Ombré Hair: Not Quite As Dead As We Thought

It's not you; it's us. Or, at least that's what we told ourselves when we made the decision to break up with our ombré hair. When just about every D-lister and girl on the subway was sporting the faded-follicles trend, we decided it was time to move on. But we must admit: We've missed our ombré. That lazy girl's I-don't-care-about-my-hair-and-yet-I-still-look-amazing look was so, well, us. And while we feel a lot better about our locks not looking like a fried broom, there's something to be said about having the hair that every girl envies.
Much like an on and off again relationship, we were both nervous and excited to see the trend make a comeback. Sort of. When we spotted the reverse ombré on the runways and, most recently, in the Luv AJ lookbook a few months ago, we loved it, but couldn't see ourselves making that kind of long-term commitment to Technicolor roots. Enter hair chalking, which is exactly what it sounds like. Using basic art supply store chalks, the color is super easy to apply and just as easy to remove (shampoo, anyone?). You simply wet the chalk, apply it where you want it, and lock it in with a little heat. It won't rub off on your clothes, and there's zero commitment.
After a total why didn't we think of that moment and more than a few times getting jealous over Kate Bosworth's teal tips and Lauren Conrad's pastel peak-through, we're finally ready to follow suit now that we know we won't be stuck with My Little Pony hair for a month. Like a bad boyfriend, you just can't quit — ombré may be that trend that never truly goes away, but right now, we're okay with that.
What about you? Would you try this rainbow root trend? Would you dare use chalk on your locks?

Photos (from left to right): Courtesy of Luv AJ, Hair Color Chalks

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