Temporary hair (mustashe) color??

Questions, answers, tips & tricks for newbies and veterans alike

Temporary hair (mustashe) color??

Postby geospyder » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:05 pm

Head is shaved but I do have a mustache. I'm debating about some wild color but to has to be temporary since my default life might have a problem with the color :cry: Any suggestions what can be used to "color" the mustache yet be temporary enough that I can wash it out back in the default world?
Don't believe everything you think.
User avatar
geospyder
 
Posts: 1685
Joined: Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:38 pm
Location: South of the Playa
Burning Since: 2009

Re: Temporary hair (mustashe) color??

Postby 9ah » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:25 pm

Not sure about a stache... A guy in my camp has a bear and he gets colorful braids put in it... Maybe you can do something like that and clip em to the side when eating and such?
Illuminate. Navigate. Celebrate.
What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?
User avatar
9ah
 
Posts: 831
Joined: Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:37 am
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: Lamplighters

Re: Temporary hair (mustashe) color??

Postby junglesmacks » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:08 am

Do what you like and then shave it off afterwards if nothing else..
Savannah wrote:It sounds freaky & wrong, so you need to do it.
User avatar
junglesmacks
 
Posts: 5809
Joined: Wed May 26, 2010 9:54 pm
Location: Orlando, FL/Kailua, HI
Camp Name: Your mom's tent

Re: Temporary hair (mustashe) color??

Postby some seeing eye » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:23 am

You will be eating that color, something to consider, and not a consideration in hair products.
increasing the signal to noise ratio with compassion
User avatar
some seeing eye
 
Posts: 995
Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:06 pm
Location: The Oregon
Burning Since: 1999
Camp Name: Woo

Re: Temporary hair (mustashe) color??

Postby geospyder » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:36 am

Shaving off is NOT option according to my wife :shock: Hadn't thought about the eating of the color :? Think I'll leave the 'stache alone. Two years ago I wore a third eye on my forehead for the week. In the default world I had a reverse tan eye for about a week. Definitely a topic of conversation :P
Don't believe everything you think.
User avatar
geospyder
 
Posts: 1685
Joined: Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:38 pm
Location: South of the Playa
Burning Since: 2009

Re: Temporary hair (mustashe) color??

Postby Ugly Dougly » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:10 am

Here's an idea:
I don't know what color you got right now, but for this plan the blacker the better. So if it's not black, then gradually start dying it darker and darker. Start NOW!

So shortly before the event, bleach the Hell out of it. Then you can dye it whatever color your mind can dream of.

When you get back make it dark again. Nobody will have a clue.

If it's fairly light, there are colors you can put over it that will wash out.
Please to visit PAGE TWO.
User avatar
Ugly Dougly
 
Posts: 16320
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2003 9:31 am
Location: San Jose, CA
Burning Since: 1996

Re: Temporary hair (mustashe) color??

Postby junglesmacks » Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:08 pm

^^^^^^^^This..

Image
Savannah wrote:It sounds freaky & wrong, so you need to do it.
User avatar
junglesmacks
 
Posts: 5809
Joined: Wed May 26, 2010 9:54 pm
Location: Orlando, FL/Kailua, HI
Camp Name: Your mom's tent

Re: Temporary hair (mustashe) color??

Postby Ugly Dougly » Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:20 pm

I don't think they have purple.
Please to visit PAGE TWO.
User avatar
Ugly Dougly
 
Posts: 16320
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2003 9:31 am
Location: San Jose, CA
Burning Since: 1996

Re: Temporary hair (mustashe) color??

Postby Eric » Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:52 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:So shortly before the event, bleach the Hell out of it. Then you can dye it whatever color your mind can dream of.


You're going to have to use a strong bleach to pull out black dye. Strong bleach = lot's of fumes, going right up your nose. You also want to keep hair bleach moist, so it's normally done with a cap - you'd have to figure out cover your mustache while still breathing.
Survival Guide * First Timers Guide * Ticket Info

Regarding Ticket Scalpers and Scammers

It's a camping trip in the desert, not the redemption of the fallen world - Cryptofishist

Eric ShutterSlut
BRC Weekly
User avatar
Eric
Moderator
 
Posts: 7108
Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 9:45 pm
Burning Since: 2003
Camp Name: BRC Weekly

Re: Temporary hair (mustashe) color??

