Summer Helpers

I love a nice lazy summer.  For me, summer is all about relaxation, the beach and not caring as much about the little things (e.g. brown roots, slightly dirty hair and uncomfortable shoes).  Here are three of my summer helper secrets:

Foot Petals: I’m obsessed with this life-saving product.  It can take shoes that normally destroy your feet to shoes that are actually comfortable.  They’re a miracle.

Rita Hazan Root Concealer for Highlights: My hair grows like a weed which makes getting my highlights touched up both annoying AND expensive.  This root concealer, made especially for highlights is great for helping me to get that extra week (or two!) before going back to the salon.

KENRA Platinum Dry Shampoo: I’m a big dry shampoo advocate and the KENRA version is pretty great.  I especially love that it has a UV defense duo, which helps protect against color fade.

TouchBack gray hair marker

So I’m not very happy admitting this but I have some gray hair.  I’ve been randomly finding them since I was in middle school but now they’ve deciced to clump together a bit on one side of my hairline.  It’s fun.  Even though everyone tells me that it’s not noticable (thanks to my light blonde hair color), I ALWAYS notice it and it drives me nutso AND the grays tend to grow in a bit thicker so they stick out even more!  UGH.  Anyway, I was lucky enough to try out the TouchBack marker specifically designed for gray hairs.  I tried out the lightest blonde shade that they offer, Golden Blonde, and even though it was a bit darker than expected, it definitely did the job.  Every morning for a week I washed and blow dryed my hair as usual and then applied the TouchBack using the little comb that combs with it – which prevents the dye from getting on your scalp and helps separate the hair so that you can see all the grays that you want to cover.  I LOVE this and it’s really a great option for when you’re trying to stretch out the time in between root touch-ups.