Maintaining Red Hair: Products That Work

Products for red hair that worked: Pureology Pure Volume Shampoo and Conditioner, Aveda Madder Root Conditioner, EverStyle Volume Mousse

So you know what products didn’t work in my quest to preserve my faux-red hair. Now a few goodies: the methylisothiazolinone-free (MI-free) products that DID work!     1. Pureology Pure Volume Shampoo and Conditioner I have fine hair, but a lot of it, so I tend to opt for products that are volume-boosting. I lucked out that Pureology’s […]

Maintaining Red Hair: What Didn’t Work for Me

Products that didn't help maintain red hair color

As I mentioned in That Elusive Red, ever since I put some coppery red streaks in my hair, my new life goal is to keep my color from fading. Over the last few months, I’ve tried a number a products—some with success, some without. My search for hair care products that would help preserve my […]

That Elusive Red

Left: Fresh, new, beautiful red highlights. Right: After my first root/color touch-up.

As most of you know, after more than a decade of wearing my hair long and dark brown, I finally bit the bullet and added some coppery red highlights to my hair last December. Inside, I’ve wanted to be a redhead for a while, and given that my mom is a hairdresser, you’d think I […]

Never Judge a Lippie by its Cover


I’m a creature of habit. I’ll admit it. Especially when it comes to beauty products. When I find something I like, be it powder, mascara, lipstick, etc., I tend to stick with it forever, only moving on to another brand or product if I somehow become allergic or it is discontinued. No joke. After (apprehensively) […]

Journey to Self-Acceptance: V 3.0


So at age 18, my life kind of started over again. With my version 2.0 nose, newfound confidence—and utter relief at leaving the horror of high school behind—I headed off to college. Four years later, I emerged with a freshly-printed Bachelor’s degree in hand. Fast-forward a few more years, and I am working full-time as […]