I decided to go for a hair relaxing treatment because I was getting a little bored of my long, wavy tresses. I spend way too much time styling my hair (blow-drying + tong) when I have to go out so I wanted a fuss-free hairstyle that’s manageable and easy to style when I’m on the go.

Rebonding wasn’t an option because my hair is naturally wavy so I was afraid it might end up looking ‘puffy’ and unnatural when it grows out it. Hair relaxing treatment could last between 3-6 months, you’re advised not to wash your hair for 2 days and have it up as a ponytail for a week. Conditioning your hair with a hair mask at least 3 times a week is also recommended so it doesn’t dry out or become frizzy.

The treatment took about 2½ hours...

Gotta love the free wi-fi at Essensuals Bugis! It can get pretty boring at the salon sometimes while you’re getting your hair done…

Before & after a little hair trim and blow-dry.
My stylist, Yan, and I. I love her Rihanna inspired hair color but the only downer is that she doesn't get to swim in the pool, otherwise her hair might turn green! 😛

Special promo packages available for 1st time customers:

$50 (usual price $95) – Haircut, blow-dry & treatment
$139 (usual price $225) – Haircut, color & treatment
$199 (usual price $320) – Haircut & perm (plus free product or treatment)
$219 (usual price $355) – Haircut, rebonding & treatment
For a quick fix, try the $40 Macadamia Oil Treatment + blow-dry including free consultation with the Essensuals Bugis professional stylists.

If it is your first time, mention how and where you heard about the promo (…my name and my blog of course!)

Essensuals Bugis is located at 241A Victoria Street on Bugis Village. It’s walking distance from the MRT station and just above Burger King. To make an appointment, call +65 6333 0039

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Hair products I use...



7 thoughts on “For All Your Hair Questions…

  1. OMG. Love the aftershot:) I share the same sentiments when it comes to hair.. My hair is wavy too.. I too wanted a fuss-free hairstyle so that my hair is manageable.. The only difference, I reckon, your hair is thicker and much more longer than mine. Also, the previous salon, I made a mistake because I said I wanted a ‘relaxing treatment’ and my previous salon did a ‘rebond treatment’. Huhu.. So now, I’m basically experiencing what you said; my natural hair’s slightly puffy but not as bad as compared to those with curly hair who when for rebond treatment. I knew it that there’s a difference between rebond and relax treatment but I do not know why almost all the salon I went to kept telling me, rebonding and relaxing are the same.. Now, I can’t wait for my hair to return to its normal wavy self (so that it looks more natural) and thanks for sharing the promo/a salon that finally knows the difference between rebond and relax! Take care:)

  2. your hair looks fab babe 🙂 i have wavy hair too, and after much consideration i decided to do hair relaxing as well. just made an appointment recently! (im from M’sia btw). just wondering, is it advisable to wash ur hair before going, or will they wash your hair during the treatment itself?
    thanks! 🙂

  3. hi Fay, i read about you in the Sun today. i checked out you website right after 🙂
    i first learned about you on air, Getting Down & Dirty with Fay Hokulani. i was mesmerised by your ammicable lovely voice and now i get to see how fab you look.

    hey Fay, i need your help. do you have any effective tips to lose this big chunk of meat by the sides of my waist? i’d appreciate it a lot. i just started my first job and i wanna look HOT like you!!

    Best wishes <3

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