Me? Experimenting with colour? In my hair? It took three years to muster up the courage to take my first dip into hair dye and join the ombrÃ© crew so it’s fair to say I’m a bit of a scaredy cat when it comes to changing it up. But behold the wash-out (phew!) rainbow ombrÃ©, a method even a hair noob like myself can master in minutes.
I’ve had these Anastasia Hypercolour Brow & Hair Powders* (from Cult Beauty) gathering dust in the back of my drawers for months but after a recent bout of festival fever and the idea of some subtle pastel pink tips bouncing around my brain for too long I finally cracked them out and streaked them through. A sophisticated hair chalk-esque compact that you drag through your locks, blend with fingers then secure in with hairspray for a tint of temp colour that stays in place till you wash it out. Sound a bit fiddly? Let Fleur show you. She may be using a different product, but the technique is exactly the same. My take home tips?
- Keep baby wipes nearby as things will get a little messy. On reflection marigolds may have been a good idea.Â
- If you want to go the whole hog, then apply one colour on all the tips and re-go over streaks of hair with a different colour for a rainbow look. I used the pink all over then worked through my other shades.
- It’s worth noting that some powders have more drop out that others, In The Pink was awesome – no complaints – and barely any fall-out, but the darker more bluey toned shades went everywhere. Execute in the bathroom or on some newspaper like you’re a puppy being toilet trained.
- Fancy leaving it on overnight but aren’t up for the resulting tie-dye pillow? Whip your hair up into a bun, lay a flannel over it that you don’t mind messing up and secure in place with a hairband – worked for me!
An edgy lock look you can rinse out when the urge for a (in my case) brunette bonce, returns. Now that’s where it’s at.