DIY Temporary Ombre Hair
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I love to change the colour of my hair very often. To keep it super cheap (and fun) I do it myself at home. The trick is to skip on the $10-per-colour temporary hair chalks and use a $5 case of soft pastels from a craft store and have unlimited colors! This huge set was actually on sale at Michaels for $3 so it's been extra fun to change my hair colour more frequently, and also use more than one colour at a time. Here are some tips to get both light coloured hair and dark coloured hair to pop with soft pastels and get a nice smooth ombre look.
*Water alone can be used for a soft look and hairspray can be used for a bold look. Gloves are optional-- it can get messy if you do your whole head :)
Total Time: 20 minutes
- soft pastels
- flat iron or curling iron
- For a soft touch of colour, section off a piece of your hair to be coloured. Spritz with water.
- Grab a soft pastel and drag it downward on your hair. Do not rub it back up your strand of hair, just down, several times over.
- You can also spritz water on the pastel then apply to your hair.
- For an ombre look, grab a similar colour to the first one and drag down the ends of your hair.
- If you want a super drastic pop of colour, or have naturally dark hair like I do, apply hairspray on your hair then immediately drag the pastels down.
- Once you've got your desired colour, go over your strands with a flat iron or curling iron to lock it in. This makes it last longer.
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