Doing something drastic with my hair has always been on my bucket list to do, especially something that involves dye. Pink dye. Sadly for me, as an almost Communication graduate, I'll have to do my thesis at a company and I'm not quite sure how acceptable they'd be with a PR representative with My Little Pony locks. So that where L'Oréal Professional Hair Chalks come in. I obviously got the hot pink shade (Sweet Sixteen).
L'Oréal Professional Hair Chalks debuted on the AW13 runway, but only launched a month ago. With the promise of lasting at least 2 washes and no staining involved, I went ahead and ordered it. It comes with a set of 5 applicators, but in my experience you can reuse the applicators a few times. I had some job interviews, pitches and client presentations so I thought it wouldn't be the right time to experiment on my own locks. Luckily for me, my little sister was more than happy to be the guinea pig. We both have very thick and dark (brown) hair, so I was interested to see how well the colour would show up. Unfortunately it didn't turn out the hot pink it promised, but rather a rather pink-purple tone covered her hair.
It's very easy to use, so apply the product on dry hair and use the applicator to rub it onto the ends or wherever you want a colour splash. I let the first layer dry for a bit and then layer it up for a more opaque colour result. However, if you've got very light coloured hair (i.e. blonde) I think one coat will do enough. It's really easy to use and the results have been really nice. I would recommend wearing some disposable gloves and old clothes you don't mind staining as the dye is quite runny (or you've just got to be super careful - I'm a bit of a klutz). All in all, I'm super happy with my purchase, even though the colour isn't as pink as I wanted. And besides that, I'm pretty sure a pink dip-dye will make a guest appearance in this year's Christmas pictures.