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 ombré 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 ombré, 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.
- 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.