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Women Are Ditching the Dye in Favor of Going Gray With Grace

By the age of 35, two-thirds of American men will experience some degree of hair loss. But for many women, going gray has often been seen as the equivalent to balding. And though a lot of women will still reach for a box of dye or make regular appointments with a stylist to ensure their grays are well-covered, it’s becoming more popular for women to go au naturale and to embrace the gray in a self-love power move heard ’round the world.

Yes, dyed silver and gray tresses were a trend on Instagram not too long ago. But now, women are more inclined to give up the extra maintenance and let their locks go. Grombé, a relatively new Instagram account that celebrates women who are in the midst of their gray hair transition, has grown to amass 74,000 followers and counting. Celebrities are starting to embrace their grays as well, as Jessica Biel and Katie Holmes have recently walked the red carpet with streaks of natural silver showing. And while many women (and stylists) are still decidedly anti-gray, representation is growing — and that’s typically an important first step to widespread acceptance.

Photos courtesy of Popsugar

But why do we even go gray in the first place? We tend to fear gray hair because we don’t want to get old, but gray hairs often start to appear on women in their 20s and 30s. Achromotrichia, the process of hair turning gray and then white, often starts around this time. Race and other genetic components are typically what determines when and how much of your hair starts to turn. Nutritional factors can play a role, as can stress — which may be why regular exercise is a good idea. Partaking in 30 minutes of moderate physical activity five times per week can also improve cardiovascular health, which is a win/win for many women. Gray hair does tend to be drier due to decreased oil production, which is another reason to follow a protein-rich diet, stay hydrated, use moisturizing products, and stay active.
Ultimately, the gray hair movement is still (ironically) in its infancy. But if the growing popularity of these communities is any indication, it’s about time women were able to opt out of society’s unrealistic and expensive expectations of conventional beauty and start embracing their natural allure.

Giveaway: Joico Color Butter Color Depositing Treatment

GIVEAWAY: Joico Color Butter Color Depositing Treatments

Two years ago, the Prince Estate and the Pantone Color Institute announced that Prince’s signature royal purple would forever be a part of their color wheel as Love Symbol #2, in honor of the late icon. The color pays tribute to Prince’s amazing talent and influence he had on everything. Every year since his death, fans flock to every location celebrating his music with a dance party. Fans dress up in head to toe purple in honor of the man who captivated us and made royal purple his. Next month marks the 3rd anniversary of his death; and if you are honoring him, we’d like to help you do so with the help of Joico Color Butter Color Depositing Treatments.

To honor The Purple One, you’ve got to look the part. We’re giving away Joico Color Butter Color Depositing Treatments in purple in honor of Prince; plus the other five colors for those days you’re feeling adventurous. That’s right, we’re giving away all the colors of the Joico Color Butter Color Depositing Treatments.

Giveaway: Joico Color Butter Color Depositing Treatment

What’s in this amazing color depositing hair product? Hawaiian Kukui Nut, Shea Butter, the same direct deposit dyes found in Joico’s Color Intensity Semi-Permanent Crème colors, Arginine amino acid, and Joico’s exclusive bio-advanced Peptide Complex.

If you’re looking to instantly fight the fade and add hot shades to your hair, definitely try Joico. This super-nourishing treatment deposits bold pops of vibrant color on blonde and pre-lightened hair. It’s the perfect way for you to bump up your light colored hair without the full-on color commitment. The Joico Color Butters results last up to 10 shampoos depending on the condition, texture, and porosity of the hair. They reduce breakage by 44% and instantly give you the strongest, glossiest, healthiest, most vibrant strands around. The Color Butters retail for $19.99 on www.ulta.com but today, you can win them.

How can you not get excited about this multitasking hair product? So if you’re ready to win, see below for the Rafflecopter entry form and rules:

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GIVEAWAY: Splat Hair Color 1 Wash Temporary Hair Dye

Welcome to Spring, the season of renewal, the season of change and rebirth. What better time to celebrate the season of growth than with a change. And what’s the most fun thing to change? Your haircolor! So we thought why not do a giveaway. Seeing how the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year is Ultra Violet, and the color is perfect for Spring, we’re giving three lucky readers the opportunity to win the Splat Hair Color 1 Wash Temporary hair dye in Vivid Velvet. Let’s get to know this collection of temporary bold colors.

