the same time with coloring hair shaft, then my hair roots will have brighter color than the hair shaft. So she start coloring my hair 2 cm from hair root and then let the coloring cream being absorbed for about 30 minutes. After that, she start coloring my hair roots and left it for about 10 minutes.

 Though, in reality some parts of my hair roots already got brighter than my hair shaft #LOL

Well, I was worried about this brighter part and my stylist said that she can patched it with darker color to cover it. But in the end, my stylist let that part being a bit brighter and don't patching it with darker color. Well, it's okay for me because it doesn't look so obvious :p

Messed up xD

This is my very first time coloring my hair. I felt itchy on my scalp after the coloring cream was applied onto my hair. I don't know why, but I can tolerate it. And honestly, having generous amounts of coloring cream on my hair is just same like me having generous amounts of hair smoothing cream on my hair. I don't like how it feels (never like it since my first time rebonding / smoothing my hair). But the good news is coloring process take less time than smoothing process :) Yay!

What's this? Haha! This is the pattern of  MAKARIZO hair cape. It looks like 3D right? But in fact, it's 2D!

Not all of 10 finalist already got hair makeover when I was about to finish, you can see it on this absent sheet

By the way, do you notice that my stylist name is Ms. Wiwik? YES! I know her name after reading this absent sheet and I know that I should remember her name because she was so nice and kind to me. She's a great stylist :)

Ms. Wiwik curling my hair with heat curler

Actually, when she asked me what I want for finishing style, I said I just want a simple blow dry. But she insisted to curling my hair. Haha. And yeah, I surrender. Beside, I think it will look good for before-after photoshoot :p


left to right : Mr. Miko, Ms. Earlene, Ms. Wiwik, me
 
After my hair done, I begged to these three hair stylists to take a photo together. These three hair stylists were helping me to get my new hair. They were so nice, friendly and helpful. Well, MAKARIZO hires good people as their hair stylists squad. Thumbs up!

Geez... Why the photographer took a photo while I was blinking?! Errr...

Well, for after-photo shoot, Ms. Putri didn't help me again to take some photos of mine. So, there was another photographer who help me to take some photos using my camera. But I don't think he was willing to help me because when I saw my camera there's just a few photos from my after-photo shoot and mostly aren't good enough and taken with bad angle. By the way, this photographer is the same guy with a photographer who help me to take a photo with IBB members at The Uniquely Chocolate Sensation by Texture Experience Talk Show. Anyway, thank you Mr. Photographer :) Without you, I won't have photos from my after-makeover photo shoot.

After the hair makeover!

After the photo shoot done, MAKARIZO Hair Makeover Team was kindly ask to have an interview with me about the hair makeover process. I got some questions to answered and all the interview were recorded. To be honest, I was so shy at that time xD

Took a photo again with Ms. Wiwik :)

My hair before and after makeover (back side)

I compare my photo before the makeover and after makeover. Well, which one better? xD

Phew~ It was a tiring yet happy day. I got a (dramatic) hair makeover. I changed my hair color and got curly style at that day. It was (really) a hard decision for me. Seriously, because I love my black hair. And after the hair makeover done, I looked my self on mirror and keep thinking I look better with this hair color. Well, it looks better indeed :)

A goodie bag from MAKARIZO

It contains MK3 Color Revive products (hair recovery cream - gel conditioner - reguler shampo)

MK3 Color Revive products that I got from MAKARIZO

I'm so happy to get these MK3 Color Revive products because it means no extra budget for buying a new set of hair products for my (new) colored hair :) Yay! Besides, I trust MAKARIZO's products for its quality.

By the way, I have some comments from my friends about my hair makeover.
Curious about what they think about my new hair?? :p
Then don't forget to check my next post about it.
Read about my friend's opinion here ;)







This writing was made ​​to follow the blog competition from www.makarizo.co.id in the participation to MAKARIZO Hair Fashion Festival, Salon Tour Indonesia (STI) 2013.