Archive: Hair

Style For a Cure with Joico!

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Joico has teamed up with City of Hope again this year in order to bring Breast Cancer awareness.  They have donated thousandsd of dollars to further breast cancer research. If you’re a fan of Joico products (LIKE MOI!) then pick these products above. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the cause.

Breast cancer never takes a holiday and Joico/ISO’s annual efforts to raise funds for research and increase awareness doesn’t either. Their efforts to support the fight to end cancer transforms this year to its “Style for A Cure” campaign in a year that has also seen Joico transformed in image and purpose. The Style for A Cure campaign includes special pink product promotions – top stylers JoiMist Firm hairspray and JoiWhip foam offered in a sleek, metallic pink sheen that gradates from top to bottom. These top stylers will be available on special in a “2 for $22” duo deal coming this September/October.  The campaign also continues to offer marketing support for salons and professional stylists who wish to hold their own breast cancer-related events. Joico’s do-it yourself BCA website continues to be a source for salons and stylists to create and promote their very own local efforts to help the cause.

More info – plus where to buy – here!

REVIEW: Professional ‘Classic Collection’ #ColorMeClairol


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How many of you guys dye your own hair?? I have to. I just can’t afford to keep up my hair at a salon anymore. Nice part is, there are companies like Clairol that make amazing at-home products so you don’t have to go to the salon anymore! You can mix and dye your own hair – right in the comfort of your home!

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Tip: You might call your hair dresser and ask what color she uses on your hair. You can take that number – and buy the color yourself – and dye your hair for a fraction of the cost! Personally, I use 6N for my hair. For this post, we decided to color Erin’s hair, and for that we used 9N.

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Watch how easy this process was!! All you need is a bowl, a brush and plastic gloves! I picked these up for under $5 at my local beauty store.

Step 1: Pour PRE-MEASURED Developer in a bowl! (No measuring – just empty the contents in a bowl!)

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Step 2: Add pre-measured color to developer!

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Step 3: Mix to combine! THAT’S IT!!

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Three unbelievably easy steps! There’s no measuring, no fuss! You simply pick your color – mix the two together – and go nuts! Clairol Professional ‘Classic Collection’ has taken all the hassle out of dying your hair!

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After I mixed the color – I easily applied the color to Erin’s hair. You let the color sit for 30-45 minutes, and you’re done!

We’ll show you the after pictures – soon! Stay tuned!

Here’s more info on Clairol Professional ‘Classic Collection’!

Classic makes a comeback. Clairol Professional’s new ‘Classic Collection’ offers 16 timeless shades with a modern formula for brilliant shine and deep conditioning.

True-to-tone Neutrals; green base brass-busting Ashes; soft Gold Neutrals. Get the classic Miss Clairol tonal results you love, now with SOY4PLEX, for the four signs of healthy-looking color.

These permanent liquid shades can be mixed with each other or with Clairol Professional liquicolor permanente shades for customized color. For best results, use with Pure White or Clairoxide developer.

Classic Collection benefits include:

  • 16 intermixable shades
  • Excellent gray coverage
  • Up to 84% more conditioning than the leading professional cream color
  • Up to 61% more shine*
  • Multi-dimensional shades
  • Long-lasting color

*vs. untreated hair

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Clairol Professional via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Clairol Professional.

Roots-Saver…in a pinch!

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I have tried a couple different roots-saver products, some work, some not so much. Some are a bit greasy, some the color is just really, really off. I tend to not like the ones that are more like paint…it’s just…weird.

I am crazy grey. Like I am way greyer than I should be for 36. I blame life. I want to go back to being a kid, just saying.

Anyway, I have grey hair…that’s just how it is. I have to touch up my roots every 6-8 weeks or so which isn’t usually a big deal….until sometimes I get to week 9 or 10 and I look downright scary.

Last night was my 14th wedding anniversary (thankyouverymuch), and I had a nice dinner out planned for my husband and I. I did my hair all fancy-like, looked in the mirror, and realized HOT DAMN I had a lot of grey!

I have a little trick – and maybe you all do the same thing – but humor me. The best roots-saver products I’ve ever tried has been EYESHADOW. Years ago I picked a brown color that matched my hair – and I use it for my roots only (and it lasts FOREVER). I have a wide eyeshadow brush that I only use for this – and when I’m in a pinch, I apply brown eyeshadow to my roots. It grabs on to the greys like magic, and stays put all night! It’s not greasy, and leaves your hair looking like it’s been freshly dyed!

The pictures above are of me, from last night, before and after applying the brown eyeshadow. I know there are several companies that market a powder for roots, but it costs more than a cheap eyeshadow would. So if you’re in a pinch – use eyeshadow (you probably already have a color that matches your hair)! I’ve been doing it for years, and it works!

Here’s what I use, but you could probably get away with ANY brand…

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Keep your hair hydrated with Pureology!

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Does your hair get dry during the summer? Mine sure does. It’s so annoying! It’s frizzy and goes nuts every year. I think it probably has something to do with the fact that I’m in my parents pool, constantly, submitting my hair to constant chlorine soakage. (I know it’s not a word.)

The people over at Pureology were kind enough to send me some product from their new Hydrate System*. I love the stuff! It smells minty and clean and makes your head tingle! I love the feeling of my hair after blow-drying it. It really makes a difference. I used these for about a week before I wrote this post, and I can say I’m hooked.

Gently cleanse and moisturize hair while protecting hair color vibrancy with this luxurious, concentrated daily hydrating system.

ZeroSulfate formula with the exclusive AntiFadeComplex infuses hair with essential hydration to protect and moisturize colour-treated hair.

Key Ingredients

  • ZeroSulfate, free, salt-free, colour-preserving formula derived from coconut, corn and sugar
  • Natural Plant Extracts including Peppermint, Sage and Rosemary
  • Signature Aromatherapy Blend with Peppermint and Corn Mint Essential Oils

Need help figuring out which hair product is for you? Why not get a hair consultation?

*Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.