Red Hair Don’t Care

I recently turned a year older and as a gift to myself, I decided to have a hair makeover. If you’ve read this post, then you’ll know that I’ve been wanting to dye my hair – something that I’ve never done in a very long time. I was still a bit hesitant at first because of these little voices inside my head, but YOLO, right? So on the morning of my birthday, I dyed my hair, on my own. Yes, you read that right.

I would’ve wanted to have my hair professionally done at the salon, but I second guessed myself. I wasn’t 100% sure if I really wanted a major hair color makeover. I didn’t want to spend more than a thousand pesos on a hair treatment that I will regret later on, so I did it myself!

Here’s how my hair color looked before. It’s actually black-brown, but indoors, it looks jet black. When I was younger, my mom would always tell me that my dark hair makes me look old, and then I would tease her that I would dye my hair blonde and then she’d give me that hawk’s eye look. What do you want, mom? LOL! Maybe that’s also the reason why I never submitted to dyeing my hair early.

Hortaleza Professional – Light Ash Brown

I went to HBC to buy a DIY hair color treatment from Hortaleza Professional (My mom swears by this product). Forgot to take a photo of it because I was too excited, but here’s what it looks like.

The shade I went for was Light Ash Brown. The swatch at the store looked too blonde, but I thought since I have very dark hair, it wouldn’t turn out as blonde as compared to someone with really light hair to begin with.

Here’s the result: 

I was expecting it to turn into light/honey brown, but it ended up copper more than anything. It even looks red in certain lighting like this photo below which I took inside a car, at around 11 o’clock in the morning.

Excuse the quality. Took this using a smartphone.

At first, I thought it was weird, but I realized it’s  just me trying to adjust to my new look. I do think it’s gorgeous, but I’m not fond of the color. I might commit to a professional hair color treatment session next time to get the exact color that I want.

Commment down below if you want a step-by-step guide on how to dye your hair using Hortaleza Professional.

And that’s just it for now. Hope you’re having a lovely morning, afternoon, or evening wherever you are in the world! =)

Julie Alontaga is the Beauty Content Creator and Editor of As Told By Julz. She works as a VA-SEO Specialist for a Web Development Company based in Australia. When she's not at work, she spends her free time binge watching movies and TV series, reading books, cooking/baking, or playing SIMS 4.


  1. Arnold P
    July 18, 2015

    The color looks good on you, Julz! Glad you've made that change 🙂

  2. Thank you 🙂


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