Postby junglesmacks » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:09 pm

Eric wrote: - you'd have to figure out cover your mustache while still breathing.


So much want in one place.
Savannah wrote:It sounds freaky & wrong, so you need to do it.
User avatar
junglesmacks
 
Posts: 5809
Joined: Wed May 26, 2010 9:54 pm
Location: Orlando, FL/Kailua, HI
Camp Name: Your mom's tent

Re: Temporary hair (mustashe) color??

Postby ygmir » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:45 pm

junglesmacks wrote:
Eric wrote: - you'd have to figure out cover your mustache while still breathing.


So much want in one place.

just use your nasal snorkel and beer holder, like on the bus ride out.

Image
YGMIR

Unabashed Nordic
Pagan
User avatar
ygmir
 
Posts: 25991
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:36 pm
Location: nevada county
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: qqqq

Re: Temporary hair (mustashe) color??

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:38 pm

9ah wrote:Not sure about a stache... A guy in my camp has a bear and he gets colorful braids put in it... Maybe you can do something like that and clip em to the side when eating and such?

Doesn't the bear get angry? And is he grandfathered in, past the bear ban?
Simon's real sig line?

Embrace the Sock

Winners never quilt, quilters never win...
User avatar
theCryptofishist
 
Posts: 37425
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 10:28 am
Location: In Exile
Burning Since: 2017

Re: Temporary hair (mustashe) color??

Postby Token » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:30 am

I done this and what Eric said is spot on.

Be it peroxide or ammonia it is a hellish 1/2 hour of trying to breathe through a tube and not gag.

Of course all your friends will be there doing their best at making you laugh.

The little spray-on manic-panic colors work well if done skillfully by a trusted partner in crime.
User avatar
Token
 
Posts: 2302
Joined: Tue Sep 02, 2003 2:55 pm
Location: Gold Country, CA
Burning Since: 2001

Re: Temporary hair (mustashe) color??

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:17 am

I made a movie a while back and tried to dye some of my actor's beards so they looked blonde or red. Sometimes if they had salt and pepper I could add a little color to the salt. This color came in a spray can and was available at a costume store; it washed out pretty easy (tried it on myself first of course!).

The colors were not really "red" or "blonde"; instead they were all over the spectrum, perfect for Burning Man.

I guess you just have to try it before hand.
Please to visit PAGE TWO.
User avatar
Ugly Dougly
 
Posts: 16320
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2003 9:31 am
Location: San Jose, CA
Burning Since: 1996

Re: Temporary hair (mustashe) color??

Postby Chowski » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:47 pm

You should try spray cans of temporary color - they sell them at most drug stores like rite-aid. Before you go, create a template - basically a plastic or harder paper sheet with the exact shape of your moustache cut out of it. Place it over your face and spray in short bursts, so only the stache gets colored. If you're not washing, it will last a few days, or you can continue to apply layers over the previous days' dust. Will wash out simply with a little water and soap, over a towel or bucket if you want to return to a natural look on Playa or just need to get clean for a few minutes. The key to this is practice. Try it at home, as it requires a bit of a steady hand to hold the stencil and spray at the right angle, and not overspray.
Chowski
 
Posts: 42
Joined: Fri May 18, 2012 2:35 pm
Burning Since: 2009

Re: Temporary hair (mustashe) color??

Postby 9ah » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:24 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
9ah wrote:Not sure about a stache... A guy in my camp has a bear and he gets colorful braids put in it... Maybe you can do something like that and clip em to the side when eating and such?

Doesn't the bear get angry? And is he grandfathered in, past the bear ban?


Good catch, Fishy!! :mrgreen:
Illuminate. Navigate. Celebrate.
What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?
User avatar
9ah
 
Posts: 831
Joined: Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:37 am
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: Lamplighters

Re: Temporary hair (mustashe) color??

