I've always envied those of you with light hair. Having dark hair means that introducing vibrant colour can be tricky - let alone expensive and damaging.
The last time I had bright pink and purple streaks, I had to bleach my hair to unrecognisable colours before dying it again (via a little trip to Bleach London!). My hair was brittle and hard for ages, it took weeeeks of moisturising masks and oils to reverse the damage - the downsides of harsh colouring.
But what if I told you there was a way to get bright colour... without the bleach? Without the damage, without the permanence of it all. Commitment-free colour - is there such a thing?!
Today, I trial the vibrant effects of a range of hair chalks by #Flashmob Cosmetics and I'll tell you now - they are SO MUCH FUN.
Hair chalks have been having a little moment in the fashion and beauty world - this easy method of adding vibrant short term colour has been all over the catwalks and in every bloggers beauty bag!!
How To Use
It's so easy - you simply take the chalk and rub it down the hair.
The #flashmob cosmetics hair chalks come in a a case which make it easier - and less messy on fingers! Just open the case, clamp the case onto the hair, then drag the case slowly down the hair.
The result is instant vibrancy but if you want to tone it down, just brush out the powder. Seal with hairspray - and voila! Ready to go colour!
Some people also suggest sealing it with straighteners, but I don't think the difference is worth messing up your GHDs.
Face Value Tip - if you have dark hair, you should spritz the hair with water first - this makes the pigment more intense and helps it stick to the hair.
The Finished Looks.
First up is flame-haired ends. Using the orange and yellow hair chalks, I coated the tips of my hair in fiery strands and combined it with my favourite orange lipstick (No7 Gay Geranium) and smoking ember eyes.
For a prettier, girly look, I've striped the pink and purple chalks through my ponytail and teamed with babydoll lashes and the baby pink Bourjois Color Boost Crayon.
Finally, something a bit different. Using the remaining Blue and Green chalks - I've created this multi-colour mermaid look. I never thought I'd use the blue and green but I love the effect!
The best thing about the chalks is that they give a great beachy texture when brushed out - similar to when you use dry shampoo.
I love how the colour can be intensified or toned down, depending on whether you want a pastel wash-out look or vibrant tones.
The application is really easy - you can also take the sponge out and use it to apply the colour to your hair.
The fallout of the hair chalk gets everywhere - so put down a towel or do it on hard floor - not carpet. It does look pretty though, doesn't it?
Luckily I had some face wipes to hand and managed to wipe off the majority of the mess!
Oh yeah, and definitely do not wear white. I learnt that the hard way! There is some colour transfer during the day (particularly if it's hot and you sweat a bit). but a good machine wash sorted out the stains on my cream top.
Consider yourself warned!
You can buy the hair chalks on my Amazon store here: Flashmob Live Wired Brazen Hair Chalk Highlights - Brazen
Which is your favourite look? What colour do you like the best?
If you could have any hair colour in the world, what would it be?
By Zoe Dubs