|Me, on my way to the WALK THE MOON concert with colored hair and war paint|
For someone who vows to never dye her hair and thus change it from its natural blonde state, I sure do love colored hair. There are times when I wish I had been born with boring, mousey-hued hair; if only so I could wake up one day and decide to dye my hair pink if I so desired. Don't get me wrong, I love my gorgeous flaxen tresses (if I may toot my own horn) but sometimes I yearn for a little excitement.
When the whole dip-dye trend set in I was getting really antsy. Finally, something where I could dye part of my hair and then just cut it off when I was over it. But I was still scared to do that!
And finally, I found the solution: hair chalk. My friend had told me about the magical invention, a way to very temporarily (it washes out in the shower) color strands of hair. Perfect for going out and concerts (above, I added blue and red streaks for the WALK THE MOON concert on campus) hair chalk provided me the opportunity to color my hair without the risk of any permanent hair damage or loss of natural color!
Free People has great ombre hair chalk sets that give you well-blending colors.
At Urban Outfitters, a rainbow palette is available for those of you who love all the colors of the rainbow, or singular color that lasts longer.
This video has some good tips on how to chalk your hair. She uses regular art store soft pastels (not oil) so if you already have those you don't even need to go to the store!