We've been talking about how to get a 'younger' haircut, now let's talk about hair color. Having the right hair color is just as important, if not more so, than the cut.
First, a Disclaimer: The at-home haircare options below only apply to haircolor, not haircut. Please let me be very clear on this – home haircuts are never recommended. I will not be held responsible for the inevitable home haircut disaster. Maybe you got lucky the one or two times you cut your own bangs without incident but, I’m telling you, you’re playing with fire....more
I am one of those moms who can speak up for her kids when something goes wrong, but for myself--silence. Even worse, I have been known to say thank you for really bad service.Last week I went to the salon for partial highlights. Somehow the partial highlights turned into full. The "a few brown highlights here and there" idea ended up making my naturally blond hair turn an ashy brown with a few blond highlights....more
The Freakanomics blog today highlights a story that has the interwebs a buzz with blonde jokes and ladyblogs asking a lot of questions. A study out of the University of Queensland found that blonde women make more money and marry wealthier men than women with other hair colors. According to the Daily Telegraph story:...more
I wanna get my hur did.
I haven't had my hair cut, styled, and/or colored since BEFORE I got pregnant with Athena. We're talking over 3 years ago. I haven't been able to put my finger on what has been bothering me about my looks latetly, and I think this is it.
I want a complete overhaul. I can't do anything medically about my now thin hair until after Zofia comes out, so I thought a good cut and color may help for the time being.
So what's the view on coloring your hair when pregnant?
I recently -- with a little help -- made the decision to dye my hair for the first time ever. Red, no less, and for some reason, I also chose to do it myself. I was actually pretty pleased with the results, and so I figured that others out there like me, people who might otherwise be daunted by the thought of taking the plunge, might benefit from seeing the process laid out in a simple, easy-to-follow guide.Sure, said guide involves jazz hands and a karate segment, but still, it's foolproof!
My experience with hair coloring is brief, but memorable. My first stint was in ninth grade when The Thing To Do was to buy a bottle of Jolen facial hair bleach, and paint two chunky streaks into the face-framing locks on either side of one's head to lighten them. The goal was, I believe, to achieve a modern and Friends-esque highlighted hairstyle that said "I am modern and enjoy the show Friends, as evinced by my modern, Friends-esque highlighted hairstyle. Could I BE any more awesome?"...more
Color me obsessed, but once again, I'm blogging about my salon-colored, highlighted, low-lighted, glazed hair. I love my colorist, but my hair costs me so much money, it's like I've become a vintage Jaguar; I'm ridiculously expensive, and I'm always in the shop. The most obvious problem is roots, which I've dealt with in my previous post. But there's also the issue of color fading. After all, I'm using permanent color. Why isn't it ... well, permanent?
Kathleen P. recently asked me if it is safe to dye pubic hair. Specifically, she wrote:
"When I saw the Sex & the City episode when Samantha dyed her pubic hair, I thought it was the stupidest, most unrealistic story line ever... My, how things can change in a few years. I'm in my mid-40's now and I've noticed that I have a significant amount of grey hair down there. When she dyed her pubic hair it turned a hideous color and she ended up removing it all. Too much information alert: Being bare down there is not for me but neither is grey hair! Is it safe to dye my pubic hair?"