The Splat Hair Color 1 Wash Temporary hair dye, which retails for $6.99 each, is specifically formulated to work on curly, kinky, or straight hair. This water-based formula is easy to apply, stays where you put it, and washes out with warm water when you are done. It also works amazingly on hair extensions and wigs too. Splat Hair Color 1 Wash Temporary hair dye is available in Vivid Velvet, Eclectic Green, Scorching Scarlet, Piercing Pink, Mango Mash, Red Pop, Imposing Purple, and Impulsive Indigo. The Splat hair color kits are made for having fun and expressing yourself, plus it gives you more vivid color without fully committing to a permanent color. All Splat formulas are also cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free, ammonia and parabens free, as well as non-GMO.

As we stated above, we’re giving away three Splat Hair Color 1 Wash Temporary hair dyes in Vivid Velvet so you can express yourself with beautiful, bold color. This cool color will also give you the chance to celebrate Pantone’s 2018 Color of the year, Ultra Violet, and the spring season. For a chance to be one of the three winners, enter through the Rafflecopter entry form below:

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Are you ready to try the Splat Hair Color 1 Wash Temporary hair dye and enjoy a vibrant haircolor that works on all hair colors?

Talking Tresses | The Ombre Hair Colour Effect

I’ve wanted to try the ombre hair colour trend for quite a while, but I needed to decide on style, colour gradient, how much of hair would be ombre, and of course where would I get it done. Since I’ve had such wonderful experiences at the Angelo David Salon, they were my obvious choice for my visit. Many people mistake the ombre effect as having dark roots and lighter hair strands, but the word ombre is actually French for “to shade”, a gradient effect that subtly changes from roots to tips. I knew I wanted lighter on the bottom and hoped for a bit of a rose gold effect. Sadly on the day of my colour, I forgot the pale pink that I needed, so this posts only highlights the golden effects. Once again, my hair was put into the fabolous and talented hands of Ivy, and as you can see my the amazing results, she is amazing.

My natural hair color is black….and I mean black, so Ivy had to take my full head of hair down a few levels before we could start on the ombre. You may remember how dark my hair color was from my last visit to the Angelo David Salon during New York Fashion Week, but here’s a before picture on the day of colour:

The process was a long one because I am blessed with a lot of thick hair, and because of the leveling down. I spent most of the day looking like I was either trying to contact aliens or block the government with the amount of foil I had in my hair (it was hilarious), but a few glasses of wine took my mind off my “tin head”.

Apart from the fact that I forgot the pink, I love the results; so have several of my friends and a few strangers have stopped me to give compliments and ask questions on my experience. After a bit of a resting stage, I do plan on adding the pale pink. meanwhile, I am taking Ivy’s advice and keeping my hair moisturized and properly hydrated. Check out a few more photos of my new color from various angles:

Are you a fan of the ombre hair colour trend? Is there a hair colour trend that you want to try? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Hot Trend Alert – Red Hot Hair

Red hair seems to be the must have color of the season because this spicy hue has been popping up on several heads lately – both on celebrities and we mere mortals.

Actually, I’m currently a Radiant Red courtesy of John Frieda but you can be your own brilliant red with a temporary hair color that makes it easier for you to heat up your hair color. Get this season’s hottest new hair color with Streekers.

This unique hair color comes in a sleek portable bottle with a sponge-tip applicator to ensure neat, even application. With Streekers, eye-catching color no longer means hours spent in the salon chair and permanent results. Simply select your favorite Streekers hue and brush through strands for bold, show-stopping color that washes out when you’re ready. The formula looks just as vivid a permanent color, but shampoos out in a single wash.For best results apply Streekers to dry hair in small sections, from root to tip and wait to dry before brushing.

Streekers retails for $10.95, is available in Red, Pink, Blue, Purple, Green, Yellow, Orange, and Ultra Violet and can be purchased at all ULTA stores or on www.streekers.com.