The eyeshadow I used today was all MAC. The yellow is “Bright Sunshine.” The black and white colors are from the MAC pallet in the picture. I’m not sure what they are called.
As a side note, I was listening to “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons, while doing my makeup. That could’ve been my inspiration to add yellow to the black and white :)
There are pretty much four different types of hair color: permanent, demi-permanent, semi-permanent and temporary. The difference between all of these types of colors is how long they will last.
1. Permanent hair color, theoretically, lasts until it grows out. This is the only type if color that will lift your hair lighter (on virgin hair, see The Golden Rule Of Hair Color). There will probably be a little bit of fading over time but for the most part, the color is there for good.
2. Demi-Permanent hair color is meant to last for a while, but be completely faded out by the time you would have outgrowth. It typically lasts 4-6 weeks, depending on your hair. It can be used for a variety of things, including enhancing color, adding shine, toning, or coloring. It will not lift your hair at all so you have to chose a color that is the same level as your color, or darker. Demi-Permanent color is far less damaging than other types of colors, and some brands even have added protein to the mix to condition your hair.
3. Semi-Permanent hair color is only going to last about 2-4 weeks. Some tips I have heard that will hold the color longer are: 1) wash your hair in cold water 2)Don’t wash your hair every day and 3) Let the color sit in your hair for a very long time (I know one girl that sleeps with it in) before you rinse it out. Punky colors, like pink, green, blue, or any other unnatural color, usually come in semi-permanent (like Manic Panic or Pravana). There are some semi-permanent natural colors too. I guess people like these so they can try a color first, before committing to it. Like I said before, these will not lift your hair at all, because you do not use any developer. These type of colors work by color molecules that adhere to the outside of your hair. If you hair is porous, some color molecules may penetrate into the cuticle layer. This is why it is sometimes recommended to bleach your hair before using these.
4. Temporary hair colors will wash out as soon as you wash your hair. These are mostly comb-in colors, or colors in spray cans that you would use for a costume, or one-time event. Be careful, because if your hair is porous, it might grab some of the pigment, but even that won’t last long.
Now you know…
Have you ever heard of “Gray Magic”?
Well, I have, because we sell it at Sally Beauty Supply (My Second Job), but also because I have heard many of my clients talk about it over the years. If you don’t know what it is, it’s a color additive that makes the color adhere better to gray hair. Gray hair is super resistant, and can be very hard to color.
So now I want to briefly discuss how gray magic works.
Gray hair is the result of the loss of yellow and red tones in the hair. The resistance of gray hair is caused by the tightening of the cuticle. Gray magic, when mixed with peroxide, helps open the cuticle wider to allow better penetration of hair color, and also helps replenish the red and yellow tones back into the hair, to give a richer, more vibrant color.
It is also equipped with “wetting agents” to replenish moisture in the hair. These wetting agents also allow gray magic to be mixed into semi-permanent colors that are used without developer. However, it will have no effect when mixed into a rinse or other temporary color.
To use gray magic, mix 10 drops for every ounce of color.
To buy it, click here or check out your local Sally Beauty Supply.
Now you know…..
So I’m pretty sure wearing your hair in a braid everyday will not make it grow faster, I mean come on they’re not magical.
But who cares because braids are awesome and totally ” IN” now.
Now, I will tell you that braiding your hair does makes it “seem” like its growing faster because when you braid your hair it’s up out of your face, so when its done everyday you forget the fact that its been growing just because it has been out of your face and its low maintenance.
I braid my bangs everyday ‘cuz I’m lazy and don’t want style them, and they are so long and i didn’t even realize it!!! So bottom line, braids are fun and trendy, but don’t make your hair grow any faster. Soon i will posting pictures of simple braids that are easy to do and that are equally cute.
Have you ever wondered why red hair color fades so much quicker than other colors? I’ll tell you why….
Let me give you a quick science lesson. All colors are made out of combinations of the three primary colors: red, blue and yellow.
Blue is the largest color molecule, followed by red, then yellow. Since blue and red are so large, they do not pack inside your hair as tightly as yellow. When your cuticle is opened (like from shampooing your hair), the color molecules escape from the hair shaft.
Beware: cool red colors contain both blue and red, which means they will fade even faster.
To protect your red color, invest in a red shampoo, that will deposit red pigments back in your hair, such as Quantum Riveting Reds Replenishing Shampoo.
Now you know…
I am really excited to introduce you guys to the new part of my blog: Hair Snips.
I’m not gonna lie… I stole this idea from my client, Barbie, who has a blog about swimming: Talking To The Fish. You all should check it out because she writes a ton of cool and interesting articles! Anyways, I DID ask her if it was okay for me to use her idea and she said “yes.”
So what are “Hair Snips”, you ask?
They are super short, directly to the point articles about hair and beauty. I think they are a wonderful idea because they will be easy for me to write with the small amount of time I have, and they will be quick and fun for you guys to read.
So even though I have been idle for a bit, I have some exciting new changes for Holleewood Hair.
The first thing you’ll notice is that I changed the domain from HolleewoodHair.org to HolleewoodHair.com. I have always owned the domain but it has taken a lot of work to have it moved to a different registrar so I can use it for my website. But now everything is all ready to go! It is still running through holleewoodhair.org too, so no links will be broken.
The second thing is that I hope to get a few friends to help write for Holleewood Hair, and even have some articles translated into Spanish. I think it will be exciting to have some different perspectives for the readers to read about!
As you may notice, there is a section at the top of the page called “Hair Snips.” These will be a series of short, fun articles that will consist of a few paragraphs. They are easy for me to write everyday and easier for you guys to read. I am very excited to start writing these! I also am going to plan to write one full article once a week or so.
Another exciting bit of news is that we are getting ready to hit 500,000 views! Woo-hoo!
Last but not least, I want to do a give-away pretty soon. I am probably going to give away a 50$ card for Sally Beauty Supply. The criteria to enter the give-away is that you will have to be registered to follow Holleewood Hair, and when I post it, I will need you to do an official entry. The best way to be ready for this is to subscribe now, so you will know when it is available.
Thank you so much for all the support! I look forward to another exciting year of Hair and Beauty!
So, have you ever wonder what kind of sunglasses look amazing on a round face?? Well here they are. They are both 2 different shapes but equally stunning. One is a little on the round side and the other is a tad on the square side.
The first style, which is the more round is a Valentino 5691, and you can buy it here.
The second style is a Fendi 5263, and you can buy it here.