How To Do Temporary Hair Colour With Pastels

Feb 22, 2013 by


It’s been a really crazy week and between everything else I’ve been getting the next batch of these hair tutorials ready. Today’s tutorial is something that might help those of you thinking of dying your hair a crazy colour. I get quite a few comments and emails every saying “I want to do my hair like yours but I can’t because of school/work/something else”. Well this is a great way to see if it looks good before you commit or do it for the weekend and then wash it out before Monday!

The video version of this will be added as soon as I finish editing!

Let’s do it!



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  • http://samispoon.blogspot.co.uk Sami

    So cute, thanks for the tip, I wonder if it would work on my dark hair too hmmmm

    • http://www.violetlebeaux.com Violet

      Totally does, if it’s not bright enough for you just put down a layer of white first :D

      • Haru

        Dampen your dark hair before applying.

        • http://www.violetlebeaux.com Violet

          I definitely wouldn’t suggest dampening your hair before applying as it can be quite damaging.

  • http://allaboutdeco.weebly.com/ Riechan

    Love this! I have been wanting to try this for a while and now I will!
    I thought you should apply the pastel on wet hair? But so it can also be done to dry hair? Good! ^^

    • http://allaboutdeco.weebly.com/ Riechan

      I tried this previous weekend! And when you have dark hair it’s better to get it wet and twist it before you start applying pastels as it doesn’t apply to dry dark hair :( (also be sure to wear something to protect your clothing and perhaps some gloves)

      • http://www.violetlebeaux.com Violet

        I’ve heard of the wet hair version too though I’d be careful of it because it can apparently be more damaging/staining *_* If the colours aren’t showing up as well you can try to do a layer of white first to make them really pop!

    • http://www.violetlebeaux.com Violet

      I prefer dry hair because I’ve heard people say that doing it wet can stain and damage the hair. Good luck!

  • http://mylifeinanenglishcottage.blogspot.co.uk/ Lauren Costello

    Super tutorial Violet! Looks pretty easy so I may have to try this one out!

    Lauren x

    • http://www.violetlebeaux.com Violet

      Thanks so much Lauren, good luck when you try it!

  • http://www.ulrickealette.com Ulricke

    This is such a great tip! I can’t wait to try this out, thanks! :)

    • http://www.violetlebeaux.com Violet

      Good luck Ulricke!

  • http://domesticminxes.wordpress.com/ Delindel

    Oooh keen to try this out :D

    • http://www.violetlebeaux.com Violet

      Hope it works well for you too!

  • http://donthaveone Sarah

    Hey Violet, what sort of pastel is it because i’m wanting to do this and buy it so i’m wondering if it is an oil pastel. So is it ok if you tell what sort of pastel it is?

    • http://www.violetlebeaux.com Violet

      It’s chalk pastels, do not use oil pastels, you can see the video for information :)

  • Devin

    That is awesome! I’ve been wanting to do something like this with my hair for a really long time now. Do you know if this will also work with oil pastels or only with chalk pastels? I already have a bunch of the oil kind just sitting around! :D

    • Devin

      Oopse I didn’t read all of the comments before posting…derp orz Thanks for the great tip!

      • http://www.violetlebeaux.com Violet

        XD No worries! <3

    • http://www.violetlebeaux.com Violet

      No, oil pastels don’t work for this unfortunately, just eh chalk ones. Good luck if you try it!

  • Princess Javier

    Hello! I’m from Philippines! Pls. Sell some daiso products (like , hair chalk) I want to play with my hair. B’cos there’s no daiso soft pastel here in the philippines! Thank you! Pls. Reply ✌️❤️

    • http://www.violetlebeaux.com Violet

      Thanks so much for your comment, I’m not really in a position to set up a shop like that at the moment sorry, the shipping would be very expensive :( I’m sure you can buy them online somewhere else though. Sorry I couldn’t be more help!