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:21 pm

Thank you so much, 9ah.
Simon's real sig line?

Embrace the Sock

Winners never quilt, quilters never win...
User avatar
theCryptofishist
 
Posts: 37425
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 10:28 am
Location: In Exile
Burning Since: 2017

Re: Temporary hair (mustashe) color??

Postby gyre » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:26 pm

Dying does work.
Can't speak for how temporary.
Brushing color on looks best, not monochromatic.

Maybe food coloring or jello would work for short term?
The ones I've seen were done with the usual short term bright color dyes.
I would expect them to come out, but can't say.

There's at least one person in dpw that always does this.

If it wouldn't come out, i would just use short term dye to make it darker.
User avatar
gyre
 
Posts: 15346
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:01 pm
Location: ΦάÏ

Re: Temporary hair (mustashe) color??

Postby maryanimal » Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:15 pm

Chowski wrote:You should try spray cans of temporary color - they sell them at most drug stores like rite-aid. Before you go, create a template - basically a plastic or harder paper sheet with the exact shape of your moustache cut out of it. Place it over your face and spray in short bursts, so only the stache gets colored. If you're not washing, it will last a few days, or you can continue to apply layers over the previous days' dust. Will wash out simply with a little water and soap, over a towel or bucket if you want to return to a natural look on Playa or just need to get clean for a few minutes. The key to this is practice. Try it at home, as it requires a bit of a steady hand to hold the stencil and spray at the right angle, and not overspray.


This is the way to go! Buy a color you like, spray a litte on a small area of your stashe. Leave it on for about 2 hours, then wash it out. Those spray on colors do wash out pretty good! :D
Sometimes I'm confused by what I think is really obvious. But what I think is really obvious obviously isn't obvious.
User avatar
maryanimal
 
Posts: 3849
Joined: Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:41 am
Burning Since: 2011

Re: Temporary hair (mustashe) color??

Postby tattoogoddess » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:09 pm

Nope. Facial hair is similar to pubes or gray hair. It is course and very resistant! Manic panic will not work. The most staining color out there to someone with out a license is ion brights at Sally's.

40 volume with a pack of v-lights bleach powder. Half hour if not more. Don't wash your face before. You will want the oil on your skin.
Get a bottle of DEMI developer and a tube of the color you want. Mix 25% developer to 75% color. Apply. Use heat if you like it will come out a bit darker.

Use the pack of ion color seal.
Tah dah!

Also they do have pub dye, not sure how well it work though. Meh

FYI, I am a practicing and licensed hair stylist with MANY years of multi colored hair.
maladroit- Burning Man is like a second job, except you pay to work there.
Burning Man is just the pre party for exodus! - fellow burner during exodus
http://burnon.wix.com/bloodbathandbeyond
User avatar
tattoogoddess
 
Posts: 1943
Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:22 pm
Location: Iowa
Burning Since: 2012
Camp Name: bloodbath and beyond

Re: Temporary hair (mustashe) color??

Postby dragonpilot » Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:43 pm

Check out my avatar...theatrical colored hair spray...washes out easily with a little soap and water. Available at party supply stores. Daily touch ups keep it looking fresh, or wash it out for a different color scheme every day.

Works best on light-colored hair...or if you're lucky to be gray like me!
Don't bore your friends with all your troubles. Tell your enemies instead, for they will delight in hearing about them.
User avatar
dragonpilot
 
Posts: 1389
Joined: Tue May 08, 2007 12:53 pm
Location: Seattle, WA
Burning Since: 2005

Re: Temporary hair (mustashe) color??

Postby teardropper » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:26 am

My beard has turned white. I grow it out a bit before BM and dye it purple - but I use permanent color. Then, I trim it or cut it after.

With permanent dye, you don't want to dye your face, too, so... don't do that.

Use permanent. And cut it after, if you must...
\^/
/..\ Furthur
User avatar
teardropper
 
Posts: 1215
Joined: Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:33 pm
Location: Oregon
Burning Since: 2009
Camp Name: The late Lazy Fucks. Now Orphan Eaters.


Return to Q & A Tips and Tricks

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests