Though sometimes you just can’t wait to rip the tags off that new shirt and wear it out for the world to see, you also may’ve had that moment of, “I should probably wash this before I wear it… oh well.” So how important is it to to give your new duds a dunk in the washing machine before it comes in contact with your skin? [More]
Slate’s column for ladyfolk, doubleX, recently tested 5 home hair dye kits to see which of them work the best. It seems Slate’s fancy writers are too good for Kool-Aid or RIT, which is what my friends always used when they needed a good ugly green tint; apparently Slate also wanted to test brown dyes and not ugly green ones. Of the five, the worst was the $6 “Rainbow Henna Persian Dark Brown,” while the best was a $14 Clairol product, which handily beat out a $30 kit from Frederic Fekkai.