Who Says Dark Hair Is Hard To Colour? #Flashmob Hair Chalks Review

I’ve always envied those of you with light hair. Having dark hair means that introducing vibrant colour can be tricky – let alone expensive and damaging.

The last time I had bright pink and purple streaks, I had to bleach my hair to unrecognisable colours before dying it again (via a little trip to Bleach London!). My hair was brittle and hard for ages, it took weeeeks of moisturising masks and oils to reverse the damage – the downsides of harsh colouring.

But what if I told you there was a way to get bright colour… without the bleach? Without the damage, without the permanence of it all. Commitment-free colour – is there such a thing?!

Today, I trial the vibrant effects of a range of hair chalks by #Flashmob Cosmetics and I’ll tell you now – they are SO MUCH FUN.

Hair chalks have been having a little moment in the fashion and beauty world – this easy method of adding vibrant short term colour has been all over the catwalks and in every bloggers beauty bag!!

How To Use

It’s so easy – you simply take the chalk and rub it down the hair. 

The #flashmob cosmetics hair chalks come in a a case which make it easier – and less messy on fingers! Just open the case, clamp the case onto the hair, then drag the case slowly down the hair. 

The result is instant vibrancy but if you want to tone it down, just brush out the powderSeal with hairspray – and voila! Ready to go colour!

Some people also suggest sealing it with straighteners, but I don’t think the difference is worth messing up your GHDs.

Face Value Tip – if you have dark hair, you should spritz the hair with water first – this makes the pigment more intense and helps it stick to the hair.

The Finished Looks.

First up is flame-haired ends. Using the orange and yellow hair chalks, I coated the tips of my hair in fiery strands and combined it with my favourite orange lipstick (No7 Gay Geranium) and smoking ember eyes.

For a prettier, girly look, I’ve striped the pink and purple chalks through my ponytail and teamed with babydoll lashes and the baby pink Bourjois Color Boost Crayon.

Finally, something a bit different. Using the remaining Blue and Green chalks – I’ve created this multi-colour mermaid look. I never thought I’d use the blue and green but I love the effect!

Good Points.

The best thing about the chalks is that they give a great beachy texture when brushed out – similar to when you use dry shampoo.

I love how the colour can be intensified or toned down, depending on whether you want a pastel wash-out look or vibrant tones.

The application is really easy – you can also take the sponge out and use it to apply the colour to your hair.

Any downsides?

The fallout of the hair chalk gets everywhere – so put down a towel or do it on hard floor – not carpet. It does look pretty though, doesn’t it?

Luckily I had some face wipes to hand and managed to wipe off the majority of the mess!

Oh yeah, and definitely do not wear white. I learnt that the hard way! There is some colour transfer during the day (particularly if it’s hot and you sweat a bit). but a good machine wash sorted out the stains on my cream top. 

Consider yourself warned!

You can buy the hair chalks on my Amazon store here:  Flashmob Live Wired Brazen Hair Chalk Highlights – Brazen

Which is your favourite look? What colour do you like the best?

If you could have any hair colour in the world, what would it be?

By Zoe Dubs

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Zoe Bayliss Wong
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  1. Eleanor Carter
    July 11, 2014 / 1:14 pm

    Love the look of these!! Can I come over soon and have a play? Elly C xx

    • Zoe Dubs
      July 11, 2014 / 5:24 pm

      Of course! The blue and pink would look amazing in blonde hair!

  2. Natasha Devan
    July 11, 2014 / 3:47 pm

    Love these! I really want to try hair colour chalks and pencils as I love the thought of switching up my look temporarily x

    • Zoe Dubs
      July 11, 2014 / 5:29 pm

      Really recommend them – they're so much fun!

  3. Jess Dess
    July 12, 2014 / 5:03 am

    So neat thanks for the link as well. πŸ™‚

  4. Jarin Mariea
    July 13, 2014 / 9:35 am

    Cool!! Like you style I want to do for my hair too. I really appreciate your efforts and can’t wait to do for my hair.

  5. Becky Smith
    July 14, 2014 / 11:38 pm

    Oh these look amazing! I've always wanted to be able to 'dye' my hair with something like this as I can't actually dye it or it will restrict the work I can get and as you say usually these sort of things don't really work on dark hair. These would be perfect for shoots when I want a bit of a funkier look x Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

  6. Julie Ly
    July 18, 2014 / 10:06 pm

    Omg! I love it Zoe! Esp the multi coloured ends, I'm definitely going to experiment with some hair chalks now. xxJuliewww.rainingcake.com

  7. MimsLady
    July 21, 2014 / 1:24 pm

    Nice post, i will read you often …such an amazing dizain of your blog by the way πŸ™‚ Thanks for a tip!Beauty Diaries

  8. That fashion freak Mill
    July 24, 2014 / 5:22 pm

    Those hair chalks look amazing! They look so pretty, I really want the pink one! This has made me want to get some of these now! That fashion freak Mill x thatfashionfreakmill.blogspot.com