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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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DIY Hair Egg Wash from Veria Living

Shape Magazine’s beauty expert Bahar Takhtehchian teamed up with the healthy living TV network Veria Living to shows us “a fabulous way to take care of our hair… and make it look lovely”.

On her most recent beauty DIY video for Veria.com, Bahar teaches us how to use an at home egg wash for your hair and scalp. No cholesterol, just healthy hair! This mixture is full of fat and protein and super moisturizing. The egg whites also contain enzymes that help kill bacteria and access oil. Check out more from Bahar at Veria Living or (www.veria.com)

DIY: Ombre Highlights!

I’m turning 36 in a couple weeks. Over the weekend we had some family members over for dinner, and one of these said family members pointed out how grey I am. He said “Wow, I didn’t realize how grey you are!!” Thanks. Thankyouverymuch. I am grey. Like grey, grey. I know I have more grey than any of my peers, but I try to keep it hidden with monthly root touch-ups.

So anyway, on my monthly trip to Sally’s yesterday, I was standing in the dye aisle, and was looking at all the colors – wondering if I should try something different. I mean, it’s practically my birthday, right? Something new? I’m officially closer to 40 than I am to 30. Not depressing at all, right? I need something fresh, something exciting. I didn’t want to make an appointment, and wait weeks to get in, and drop $100+ on highlights. So I thought to myself…… why can’t I try doing it myself?

I asked the Sally’s employee what I should buy, and he picked out all the products I would need to do ombre highlights myself. I came home and watched 100 You Tube videos on the process, and found that everyone pretty much does it differently. So what you’ll see here is my unpolished, unprofessional and mighty easy way to get ombre highlights yourself.

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10 Simple Steps for Creating the Perfect Flat Iron Curl

Have you ever wondered how celebrities manage to achieve that perfect curl? Rumor has it their wavy ringlets are not the product of pins or curlers, but actually the result a few twists and flips of a flat iron. Although this technique seems to be pretty straight forward, there is indeed a specific method that must be applied in order to create this sought-after style.

Mario Russo, owner of Salon Mario Russo in Boston, which is known for their bouncy blowouts that incorporate this approach, shares his tips and trick in an easy-to-execute step-by-step guide to creating these coveted curls.

The Tools:

  • Round brush
  • Blow dryer