Saturday, 1 March 2014

The Body Shop Hair Chalks review


Hi all! Last week I just happened to pop into my local Body Shop to have a look at the make-up and as soon as I stepped through the door my eyes were on these, I had seen these swatched by bloggers online and waited very impatiently for them to be launched! I love to colour my hair and experiment, but it can be hard to find dye that works on brown/dark hair, especially dyed dark like mine (I am naturally blonde). They look great on my mum's blonde hair and work fantastically on my hair, better than any semi permanent bright coloured dye I have tried.


Yes I got overexcited and swatched these on my hair a good few times before photographing!

 The colours are called 'Tickle me Pink' and 'Falling for Blue'. They are really easy to use, the packet (below) suggests that with a towel around your shoulders you put the pot on top of your hair with your thumb underneath and pull it down, then brush and seal with hairspray.


 I tend to only colour the tips so I simply put the ends of my hair on my palm and rub the chalk on, then scrunch a little rather than brushing to make sure it is distributed and there is no excess, then simply wash my hands as the chalks can be a little messy. I think with products like this it is good to just play around a bit and find a good method for you. Sealed with hairspray these stay vibrant for 2-3 hours then fade a little by the 6 hour mark but a dull colour lasts a whole day/until the next wash which I think is very impressive for a non permanent product, let alone a chalk! (How technology has moved on; these sure last better than the spray on aerosol ones (remember those?!) and the gel ones I used to use sometimes as a kid when I wanted to attempt to recreate an Avril Lavigne style pink streak!)

So anyway here are the pink and blue swatches on my hair (please ignore how frizzy it looks!). You can see how vibrant they look, I think like the packet suggests the blue works best on darker hair but they are both lovely colours, especially for spring/summer:


And here they are mixed together to make purple, here I did pink layered over blue to get a cool toned purple (but if you do blue over pink the purple actually is marginally different and looks actually warmer toned):
 And altogether:

Overall I think these are a really nice, fun product that allow people to easily experiment with their hair and I would definitely going to your nearest store to try them out. The three colours you can get look really nice alone or together so there are loads of looks you can create with these too. I kinda hope they bring out an autumn range with reds, oranges or maybe deep purples which is very wishful thinking I know!

Have you tried these? Thank you for reading, please leave a comment below,
Hazel x

9 comments:

  1. this looks really fun!
    I have dark hair, so I hope it works this well on me
    -MJ
    marleeandyou.blogspot.ca

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    1. I love them haha! Hopefully it would, I think finally this is a product for all hair colours!
      Hazel x

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  2. So beautiful color :) I'm following now you on GFC and waiting follow me back
    xo
    www.pisimel.com

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    1. Thanks, I have followed back :)
      Hazel x

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  3. Looks really cool ! I've always wanted to dip dye my hair, I would love to try that pink one.

    http://pamlisblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks, I used to have purple dip dye but this is so much easier, no bleaching etc. to get a decent colour. The pink is such a nice colour!
      Hazel x

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  4. Babe! Super cool blog!!! I just started following you on Bloglovin' :-).. I would appreciate it and would love it if you can follow back!

    Love,

    Noor
    http://queenofjetlags.com

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  5. I want to try a different color for the summer time. I might have to try these <3
    ~Makaela at www.makaelassuitcase.blogspot.com

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    1. You should! Definitely worth a try!
      Hazel x

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