Thursday, April 23, 2009

Beets...Not Just for Dinner Anymore.

"I was cutting root veggies for tomorrow's dinner and one thing lead to another...."

This is what a friend of mine told me last night. I wasn't sure what to think, until she elaborated. Turns out, she gave herself "lowlights" with a fresh beet. While I wasn't entirely sure what that meant, I assumed it has something to do with coloring her hair. You see, I'm a brunette. Ask me about highlights, and I can explain it, show you old photos from college and give you suggestions for your own color. But lowlights...huh??

"I took the end of the beet and rubbed it on a few strands of hair.....sounds like something you'd do!"

Indeed, it does. I was intrigued and needed to know more.

"Highlight is light, lowlight is darker than your base color."

That was my AH-HA! moment. I got it now. Sounds awesome! And it got me thinking, what could I possibly rub on my own dark brown hair to change the color naturally like that? Aside from juicing lemons and hanging out in the sun (who used Sun-In as a teenager and then claimed that the sun just did that "all on it's own"? admit it, I know you did.) I started looking through the pantry and fridge to see if I had anything might work. Kool-aid? Coffee? Rhubarb? Bananas?

I'll have to keep you posted on this one. For now, I think I'll just let my stylist hook me up.

1 comment:

lisa said...

Kool-aid won't work on dark hair, unless you possibly use a red one. you can use the beets on your hair. It will give it a red tone. Try it!! I want to see what it looks like!