Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Top 10 Tips for Using Coloured Hair Powders

I have been somewhat obsessed with dying my hair bright pink and purple since the age of 16, when I had stripes of each running through my shoulder length blonde hair, and had to tuck it behind my ears when I was at school to avoid the teachers spotting it…
Since then it’s seen a few ups and downs in popularity, but I’ve honestly never seen quite as many people with different colours in their hair as in the last six months...


And it’s never been easier to play with colour. I became a little obsessed with Kevin Murphy’s Colour Bugs about 18 months ago, and the arrival of Anastasia’s Hyper Colour Brow & Hair Powders has tickled my interest again. They come in 5 different colours. I'm especially happy they included a gorgeous teal (I would have perhaps liked to have seen a bright yellow in place of the acid green... but each to their own!)

You’ve all most likely seen the trends and results before… but here my top 10 tips when using these dusty little pots of neon-goodness:

  1. Wear dark clothing. No matter which brand I use, you always get a little fallout with these products, even after application. These versions are much better than the Colour Bugs in my opinion, but you still don’t want to be wearing white.
  1. Use leave in conditioner underneath the colour. Just a little bit. It’ll help the colour stick to your hair and not your forehead/clothes/fingers. 
  1. Set the colour with Hairspray
  1. If you want streaks, always add the colour underneath your top layer of hair. This helps to blend it in better.

  1. Style your hair first. After putting the colour in you get a very heavy, powdered-texture which is hard to brush through and style. Brushing will also remove some of the colour. (And it will stick to your hairbrush, never good!)
  1. Use a clarifiying shampoo to remove it. Two washes should get it all out with no problem at all.

  1. Don’t worry if you have darker hair… These work on any hair colour!
  1. Cover your surfaces. I would recommend applying these in the bathroom… away from walls, carpet or curtains. They can be a little messy!

  1. Wash your hair before bedtime! They shouldn’t stain your pillows, but the colour will transfer.
  1. Do it with a friend. I always find applying colour into someone else’s hair, and having someone apply it in to yours is often better, as you can see it from different angles and get a better idea of the finished result. 
So there you have it guys… Happy rainbow hair!

What do you guys think of these neon hair powders? Is it a look you’d wear?

You can pick up Anastasia's Brow & Hair Powders now from CultBeauty.co.uk, priced at £10 each.

*I don't own the images of other people's hair. I pulled these from Tumblr - If anyone requires photo credit, please let me know and I will be happy to include it*
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  1. Love the look of rainbow hair! Wish my hair was lighter so I could do it.

    Carina xx
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    1. She said it works on dark hair too :) x

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  2. Oooh wow! That's so awesome :D I really want one :D
    Great post!

    X Valérie
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  3. I've always wanted purple stripes in my air but i never had the courage to use permanent color These seem like a good choice and you can wash it at the end of the day :D

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    1. try stargazer hair dyes! they're brilliantly bright but they aren't permanent. i have used the purple one and it lasted around 3 weeks, but i wash my hair everyday so it may last longer on people who are lucky enough to have hair that doesn't need washing as frequently! :)

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    2. Seconding the Stargazer recommendation - they're good value for money, are well pigmented, and last weeks :)

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  4. Wow they look amazing!!

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  5. I've had 2 months of colour changing hair from my daughter, she drove me up the wall! I'ts all back to normal (ish) now! I hope she doesn't spot this blog post ;-)

    Suits you Fleur x

    Sarah x

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  6. You got me hooked up on these!

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  7. oh i love These Color bugs. :D

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  8. Ahhh been looking for hair chalks that work on dark hair! Definitely investing in these - cannot wait! :) xxx Love you, Fleur!

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  9. OMG This looks so crazy, but at the same time, it could be fun for summer!
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

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  10. Wow, your hair looks amazing and you´re beautiful!:)

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  11. I love how this looks, but think they suit blonde/light hair best. Not sure it would show up that well in my dark hair :s
    Daniella x

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  12. Love the look! I thought this was 'out' already. Not that it matters, I still love it!

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  13. What do you think, which colour could look nice in red hair?

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    1. Purple! x

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    2. I will try it, thanks :))

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  14. I love! I bought chalks but they tend to dry out my hair. I'll definitely try these! You look sooo pretty!

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  15. I have a pink colour bug but it doesn't show up on my black/brown hair which makes me so sad! Maybe these are a lot more pigmented?

    x Tashi
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    1. Thats funny, I tried them out on my Fiance's (dark brown) hair and they worked... x

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  16. aww fleur you look so nice, the colours really suit you, may be i will try it when its a bit more summery here in England :)

    Leyla xx
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  17. I've heard of hair chalk, but not colored powders! I wonder if this works on darker hair ...

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  18. I really want to try a purple one, looks so nice!

