This morning, shortly after my second cup of coffee but before I put on any makeup, this happened.
Yes, I’m rocking pajamas, and I have not yet filled in my brows (wassup, Raul?!), but I so overtaken by the pink power of Redken’s Color Rebel Hair Makeup in Punked Up Pink ($25) that I couldn’t wait to take pics.
With a low mess factor, it’s a super-easy-to-use temporary hair color. I did this in about 20 minutes.
This color, Punked Up Pink, leans a little more magenta than pink on my dark chocolate brown hair.
The thick, water-resistant formula starts out like a lotion but dries to a fine powder, which, I’m learning right now, lasts through blow drying and styling with a round brush. It’s also supposed to stand up to flat ironing, curling and other kinds of styling, but I haven’t tried those yet.
Twisting the applicator dispenses the product, which comes out through a sponge at the top.
You apply from the sponge directly to dry hair, comb it through, and either wait for it to air dry, or use a blow dryer to speed things along. Apply additional layers for more color intensity.
Redken says that after it sets, the color can last up to two shampoos, depending on how porous your hair is and how much of the product you use.
A couple things though…
- Use gloves. The product doesn’t come with a pair, but I wish it did. I thought I’d be able use it and just walk away without pink fingers if I washed my hands between layers (I did two or three for each section of hair), but even with washing and trying to be careful, I have a couple of bright pink freckles on my fingers.
- Wait until you’re done applying the color before you style your hair. The lotion-y formula starts wet, so any heat styling done before using it will go bye-bye.
When I woke up this morning, I had no intention of using this or any other dye, so I proceeded to curl my hair, doop-da-doo. Numb-nuts that I am, it didn’t occur to me that my curls wouldn’t hold up to my spontaneous hair dying decision (LE SIGH), so I had to go back in and do a rough blow-out after I was done to regain hair control.
Because girls (and guys) love choices, there are a bunch of different colors to choose from. Pink isn’t the only one. There’s also a bright purple (Purple Riot), a glittery gold (Gilty as Charged), a bright coral (Rebel Without a Coral) and a true red (Red-Y to Rock).
There’s also a silver glitter shade, but I don’t know the name of that one.
They’re available now online and at salons that carry Redken products.
AVAILABILITY: Available now online and at salons that carry Redken products
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
El Hub’s Gilmore grievance
OK, so you know you’ve watched a lot of Gilmore Girls when you think of temporarily dying your hair because of that episode when Lane dyes her hair to rebel against Mrs. Kim.
Remember that awful fake wig in the “after” scene? They should’ve used Redken Color Rebel, yo!
Last night I was Gilmoring it when El Hub turned to me on the couch and said, “Sweetie…I think I’m all Gilmore’d out.”
Haha! I kind of love that he used the word as a verb. 🙂
His eyes were slightly glassy when he said it, too, like he was going through some things.
Seeing an opportunity I couldn’t resist, I replied, “Where you lead, I will follow. Anywhere that you tell me to…”
Gilmore Girls forever!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,