|As with all trends, Lauren Conrad was all over this months before anybody else.|
HOW CUTE IS THIS PONY?
Colourful hair is all over the place right now. It's a fun trend AND there are lots of ways to do it temporarily (in case you work somewhere that showing up one day with blue hair might not be the best choice). We're so far from the days of my adolescence and The Time I Dyed My Hair Blue And It Turned Out So Horribly I Still Have PTSD About It.
|Suffice it to say, my 15-year-old attempts to DIY blue hair did not turn out like this.|
Or like human hair at all, actually.
Here are some popular methods to temporarily colour your hair various rainbow colours. This sort of thing looks SO GREAT with braided do's, by the way. If you want to go full-on Katy Perry/Nicki Minaj with your blue all-over hair colour, I don't think you can avoid either bleaching and dying your hair, or running around with a wig on.
|1) Coloured chalk|
Lauren Conrad and the Beauty Department ladies advocate this temporary measure, which seems to work best to colour your ends, or selected locks (not your whole head, obvs). FRUGALITY: 9/10, EASINESS: 7/10
|2) Coloured hair mascara|
|3) Removable coloured hair extensions|
I. LOVE. THESE. SO. HARD. These work without having to bleach your hair lighter, are quick and easy to take in and out, and gloriously non-permanent. I'm totally biased for these, actually. You can get dirt cheap ones from like, Claire's Accessories, but if you want to look sophisticated (and not like someone with fake Barbie hair stuck to their heads) go for ones made of natural hair (not polyester fibres). FRUGALITY: 7/10, EASINESS: 9/10
(note: I highly doubt the hairdo pictured above was achieved with Kool-Aid)
Back in the day, this is what you did when you were too cheap or too scared to buy actual coloured hair dye. When I was in junior high, there was a sudden trend of people colouring their hair with this brightly-coloured sugary powder. Nowadays, there are 1,001 tutorials on how to do this - here's a good one I found. Unlike the chalk or hair mascaras, this will last a few days on dark hair, or up to a month on lighter hair. FYI - there will be sugary residue on your hair as long as it's coloured, so you may find yourself unusually attractive to bugs and bees. FRUGALITY: 9/10, EASINESS: 5/10
|5) Hair Ribbons and Yarn|
Have you guys coloured your hair fun colours? Have you tried any of these temporary 'dos? Would you ever?