A rare behind the scenes photo
from “The Matrix” featuring Carrie Anne Moss, Keanu Reeves, Tiger Chen
(the star of Reeves’ directorial debut, “Man of Tai Chi”) and legendary
fight choreographer Yuen Woo Ping. I’m pretty sure that’s Yuen Shun Yi, Woo Ping’s brother,
in the middle too.
If you look in the background, you can see the destroyed pillars from the lobby shootout in the first film.
One of the most frequent questions I get on social media is how do I manage to keep my bleached/dyed hair healthy and soft… Figured that its time for a blog post sharing my best tips! :)
Use a leave-in oil treatment after every wash: Argan oil or Moroccan oil work really well at hydrating and strengthening bleached hair! The one I have at the moment (shown in photo) is Matrix ‘Exquisite Oil’, a Tamanu oil blend, which I purchased from Hairhouse Warehouse Carousel
When initially bleaching your hair light, use a gentle bleach: I always recommend going to a salon for bleaching, especially if you’re bleaching your full head of hair in preparation for dying it a bright colour for the first time. However, if you are bleaching your hair at home don’t buy a really strong developer (e.g. 40 vol)! I have never used a developer over 20vol. Its much more gentle on your hair to use low strength bleach twice or three times over the course of a fortnight (and use conditioning treatments on it throughout this time) than it is to put a strong bleach on it once!
Don’t use heat styling tools on your hair too often: And when you do, use a heat protecting product beforehand!
Try to avoid wearing tight up-do styles too often: This can cause breakage, especially on bleached hair.
Avoid re-bleaching hair that has previously been bleached as much as possible: One of the main reasons my hair has stayed healthy through many colour changes is because I don’t bleach out my colours when I want a change, I just let them fade out on their own. I have only applied bleach to parts of the ends of my hair maybe 3 or 4 times since initially lightening my full head of hair.
Get regular trims: This helps avoid split ends and subsequent hair breakage.
I wish I still had all the pictures I took to get these four for the matrix. Lesson: never keep important art files in just one place. I need to find all my thumb drives, and there’re at least five or six.