To streak or not to streak
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I remember certain milestones in my life which signaled another stage of growing up. I remember the night I felt pain on my chest as I lay on my front to sleep (I was growing boobs). I remember my first period in Baguio (I was traumatized) and certain other discoveries which should not be blogged.
Anyway, the year 2011 was the year my white hair started to sprout everywhere, so much that I could no longer pull them out as I would get bald.
I estimate having about 50-100 strands of white hair all over my body. I was avoiding dyeing because my mom’s maid Mila said when she started to dye her hair, the rest of her hair turned white quite rapidly.
Most of my white hair is concentrated on the middle part of my scalp, it could form a streak if I let it grow out.
I started to think about people who had streaks in their hair:

1) Sergei Diaghilev of the Ballet Russes

Bakst, Leon (1866-1924) - 1905 Portrait of Sergei Diaghilev and his Nanny

2) Alexandra Cabot of Josie and the Pussycats


3) Cruella de Vil of The Hundred and One Dalmatians


4) Daphne Guinness


5) Irene Marcos Araneta

Irene Marcos

Besides having an odd streak of hair, what do these people have in common? They are all rich, most of them fashion icons, and they are all characters.
So I thought that maybe I should let my streak grow out and see what happens. The thing is, white hair started to sprout in other places. I’ve been tempted to pull them out, especially when locked in the privacy of an airplane toilet where the lighting is quite harsh.
Today, 1/2/2012 to be exact, I decided was the day I was finally going to get my hair colored. After going to the gym (and yes I worked out today and yesterday) I headed over to Studio 546 at Shang to get a cellophane treatment.
After I had it done, all I could think of was, why did I wait this long?? This is so liberating, like LASIK! I can’t tell you how good this feels. I’m so happy and what a great way to start 2012.

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