Easy Life Hacks to Keep Your Hair Dye VibrantThese tips will keep your hair dye looking fresh and vibrant for the longest time possible.
Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!Dyeing your hair is one of the most fun forms of self-expression out there. It’s a quick way to get any look that you want. Some people love going wild and putting every color of the rainbow on their heads, while others love transforming from brunette to blonde. For example, Paramore singer Hayley Williams was so inspired by colorful tones that she launched her own vegan hair dye brand. Whichever your style may be, keeping up with your hair after you dye it can seem intimidating. There are tons of different life-hacks out there to help you master the art of keeping your dye job looking vibrant for months to come. We’re sure that one of these will work for you!1. Cut down on washing your hair. Many people swear by washing their hair three times a week. This keeps the natural elements that hold the color in your hair strong. All shampoos contain chemicals (even the organic ones) and weaken colorful tones after some time. It’s worth it to invest in specialty shampoos for dyed hair if longevity is your goal. Also, to keep your hair color looking fresh, try not to shampoo every day.2. Use cold water when you rinse.Nobody likes cold showers. Your whole shower doesn’t have to be cold, but turn the temperature down when you rinse out your hair. Hot water opens cuticles by default, which ends up making the dye fade quicker. On a similar note, keeping your time spent rinsing to a minimum is a good idea. Water naturally strips dye a bit. Rinsing it with just water won’t make your color fade completely, but it does contribute slowly over time.3. Be sure to understand where to shampoo.It’s important to make sure your whole head of hair is clean. Typically, when we shower, this means covering every inch of it with shampoo. However, when your hair is dyed, it’s more sensitive. If only part of your hair is dyed, try to keep the shampoo towards the root. You can still shampoo the ends as well. It’s still a good idea to keep it towards the roots. This strengthens them as well. Dye weakens your hair a little bit, so keeping the roots strong keeps it looking voluminous.4. Think about your conditioner.Investing in a good conditioner is another good way to keep your dyed hair looking fresh for a longer period of time. Much like with shampoo, there are specially formulated conditioners for dyed hair. These have a balance of the chemicals needed to wash your hair as well as keep the dye vibrant. Conditioning masks are also good to consider. They’re designed to soak into your hair for a longer period before the final rinse.5. For bleached hair, try purple shampoo.Purple shampoo has made quite a big wave the past few years. People are finally starting to catch onto its benefits for bleach blonde tones. The purple pigments are distributed to even out any brassy or orange tones. Scientifically speaking, it’s opposite to yellow on the color wheel. Don’t expect instant results though. You will probably notice a slight change after your first use. But, the real magic of purple shampoo takes a few uses to kick in. It’s exceptionally helpful for people who dream of that ultra-tricky silver fox look. 6. Do your research before using a particular brand of hair dye.Not all hair dye is created equally! It’s tempting to get the cheapest options from a local beauty supply store or even on a Target run. However, if you’re serious about keeping this color for a longer amount of time, consider investing in a better brand. Professional hair stylists love Wella. It’s affordable on the shelves for an at-home job, but it retains the same quality as if you were in the salon chair. Also, ask your regular stylist for their recommendations!7. Diet affects everything.We’ve all been told forever that our diet has a lot to do with how our whole body functions. Our hair is no exception to this rule. It may be hard to imagine that what you eat impacts your hair at all. It’s just like with the skin. Diets high in oils and fats tend to make skin more oily and prone to breakouts. Protein promotes strong keratin. When you dye your hair, you need to be extra careful about keeping it strong and protected. Especially if you are going to be dyeing it a few times over. This will help prevent it from looking brittle or breaking.8. Consider taking vitamins.Along these lines, supplements are available to strengthen key vitamins in your hair. Keratin supplements are a great place to start. Multivitamins also sometimes contain hair-strengthening elements. Biotin is also an essential vitamin for hair strength. Tati Westbrook, a beauty guru with over 9 million followers, runs a company called SugarBearHair. Her brand focuses on natural ingredients that emphasize healthy hair. It made waves within the beauty community for its quality and dedication for healthy hair. While this brand is on the more upscale side of things, there are other options. Most stores like Target and Walmart sell hair-specific vitamins on their shelves.Hair dye can be immensely rewarding. It can rejuvenate your spirit in ways that not many other things can. Self-expression is the key to a happy and healthy life. Everyone deserves to feel like their most authentic self. The only downfall to hair dye is how quickly it seems to fade. Understanding how it works can help you keep your dream color for as long as you want. Hopefully, these tips have expanded your knowledge on hair dye for the next time you’re ready to embark on a colorful journey. 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EXFOLIATING ACIDS & How Not To Overdo It!!!👀✨💖
