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Friday, 15 November 2013

L'Oreal Hair Chalks

L'Oreal Hair Chalks review swatch photo
L'Oreal Hair Chalks review swatch photo


I only ever really go to events these days when I know I'm really interested in a product. Not because I'm lazy or cannot be bothered, but I've vowed to cut down on my beauty consumption for 2014, so I decided to give it a head start. This launch was a different kettle of fish. I first heard about the L’Oreal Hair Chalks backstage at the Ashish show during LFW after stalking mega babe Chloe Noorgard in backstage snaps. The hair for the Ashish S/S 2014 show was created using hair chalk, unlike anything seen before on the market. Designs in the forms of Stripes and lines were painted directly onto the models hair to create a unique look Now I'm no stranger to stripes and patterns in my hair, I was around during the Kiki Kannibal thing (anyone? no?) but the idea always stuck with me, and I eagerly awaited the launch.

Although the products are marketed as hair chalks, I feel they are more like semi permanent colours. It's a unique new liquid formula which doesn't feel like hair chalk in the slightest. Which is actually really awesomne as I have dry, damaged hair. While I do like hair chalking, it really REALLY dries out the hair as the chalk sucks up all the moisture. What I really don't need is my hair being dried out even more when I decide to switch up the colour.On the other hand, these didn't make my hair feel dry or even like they'd been chalked at all. These claim to lasting up to three washes and the best part? They don't transfer once dried which is a HUGE plus as hair chalk can all over your clothes.

The shades include Sweet Sixteen Pink, First Date Violet, Blue Ocean Cruise, Garden Party, Coral Sunset, Coffee Break, Bronze Beach & Black Tie. The shades applied to my hair were Sweet Sixteen Pink, First Date Violet & Blue Ocean Cruise, I wanted to embrace the whole my little pony hair type thing. I literally cannot begin to explain how pigmented these Hair Chalks are. The ones applied to my hair were diluted 50% with water... imagine how bright they come out on dark hair. I've had visual confirmation that these do work on dark hair! I'm sure you dark haired gals who want to experiment are jumping for joy! I know how hard it is to add colour to dark hair, especially semi's. Mine washed out after two, one with regular shampoo the other with  a clarifying colour removing shampoo (more on these next week!) so no worries about it not coming out!

Only downside to these is that they are exclusive to L'Oreal Professional Salons (find your nearest stockist at www.lorealprofessionel.co.uk) and also Look Fantastic so arent easy to find on the highstreet. They retail for £15 per container and I bet you could get a ton of uses out of one bottle, but I do think its expensive for what it is. My favourite shade is definitely the Blue Ocean Cruise, it's such a bright turquoise blue!

PS. Excuse my bedraggled makeup/terrible photo! Long day!
Would you try something like this?

40 comments

  1. This sounds really good, I have a chalk but it is not ideal as it's very messy/just falls out. Looking pretty as per! x

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  2. these are all very very cool - as someone who get's bored with their hair so easily - these are perfect!! they sound fab, i can't wait to try them out! i wonder how they work on darker hair though!
    xxx
    http://eleanorcos.blogspot.com/

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  3. That looks amazing, especially on festivals!

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  4. This looks so cool :3

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  5. Oh wow, the blue is gorgeous! I love the pink and purple too though, the blue just stands out. They look fab in your hair.

    ♥ Leanne | Leanne Marie | Bloglovin'

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  6. Wish I had the balls to go for something bright and radical!
    Looks amazing though!!
    x

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  7. My little pony hair!!!! Amazing!!!!! X

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  8. I'm so glad you mentioned that they work on dark hair! I'd love to try some coloured ends, but always think it won't show up on my brunette hair. Def gonna get one of these!
    Hannah | twoforjoy | xo

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  9. Not something I'd use, but they look really cool on you! Although you do seem to be able to pull off everything!

    Aysha x
    outletjunkie.blogspot.com

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  10. These look gorgeous! I definitely want to give them a try, and really hope they come out just as bright on my dark hair! I've been waiting for these since I spotted them on everyones Instagram during LFW. Tracking them down as we speak!

    www.ceejayell.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. These look great! I like the sound of hair chalks but hate how drying they are, these sounds like an awesome alternative.

    Katie | and-katie.com

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  12. £15 per colour, ouch! But I love these, so I may have to go ahead and get a couple- pink and turquoise maybe? I'm eager to try the new Bumble spray chalks as well.

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    1. i tried these in store and while I thought they were good they were just like those spray on hair colours you get as a child! They were good but SO overpriced considering the can is tiny!

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  13. I would definitely like to try these, I like that they don't dry out your hair as thats what stopped me using normal hair chalks! Really want to try the violet one!

    Millie x
    smudgesofthoughts

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  14. The unicorn hair of my dreams! lol I love that these kind of things are so popular because when i was a teenager you just couldn't be as crazy as you wanted with your hair.

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  15. These are awesome! I have black hair though so it probably won't work on me. It looks amazing on your hair though.x

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  16. blue ocean cruise is gorgeous!

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  17. This looks so good, I could tell from the pictures that these were different to hair chalks. The texture looks completely different x

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  18. Your hair looks so cool! I have dark brown hair so it's hard to do these kind of thing with it but it looks like these might be worth a try. Don't worry I remember the Kiki Kannibal days there was an insane interview with her in The Rolling Stone (it's the third link once you google her name), oh the scene days!
    xxx

    Nina from little nomad

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  19. Haha I randomly thought of Kiki Kannibal the other day. I love that you used to be a sceney weenie too.

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  20. Haha I randomly thought of Kiki Kannibal the other day. I love that you used to be a sceney weenie too.

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  21. This looks great! I'd love to have a bit of colour in my hair, but just din't have enough courage, everyone would think I'm crazy haha. xx

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  22. These look so good and the colours are so creative and stand out loads. Brilliant for a day to night look. Unfortunately my hair is a dark brown so won't be able to create such an effect with the colours.

    x

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  23. Quite expensive but they seem to worth it x

    Enora from http://remainreverie.blogspot.fr

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  24. Oh wow, what lipstick are you wearing? It's gorgeous!

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  25. Oooh, these look good. I'm not adventurous at all with my hair so they'd be good to try but I'm far too stingy to pay £15!

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  26. I wish I could try these! My skin have such bad reaction with LOreal products, so I have to unfortunately pass...

    -Nita
    xsimplynitax.blogspot.com

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  27. These look amazing!

    I always wanted to try hair chalks .. but the fact they could transfer on clothes always turned me away

    from them. So the fact these don't is great.. <3 Thanks for this post Lily ..x

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  28. These look so good on your hair!

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  29. I really want to give one of these a go - you've made them sound ace
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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  30. I'd really love to give these a go - they seem ideal for trying out a bit of colour before taking the plunge.

    Naomi from NaomiGabriella

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  32. Beautiful product,i love it.Can you give me suggestion about how to control hair fall?

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  33. Me encanta el azul <3 ¿Quedará bien el pelo oscuro?

    Kyllie | Make Up Fragrances

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