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Katherine McPhee goes blonde for her new alubm!

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Katharine McPhee is a born brunette, but for the cover shoot for her new album Unbroken, which hits stores October 6, the singer is trading her long brown locks for a sexy platinum shag — and she’s sharing the look exclusively with PEOPLE.

“My music is a little more edgy so that inspired me to be adventurous,” she explains of taking the leap to blonde with stylist Peter Savic. “I’ve never dyed my hair before so this was a pretty drastic change. I’ve always been known as a brunette but I’ve been thinking about it for a long time and it kind of just fit with all of the searching with the music and experimenting that I would do the same thing with my look.”

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And she’s been noticing other effects of the new style as well. “The look has affected the way I dress, it’s inspired me to be more adventurous with what I decide to wear. It’s silly that something so simple as changing your hair could have such a big effect,” she muses. “I’m just having fun with it. This is a great time for me to do something different. I’m young — I always try to have a good time.” Learn more about Katharine’s new look in this week’s PEOPLE magazine, which hits stands today.

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My Review: Living Proof, Frizz Shampoo & Conditioner

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I recently tried these two new products from Living Proof, and I absolutely loved them! I have naturally frizzy hair, and finding shampoo and conditioners (forget about styling products) has always been very tricky for me. I’ve tried many different frizz-free shampoo and conditioners in the past, but nothing compares to these products.  My hair has never felt so healthy, and soft.  I can even let my hair dry without product (a no-no for me!) and I can see a drastic difference in the appearance of my hair.  Do yourself a favor, and give these products a try.  I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!

no frizz shampoo and conditioner

for all hair types

Beautiful, frizz-free hair starts with properly cared for hair. No Frizz Shampoo features an exclusive sulfate-free surfactant system to effectively cleanse hair without harsh stripping. No Frizz Conditioner rehydrates even the most dry, damaged hair without silcones or oils. Together they deposit PolyfluoroEster – the same breakthrough technology as our styling product – onto the hair to effectively block humidity and reduce friction.

Finally, a complete system for hair that’s incredibly smooth, soft, and frizz-free.

How it Works.

Shampoo and Conditioner

Beautiful, frizz-free hair starts with hair that’s properly cared for. Just shampooing and conditioning your hair – two simple things you do everyday – can cause unwanted damage. Most shampoos on the market – even those that claim to be natural – contain sulfates: harsh drying detergents. These sulfates damage the hair – stripping it, and fading its color. They dry hair out and perpetuate the frizz cycle. The majority of conditioners today rely on silicones or oils which allow humidity to penetrate – leaving hair limp, greasy and just as frizzy as before.

New No Frizz shampoo and conditioners are formulated with no sulfates and silicones – relying upon entirely new technology to cleanse and hydrate even the driest, most damaged, frizz-prone hair – leaving it soft, shiny and, of course, frizz-free. And, they deposit PolyfluoroEster, the breakthrough secret ingredient in our No Frizz styling line, onto the hair so you can say good-bye to frizzy hair days forever.

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Follow these steps to create two sexy ponytail looks.

Get the Look: Perfect Ponytails

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Bad Hair Day?

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Bleach your hair into oblivion? Tired of split ends? Follow this advice to rescue your mane.

Problem: You’ve cut your bangs too short.
Quick Fix: To help disguise the length of your bangs, sweep them to the side until they grow out rather than wearing them straight down on your forehead. Coat damp bangs with a pea-size drop of light-hold gel, then blast them to the side with a blow-dryer. You can also camouflage your handiwork by pulling the hair off your forehead with stylish bobby pins or a headband.

Problem: Split Ends
Quick Fix: Split ends cannot be fixed or mended; they can only be cut off. Be gentle with your hair and use a deep conditioner twice a week to help prevent further damage. Try to minimize the stress on your strands between cuts by avoiding vent brushes with plastic bristles, shampooing every other day and protecting hair from heat-styling by using a leave-in conditioner.

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 Problem: You OD’d on highlights and your hair’s bleached out.
Quick Fix: Look for an allover, demi-permanent color (a long-lasting, temporary dye that washes out in four to six weeks) in a hue one shade deeper than your highlights to get rid of brassiness. If your hair still isn’t the shade you want, head to the salon to have a professional weave in some lowlights to reintroduce the darker undertones you’ve lost.

Problem: Dry, Dull Hair
Quick fix: Try leave-in conditioners that can add moisture to your hair and protect it from environmental damage that could lead to additional moisture loss. Look for products that contain hydrating botanicals such as rice milk, bamboo milk and milk thistle. Alternate your regular shampoo with a clarifying one once every few weeks to prevent product buildup.

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