Thursday, March 31, 2016

Brought to you by the Number 40....

I got the idea for this post from Kelly's Korner where I am linking up today.  This post is brought to you by the number 40 (well, 39.5)!

Though I nickle and dime my poor husband to death  at Target and spend a small fortune on decor, entertaining and my little ladies, I am pretty cheap when it comes to my own "maintenance".  I don't get my nails done other than special occasions.  I wear a lot of Old Navy and plan to drive my 2007 minivan into the ground even as all my friends are trading theirs in for fancy SUV's.  Other than a few good anti-aging products from my doctor and a small collection of better makeup,  I really am not a product junkie.   At almost 40, my routine is having to changing a bit.    Here I am keeping it real with no filter in my minivan:

I see that wrinkled brow, but this post is about my hair......

Getting my hair done used to be for fun and fashion only.  I could go long stretches with no cut and I colored even less frequently.  When I got a few grays, they just blended in with whatever fun treatment I was doing at the time.  At 38, I started noticing the grays started multiplying and coming in FAST.  For all the many beauty things I don't do, I just felt like I had to address this.  I started making more regular appointments.  I tried coloring it myself every other time with mixed results.  I shopped around for a cheaper salon (and found one).    Even at the less expensive place, the cost of getting my hair done every six weeks was shocking to this low maintenance woman!  I try to stretch as long as I can, but I'm  5'3"..... so this is what everyone sees by week 5:

To get another week or more  out of my color,  I call on this product:

It is available at any old store--I get mine at Walgreens.  It is under $10 a bottle and I can't say enough good things about it.  You just spray it on--it doesn't wipe off on my clothing or sheets and it washes away at the next shampoo (I usually shampoo daily so I am not sure how long it stays, but at least 24 hours).   It blends right in with my hair--I use light brown and saves me until my next color.  One bottle lasts awhile so it's a great value!  I think this would also work well if you were growing out any dye job not just grays.

Now if only, I knew of something so cheap and easy to erase those forehead wrinkles.....

3 comments:

Heather said...

Ohhh....love this tip! I have dark hair, and have started going grey. I hate those in between stages. Thanks for sharing. :)

Holly Riggle said...

I'm a Target addict too!! I will definitely pick this up on my next trip :) Thanks for sharing...can't wait to cover up my "extra white blonde" pieces haha

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

You are so YOUNG! Or maybe it's that I'm so OLD! My hair has become a nightmare - the gray roots start showing by week 3. I just bought this powder for touch ups (I think it is called WOW). It is expensive, and the first time I saw the price, I put it back. Eventually I was desperate, and bought it, but it works! I may have to give the spray a try - it's a lot more economical!