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Archive | January, 2013

Can I Use A Dark-Colored Shampoo To Tone Down My Highlights

16 Jan

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No way. While great for enriching brunettes, “color-depositing shampoos can stain blondes and in a patchy way, since highlighted hair is more porous at the ends,” says Sarah Potempa, a stylist for Aussie. Solutions: Apply a violet-toned shampoo like Clairol Shimmer Lights, $9. Leave it on like conditioner for five minutes to neutralize brassiness. Or ask your colorist to deepen your overall tone with lowlights.

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I Need Braces. Do Those Invisible Trays Really Work?

14 Jan

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Yes. The imperceptible trays, called invisalign, fix the same smile issues as regular braces, over and underbite, crowding, and crooked teeth. The treatment goes for around $5,000, says Jennifer Salzer, an orthodontist in NYC. You wear them 24/7, except when you eat. And every two weeks for about a year, you upgrade to a new snugger-fitting tray (while it doesn’t hurt , it may feel a bit tight), which guides your teeth into place.

My Legs Are So Dry. Can I Still Shave Them?

14 Jan

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Ladies the answer is YES! Just use a creamy body wash (like Dove Deep Moisture, $4.50) first, then defuzz with a fresh blade (to nix irritation) and shaving cream (our pick: Skintimate Lotionized Shave Creme, $4.00) to cushion and protect cracked skin, says Jeffrey Benabio, a dermatologist in San Diego, CA.

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