Exfoliating acids are everywhere now and so many new products are about exfoliating the skin to “reveal brighter, smoother skin”. In the age of exfoliating now, it’s so easy to overdo and can easily result in harming the skin instead. Here are my favorite exfoliating acids (and products) and how I use it so I don’t damage my skin! Lactic Acid: A super gentle acid that exfoliates the top layer of skin and removes dead skin cells. I find this to be the most gentle of the acids and can be used everyday. I love fresh - Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence because I use it as an essence treatment. This is a liquid formula that easily sinks into the skin and “primes” the skin for the next products. It’s also a hydrating formula! Azelaic Acid: Another more gentle exfoliating acid that helps improve the appearance of blemishes and fade post-acne marks. I love this PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Azelaic Acid Booster because it can be mixed into your moisturizer and boost the effectiveness. I love that this speeds up the healing process of my acne marks because then I get clearer skin quicker! Salicylic Acid: One of the most effective exfoliating acids for treating and preventing acne! It exfoliates deep into the layers of skin and removes dead skin cells. PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator is a super strong and effective formula that I like to use when I’m breaking out A LOT. It’s too harsh on my skin to use daily but once a week is fine. I also love LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin which I use every night to wash my face. It’s just as effective and not too strong for daily use because it’s a wash off product and doesn’t stay on the skin. Glycolic Acid: Easily one of the strongest and deeply exfoliating acids out there. I find it super effective as a night serum like DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum or as a scrub like ALPHA-H - Micro Super Scrub with 12% Glycolic Acid . I use these products 2 times a week just to keep my skin free of congestion and to maintain the texture of my skin.
How is a dark spot formed?
Hyperpigmentation (or dark spots) is something everyone deals with. It can happen at any time to anyone. The most common cause of hyperpigmentation is sun damage but it can also occur from stress, inflammation, acne, or health concerns in general. To understand how a dark spot is formed you have to understand a few terms. Melanocytes are melanin producing cells that are in the bottom layer (you have 5) of your skin’s epidermis (the outer layer above the dermis). Whatever the cause is it triggers hormones to stimulate the melanocyte. This causes the melanocyte to product melanin (pigment). As the melanin travels up the 5 layers of your epidermis it will form a melanin cap as it deposits into the outermost layer. This deposit is what we consider a dark spot. How do we fix this? There are a few ways we can prevent or fix this. Firstly, WEAR SUNSCREEN!!! Protection is key in skincare. Currently I’m using the KINSHIP - Self Reflect Probiotic Moisturzing Sunscreen Zinc Oxide SPF 32 which is a gel probiotic sunscreen. It has a peach tint that goes clear once applied. This mineral sunscreen doesn’t feel heavy or give a white caste making it perfect for all skin tones. It also gives the skin a little bit of a natural glow. With sun damage being the major cause of hyperpigmentation this will be your key player in prevention. Another route to go is exfoliation. I use the The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution once a week to help shed that outer layer of dead skin. I have other reviews where I go more in depth into this product but for the purpose of this post AHAs will help exfoliate the outer layer of skin which helps to lighten the pigment deposit. This mask is very strong so I would only use it once a week. It should tingle but it shouldn’t burn. Please only follow up with hydrating and sensitive friendly ingredients as your face will be more sensitive after use. And finally you can use skin brightening products. Currently I’m using the GOOD MOLECULES - Discoloration Correcting Serum . This serum highlights a form of tranexamic acid and 4% niacinamide to help brighten the appearance of hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and sun damage. This serum has a little bit of a slip compared to most others I’ve used but once worked into the skin it absorbs nicely. I’ve seen huge results in the brightening of post acne hyperpigmentation. Another amazing option for this is The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% . This has a cream formula that can be used all over the face or concentrated in certain areas. This this acid helps the skin renew itself more quickly reducing blemish formation. It also kills the bacteria that cause acne. It also contains brightening agents to help with pigmentation. Personally, I think all three should be incorporated into a routine to treat unwanted pigmentation spots but sunscreen and exfoliation are the most important.
