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No one can completely avoid the mess of home hair coloring, but thankfully some measures can be taken to keep the dye in your hair and off your bathroom surfaces.
KMS and Nexxus make wonderful shampoos for gray hair to keep it from looking yellow and brassy. The trick is to lather up twice; once to clean your hair, and the second time, leave the shampoo in your hair for about five minutes. This allows the product to remove yellow tones. Next, before you style and dry your hair, apply about three cap fulls of Fanciful temporary color in White Minx. It has been a favorite for years due to its ability to bring out the brightness of gray hair. Remember, all these products will look PURPLE. They're supposed to; it's the chemical that brightens gray hair. Another great product is VO-5 smoother/conditioner for gray hair. Use only a dime-sized amount on dry hair to make your gray hair bright and manageable. If you smoke or swim in chlorinated pools, your gray hair will really be a challenge to keep bright.
If you've decided to have your tresses cropped short it's best to do your homework and study the popular styles out there first. There's no shortage of short cuts to choose from but for best results you'll want to look at some pictures and know your options before the first snip is taken.
Short hair pictures can be found in a number of magazines. There are specific publications that cater solely to short hair styles and can be found in any magazine section of a book store or convenience store.
Regular fashion magazines or weekly publications such as People or US are another great resource to see what's new in the world of short hair styles. Since many celebrities are cropping their locks short these days there's bound to be a few short hair pictures there that will catch your eye.
The Internet is another invaluable resource when scouting out short hair pictures. Simply type “short hair styles” into your favorite search engine and you'll have a huge selection of style options at your finger tips. Just remember—once you fine your perfect short hair style be sure to take the picture with you to the salon so the stylist will know exactly what
The layers on the top of the head are kept long with a short bang (just above the eyebrow). The sides are cut to the bottom of the earlobes and the back is left to hang just below where a dress shirt collar would. When styling this type of short hair style start by applying a smoothing balm to damp hair and begin with your bangs. The bang area will be straight and full (touch up with a small flat iron after if need be) with the top layers being gently styled forward and sweeping across the bangs and to one side. The sides and back make the most of your natural curl by being styled into soft waves. Bring the sides down and slightly forward for a face framing effect. The result is a short hair style for women that looks polished but doesn't require a battle against your natural waves.
When most people think glamorous evening hair they're picturing long hair pinned in some exquisite updo. Those with short hair needed feel left out though, as there are some fabulous short hair styles for evening as well.
Once to try is a head full of smooth spiral curls that are pinned up slightly for extra volume. You'll need hair that is approximately 4 inches in length to make this evening short hair style work.
After you have blow dry your hair with a volumizing hair product take small sections throughout the entire head and create corkscrew curls with a medium barreled curling iron. Don't worry about getting the hair curled right to the roots—the first inch or so should be left straight to avoid your hair looking too “pouf-y”.
Once all your hair is curled create this glamorous short hair style by randomly pinning up small sections of your curled hair. Pin up the back and sides and anywhere on the top that needs an extra boost to make the style look great. Leave tendrils hanging down on your forehead and don't get too severe with the pinning on the sides and this style will have a soft yet sexy appearance.