The first time I saw the fun colored ombre hair, I knew that I wanted it for my very own! I have to admit, though, I was a little concerned about how it would actually look. I mean, sure, it looked awesome on Lauren Conrad, but on me? Hmmm….there’s a huge possibility that it would be like “oh…yeah. Not such a cute look.”
While trying to convince myself to get this done, I heard about Hair Chalking. It turns out that you can have the fun multi-color look, without committing to the look permanently. Whoa! My Hair Chalk has these awesome color-coordinated kits for hair chalking.
I received one of these hair chalking kits, and was totally anxious to try it out. The first thing I did was try it on my dry hair, even though the directions say to use damp hair. It worked, but, not that well. I also didn’t seal the chalk. I just wanted to see what it would look like. I was pretty impressed by the results.
Next, I got the front of my hair wet to try it out – so I can see!! I tried each of the colors on its own. They all showed up pretty well, except for the purple. I think that’s mainly because my hair is kind of a coppery color, and the purple just disappeared into it. Other than that, though, I really liked the look!
And then a plan was hatched! The next time I washed my hair, I would create my ombre look and give it a test run for the day. Oh yeah…I knew I would need some advice, though. I turned to a hairstylist friend – Jill from Phoenix. She gave me a few of her stylist secrets like:
- Keep a spray bottle handy to dampen your hair.
- Wear gloves and a cape to prevent chalk from getting everywhere.
- Use a flat iron or curling iron to set the hair chalking.
- Lightly mist hairspray to help set the chalk
- Bright colors work better on lighter colored hair,
- White based or pastel colors work better on darker hair
While another friend – Ashley – gave the super important tip of – only chalk in ONE DIRECTION!!! Why? Because your hair gets frizzy and looks teased! Then you just want to brush your hair and that ruins the chalking look. I must admit, I did make the back and forth chalking mistake on the second try. And my hair did look teased.
However, I was able to get it down, and got lots of compliments. My look was somewhat subtle, and I’m sure that part of that was due to my hair color. I took pictures, but the colors didn’t really show up that well in the photo.
Do you or your kids want a multi-color look? Try out My Hair Chalk for a super fun and temporary look.