My hydration boosters
Emergency beauty treatments ✅ Hydrating ✅ Nourishing ✅ Soothing ✅ Replenishing These masks rescue our fatigued and sensitised skin by stress and external stressors LANEIGE - Water Sleeping Mask ￼￼￼light weight 💦- it’s GLORIOUS ( I use this under my make up as moisturiser during winter months). It spreads and absorbs beautifully on skin ￼￼￼lovely smell (‼️ fragrance in skincare can be irritating to some of you sweeties should you have eczema or history of allergic reactions to perfumes/deodorants) 💡 I use this mask twice every week as the last step after moisturiser during winter. In a warm weather, I apply this once weekly as mask or sometimes as my primary moisturiser. I refrigerate it as well - upon application, it bursts into a refreshing surge of cooling soothing hydration Kiehl's - Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Mask ￼￼￼heavier and slightly sticky texture, compared to the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask, but still lightweight. It has a translucent yellowish gel like consistency ￼￼￼delicate fresh herbal smell 💡I use this mask not as often I do Laneige, mostly after exfoliating or waxing my skin, or when my skin just feels blahhh 🙄 and dull. I keep this lovely sweetie in the fridge as well. Kiehl's - Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Mask ￼￼￼smooth creamy pistachio-coloured paste, a tad heaiver than a typical facial cream texture ￼￼￼delightful smell - minty orange scent 💡I use this mask every two weeks or so, as an overnight mask, to renew my unhealthy looking skin due to environmental aggressors. In a typical routine when I include this mask, I skip my mmoisturiser, and active serum; and apply this mask after toner. I use this mask more often during summer, to regulate my oily T-zone.
🚨Dupes Alert: La Mer vs The Ordinary🚨
Hi everyone, 🤩 Recently I purchased Lamer serum from Seoul airport, whose price is super super good!!!! I have used it for a week. I got to say. It surprisingly does the refine work!!! Initially, I just expected to use it as a regular serum, which is mainly focused on moisture. I have a combination skin type. However!!! I found my pores got minimized after using it! And my skin is softer and glows more than before. It is a massive surprise for me!! As for the moisture, it is just fine, nothing special (cu z it is hundreds of bucks) For the ordinary Squalane, I have heard it a lot before! I also purchased it from Seoul airport(my friends bought it and shipped it to me). I received it three weeks ago to share some thoughts about the difference between this and the Lamer one. The Squalane can really do a moisture job very well. Its drop feels super smooth and easily absorbed. I won’t feel my skin dry all day after I apply it every morning. Especially in winter times, moisture is almost the most crucial thing for skincare, and the ordinary Squalane can complete the mission with a not bad price. Dupe or not? I feel like, if you only need moisturizer, the ordinary Squalane is perfect, but if you want to fix other skin problems, may go for Lamer. All in all, up to your budget!😘😘
How to Get More Use Out of Your Bright Colors💕
HELLOOOOOOO! I had a much needed mini break yesterday so there was no post BUT TODAY... I wanted to share some awesome tips since for most of us it’s fall/winter season and many of our bright colors are hibernating until spring! If you’re a person who typically says no to bright pinks, oranges, neon greens, etc. in the fall/winter season or don’t know what to do with them, here’s how you can utilize those colors to benefit your look/wardrobe! I set an example in this photograph of a very wearable but bright makeup look. Here’s how I got it to look “put together” without needed to add a boatload of other colors or create a high contrast. By exploring these techniques you can get a softer look but still stay in the same color spectrum 1. Play with the tones of the shade and apply it to different areas of the face! It can be difficult to use multiple shades of the same color spectrum on the face because things can turn messy/muddy very quickly. You might even look sunburnt if you’re using pinks. This can be due to the fact that some colors have the same undertone that creates the final product. Your skintone also plays a role in how the final results will look. The easiest thing you can do is play with these undertones. Have some fun with shades that can be cool or warm in undertone. You can balance out the face by having some cool tones in certain areas and warm in others. This way you won’t look “sickly”, “crazy”, or sunburnt” at the end of everything. In photo 2, you can see towards my eye area that it’s slightly “warmer” than the makeup on the rest of my face, specifically my upper lid area. The shade I created was a mixture of the color “Wild” and “Delicate” from Violet Voss - Sakura Blossom Eyeshadow and Pressed Pigment Palette , which are both warm in color/undertone. Next, I added a light cool-toned pink on my lower lid. I wanted the eyes and cheeks to capture most of the attention. Therefore, adding the cool-toned pink helped add dimension without taking away the focal points of the upper lid and cheeks. The idea is to have a sense of balance. 2. Play with Textures! If you have a ton of shades that have bright colored sparkles/shimmers and don’t know what to do with them, use them here! Imagine this being your wardrobe. You can enhance certain patterns in a blouse or t shirt with another pattern. This concept is the same for eyeshadows/face makeup. The micro-particles can really rejuvenate your makeup and enhance the look to create dimension. Imagine have a full face of the same color of bright matte pink. There might not be that UMPH you see in your typical editorials/makeup photos. By adding some highlights and other textures, it will give your eyes something to look at! Use shimmers that may have a similar color profile if you want a unified look. Other Products Used: WAYNE GOSS - The Weightless Veil Blush Palette 3CE - Velvet Lip Tint Happy Experimenting!
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