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.