Disclaimer before the post:
It’s been a while since I’ve written a post. And I could say it’s because I had no topics to speak on or life got busy, but I’d be lying. I had become addicted to the likes and comments and when they slowed down, I became discouraged. I felt as if my work didn’t matter because all that mattered now was the recognition. I had forgotten the reason I had even started this blog, to have a creative outlet. So I want to encourage anyone who may feel down because your numbers are low (not just blog numbers but any project), remember why you started your work and push through!
My journey through hair color
In general I have always loved color. Whether it be a coloring book, the sample wall of paint colors at Home Depot, or even a clothing store with colorful clothes. Color makes me happy. So of course they went into my hair as well. I used to dye my hair all the time because having my hair black felt boring to me. I wanted my hair to stand out. But over time it started to take a toll on my hair. My hair became very dry and brittle because of all the bleach and hair dye. So I stopped dyeing my hair. I still wanted to express myself though color though, so I started searching for alternative solutions. That’s when I ran across hair paint wax through an Instagram ad. I was happy to find an alternative and I’d love to share my results with you.
What is hair paint wax?
According to the website they’d describe it as, “A temporary water based hair coloring solution for those who want to try a new color every day of the week.” It’s basically a colored wax that you can put in your hair to change the color. To apply the hair paint wax you wet your hair, then you take a small amount, apply it where you’d like the color to be, and receive an instant hair color change. It’s made with carnauba wax, beeswax, and castor oil. It doesn’t feel as hard as I thought it would though. It’s very creamy and soft. It almost melts in your hand. And you have to let your hair dry before styling it. You definitely do automatically see a hair change in hair color, but it might change a bit once it’s dry. So be aware of that. Also as it’s pointed out in the website, this is best for, “curly, kinky, coily and loc’d texture hair.” The prices range from $7 to $10 and it’s 120 grams in the container.
Gold hair paint wax review
This was the first color I chose because I thought it would be a good natural everyday hair color change. The only thing I didn’t consider was my natural hair color would affect the way the hair paint wax looked. My hair is a soft black right now. So when I put the color in I was surprised to see that it came out kind of ashy looking. It almost made me look as if I hadn’t washed my hair in a very long time and just kept applying cream products everyday. I was disappointed. But then I let my mother have the gold hair paint wax. Her hair is brown. It looks AMAZING in her hair. You can see the shine from the speckles of gold. So I would recommend the gold one for brown or lighter hair, not black.
Aquamarine hair paint wax review
I wanted to get a second color which would be more daring for me so I chose aquamarine because turquoise is my favorite color. Again, because my hair is black the color came out different. Instead of being aquamarine it came out green. But I didn’t mind that because it’s still cute. Now the issue that I had with this one was how the color got EVERYWHERE. I’m not sure if it’s because it’s bright or I put too much or what but even if I just scratched my head green would be all over the place. Despite that I still love the color though, so next time I will apply a little less and only on top, not down to the scalp. I also think maybe applying hair spray or something might make the color stay better so I’m going to try that next time as well. I would still recommend this color to people.
Have you guys ever tried hair paint wax? Or another similar brand? What do use to temporarily color your hair? Please comment below and don’t forget to subscribe to my blog by pressing the button at the bottom of the page.