My Unintentional Ombre and Why It Works

Ombre hair



“Why is your hair so much lighter at the bottom?” my mom asks. “Because I haven’t had my color touched up in months,” I explain.

Still looking puzzled, she asked me again why my hair looked so much lighter towards the bottom. At this point, I’m getting irritated because she’s putting a huge emphasis on my wayyyy past due color touch up. Certainly  these are things ladies shouldn’t be pointing out to one another, right? And it’s not my fault….entirely. Even though hair coloring is considered safe for pregnant women by most health care professionals, I’m trying to limit my exposure to chemicals when I can.

I’m at the point where I’m extremely bored with my hair and it hasn’t been this dark in years (watching Beyonce perform at the Super Bowl only made me miss my light colored locks that much more). So I decided to go with it and went for the Ombrè look. To further emphasis the caramel color at the ends, I clipped in my lighter colored hair extensions. And that was it. A new (ish) look with no damage to the hair!




Products of the Week 1.27.13

Favorite Products



Half of my favorite products this month were courtesy of my January Birchbox—awesome box this month! Here’s the breakdown (from l. to r.):

Number 4 Clarifying Shampoo: I gave up using harsh sulfates on my hair years ago and haven’t looked back. However sometimes I feel as though I’m missing out on a really good cleaning. That’s why I loved this clarifying shampoo. Not only did it get my hair really clean and gave it a healthy shine—its sulfate free and smells delicious. $32

Clark’s Botanicals Smoothing Marine Cream: Another Birchbox discovery! I’m very careful about what I put on my skin these days being pregnant, but I did try this out and loved it after the first night. It left my skin soft  and moisturized, but glowing thanks to glycolic acid. Well worth the $115 price tag.

K-PAK RevitaLuxe: I used this in combination with the Number 4 Clarifying Shampoo and my hair came out incredibly soft and shiny! I hear this is Kim Kardashian’s secret deep weapon to fight off damaged hair 😉

NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Hopi: This is the perfect shimmery nude for olive/medium dark complexions. Looks great with a smokey eye or for a natural makeup look. $24