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  19. Love the rainbow hair, it looks gorgeous on you! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  20. These are amazing need some in my life. Fleur you look gorgeous with Colourful hair

    Carrieanne x

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  21. How cool! I didn't even know that those powders exist - sounds like a lot of fun. :)
    Thanks for sharing! xx

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  22. I actually thought you had coloured your hair for real, it looks really great!!
    Have actually never heard of these so I'm very happy that you chose to share it!!

    Christina xx
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  23. Looks amazing :) Really want to try these xxx

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  24. These look so goood! I've got unintentional ombre so I would love to put a little colour into the end and not have to use a crazy colour or likewise! Lovely review :)

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  25. Looks incredible! Might have to try those out.

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  26. It looks sooo beautiful! I would really like to try. And you Fleur look gorgeous as always! :)

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  27. I have dark hair and these worked on me - if they're not showing up try making the hair damp, the colour sticks better than to hair spray x

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  28. I love this! I only tried one temporary hair color from UO and it was terrible. I might have to give these a go!

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    xo Molly

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  29. I recently tried the L'Oreal pastel wash out hair dyes, I went for pink panther and dyed the ends of my light blonde hair with it... came out super cool but washed out on first wash not 3-5 washes like the box said!

    Want to try these but worried about the dry texture they will leave.. makes my teeth go on edge just thinking about it!

    Kirsty

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  30. If these will work on dark hair I think you may have saved me a hair disaster with bleach!

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  31. You look lovely! I really want to give these a try! x

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  32. These look lovely, I've never actually heard of these powders so I'd love to give them a try! x

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  33. This is easily the best thing I'll see all day!

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  34. it looks amazing! I got a purple stripes colored in my hair in april. Just in one place on the right side between my hair so you can only see it when my hair moves or if its in a braid and I LOVE it!

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  35. I really want to try those powders! My hair desperately needs a little change up!

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  36. I love how easy it is to have multi coloured hair nowadays, plus it's no where near as damaging as an actual hair dye, I will definitely be giving these a go!

    - Laura

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  37. OMG I want to try this!!!!! Fun!!!!



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  38. wow this seems like an amazing idea for a party or festival, really pretty (:

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  39. This looks amazing and so pretty! and no damage on the hair! perfect! :) xx

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  40. I was looking for colour that would work on dark hair :) thanks fleur

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  41. I have dark hair and I'm still searching for the colors. great post! :)

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  42. Your hair looks amazing!

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  43. Love the look of coloured hair, but not brave enough to do it on my hair!xx

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  44. I love these I used to use the chalk versions but these pots look so much easier to apply and less messy :) I had black hair when I tried these and they work just as good on dark hair giving some pretty nice effects especially pinks and lavenders :) x

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  45. You look great Fleur! So tempted to give these a go!

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  46. I love it, its a lot easier than colouring your hair with semi-perminants. I will diffidently be trying these soon :)
    Jessica xx
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  47. Oh wow!!! You look amazing :D I think I might have to get some of these from Cult Beauty.. I'd love to do Hot Pink through my hair, they're sooooo perfect for Summer! xx


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  48. It looks amazing, I need them <3.

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  49. It looks awesome! I always been scared to try because my hair is like black and I never thought it would work. Great post! xx Rena

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  50. i'd love to try this out this summer!!

    - Janine
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  51. I have very dark hair and temporary hair colours just don't work on my hair :( they look great on you though


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  52. Anyone know if this is avaliable in Canada? I would LOVE to have some fun with this product this summer!

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  54. Looks very cool!;)
    X
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  55. This is so cool, i cant imagine it working very well on my hair though.

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  56. oh my god..this is so pretty
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  57. I heard so many things about hair chalks and I want to try them so bad! They're going to look amazing in summer at festivals!
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  58. I so love the look of brightly coloured hair! Though I've always been too much of a wuss to try it (or rather, my parents never let me, and now I work in a setting where it wouldn't be warmly accepted). But temporary powder colour is a great solution! I've seen and been tempted by the Kevin Murphy colour bugs, but the Anastasia version sounds great! Thanks for the tips :)

    -Jen

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  59. These look gorgeous! :)

    Kelly xx

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  60. so pretty! definitely want to try one out! x

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  61. I ♥ it! These look awesome! :)

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  62. I love the colours on you, I just used normal chalk but I didn't like the texture of it in my hair :S

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  63. I used to have purple streaks in my hair, seriously considering something temporary!

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  64. I think coloured hair looks so amazing, definitely something I'm always pinning! I never thought I could pull it off though cause I have dark hair and it wouldn't show up but if these will work on my hair I'm definitely giving them a shot!

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  65. Love the look of these! I used to have bright pink hair a couple of years ago, it was a lot of upkeep but looked great. I only just dyed a few bits pink yesterday! :)

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  66. These look awesome, I wish I was more daring to try these on my hair.

