In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month I paired up with Crazy Color to make a statement with a temporary pastel pink dip-dye / ombré hairstyle. This is an incredibly bold hair colour choice for me and not one I would make without a little push. In this post I want to share my experience with the temporary Crazy Color pastel spray, and to show you how easy it is to use (so easy that I could do it!)
My Hesitations about Crazy Color
I was so scared about using this product at first. What if I make a royal mess of it? What if it doesn’t wash out straight away? What if the colour looks ridiculous on me and makes me look like a Barbie reject? SO MANY QUESTIONS!
I’m not adventurous with my hair at all; silver being the most brave colour I’ve ever gone, and that’s only a few shades off my natural colour. I’m also not at all experienced with dye (especially with techniques like dip dye or ombré) so I spent an hour or two watching and reading hair tutorials online. Finally, I decided to bite the bullet and trust myself.
How to Use Crazy Color Pastel Spray
Firstly I put on some disposable gloves and covered my neck and clothes with a purple towel as I just knew that this stuff was going to go everywhere. The purple towel was actually a really good shout as you couldn’t see the dye on it at all. I can only assume that the dye came out in the wash (it makes sense if it washes out of your hair), but if it didn’t come out I can’t see it.Then, I parted my hair down the middle and held one half several inches from the bottom, as I would be dying the ends. I sprayed the ends repeatedly with no real technique or precision, aiming to coat 1-3 inches of hair completely with the dye.Using a fine-toothed comb I then rapidly and roughly brushed the dye through my ends, making sure to start at the untouched hair, work the comb through the dye and repeat. This made sure that I got the faded ombré style I was hoping for and had seen in all the tutorials I had watched. After repeating this on the other side, I blow dried the ends of my hair until they were bone dry and… that was it!!
How Did it Look?
A picture speaks a thousands words and I’m sure you’re all capable of judging it for yourselves. Personally, I was so pleasantly surprised at how good the Crazy Color pastel spray looked for such minimal effort and low cost!
Considering you could have this dye in and out over the course of a few hours, I would definitely use this again.
All in all, it probably took only 15 minutes from start to finish and the effect was so bold and bright and unlike me! Being such a scaredy cat with hair dye, this product is perfect because it is so easy to use and if it somehow looks crap it only lasts until you wash it out.
How Long did it Last?
I wanted to really test just how temporary this product was. I literally ran the tap over the ends of my hair and lathered it with a palm-sized amount of shampoo for 5-10 minutes. It was hard to judge when the colour was actually out but that was all it took!!
So I wore my pastel spray on this occasion for less than a day. How mad is that? I woke up with my boring blonde hair, had several hours with fun, pink dip dye, then back to all over blonde before bed time!
A Closer Look at the Crazy Color Pastel Spray
As you can probably tell I’m thrilled with this pastel dye; easy to use, temporary and bold colour. What’s not to like? On top of all this, the smell of the dye is absolutely gorgeous. It smells just like strawberries!
What’s more, once the dye has dried the texture is completely unnoticeable. I was expecting it to be at least a little sticky or tacky, but by touch you wouldn’t even know that it’s there.
A few things I will say about the Crazy Color pastel spray which aren’t quite so positive:
- The colour was a LOT darker than I expected. The bottle said ‘marshmallow pink’ but this looked more like lilac to me. Let me know in the comments what you think, maybe I’m colour blind.
- This product is only for blonde hair 🙁 Which I know will rule out a whole lot of my readers.
Also, I’ve spoken to a couple of people with much darker hair than mine and they didn’t have such a good experience with this brand; getting the wrong colour or no colour at all!
Price and Where to Buy
You can buy the Crazy Color pastel spray from a multitude of online shops, but I’ve done some shopping around and these were the best options in order of total price:
Hunt or Dye – £5.99 (including delivery)
Chris and Sons – £4.79 (+ delivery)
Direct from Crazy Color – £8.99 (+ delivery)
For my hair colour and type, the Crazy Color pastel sprays are absolutely perfect. I’m really in love with this product and I’m seriously considering buying it in shades Bubblegum and Coral. If you have light blonde hair and can’t bare the thought of committing, but would love to experiment with some colour, I couldn’t recommend this product more! It would also be so perfect for costume parties (hello Harley Quinn)!
Have you had any experiences with Crazy Color? What daring hair colours have you experimented with? Is this a product that appeals to you? Let me know in the comments below!
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I received these products in exchange for a review. My opinions about the products remains to be honest and unbiased.