DIY: Temporary Ombre Hair
Raise your hand if you’ve been dying to try out Ombre hair but won’t, because you don’t know if you’d love the hair trend on you for more than a day. [raises hand]. You still want to? [raises hand again]. Right.
So here’s something for us ladies who are suffering from this fickle-mindedness. How about Ombre hair for a day? This easy D-I-Y indulges you in the trend without the risk of not having the other option (your natural hair) back.
Step 1: Head out to the nearest art supplies store and get some soft pastels. I repeat, soft pastels–not chalk and NOT OIL PASTELS. Regular chalk doesn’t have the same effect, while removing oil pastels from your hair would be a colossal nightmare.
*If you’re blonde, don’t wet your hair before chalking. Do that, and you might as well have gone ahead and did it with real hair dye.
*Redheads & brunettes: If the color won’t stick, try wetting your hair tips a little bit. Then chalk away.
Step 2: Twist your hair and chalk it! Twisting your hair makes the pigments from the chalk stick better.
Step 3: Brush out excess powder from each twisted section of hair.
Step 4: If you’re feeling more adventurous than usual, try out 2 or more colors. Let your creativity take over.
Wear a robe or cape to protect your clothes from the chalk pigment while doing the procedure. You don’t want any stains, trust me.
Doing updos with your Ombre-d hair is preferred, because the chalk pigment may stain the clothes you’re wearing.
Use a clarifying shampoo to wash the chalk off your hair and use a conditioning treatment afterwards to moisturize your hair. Chalking your hair sort of dries it out, so conditioning is a must, and keep in mind to chalk rarely. (Otherwise, just go for a real Ombre treatment, girl.)