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  67. They look fab, might invest in some for the summer!x

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  68. I love brightly coloured hair! Hair powders are so good :)

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  69. So pretty! I wish my hair was lighter so I could try this pretty look.

    xoxo
    -B ♡
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  70. Oh i love hair with a lot of different colours in it! :)

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  71. Wow, you suit blonde and multicoloured hair - reminds me of dying my hair like that at school too, really enjoyed reading this Fleur. Thanks for sharing. xxx Love Laura xxx A Scottish Lass ❤

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  72. I dyed my hair turquoise last summer and it looked absolutely amazing. I love bright hair colour and it's surprisingly easy to wear! The only thing I hate about it is of how long it took to come out, I still have some faded-green streaks left over now! Do they come out easily without long-term staining?
    Your hair looks fab btw - yay bright hair colours!

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  73. Wow! This looks AMAZING, I am so excited to try this out! Thank you for all of the wonderful tips! :) x

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  74. These are very colourful! haha!
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  75. I don't think I'd ever be brave enough to wear colours like this in my hair but they look so amazing on you!!
    Laura xx
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  76. I love the blues - they're so pretty! Thanks so much for this post Fleur! You look amazing!
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  77. Wow, the colours really suit your hair colour fleur!

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  78. I really want to try this out. Thanks fleur for the post :)

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  79. Such an easy way to add temporary color! I especially love the purple!

    Thanks for all the tips...I tried using color chalk for my hair and those would have helped!

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  80. wow this looks amazing in your hair! have heard such amazing things about these hypercolors from anastasia I loved their covet waterproof eyeliners too! thanks for sharing this lovely info. xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  81. Love the colors, i like the eyeshadows :)

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  82. Well this is definitely my chance to try get my pink purple and blue ends!
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  83. I would love to try it but my hair is too dark :(

    whimsy and andrea

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  84. This looks so pretty on you!

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  85. I really need to try this!!! Colour looks amazing in your hair!

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  86. This looks so fun! I really want to try this out sometime! It looks great on you Fleur! :)

    Yinyin xx
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  87. It looks lovely on you! I want to try it but I don't think it would suit me :(
    Meg x

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  88. The colors are beautiful on you Fleur! I'm definitely going to try it this summer! <3 Pauline

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  89. This is the first time is hear about coloured hair powders ! It's a great alternative if you don't want to dye your hair !

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  90. the color looks great on your hair, especially the pink one!

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  91. I know the girl on the photograph between the 4th and 5th tip, we went to the same highschool! The coloured hair looks great on her.

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  92. I love this coloured hair trend for summer :)
    Thanks for sharing Fleur!

    Sarah x
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  93. wow the colors look great on you Fleur! I have to try this some time :)
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  94. Glad you gave tips for hair coloring, Many people misuse them and it is great to know how to use them beforehand. Your hair looks so cute too!

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  95. This is so cool! xx

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  96. Thanks for the tips, i have dark hair and I've always been afraid of adding color to my hair even if i wanted to. I've never died my hair before and I think that maybe these colors will stay in my hair or maybe it can lose color.... I guess I'll give it a try :)

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  97. I love these colours in your hair Fleur, its very "summer" looking! as always another good blog post:D

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  98. This has opened my eyes to another fun-filled product in the beauty world. I've got dark hair like half of the people in the comments but I'm gonna take a risk and give it a go. If it doesn't work on my hair I'll just purchase some clip-on strands of blonde hair and colour them instead. :)#excited xxx

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  99. i have hair chalks exactly like these and i LOVE them!!! I have jet black hair and they work perfectly just need a bit of water of it to stick!

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  100. I should get that I love it :)
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  101. Ooh thanks for the tips!xx
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  102. I have blonde hair so I love doing a bright pink dip dye and then letting it fade eventually to a baby pink. Will have to give these a go! :)
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  103. Awesome Hair!
    looks very colourful.

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  104. I love the look, but unfortunately, I don't think it would be appropriate for my workplace, but looks so fun.

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  105. Rainbow hair looks so good on you, Fleur! I'd love to try it some time :)

    Monica x
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  106. It's actually very pretty !

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  107. Wow, these look awesome! I was actually looking to put some bright colors in my hair for the summer. Since I want mine to last a month or two, I might end up getting a dye. These are quite enticing though! :)

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  108. i bought some coloured artist chalk off ebay for my mum which was recommended to me by someone. £14.99 for 24 chalks and they seem like the work really well :) mums got very short brown hair n went to an 80s show with 5 different colours at the front of her hair. defo a good dupe x

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  109. I've always loved coloring my hair! I'm fairly sure I've had nearly every color in my lengths at one point or another (from green and blue, to all over red, to ombre!) Though I've always used semi-permanent color whenever I opted for brighter colors. I've never actually tried hair chalk, though now I think I may have to!
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  110. Your hair looks fantastic! I purchased hair powders last week and my favorite for my blonde is the powder blue color and pink.. http://www.grayhairaway.tv/

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  111. That hair color looks amazing! I'm not sure that I've ever seen braids that like. Jameel | http://www.suissenaturalhairsalon.com

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