Last night, some of the Sugar girls and I went out to celebrate a friend's birthday. It was a low-key affair, so I threw on a simple black sweater but decided to be a little more creative with my hair. I was experimenting with an updo with one of my new favorite products, Shu Uemura's Shape Paste, a fantastic sculpting paste that creates a workable hold. But as I found out that day, a little goes a long way. After several applications my hair looked wet, as if I had just stepped out of the shower.
I didn't have time to wash the product out, but luckily I remembered that I had some hair powder from Bumble and Bumble that would reverse the damage I had done. Since the powder I have is tinted white, I decided to spray a minimal amount and wear my hair down. When I left the house I thought my hair looked great. Unfortunately, I was at dinner when I noticed the white powder had crystallized and fallen on my shoulders, creating the illusion of bad dandruff. Not very appetizing.
Lesson learned: Next time I try out a new hairstyle, I'm going to make sure that I have enough prep time to accommodate for any disasters. Ideally it would be best to work out the kinks the night before.
Oh, Debra Messing, what are you doing? For the most part, she's one hot mama at the unveiling of Saks' new shoe department: Her outfit is fantastic, her makeup is gorgeous... and then there's the issue of her hair. I never thought her red hair was completely natural, but these roots distract from everything else that's going right.
If you're ever in between color appointments, you can avoid this sort of root display fairly easily. Bumble and Bumble makes a aerosol hair powder ($39) that can be sprayed on roots. It's a fine, tinted powder that covers roots while adding volume and soaking up oil. While it's not cheap, it's less expensive than a color treatment—and a worthwhile investment if you know you're going to be photographed!
Bumble and Bumble Red Hair Powder, $40, is a revolutionary colored hair powder that makes your hair appear thicker, absorbs oil (for those non-washing your hair days) and helps mask your roots so you don't have to frequent the salon as often for touch ups. Lastly, if your hair is thinning, this works very well to cover areas where there is less hair.
It is recommended to be used with auburn, rosy or true red hair. This can also be used to create a reddish tone in blond or light brown hair. The powder leaves you with a semi-matte finish, so if you like, you can add a drop of a shine boosting hair serum after it's completely dry.
Be sure and spray your hair at a ten-to-twelve inch distance using even strokes at the roots. The bottle pictured is 4.4 oz, however there is a smaller $23 travel size bottle available too.