Hair Secrets

My stylist in Japan sure did a great job with my hair! After 3 and 1/2 months later I’m still getting compliments and questions. I decided to state down my hair products and routine so I can just re-direct answers here instead of constantly repeating.

Shampoo : Redken All Soft
Conditioner: Redken All Soft

I’ve been using these for the past year and it works well for me… keeping my hair manageable ad lightweight.

Every fortnightly I’ll also use a hair mask.

My choice?

Kerastase Resistance Masque Volumactive for fine hair

Unfortunately I’m one of those gals with very fine hair and this greatly helps my limp hair gain some texture and volume.

For girls with really long hair like mine… the ends gets brittle and dry easily as nutrients from the scalp doesn’t get a chance to reach the hair ends. Thus, leave-in treatments are important! I admit to being lazy and irregular with this step but whenever I do remember I’ll feel my hair instantaneously tamed…. soft and smooth.

My favorite has got to be Loreal’s Lumi-Oil Shine Care Drops for wavy hair. Just rub some at the hair ends…. a miracle potion and my hidden weapon.

The last and final secret I’ll share with you on hair care is how I style my hair. My perm has already died down and to achieve curls I use curling tongs! Instrument of choice for me is Phillips Geometricks but I’m sure any curling tong would work as well. Practice makes perfect.

Make sure hair is completely dry before curling or else curls won’t be defined. Usually I wash my hair the night before and curl in the morning. Don’t worry about which direction to curl cause sometimes messy curls can turn out nice!

The key to nicely styled hair is that it needs to remain that way. No point spending 15 – 20 mins curling only to have them all disintegrate the moment you walk out the door… so the solution is hair spray!!

I’m using Cape Natural Hairspray and totally loving it! I bought mine in Japan but one of my besties managed to get it at Isetan. This hair spray does not weigh down the hair and allows the curls to flow naturally with movement while maintaining the style. And the best part is that it doesn’t have the icky hair spray smell that makes my nose cringe! The added bonus is that the look and smell is so natural most people wouldn’t even know you have hair spray on too!

Alright! All my secrets are out =)

{ a little add on – my good friend has informed me that the hairspray is currently sold out at isetan… she’s got 2 spare bottles from japan and would let them go at 13 bucks each… so if you want just drop me a msg}



  1. pink
    January 18, 2007 / 2:11 pm

    hey thanks for sharing! now if only I can afford to go to Japan for a haircut lol. =D

  2. jermaine
    January 22, 2007 / 3:37 pm

    do you mind sharing where/which salon in japan you did your hair? thks!!

  3. Lynn
    January 28, 2007 / 12:47 am

    Hi, do you still have the spray for sales? And where can i get that Loreal’s Lumi-Oil Shine Care Drops? Thank you!

  4. January 28, 2007 / 3:49 am

    Hi Lyn! I think my good friend may have another spare bottle on hand… do email her at and as for the lumi-oil it’s available at some hair salons or ocean or venus shops..

  5. Lynn
    January 28, 2007 / 10:40 pm

    Thanks Ashley, I have emailed her! =D

  6. Momokoh
    February 12, 2007 / 8:19 pm

    You mentioned that the Cape Hairspray can be bought from Isetan, may I ask which outlet of Isetan? And which section? Thanks in advance!

  7. February 13, 2007 / 5:40 am

    I’m not too sure as I didn’t buy my bottle there… iirc my friend told me it’s the pharmacy at Isetan Orchard…

  8. September 20, 2007 / 3:12 am

    Hey! You got your redken shampoo from singapore? I rmbr i saw it here, but cant rmbr which salon was it. XP. Can you tell me, where to get redken haircare products? Thanks lots =D

  9. September 20, 2007 / 9:59 am

    There are quite a number of hair salons selling redken products so u can just go in to ask… but the cheapest place to get redken at stores such as Red Tomato (AMK central) or Ocean (people park complex level 2,above the harker centre, beside OG, Chinatown mrt.)

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