It’s been about a week since I wanded my hair for the V-Day, ‘Sexy is the New Sassy’ video series. I’ve been feeling really adventurous lately, so I decided to go ahead and get real crazy with some temporary spray-in color. I’ve been wanting to dye my hair forever, but I’m way too much of a coward. I had hi-lights once. And while they were beautiful, they really badly damaged my hair. So, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to try something new without the commitment or the scary chemical damage. The color is Ruthless Red from Beyond The Zone.
After dry twisting my hair I let it set for about an hour or so then unraveled it and sprayed in the color. I found the color a little difficult to work with because it was getting everywhere (I mean, it is an aerosol). The transfer from my hair onto my clothes, jacket and hands was pretty substantial, even after my hair was dry. I’d definitely recommend waiting until the color is completely dried in before getting dressed and maybe opting for wearing darker colors if the hair is down like mines is in the last pic.
Although it turned out red, before drying it looked more pink to me, which thankfully darkened into red, then eventually burgundy (the last few days). The upside was that the color absorbs into the hair fast and getting it off of my clothes and surfaces was very easy. All in all I enjoyed my flaming red hair and would most likely try the spray-in color again. I’m thinking gray next time! Tell me what you think of this look and if you’ve tried temporary colors in your hair before.
We are strong believers in the power of flowers. And so was 11th century Persian physician Ibni-i-Sina (Avicenna), who spoke extensively on the amazing effects of roses. He likened their health benefits to today’s “mind-body” therapy. In fact, during the blooming season the ill were carried to and submerged in wells filled with rose pulp residue. (Micozzi)
So while everyone may not get (or even want) a bouquet of long stems for V-Day, there are a number of amazing rose-scented products that you can douse yourself in like they used to do back in Avicienna’s day (you know, without the hassle of getting hoisted into a rose well). AND— I’m pretty sure I read somewhere that Cleopatra seduced her lovers by bathing in rose-infused water. I figure if it worked for her, it can’t hurt. Plus, these products will surely last you much, much longer. One thing is clear, whether you’re single or hitched, the sweet smell of roses has the potential to brighten your day—and potentially your skin too. A double win.
Hey Dolls…Check out vol. 1 in the #SexyIsTheNewSassy vignette video series. This first vid. features my Valentines’s Day take on a SWEET leopard mani. Y'all know my heart beats for a beautiful leopard print! 😍 #swoon Stay tuned… another video drops tomorrow! Thanks for the love, my loves!!!