Vegan Hair Make Up by Curlsmith is a temporary hair color for those of us who want to experiment with a little color without committing!

Back in 2020 I did the big chop! Cutting my hair to less than an inch is something I talked about but never thought I would actually do it; but honestly, it was the most liberating experience I had ever explored. It was also a very fickled time because I felt so limited in style options.

This summer however, I did start growing my hair back. It just became apparent that although I love the idea of doing my hair in 5 minutes, I realized I only really had one hairstyle. So I decided before l start my hair growth journey, why not experiment with color. I figured I could afford to take a risk since the shock of cutting my hair this short has worn off. Besides, if I mess it up, I won’t have much to chop off. I didn’t go with a permanent color though because I’m still loving my blonde. Instead I took a “green” approach and tried vegan Hair Make Up by Curlsmith.

Hair Make Up by Curlsmith embodies this green lifestyle and invites others to beautify and nurture themselves with cruelty-free products.

Vegan Hair Make Up
We did a thing! We tried Curlsmith vegan Hair Make Up

What is Hair Make Up by CURLSMITH

Curlsmith offers a line of vegan hair makeup that is a damage-free, temporary hair color that washes off with a shampoo rinse. They have an assortment of colors that do not contain any silicone, alcohol, or sulfate, preventing scalp buildup and hair quality deterioration. So if you are looking for a hair color alternative that’s risk free, they’ve definitely got some hues worth trying.

I am a believer that your hair color says a lot about your personality. Each color comprehends a different mood, from bright and fun to dark and mysterious. Perfect for fall season against warm tones of rusty trees, pumpkin spice, and changing skies.

Even though Curlsmith hair make up collection has been around for awhile, I really love how on point these colors are for the fall. They have a warm creamy gold for soft glam but since I’m currently blonde, I wanted to try something a little edgier.

The Copper was vibrant giving rich auburn shades that would totally spice up your fall fashion styles.

The Pastel Pink is another adventure I will eventually explore but I ended up trying the Ruby; a color I had always wanted to try but couldn’t convince myself it would look good on me. I don’t even have red in my wardrobe but everyone tells me I pull it off well.

You don’t need an appointment with your hair stylist. Here’s how you apply it.

The application steps are pretty simple. You pick a color of your choice and put a towel under your hair, covering your clothes. Detangle your hair. Apply the gel like color cream on damp or dry hair. You can apply without any gloves too. Simply divide your hair into sections and work the product into your tresses. The amount of product determines the depth of the shade. Let your hair air-dry or diffuse it. Once it’s dry “scrunch the crunch”. You can also customize a new color hues by mixing different shades and apply it all hair types from curly to straight.

It was fun playing in hair makeup, but would I buy this product again?

JoAnna Rhama wearing Copper mixed with Ruby. Teetothe wearing Ruby

The short answer is yes! It was fun and overall we had a great time experimenting with colors. Buuut, there are definitely some things I would do differently next time that may be helpful to you if decide to try it!.

Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadenis Leaf Juice, Carbomer, Pyrus Malus (Green Apple) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Vp/dimethylaminoethylmethacrylate Copolymer, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Panthenol (Vitamin B), Asorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Magnesium Silicate, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydrolyzed Silk Protein and Avena Sativa (Oat) Extract.
  1. From my experience, I would suggest if you are going for a wash and go look, I would used the hair makeup after you’ve shaped and styled your hair with a water-based gel; even allowing it to dry a bit before applying Curlsmith.
  2. You will need plenty of old t-shirts and towels (hot wet towels are even better). It may get a little messy like my girl JoAnna said.
  3. The product did not easily wash off like I thought. In fact, I had to rewash a few times to completely strip it from hair. It also transferred a bit onto my pillow, which was pretty annoying. I tried washing everything in bleach and still saw traces of the the color.
  4. The size is rather small, so don’t expect to have too much left over. It actually really depends on how rich you want the color to be and the color of your hair prior to application. My hair is blonde so I could still see blonde coming through. But again, this could be because of the water-based gel.

All in all, I will definitely be trying another color one day soon especially now that my hair is a little longer. I do feel like I didn’t have a super great experience with the hair make up because of the products I put in my hair to style it. For only $20 it won’t put a dent in my pocket so why not! Check out the video of me and sister-friend JoAnna trying out of Curlsmith Hair Makeup so you can judge for yourself on the outcome!

Now that you know the 411 on this non-permanent, vegan hair color, drop a comment below and let me know if you would try it? I am so pumped to try a new color and do a cute glam look especially now that my hair is longer. Which color should I try next? Talk to me below! Follow me on Instagram for updates of me trying other colors!