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13 Jun 2013 - 11:36103999
Temporary Hair dye advice?
Hi, for my Cheshire cat cosplay I want to temporarily dye my hair purple, preferrably just for the one day.

I've used colour sprays in the past but as they make your hair stiff and sticky i'd prefer a wash out dye.

My hair is a mix of dark/light brown (see my profile for a better idea 'Moxxi' was the most recent of natural hair)

what products have you or your friends use that could be worth trying??

Thanks for your help guys


13 Jun 2013 - 12:14104000
I have blonde hair and tried dying it with temporary dye brown, and it came out a strange brownish-orange colour. (I ended up dying it 3-4 times to try and make it darker and it made no difference!) so I don't know how successful wash-in-wash-out dye would be. Especially on quite dark hair like yours, but personally I wouldn't recommend it as you will probably not get the colour to be as bright, vibrant or correct as you want.

You would probably be better getting a wig as you can control all these factors without worrying about messing your hair up.


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13 Jun 2013 - 13:16104001
On blonde hair a dark color is usually going to stain
You could try hair chalks?


13 Jun 2013 - 16:06104008
Hair chalks go in and wash out really easily but the darker your hair is the less it shows up. You'd need to do a test run to see how it works for you.


14 Jun 2013 - 08:15104031
Quote Monkey:


You would probably be better getting a wig as you can control all these factors without worrying about messing your hair up.


Hey, I've used wigs in the past, and may do so again but find them really frustrating as they often won't sit right, or stay in the style you put them in, but will keep as an option certainly. thanks for the advice


14 Jun 2013 - 08:16104032
Quote puzzledpenguin:
Hair chalks go in and wash out really easily but the darker your hair is the less it shows up. You'd need to do a test run to see how it works for you.


think i'll give them a try, got plenty of time so try them out and see whether or not they'll work with my hair, but as i want all over colour could be a bit tricky using the chalks


14 Jun 2013 - 09:34104037
Quote sohlawolf:
Quote Monkey:


You would probably be better getting a wig as you can control all these factors without worrying about messing your hair up.


Hey, I've used wigs in the past, and may do so again but find them really frustrating as they often won't sit right, or stay in the style you put them in, but will keep as an option certainly. thanks for the advice


Personally I find wigs a more convenient option. Also they would save alot of time on the day while getting ready, even if they do require a little last minute brush. I find that hidden hair-grips are great at keeping wigs still and secure as well as keeping my hair well hidden

I don't know much about products that changes hair colour directly but I tried hair mascara. Unless alot is applied it wont show much (my hair is chestnut brown) and like spray on dye it feels kinda stiff.

Intresting topic Looks like hair chalks would be very fun to try out


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Last edited by Psychoelle (14 Jun 2013 - 21:20)
14 Jun 2013 - 12:44104040
Wigs take a little practice, but I find if you use enough hairspray/gel, as well as hairpins (as said above with hidden hairpins or clips) they are often a lot easier and better in terms of staying in the shape for more than one wear.

As said, you can pretty much take them out of the box, put them on your head and as long as you make use of a couple of pins and a wig cap (I've used a pair of tights and as little as 4 hairpins to have it stay on my head all day!)

Plus if you decide to rewear the cosplay you don't have to worry about styling/colouring your hair again.


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