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My New Look + Updo

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The holidays are here and there's so much to do. There are places to go and parties to attend. It gets really busy, doesn't it? Not to mention seeing your friends and family that you haven't seen all year. I want to make sure that I look my best.

a woman with black hair

I check my closet and find the perfect holiday outfit, matching purse and accessories. Everything is looking great and I am all ready for a fun holiday night out but wait. I take another glance in the mirror and see that those pesky gray hairs have returned. Ugh.

It really has been a long time since I colored my hair and I am overdue for a new look. But who has time to head to the salon during this busy season?  Well you know me, this girl is taking matters into her own hands, literally. I'm going to update my look with a fresh new hair color right at home. This time, I'm trying something different. Something that will help get rid of the grays and help my hair look good.

AgeBeautiful hair dye on a white table

I decided to give Zotos AgeBeautiful Anti-aging Hair Color a try. AgeBeautful helps me fight the signs of aging and color my hair like a pro right in the comfort of my own home.

Sally's Beauty hair dye isle

I headed to my local Sally Beauty store and went with Zotos Professional AGEbeautiful Liqui-Crème anti-aging hair color in 1N which is Jet Black along with Zotos Professional AGEbeautiful 20 volume developer which is the usual choice.

a woman holding AgeBeautiful hair dye and developer in store

Why Choose AgeBeautiful?

As we get older we may notice the signs of aging on our skin and face. Our eyes may have a few wrinkles here in there but did you know but most of us don't think about our hair?

hair dye on a white table

As we age our hair shows the effects. It loses:
  • Volume 
  • Manageability 
  • Shine 
  • Color  
  • and Moisture 

How to Apply Zotos Age Beautiful Anti-aging Haircolor

This is my first time using hair color with a separate developer and it was really is easy to use. The mixing ratio is 1 to 1 and that means you mix 1 ounce of developer for 1 ounce of color.

hair dye package contents on a white table

I chose to purchase an applicator bottle to apply my hair color. Make sure you use gloves and an old t-shirt to keep your clothes from getting ruined. It's also helpful to apply petroleum jelly around your hairline and ears to keep your skin from getting stained.

a woman squeezing hair dye into a bottle

Simply squeeze the creme into the bottle with the developer and shake to mix.

a woman shaking hair dye in a bottle

a woman pointing to her gray hairs

Before I dyed my hair. You can see the grey hairs along the edged of my hairline, especially at my side part. (For those that don't know, the white hair in the back is my birthmark and I don't dye that hair ever.)

The results were beautiful black curls with fewer signs of grey and aging. 

black hair dye results on a woman

Click to learn more about Zotos AgeBeautiful Anti-aging Hair Color.

Holiday Updo Tutorial

I'll show you how to get your hair holiday ready with my easy updo/ponytail.

1. First, section off your bangs.

2. Then apply your favorite hair moisturizer or gel and slick all the hair up into a high ponytail and tie it with an elastic band.

3. Tie a black silk hairbow or scarf around the ponytail.

4. Finish the look with sparkle by placing rhinestone hair clips throughout the ponytail and front edge of bangs.

a woman holding her ponytail

a woman touch her black hair

Viola! Now you are ready for all the season has to offer!

Do you dye your hair at home? How are you dealing with the signs of aging?


  1. Love hair dye products! Need to try that brand <3

  2. I have used henna before and other semi perm stuff at home and I am intrigued by this brand. You did a great job! Thanks for sharing

  3. The color came out well. You can’t even tell you had grays

  4. I'm sooo loving your updo Sis! I need to grow out my hair to achieve this look. Also, I still haven't colored my hair yet, too nervous.

  5. I am going to try this...My hair is aging too fast!

  6. I haven't dyed my hair in about 20 years. I have been tempted to dye it deep purple though, lol. This dye looks like it worked great. I am loving your hair!

  7. I e been looking fit a product to cover these grays! Definitely going to give the a try!

  8. I seen this photo on IG. I love it and looks super natural.

  9. I love the transformation. Your hair looks absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing these products with us.


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