The $27 Hair Color Kit Teri Hatcher Swears By for Her Grays
Teri Hatcher wants to get real. "Somehow I just didn't keep up with myself," she tells Glamor of her Los Angeles home. "I don't know if other people think that way, but before COVID I exercised regularly and ate healthy, but it was easy to let things go."
Which, to be clear, is perfectly fine. But after months of uncertainty, the 55-year-old actress says she has rediscovered why keeping up with the self-care routines she had before the pandemic is important for her sanity. "When you do little things to take care of yourself, whether you're eating right, going for a walk, taking a bath, or even getting the gray out of your hair, it's just a big confidence boost," she says. “Then you feel like you're doing everything else better. I am reminded of this every time. "
Because of this, Hatcher, best known for starring on Desperate Housewives and Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, is now partnering with Madison Reed, the hair color brand you've probably heard ads for your favorite crime thriller podcast . “I've been using store-bought paints for years, most of the time I'm a single mother and work and don't have time to go to a salon,” she says. "It was just easier to dye my hair on my own terms, which usually happens late at night while I'm bingeing a glass of wine on a TV show." Assignable.
She is one of the many who started coloring their hair at home this year - and even walked her friends through the process. "I've never heard so many women talk about their gray hair," she says. "One of my friends freaked out and sent me pictures of her gray hair and I said, 'I'm going to make a video so you can see how it goes.'" Kit in Sandrio Brown 6.5 for "a really great medium brown".)
Now she hopes that through all of this, women - and men - will know that doing it yourself isn't as scary as it looks. "I understand that you might think you don't know what you're doing and you don't want to mess your hair, but the instructions make it easy," she says. "The truth is, it's hard to mess up."
With that in mind, Hatcher was a game to play Glamors Big Beauty Questions where she gave us her refreshing take on hair campaigns, beauty tips, and the perfect, affordable way to recreate a spa experience at home.
Glamor: Since your hair always looks great, what other products do you swear by?
Teri Hatcher: I use Madison Reed's frizzy smoothening cream called Tame, which I really like because I have frizzy, curly hair. And I use his espresso, which revives the shine that really helps with brass after swimming this summer. Shu Uemura also makes a nourishing oil for your hair which I use in dime size and then I use a lot of dry shampoo as I only wash my hair twice a week.
Madison Reed Radiant Hair Color Kit
$ 27.00 to Madison Reed
Madison Reed Tame Smoothing Cream
$ 20.00, Madison Reed
Madison Reed Color Reviving Gloss
$ 30.00 to Madison Reed
Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil
$ 69.00, Shu Uemura
Fill in the blank: I love my hair ...
I always feel so good when I have a good day because I value all the days when I don't feel like I have good days! But I always love my hair when I've taken the time to blow it out because it just feels fresher and better.
What beauty rule do you swear by?
Drink plenty of water. I've tried drinking three liters of water a day and when I do this regularly someone will ask me what I'm doing with my skin. It really makes a difference. I don't do it all the time, but I should.
What do you think is a beauty rule for B.S.?
The way women are marketed in commercials and magazine photos. I will never get a beauty campaign now because I'm about to blow everyone up! But women don't know that all of these photo shoots are filled with amazing lighting - it's all about lighting. It's not about makeup. All of these hair commercials are usually filled with lots of fake hair and that's fine because people should do what makes them feel good.
However, most women do not know all of these secrets. So they look at those photos or commercials with photoshops and think they should be able to. That is the expectation they have of themselves and which they then fail to fulfill. I put myself in this category. We compare ourselves to that high bar and we miss it and it makes us feel bad about ourselves. And that's why I call B.S. on all of that. It's not really the truth. People don't really look like that.
What's the best beauty advice you've given your daughter?
I've always told her to be her authentic self. Whatever that is, it's good enough and it's right. She's 22 now and I've seen her go through stages of wearing more or less eyeliner and having or not had bangs. Aside from sunscreen, I've always encouraged her to rely on her inner beauty more than anything.
From my perspective as a 55 year old woman, the beauty fades - and you are always aware of it, but you really know when it happens to you. Then you have to look at what beauty really is. For me, it's who you are, it's your friends, it's how you love people, it's how you help the world or your community, it's what you do with your time and your thoughts. So I encourage them to focus on development.
You are stranded on a desert island. Which three products do you bring with you?
I would definitely bring sunscreen. I love EltaMD's tinted moisturizer. And Pixi's lengthening mascara that doesn't even look like you've got mascara on - it just gives you a boost. And then of course I would have to bring Madison Reed Radiant Hair so that I could have confidence while flirting with dolphins.
EltaMD UV Physical broadband sun protection factor 41
$ 33.00, EltaMD
Pixi long fiber mascara
$ 16.00, Pixi
Would you prefer to have a facial or a massage?
Oh, absolutely a massage. There is nothing like it once they start massaging my shoulders. I died and went to heaven. I love massages.
What's your favorite perfume?
I have a lot of perfumes because I've always loved the look of perfume bottles, but I really don't wear a lot of perfume. It's a funny thing about me! What I am wearing is an essential oil. It's called Focus, and it's mostly made of lemon, basil, and rosemary, and I think that's really great. I put a little on my wrist every day and feel that the smell is awakened and fresh.
Screw, marry, kill: lipstick, mascara and highlighter?
I would marry mascara as I mentioned as one of the three things that would bring me to my desert island. I don't care about highlighter myself so I'd kill this unless it's in my makeup artist's kit because she knows how to use it! And then I'll screw lipstick? That sounds dirty! I don't think I can say this out loud, but if you wanted to force me I would choose that.
What's your favorite lipstick?
Perricone MD No makeup lipstick. It's a natural, rose-pink color that really moisturizes.
Perricone MD No makeup lipstick
$ 30.00, Perricone MD
They have $ 20 and can walk around the drug store for free. What are you buying?
Epsom salts for a bath! I think bath salts are great, and you can buy a few unbranded Epsom salts bags if you only have $ 20. Then I would spend the rest on some type of essential oil like lavender or ylang-ylang or chamomile. You can add the salts to the bath and then drop the essential oils into it. And then always Clorox wipes when you can find them!
What is your favorite way to take a moment?
I try to walk a few miles every night alone or with a friend. I don't consider it an exercise even though I walk a few miles because it's just a kind of time to be quiet and notice the birds and the sunset. I really like to slow down and be in nature.
Jessica Radloff is the West Coast Editor for Glamor. Follow her on Instagram @ jessicaradloff14.
Originally published on Glamor
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