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The Scoop on the New Ten Minute Hair Dye

In At home beauty, beauty, DIY Beauty, hair dye on March 11, 2009 at 4:17 pm

Lately it seems all the at home hair coloring kits are coming out with a ten minute version.Having to sit with goop on your head for a half hour or more is now being thrown out and replaced by a product that works in ten minutes.

Since my roots had really grown in I thought it was time to get my hair to one color. I wanted a nice really dark brown with some red in it. I found a dark brown offered by Perfect 10, a Clairol brand.

One of the nicest things about this dye is that it comes with a comb attachment to put on the bottle so you get an even application of color. The color really did take just ten minutes. Although it is nice it was a little darker than I would have wanted. I would go a shade lighter than you intend. If it comes out too light  you can always go up a shade, but in my opinion better safe than sorry.

The great thing about this product is that it works quickly and makes dying your own hair an easy, painless, process.A few tips though for dying your own hair. Spread newspaper on the floor of the bathroom to prevent staining the floor. Wear old clothes and use old towels that you don’t care if they get dirty. I’ve ruined a lot of clothing and towels disregarding that one. Spread Vaseline around your hairline, back of neck, and ears to prevent the hair dye from staining because it will get on you.

Enjoy your new hue and don’t forget to adjust your makeup accordingly. The worst mistake people make when dying they’re hair is not realizing that their makeup may no longer flatter them.

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On The cheap- Some do it yourself beauty tricks.

In Uncategorized on August 14, 2008 at 8:13 pm

Following up on the post of two days ago there are many ways for the budget glamor queen to look gorgeous and do it at home on the cheap. You’d be surprised how simple things around the house can be utilized in beauty treatments. Here a few easy simple beauty tricks.

  • Olive Oil– Olive oil is rich in emollients and really healthy for you. We all love it on our salad but have you ever thought of using it on your hair? I take a quarter of cup of olive oil nuke it in the microwave for three five second increments and slather it on my dry hair from root to tip. I put my hair in a ponytail and sleep with it overnight. It really adds moisture to my colored hair and done once a week makes a big difference on dry, fried, color treated hair. You’ll see a difference after the first time you use it.  For more info on Olive oil and it’s beauty uses check out:
  • Sea Salt and Sugar- Sometimes your skin gets rough and scratchy but all those exfoliators cost money.Why spend when you can make one yourself? Mix any creamy body lotion or facial moisturizer you have lying around with a handful of sea salt or sugar. (Use sea salt on the body, sugar on the face. The grains in sugar are finer and will be gentler than salt on the face’s delicate skin.) massage in to skin with gentle circular motions. Avoid eyes and lips. Massage for one to two minutes and rinse. The sea salt/sugar will have exfoliated and the moisturizer will moisturize your skin. You can also use olive oil here again if you prefer or don’t have any moisturizer.
  • Vaseline– Vaseline is a great cheap staple. The store brand petroleum jelly works just as well and is usually cheaper. Use Vaseline as lip balm to soothe dry, chapped lips. Mix some loose eyeshadow with Vaseline to create a sexy shiny eyegloss. Smooth Vaseline on rough dry feet, slip on socks and leave on overnight while you sleep.

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Sometimes the best beauty tricks are the ones you figure out yourself. So experiment with what you have and if you end up with a beauty disaster see my previous post. You are not alone.

Happy Beautification.

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