Aug 20th, 14
The moment I pack away my swimsuits for the upcoming cooler weather, I immediately start thinking about how I can update my look. My hair gets light in the summer from the sun and chlorine, and I like how my dark hair contrasts with my no longer sun-kissed skin.
This fall shades of purple are super hot, and I think I’ve found the winner in my search for new color in this Provocative Plum technique. It’s a fun way to update your look for the new season, and I like how it’s edgy but still subtle.
For this color process, you will use two different formulas – one to highlight and one to apply for all over color.
Here’s the breakdown:
Formula One: AGEbeautiful Crème Lightener and AGEbeautiful 20 Volume Developer
Formula Two: 2 oz. AGEbeautiful 4V Dark Plum Brown Permanent Hair Color mixed with 2 oz. AGEbeautiful 10 Volume Developer
- Select 1/4″ or smaller pieces that you want to brighten and apply Formula One to the mid-lengths and ends
to create highlights, covering each piece with foil. We recommend around the face, bangs, and top of the crown.
- Once the last piece is complete, allow it to process for 25 minutes.
- Rinse Formula One completely and towel dry your hair.
- Apply Formula Two to your entire head and process for 30 minutes.
- Rinse, shampoo, and condition.
Aug 8th, 14
We’ve reached the point of the summer where I am just completely OVER IT. It’s hot, the days are long, my skin is dry, and my hair is fried. Even swimming has lost its appeal because I know that the chlorine and sun will do nothing to help the fuzzy nest that currently sits atop my head. Unfortunately, I can’t do anything about the heat other than wait for cooler weather, but I can repair the damage I’ve done to my hair this summer.
Here’s my plan to fix my hair using my favorite miracle worker – argan oil.
First I will slather my head with the One ‘N Only Argan Oil Restorative Mask, and cover it with a plastic shower cap to sleep in. The cap will hold the heat in, which makes the product penetrate deeper, and I like to give it a full eight hours to do its thing. Sleeping like this takes a little getting used to, but if I can survive a childhood spent sleeping in hard pink rollers, I can do anything. To speed up the process, use your Argan Heat dryer on low.
Pro tip: Don’t use your fanciest pillow case, because the shower cap can slip during the night and no one wants a greasy pillow.
Not only did the chlorine and sun fry my hair, it also sucked the color right out of it. This actually isn’t too much of a bummer because fall is around the corner and I want to add some depth and red to my normally brown hair. My color pick? One ‘N Only Argan Oil Permanent Hair color in Dark Copper Brown. It’s a beautiful, rich shade and since it contains argan oil, it will help moisturize while it colors.
To keep my hair looking great after the treatment and color, I plan on using the oil treatment daily before I dry and style my hair, and throughout the day to smooth any frizzies.
Bonus: Argan oil makes your hair smell delicious.
Anyone else ready for fall?