Freshen Your Look This Summer - Sammy Makes Six

Freshen Your Look This Summer

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Life is very busy and while I am a makeup collector, I don't consider myself to be high maintenance at all. Just like every other mom who is juggling: work, kids, a home and a handful of pets, there isn't a whole lot of time to visit the hair salon for a fresh color or the nail salon every few weeks for nail polish. Those are both things that I have been taking care of at home for years and years. And while I do miss having someone else do my nails, I actually really enjoy doing my own hair color at home. 

I've been coloring my hair at home since I was in my early 20's and I enjoy the convenience of doing it in my own time, at my leisure. I also really like being able to update my look for so little. That's what a fresh hair color really is for me, it's freshening up my look or completely updating my style, depending on the hair color I choose. 

This week my hair was feeling dull and lifeless, it was time for a fresh color in the same black shade that I have been using for a few years now. I only do my hair about every two months and it could go a little longer without coloring, if not for the tremendous amounts of gray hair that sprout out of my head daily, especially in my hairline. Yes, I am a grandmother of 6 kiddos, but I don't quite have the sport the gray hair yet, not yet. 

How I Freshen Up My Look Quickly and Without a Lot of Fuss

It was time to visit Walmart and pick up a box of Schwarzkopf Keratin Color in Midnight Black. I am really enjoying black hair right now but there is a really great selection of shades to choose from. In the fall when I go back to my chocolate brown hair, they have the perfect shade.

Midnight Black is so rich and glossy, I love it. Plus I love the extra steps that Schwarzkopf Keratin Color provides for protecting and caring for my hair with its 3-step coloring kit. 

Schwarzkopf Keratin Color Professional is quality hair color at home that offers flattering colors while caring for hair.

  • 100% gray coverage 
  • Less hair breakage
  • Pre-treatment for even color result
  • Intense colors

Step 1: Apply gloves and using pre-treating step #1, treat ends of hair as per instructions. This allows for a richer hair coloring while preventing hair damage to ends of hair, which are usually more damage prone.

Step #2: Mix cream color with developing lotion.

Step 3: following the instructions in the box, apply hair color and leave for the instructed amount of time. Follow up with Step 3 of the hair coloring kit in the shower, towel dry hair and style.

Step 4: Now that my hair is freshly colored, I can do a quick and easy makeup look that is perfect for these hot summer days. With only a few makeup items, I can do this makeup look in minutes and be out the door looking like I put some effort into myself. 

This heat (over 115 degrees in our area) calls for minimmal makeup: I use a tinted moisturizer, one shadow and liner to create a smoky coppery eye, bronzer, mascara and a pinky nude lip.

My hair as usual is air dried and brushed, no hairstyling really goes into my hair. There just isn't the time to pull out the curling iron and honestly I don't like to damage my hair unless I am going to a special event.   

A fresh hair coloring at home with Schwarzkopf Keratin Color, makes me feel like I am ready to face the long, hot weeks ahead. The grays are gone and my hair is only again super glossy and healthy looking. Now I just need a quick 5 minute face, before facing mom and grandmother duties. It is summer after-all and we have plenty of things to do.

Find Schwarzkopf Keratin Color at Walmart. Right now you can even try it free using this rebate!