Hair Transformation


If you follow me on Instagram, you would know that I have been meaning to change my hair colour for a very long time now. To be honest, I just never had the courage when my hair was long, simply because I didn’t want it to be damaged with the process. But yes, life happened and I had no choice but to cut my long hair after my surgery. This was emotionally hard on me because I felt that my long hair was part of my identity. The only time I had short hair was at the age of 10. But anyway, its been two months now with short hair and I have gotten use to it. But at the same time, I still feel that short hair is somewhat limited and boring at times as I feel that there is not much to do with it. So, I decided to do what I have been wanting to do for so long, and that is to go silver similar to the above image.

Living in Durban, when you think of Hair and Makeup, you think Nadia Motala. It’s that simple! She is very well known in Durban for being the best at what she does (Hair & Makeup) and best of all, she gets her clients the results that they want. So obviously she was my go-to for this. She explained the process and also that I couldn’t achieve the colour I wanted in one session. If you want to know how I got from golden brown to ashy blonde, you can read through the process below or watch my mini clip on YouTube Hair Transformation for a brief overview. 


  1. Stripped my hair colour with Olaplex No1 Bond Builder and Bleach for 30 mins.
  2. Rinsed my hair and stripped it again.
  3. Nadia then began toning the blonde highlights which were created with an Ash Silver and Purple Toner. This was applied directly to my hair and left for 40 mins.
  4. Treatment Time – Olaplex No2 Bond Rebuilder was used.
  5. A direct grey colour was applied on the ends of my hair to remove the stubborn yellow pigments that were still visible.
  6. We then ended off with a trim, rinse and styled my lob with waves.

Below are my before and after pics: the picture does not do my hair justice. If you watch the video on YouTube you will be able to see how much lighter it actually came out. I am definately not at the colour I want as yet but this is definately a step in that direction.


Well, thanks so much for reading! Hope you enjoyed this and I hope that it perhaps gave you some courage to take the leap to do what you wish to do with your hair. My advice would be to do your research about what you are looking to do and most importantly, make sure that you go to someone you are able to trust! You can find Nadia Motala’s services on her website and on Instagram @nadiamotala

Until I blog again…


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