The urge to dye my hair has been real lately. A couple of years back in my undergrad days, I dyed my fro a juicy cherry red. I loved the color; it lasted a good seven months until the unavoidable happened. The color started to fade, and the new growth showed big time. I'm talking if you saw me, you would've thought I only dyed my ends.
Now, if you've never dyed your hair before and let new growth completely overtake things, then consider yourself lucky. There is a huge texture difference between chemically treated hair and virgin hair. It doesn't matter how well you care for the color, you will still feel and see a difference. Some people don't mind it, but I hated it.
So I cut all the colored hair off.
Ever since that big chop, I vowed to never permanently dye my hair again. So you can imagine my surprise when I had the desire to dye my hair yet again.
Fortunately, before I went out and picked out a DIY hair dye kit, I remembered the other thing I used to do to my hair back in the day. Hair paint wax. If you've never heard of it, it's basically colored wax that you can put on your hair that will stay until you wash it out. It is completely safe for your curls.
I would always use it whenever I wanted to wear a funky color I knew I couldn't fully commit to. Back then, I was rocking purple, blue, grey, and even gold which looked amazing. Going back to hair paint wax was the solution I knew would scratch my hair-dying itch. I hopped on Amazon and looked into ORs Curls Unleashed Color Blast. I had heard great things about this product back when hair paint wax was all the rage, so I decided to give it a go.
I ordered a trio of colors, a Fuschia pink, mint green, and blue. My favorite had to be the mint green as it fit the slightly punk vibe I was going for. It was also the color that earned the most compliments.
I would highly recommend using this hair paint wax if you want temporary, nondamaging hair coloring that washes out quite easily. The only tiny hold-up I have is there is a little bit of flaking that can occur if you touch your hair too much. Though once it dries, there is very little to no transfer, which I had experienced with other brands. So this product still gets a gold star from me.
Another use for hair paint wax is when you want to preview a color before fully committing to it with permanent dye. This product, when used correctly, looks very close to the real thing so that you can get a good look at it.
Have you ever given hair paint wax a try? Go ahead and let me know in the comments!