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Saturday, 19 October 2013

diy rainbow hair

rainbow hair ideas easy diy photo
rainbow hair ideas easy diy photo
Ebay Hair Chalks

YAY! my rainbow hair dreams have finally come true! Ever since I was a young, misguided teenager (read: Scene kid) I've wanted rainbow hair. There is something about the broad spectrum of shades that really appeals to me. Over the years, I've had loads of different hair colours but have never been brave enough to attempt DIY Rainbow Hair. I always imagined it was something that could so easily go wrong, and I can only wonder how horrible the fade would be. As I've been experimenting a little more with hair colour recently and majorly inspired by Chloe Norgaard (whom I stalked to no end backstage at Fashion Week) Rainbow hair has once again gone up my list of things I want to try. My poor hair has been abused enough over the past few weeks, so I don't think that permanent experimentation is on the cards… But for now, in comes hair chalk.

I bought this bumper pack off ebay for about £8, They claim they are hair chalks and "professional quality" but they are essentially just soft pastel chalks which you can buy from any ol' craft shop. In fact, I'm sure I've seen these in the pound shop. So do have a look first! I'd recommend just getting any pigmented soft chalks in the usual colours, I think there are too many in this pack as I won't personally use all the shades! To get the best colour payoff out of hair chalk, my big tip is to damp the hair before application. To do this use water in a spray bottle, but I like to use a leave in conditioner because it is a little kinder to the hair. Especially as the chalk can be drying. All you then do is run the hair chalk down your section of hair on the front and back to give even colour. Annnnd voila! Instant hair colour! Wait for the hair to dry naturally or a hairdryer if you're impatient (like me!). Once dry go over with a flat iron, this just locks the colour in a bit more, Then style as usual.

To get my rainbow hair, I used: red, orange, yellow, green, light blue, dark blue, pink and purple in chunky sections. I decided to give it a bit of a dip dye effect rather than go the whole hog as I thought it would look less OTT. On reflection, I wish I'd used with the red at the front rather than the blue as it is a bit harsh around the face. Overall I'm really satisfied with it! I now know what it feels like to have people starting at your hair colour though! So many funny looks when I went to get Aerys some catfood!

I admit these can get a little messy, so it's best to wear an old t-shirt when applying them and avoid lighter clothing as it may stain. However hair chalks will wash out of the hair after one wash and don't stain (although this may vary from brand to brand, shade to shade!). In all, quick, simple and damage free Rainbow hair! The only negative I can find is that I find hair chalk to be pretty drying, and I wouldn't recommend them for long term use. None the less, they are a great way to add colour without shelling out a lot of money and without any commitment what so ever. These are ideal for festivals or parties, or girls like me who just can't leave their hair alone!
Have you tried hair chalks?

41 comments

  1. Your hair looks awesome! Definitely going to give this a go this weekend :)xo

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  2. This looks awesome! And sounds so so simple too! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. this looks so cool, definitely gonna try this out!

    love Katy @ THE RAWRDROBE

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  4. Love your hair like this, these look so pretty! x


    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  5. O wow, this is amazing! Will definitely have to give this a go, although not sure if it will work on darker hair. X

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  6. This looks so cool, i tried this a couple of times in the summer, but the colours were no where near as bright and pigmented as how yours looks! :)

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I'm always excited to see what hair you have next. It looks awesome.

    http://emmabebeauty.blogspot.ie/

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  8. This is so pretty lily! I bought turquoise and pink hair chalks whilst i was blonde and loved them but i think they'd look a little odd on me now me hairs ginger!

    velvet ghost| fashion blog ♥

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  9. This is amazing! I'm going to try it, since I have soft pastels for drawing.

    Beauty Inside Art

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  10. Looks SO cute, I love it!

    xx

    bethanymae.com

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  11. Amazing! Hair chalks are such a good way of adding a splash of non-committal colour!

    Eve & Faye x
    Sugar Spun Sisters - A blog about cosmetics, clothes & coeliac disease

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  12. These are amazing! i really want to try them but my hair is so dark I don't think they'd show up!

    http://abigailalicex.blogspot.com

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  13. This is such a great way to get an ombre/dip dyed effect without causing necessary damage to the hair x

    fabheadtotoe.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Really want to try this now need to work out which colours I want to use cant wait! xx Emmi

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  15. I did this a while ago but it didn't work so well, maybe I'll try again with different chalks

    abi from a little dust

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  16. I need brunette hair for my halloween costume but didn't want to dye it ('mare to get out on my hair!) & wigs make me too hot so I bought some brown hair chalk off of eBay too! I really hope it works as well as yours have!
    Jen xx
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

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  17. Looks great - must give it a go at some point
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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  18. Really cool, but have seen so many people have it rub off onto their skin and not realise. Do you think hairspray would set it?

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  19. I love hair chalk!!

    Emma from masqueradebelle.co.uk

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  20. Thanks for sharing great daily tips. Love these colors.

    Regards,
    Katty

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  21. Just brought my sister hair chalks like this for Christmas but there so amazing I want to keep them lol :) xx

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  22. Hair chalk is a great quick fix if you want to change up your hair colours but it can definitely be drying as it absorbs all the moisture in your hair. Plus, I always worry about what would happen in a heavy downpour of rain...xx

    http://stylewithgracehairdesign.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. I love bright colours and your hair looks amazing like this! xx

    Hann | www.hannmaree.com

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  24. I totally love this, I just wish I had light hair to do it myself alas it does not suit me, does anyone know of something like this for dark hair I wonder? xxx

    www.itsholleedaze.wordpress.com

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  25. Love this x wish I had blonde hair just to try this look x
    Sophie
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    www.sophiejenner.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. These look amazing, I'll definitely give them a go! I don't want to die my hair, so these seem like a better and cheaper option. :P

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  27. Such a good idea!! A lot cheaper than going and getting it dyed!

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    L x

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  28. It looks good, you suit literally any hair colour

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  29. This looks amazing, I wish I could do this! :) xx

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  30. Love this! Am deffo going to be looking into getting some hair chalks! I may have a look in the pound shop tomorrow he he. I was looking at ways to dip dye my hair, but my hair is really dark and I don't want to really go into bleaching it and all the rest so this seems the best way!

    Thanks for the post!

    Gem x
    gemsi2011.blogspot.com
    @GemsGemz86

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