I’ve gotten requests from a good number of people asking “is there a way to color my hair without actually ‘coloring’ it?” I know, a lot of you may be thinking, um thats a stupid question, of course there isn’t! Well actually there are some ways to go about “coloring” your hair with out dying it and having to go through all the trouble of bleach and the crazy costs of dying your hair.
Ok, so I mean you would have be to living under a rock to not know that colored hair is huge this year. Its been on the runway from model Charlotte Free to backstage at Thakoon Spring RTW and Chanel Resort wear 2013 (just to gives a few examples). There are a couple of different ways to go about doing this amazing hair trend without having to fully commit to a color and the risk of damaging your beautiful hair and I’m here to hopefully inspire you!
- hair extensions
Yes, I get it, some of you may be a little intimidated by the word extension. DON’T be, they are cool, fun, and interesting and all you need to do is just CLIP them right in!!
Sultra makes great clip in hair extensions. They come in pinks, purples, teals, and blues. They look good on anyone and can easily be curled and straighten. I have the pretty much all the colors. At first when I told my friends that I ordered clip in hair extensions, my friends were a little bit on the fence about it, they thought I was going to look like a My Little Pony. But after I wore it to school for the first time, I think they were on broad and thought it looked pretty cool. I promise you, people won’t even know its a clip-in (as long as you hide it a bit with your hair). I had people coming up to me all day asking if I dyed my hair.
You can go down to Sephora and pick them up or order them online at sephora.com
2. hair mascara
At this point, you are probably think, this girl is crazy because, hello, mascara is for you eyes, DUH. Well actually, Sultra makes a super cool product called hair mascara! All it is, is basically mascara for you hair (the name speaks for itself)!
I first saw Sultra’s hair mascara on sephora’s website earlier this summer and I wanted it so bad, the only thing that stopped me from ordering it right away was the fact that I wasn’t sure if it would show up on my dark, black-brown hair. I did some research but when I saw it, the product was pretty brand-spanking new, so there weren’t any reviews on it at the time. So fortunately I had a Sephora gift card and I took the risk and ordered the hair mascara! Its wonderful. Like I said, I have really dark-black hair and I was concerned that it wouldn’t show up on my hair, but I was pleasantly surprised! I ordered both the pink and the coral because I could’t decide between the two so I ended up ordering both. I receive both and I was planning on returning the one I didn’t like but I tried both of them and I instantly fell in love! Because of my dark hair color, the pink appeared more purplish-magenta but I absolutely love it and the coral turns a little more red but I was happy with my purchase.
You apply hair mascara by simply running the wand though your hair in a downwards motion, SORT OF LIKE BRUSHING YOUR HAIR.
(the wand it significantly larger than a wand of a regular, eye mascara brush)
You can also get this product at Sephora or on their website.
3. hair chalk
Hair chalk is another product like the hair mascara where you apply it directly to your hair. Although I personally haven’t tried hair chalk, I’ve seen it in Seventeen Magazine and I’ve watched tutorials on YouTube on how to apply it. No surprise (given that the name of it is hair chalk), your hair will look sort of “chalky” but it still gives you a great, vibrant, new, temporary hue!!
This is the Kevin Murphy Color Bug and it comes in orange, pink, and purple. Kevin Murphy is a famous hairstylists from Australia. Unlike the clip in hair extension and hair mascara, I haven’t tried this product but I’ve heard and seen great things about it.
To apply the Color Bug chalk, all you need to do is basically RUB IT IN YOU HAIR!!!
You can order the Color Bug from Kevin Murphy’s website, kevinmurphy.com.au