Age 57 : DIY hair dye highlights

Have you ever dye your hair at home? Oh YEAh! How about highlights? hmmm sounds not so familiar but I tried!

Now a days when the economy is down, going to salon once a month is considered a luxury. Imagine spending a minimum of Sr 150  a month for your hair and Sr 75 for your nails, wow! that’s Sr 225 and in a year it’s around Sr 2700 without counting the tips. I remember I had once, a bad shade, like  a blonde -orange – brown thing that I hated to look at myself in the mirror. a hell 6 weeks of waiting! huh! I swear I didn’t go back to that salon ever. it’s a DYE or DIE thing hahaha! So, I discovered I can control the shades if I do it myself, less stress on my wallet as well.

So, I tried to dye my hair every six weeks to cover the grey hair but at times I like to highlight a few strands so it mixes with the grey hair ๐Ÿ™‚ got it? the grey is now a lowlights ๐Ÿ™‚


Anyway, I just want to share how I did my highlights. I used Koleston (Wella), a combination of light brown mahogany (307/7) and matte medium blonde (307/2), for a perfect grey coverage. After a day, I used koleston highlights. It comes with a disposable caps, gloves and brush.


I was at first scared to do it but I did it anyway. so here it is!

I used the plastic cap and a tool like the crochet needle to pull a thin stands of hair through the holes of the cap. I only choose few strands, then I applied the higlighter. I waited for around 15 minutes. I panicked looking at how my hair is turning into a very light shades. I immediately removed the cap and washed my hair.Check out also the strands of hair, It would have been better, if I pull the strands in a uniform thickness.


After washing


Towel dry


Blow dry


Ladies, what do you think?

Well, I think it’s not bad for the first timer like me, I think the next time I do it, I should be careful about the uniform thickness of the hair, more control on the amount of hair that pulled through the cap. And I should carefully follow the pattern of spaces on the cap so the result should be more evenly spaced.

Well, better luck next time ๐Ÿ™‚



Age 53: How to look modestly young (10 beauty tips)

My patient yesterday asked: how i maintained my “young looks” ย having reached my golden years three years ago. Honestly, I don’t have any secret at all when it comes to beauty tips, I guess I am lucky to have good genes. ๐Ÿ™‚

However,let me share some of the things I used when I hit fifty and I wished I did it ten years ago (would have been better) and some of the activities I do and beliefs I can share which I think help me through my fifties and beyond.

1) sunblock

I prefer to use tinted sunblock because I don’t have to use foundation.


2) mask

to avoid Botox/filler injection, I used “meso-mask”, once a week for three months and once every two weeks for another three months, together with ‘Meso C” for another month. This is my brand and I don’t endorsed it to everyone, Each individual has preference and different kind of sensitivities, please consult your doctor before using it.


3) Eye cream and concealer

I have used eye glass since college years, so I took care of my eye bag even before I hit fifty. I have assisted in Blepharoplasty and I think I wont submit myself to that kind of surgery.


4) Diet – plenty of fruits and vegetable surely helps and regular exercise too.

I go to gym three times a week and walk once a week. When I am hungry, I usually choose fruits or carrots as substitute for chocolates and chips. I do have a “cheat day” once a week so i don’t deprive myself eating ice cream, chocolates and red meat.

5) Changing hair colour.

Experiment which colour of the hair that suits you best.


6) Eyeglass

I can’t use contact lens, so I have to use an eyeglass that suits the shape of my face, I think a shade of red when your face is a bit fair will do some trick, instead of using the traditional black.


7) SMILE – the cheapest !

please read my blog ย (june 21, 2011) on “Power of Smile” under the category of ‘Beauty and fashion”.

8) Camera 360

It’s a good app to motivate myself, If I look good, I feel good and it change my mood for the day.



9) stress buster

I like photography but there’s some restrictions in the Kingdom so I used my coffee to paint. Look for something to do that you are passionate about. You can even experiment different style of make up or dress up even though you are just at home. My day always starts… looking at the mirror and give myself smile, believing today is one of the best day!

coffee art
coffee art

10) Friends

I keep trusted friends with utmost positive outlook in life, even in moment of hardships, we manage to look at the mishap in a funny way.

There you go ladies, beautybeyondfifty beauty tips,…ย have a nice day ๐Ÿ™‚