After trying Bleach London's Super Cool Colour semi-permanent hair dyes, I wanted to try hair colour that was more of a one-day only kind of deal as I have commitment issues when it comes to hair dye. I picked up my Bleach London Super Cool Colour Hair Crayons in the shades Washed Up Mermaid (like I said, everyone - whether they know it or not - wants mermaid hair) and Out of the Blue from Boots, they're fairly reasonably priced at £4 each plus they're quite big so I reckon I'm going to get a lot of use out of them!
|Bleach London Super Cool Hair Colour Crayons in Washed Up Mermaid|
and Out of the Blue available from Boots (RRP £4)
The Washed Up Mermaid shade is a grungy, under-the-sea style of green which immediately made me want to burst out singing 'THE SEAWEED IS ALWAYS GREENER...'** in a decidedly dubious Jamaican accent. The Out of the Blue hair crayon is a deep, rich blue which is completely mesmerizing with its eye-catching allure.
(**If you don't hear that quote in your head being sung in the voice of Sebastian the crab then there is something drastically wrong with you.)
The hair crayons are very easy to apply and you really don't need to be skilled in hairstyling to use them. The most important thing that I think is worth mentioning however is to make sure that you either wear old clothes when applying the hair crayon or a towel wrapped around you whilst doing it over the sink as the dust/particles from the hair crayon have the potential to coat surfaces and can stain. Protection clothing aside, I didn't actually find that much mess came from these hair crayons, I think that as long as you're careful and apply it over a sink then you'll probably be fine but it's always better to be safe than sorry and not risk staining your favourite top!
|Top to bottom: Bleach London Super Cool Colour Hair Crayon in Out of the Blue, hair sharpener included |
with each hair crayon and Bleach London Super Cool Colour Hair Crayon in Washed Up Mermaid.
To apply the colour to your hair, all you do is grab a small section of hair and colour it in like you would if you were colouring in a picture, you then grab a brush and brush through and repeat the process to build up the vibrancy and shade of the colour until you're happy with the finished effect.
I tried the crayons on both the blonde ends of my hair and my darker natural colour and it showed up well on both sections, it did look more striking on the lightened ends of my hair but that being said, it still looked pretty great on the darker sections too.
|The outcome..............already feeling a tiny bit mermaid-ey!|
Depending on the thickness and length of your hair, the application process can be a little time consuming but not painfully so - you just need a little patience - plus, the process of colouring in your hair is actually quite therapeutic!
|Colouring in my hair braids is my new favourite thing to do!|
These hair crayons are perfect for festivals and will no doubt come in handy for Halloween festivities, plus let's not forget that the Christmas season will soon be here and these would not only make amazing stocking fillers or Secret Santa presents but will also make sure that all eyes are on you (for the right reasons and not because you slipped over on a half-eaten mince pie!) at the annual obligatory Christmas office party!
|Washed Up Mermaid into Out of the Blue dip dye effect.|
(Clearly got a little over excited in this photo, either that or I'm yawning!)