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I currently don’t dye my hair but I have in the past.  During the time when I dyed my hair I never bothered with highlights, lowlights and all that jazz, I simply did all over color.  From what I can remember it was an easy process the first time I did it.  However, when I had to do a touch-up, I mixed all the color in the box but used about a quarter of the mixture and tossed the rest.  As frugal as I am, I was not pleased about this. L’Oreal Paris recently launched Préférence Mousse Absolue, a reusable hair colour 10 years in the making, and all the frugal DIY colorists rejoiced.

L’Oréal Préférence Mousse Absolue is the first reusable permanent hair color to hit the market.  It uses double barrels to separate the color pigments from the developer, with the two only coming together mere moments before application.


L’Oréal Paris Préférence Mousse Absolue promises to deposit richer pigments on the hair that will yield greater color payoff and high shine that can last for up to eight weeks.

L’Oréal Paris Préférence Mousse Absolue Hair Color

The re-usable color is available in 17  shades, ranging from very light golden blonde to deep black. Each double barrel color package can deliver either of the following: two full color applications on short hair, one full color application and one touch-up on medium hair, one full application on long hair or three touch-ups of just the roots.

If you are currently a do-it-yourself hair colorist, the L’Oréal Paris Préférence Mousse Absolue is definitely worth a try. If for no other reason than you’ll be able to re-use the color and get every bit of your money’s worth.

L’Oréal Paris Préférence Mousse Absolue has a suggested retail price of $14.99 and is available at drugstores and big box retailers nationwide. Click here to learn more and here to find a retailer near you.

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It’s the first day of spring and if you are anything like me you’re probably thinking of ways to get as far away from winter as possible. One popular way to change things up from winter to spring, and beyond, is to change your hair color. If you are considering freshening up your hair by adding some color, there are several options from which to choose.


I caught up with Cindy Tawiah, C.E.O. of Diva by Cindy Hair Products and she has some suggestions to share on choosing a hair color. Take it away, Cindy!

A change in hair hue can alter a woman’s appearance and attitude. But before going fire engine red or honey blonde, here is information that can help with deciding if a semi, demi or permanent color is the best option for you.

Add Depth


If you are seeking to add depth to your natural color, then a semi-permanent (rinse) is for you. It requires no mixing and lasts for approximately eight to 12 washes. Semi-permanents are great for adding red tones to brown hair.

Product Suggestion:  Adore and Clairol Jazzing.

Add Degrees

Optimum Amla Legend Miraculous Black Oil Dull Defying Haircolor

For an intense, longer lasting color, select a demi-permanent. It’s ammonia-free, and lasts longer than a semi-permanent, while causing less damage than a permanent. Demi-permanents are healthy alternatives for covering grey and using immediately following a relaxer or permanent wave services.  Clairol Radiance is an example of a demi-permanent hair color.

Product Suggestion: Clairol Radiance and Optimum Amla Legend

Add Drama

John Frieda Precision Foam Color

Whether you decide to go fire red or jet-black, a permanent is the best option when selecting a color that is  (two or more) shades lighter or darker than your natural color. It is best to have permanent color applied by a professional stylist, to minimize the breakage and damage to your hair.

Product Suggestions: John Frieda Precision Foam Color, Revlon ColorSilk Luminista, and L’Oreal Paris Excellence Triple Protection Permanent Hair Color Creme

After any type of color service, defeat dryness and damage by utilizing a conditioning treatment such as Diva by Cindy Ultimate Treatment to balance the ph, seal the cuticles, and soften the hair.

Remember, hair coloring is a process that can bring about disastrous consequences if the right type is not selected, so chose wisely!

Thanks for the tips, Cindy.

If you are a DIY beauty and considering coloring your hair for the first time, get a girlfriend (or boyfriend) to help. This is especially important if you are planning to do a dramatic permanent color change that requires quick and precise application.  Permanent color tends to dry out the hair, so care must be taken to add moisture after coloring and during regular maintenance.  Also, ensure you shop for color safe shampoos and conditioners because they are formulated to work with your new hair color.

Happy Spring and Happy Coloring!

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Last season, John Frieda Hair Care Experts went backstage at Zac Posen, coloring models’ hair with rich shades of Precision Foam Colour to bring out the vibrancy in Posen’s runway looks. Now you can have a part of that runway show when you purchase colours from this limited edition John Frieda Colour Collection.

About the Limited Edition Zac Posen/John Frieda Hair Accessory

JohnFreida_Zac Posen

The John Frieda color boxes will be covered in Posen exclusive prints debuted during his fashion shows. “The John Frieda team did such an incredible job bringing color to my collection—now I’m excited to bring fashion to their collection,” explains Posen. “I chose each print to complement a specific hair tone—blonde, brunette, red, or black—and make that shade look its most vivid and rich.”  This Zac Posen/John Fireda limited-edition Precision Foam Colour collection is available exclusively at Target and feature tips on coordinating the fashion shades of the season with each hair colour. Each of these boxes also features a hair accessory in the corresponding Posen print featured on the box.

About John Frieda Precision Foam

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John Frieda offers a myriad of high-shine, vibrant, Precision Foam at home color options. This newly reformulated at home color uses innovative technology that has been years in the making. The thick, dense foam provides even coverage and effortless natural looking color results. The non-drip formula spreads easily into roots and hard-to-reach areas for exact, all-over, 100% gray coverage.

Pick up your limited edition color at Target for only $12.99.

Do blondes really have more fun? Are brunettes truly the brainiest? Are red heads fiery?  L’Oreal wants to answer these questions once and for all.  L’Oréal is asking women of all hair hues to take the 2012 Hair Color Census…it’s presented by L’Oreal’s Healthy Look Crème Gloss Hair Color, which is designed to take natural hair color up a notch.

Healthy Look Crème Gloss’ digital and interactive “Turn It Up” Facebook campaign invites readers to express their hair color identity. Here’s how:

1. Taking the Hair Color Census – Stand up for your shade by answering a short series of questions. In the coming months, L’Oréal Paris will reveal the findings and set the record straight! Find out which hair color group is deemed to be the wildest, the most trust-worthy and what else (besides at-home hair color!) everyone wishes could be achieved in 10 minutes …

2. Enhancing Your Facebook Page – Just like natural hair color can always use a little boost, so can our Facebook photos! Add some glamour to your “social” life thanks to tools for creating customized cover photos, wallpaper and poster images, including editing options for adding a touch of sparkle and cool quotes/artwork to celebrate your hair shade (i.e. Life is Better Blonde).

3. Experiencing Shade Inspiration AND Entering to Win – Upload “Before & After” images of your Healthy Look Crème Gloss Color experience for a chance to win a year’s worth of FREE hair color. Plus, check out the “Who’s Turned It Up?” image gallery for hair color inspiration and find the Healthy Look Crème Gloss shade that’s right for you. Bonus: A downloadable $2-off coupon is the perfect excuse to get coloring.

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