On Saturday I attended Wella Professionals’ Color Up Your Life Blogger Meet at The Wella International Studio, Select City Walk Mall.
Guest Speaker at the meet was Celebrity Hair Stylist, Sapna Bhavnani.
Meet started on a lighter note with a few fun activities and a contest, where bloggers had to team up based on the color of chit they had picked up and then they had to accessorize a nominated member of the team in the same color as their chit.
Sadly my team didn’t win, but it was a good show put up by everyone, though team blue managed to win fair and square.
Now it was time for some serious hair-care and hair-styling tips and gyan, and for that Sapna Bhavnani, followed by Team Wella (Amy Plowman and Gaurav Gupta), took to the stage. While quite a bit of what was being talked about was geared towards the ladies (not surprising, since they made up majority of the audience), there were plenty of things which applied to men as well.
Even though coloring my hair isn’t something that I have thought about till now, still it was a great knowledge enhancement session, which might just turn out to be useful if I ever decide to go the coloring route. Key tips from the session were:
- If you are planning to color your hair, then keep in mind that copper color suits Indian skin tones more than other colors.
- Don’t try and change colors from one extreme to another eg. from black to white, since that would involve heavily bleaching your hair, which will cause damage.
- Despite what all the TV ads say, ammonia in coloring products isn’t a bad thing. Ammonia free colors normally leave the hair too dry and so does Henna.
- Coloring your hair doesn’t lead to hair fall, as long as you are using quality products.
- Don’t skip on conditioner if you have light hair, since they need more protection.
Of course the Q&A session that followed was equally enriching with Sapna and Team Wella dispelling some of the myths about hair care and hair styling, also giving a chance to bloggers to try out Wella Professionals’ Oil Reflections Smoothing Treatment.
Best thing I got out of the Q&A session was the knowledge that I needed to match my shampoo, conditioner and styling product, in order to ensure consistency and better care for my hair. Idiot that I am, I use shampoo from one company, conditioner from another and styling product from a third one, and in case of shampoo and conditioner, even the type of hair they are meant for, is different!
I guess I need to start paying more attention to my hair (at least till I have a full set) and get a good hair cut i.e. pay more than Rs. 50 and start using hair care products which complement each other.
Apart from the knowledge and free food, we also got a Rs. 1000 discount on Oil Infuso Coloring Service and a bottle of Wella Professionals’ Oil Reflections Smoothing Treatment.
A big thanks to Wella Professionals’ for inviting me to this blogger’s meet and freebies, and also to TaxiForSure.com for providing free taxi to and from the venue (click here to read their review.)