Friday, 30 March 2012

How To Do Pastel Hair (if you do not have chalk pastel)

I rarely ever do tutorials but I could not pass this one.
As I told you the only thing stopping me from doing the pastel hair colour was the lack of chalk pastels. For whatever reason nearby shops only have oil pastels with them. I have a play to attend tomorrow which my college mates are doing and I will be helping with make-up. I wanted the pastel hair so bad for tomorrow that I took it up as a challenge to improvise.

chalk pastel hair colour
What I used
  1. Colour blocks from an old water colour box (I had them lying around)
  2. A thick paint brush to water the hair
  3. Curling iron(straightening iron would work just fine)
What I did
  1. Took a small section of hair and twisted it
  2. With the paint brush I dabbed water on the twisted end of the hair. Made sure it was almost dripping wet
  3. Took a block of colour and rubbed it till I could see the colour on my hair
  4. When it was a bit damp and the colour seemed enough I used the mild hot curling iron



That's it guys. I hope the colour will stay till tomorrow. I have clipped it away carefully tonight.I didn't read anywhere how hairspray would affect the colour so I am not going to use it on the colour. It will wash away with shampoo. I don't think it will damage the hair because it is temporary. I can become addicted though.



chalk pastel hair colour

So what do you think?

P.S.- The colour stayed for about 20 hours. I washed it off when I came back. No visible damage was done. It didn't stain my hair. Don't forget to condition as this takes out moisture from the hair. I liked the blue the best. I think I will try out a better shade of green next time...and also try to improve from this attempt. I was happy with my 1st attempt nevertheless.

31 comments:

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  2. Debi, you did a great job! I really like the blue! It truly stands out. The curling iron didn't effect the color either. Truly amazing! :D
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  3. it looks good...but is it safe to use

    www.candyvioleta.blogspot.in

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    1. it doesn't penetrate the hair..it stays on superficially and washes off very easily..didn't do any damage..it's a temporary method that you do occasionally..it's an alternate version to chalk pastel..i give this a thumbs up on the safety scale!:)

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  4. wow, these are amazing, so crazy but fun!!!

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  5. Great DIY! I'm going to try it out this weekend!


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    Shivangi
    http://instyleopedia.blogspot.in/

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  6. I think that's a fun look to try, and you can use as many different colours as you have paints for! Great DIY :)

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  7. I love that you found a way to achieve the pastel hair colour! Hopefully it lasts :)

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  8. Another cool hair idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. interesting idea!!

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  10. I think it probably worked better that it wasn't chalk. I think chalk (according to those other tutorials I've seen) rubs off faster.

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    1. it had faded by then of course..and similar to the chalk method you have to be careful brushing it..that dusts the colour off..

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  11. This is one of the most original, unique, and interesting DIY I've seen in a long time. I really like that it doesn't stain the hair or last as a permanent change. What a cool concept!

    :)

    ~Zabrinah
    [your everyday girl,
    writing about guys]

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    1. wow!that is the awesomest comment/compliment i have received ever!!!thank you!

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  14. How fun! I work at a craft store, and was able to tell some girls about coloring hair with pastels. I haven't done it myself, but I've heard about it. Thanks for sharing your experience!

    Katie

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  15. I love this! So pretty! =)

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  16. very trendy ;)
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    http://the-hf-blog.blogspot.pt/

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  17. Well done! It's like colorful clothing for the hair.
    Hope you're pretty much finished with your move. I am still searching for items that have strayed in various packing boxes :) xxx

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  20. Debi, you did a great job and loving the final result. Looks pretty.


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    Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

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  21. this is beautiful. I want to try it on myself and mydaughter who will simply adore it!

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