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Good Morning and Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. Thanks for the questions this week! Read on about matching your nail polish to your lipstick, mayo hair mask, and livening up dull hair.
Dear Brooke, I always match my lipstick to my nail polish. is that outdated? What is today’s etiquette? Also with making sure your toenails match your fingers, is that still a rule? Melissa F.
Dear Melissa, There really aren’t rules on that anymore, but people generally don’t match them up too often.
People tend to be subtle on their fingers and have fun on their toes with the crazy colors that you see now.
Some people still like to do it, but it’s kind of like it’s no longer a rule to match your shoes to your bag; you can do it, but it’s more trendy to mix it up now. If you’re doing a dark color on your nails, you can do a bright color on your toes, or even throw in a little nail art on your toes. As far as matching your lipstick to your nail polish, I think you should try something different if you’ve been doing that for a while. Polish and lipstick don’t need to match, but I personally think it’s good to have all the colors complement each other.
Dear Brooke, I have always been intrigued by the thought of using mayonnaise as a hair mask. Have you tried it? If so, what are your thoughts on it? Cynthia W.
Dear Cynthia, I can appreciate the thought of doing a homemade hair mask, but I’ll be honest with you and tell you, I don’t care for the mayo mask for my hair! Why? Well, first of all, it felt very heavy on my hair and it really weighed my hair down for a few days longer than I thought. Second, and worst of all, the smell it leaves behind is not pleasant at all! I love to eat fish, but I prefer that my hair doesn’t smell like it for over a week! I know some people love this old school hair mask, but I don’t recommend it at all! Smells bad, makes your hair feel “coated”…not worth it at all. If you’re looking for a homemade hair mask that will moisturize, use olive oil instead. Check out my article on homemade hair masks
for some different ideas!
Dear Brooke, Please don’t lecture me! It’s been over a year since I’ve had a haircut and my hair looks dull and lifeless. I’m starting to get split ends!! I will be getting my hair cut as soon as I can, but in the meantime, do you have any tips on bringing my hair back to life? Claudia C.
Dear Claudia…a year?? Yikes! Ok, I know you said no lectures, but get out there and get a trim, sister!! I don’t know if you’re trying to grow your hair out, but even if you are, trims are crucial for keeping your hair in shape. Until your next cut, try these tips. On dry hair, take a little bit of conditioner and apply it where you see split ends. This will not
heal split ends, it will only temporarily seal them. You can also try the solid perfume from Pacifica
. It not only helps nourish the ends of your hair, it will make your hair smell pretty, too! Style your hair as usual, and when you’re finished, apply a finishing gloss to add some shine to your hair. If you color your hair at home, try something different and go a shade or two darker than you normally do. Dark hair reflects light better, so your hair will look shiny and healthy. I hope those tips help, and please get that trim!
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