Mermaid hair with Bleach London Hair Crayons

Bleach London Hair Crayons, Rose, Bruised Violet

Hi all! I have been toying with the idea of dying my hair one of these cute pastel colours that have been everywhere for ages now. Given that having my hair blonde is pretty hard work as it is, I haven't wanted to take the plunge and dye it. Like I wrote about here, originally for old blog, I used one of the Bleach dyes to do my old clip in extensions to fairly decent results, they weren't quite exactly the look I was going for.

Enter Bleach's latest offering - hair crayons. A different take on the summer hair chalk craze that is everywhere at the moment, this offering is a chalk but in crayon form. It comes with a sharpener (cool addition as they are a bit too chunky for your average stationary) and in 6 of the most popular shades from their Super Cool Colours range.I opted for Rose (the colour I tried before) and bruised violet with a view to getting a kind of pastel balyage look. At only £4, it didn't break the bank to go for a couple (and I was earning Boots points - WIN).

Now having tried other hair chalks, these were very easy to use with minimal mess - although I would recommend minding what you wear on top because you do get some chalk dust on you. It's a bit tricky with drier hair, I found I got the best results by twisting the strands (as in photo). Only slightly annoying thing is that the product does not go a long way and if you have thick hair you will need to sharpen very regularly (I found for this look I had to after every bit. I really love the colours though and they are nice and temporary so when you are ready to say goodbye to your mermaid hair just wash out. Brushing does tend to make them fade a lot so if you're going for long lasting try and keep the brushing to a minimal.

These are great for a quick festival look with minimal commitment, however if you wanted a full head of colour I'd go with Fudge Paintbox or Crazy Colour as it would take about 4 of these to do a whole head! I love these two colours together - reminds me of my little pony. I'd be tempted to try the darker 'into the pink' or 'washed up mermaid' blue to get a stronger look in future. Also, one thing to be wary of is the colours I chose aren't very pigmented so they may struggle to show up on darker hair. I didn't have this problem because mine is very bleached but it might be worth going for a stronger colour if you have darker hair.

You can buy the range in all decent Boots stores or online here.

Thanks for reading! I'd love to know what you think of this look in the comments.

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  1. I have some hair chalks we use sometimes, that seem similar. how do these wash out as the chalks can stay in for a few washes which sometimes isn't ideal!

  2. Kay Sunley19:29

    I love the pastel colours but I have dark hair boo :(! Do you think they'd work on darker hair? xx

    Kay | What Kay Does

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  4. Nicola Simmons19:22

    Aw thanks honey, I'll have a look although I have done that one :) thanks for reading xx

  5. Nicola Simmons19:24

    I think the pink would work pretty well either into the pink or rose - let me know how you get on. Honestly they're so cheap there's not a lot lost if you get one and it doesn't show up too well :) xx

  6. Nicola Simmons19:26

    Yeah actually was super similar to hair chalk just found it much easier having the plastic casing as I didn't get it all over my hands and crumble it for once. It came out after one wash on my hair which is fine by me !!xxx


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