In the wake Hurricane Sandy, hundreds of thousands of people still don’t have power. We know firsthand how hard it has been to try to shower, work, look presentable, etc., in the aftermath of this “perfect storm.” While many have been able to relocate to higher and drier ground, we know a lot of people who can’t and are either sticking it out sans power, or living out of a suitcase.
Luckily there are a lot of options out there to keep yourself looking neat and clean when you have to go back to work that don’t require power or even water.
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For some reason this month is really busy for me and I have very little free time. I’ve also decided to try to save money. (Boots will be hitting the stores soon, after all.) As a time-saving and cost-cutting measure I decided to try a little DIY hair maintenance in an attempt to prolong my next visit to Misty, my beloved hairstylist. I have a bob and highlights that require touch-ups every six to seven weeks.
This was a rather spontaneous decision after ducking into a Sephora to escape the brutal heat in NYC. It’s impossible for me to leave that store without a new potion. I justified my new purchases by noting that if I could extend my salon visits from every six weeks to every 8 weeks, it would save me two trips per year. Or about the price of a new pair of boots!
I picked up an Oscar Blandi Root Touch-up & Highlighting Pen ($23) in light golden blonde. It comes in a mascara shaped tube and the color is dispensed onto a tiny brush which you paint onto your roots.
Then I saw something called HerCut, which is a line of products developed to work with your cut, rather than your hair type. It comes in a bob, shag, long layer, pixie, and blunt cut version. A problem, perhaps, if you have an Alice Dellal penchant for multiple cuts at once.
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