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Coloring your hair with markers/sharpies?

Question Posted Thursday October 25 2007, 11:52 pm

Well you see, my school's Halloween dance is tomorrow, and I want to temporarily dye part of my hair a color, but I don't have any hair coloring spray, nor do I have the time to get some. I was wondering if coloring your hair with any type of marker/sharpie would damage your hair? I'm positive highlighter washes out, but is it really bad? I have black hair, so obviously nothing would show up well.... except a silver sharpie! Could a silver sharpie damage your hair also? Since it's a type of permanent marker? And would it be washable? I tried it before, but I washed it out sorta right away, I didn't leave it in long. If highlighters/sharpies don't work, is there any material(s) that a typical house would have, that could possibly be used to color my hair? Please be specific and detailed and stuff! :]

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Additional info, added Thursday October 25 2007, 11:54 pm:
Keep in mind that I have black hair! (My hair can look sorta brownish in bright light, since I'm Asian....) xP One of my friends colored her tips red with some sort of marker, but her hair is blonde-ish of course.... .

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hottie272 answered Saturday August 6 2011, 12:26 am:
You could have used Kool-Aid.
it has to be left in over night though

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lovefalls8 answered Friday October 26 2007, 10:54 pm:
It won't damage your hair. just to let you know,if you use it once,it won't do nothing to your hair.
no a silver sharpie can't. it's just a's not's fine.
Yes, it would be washable.
finger paint would also work.
it won't ruin your hair and it will come out the minute you try rinsing it out.

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exohhmelissa answered Friday October 26 2007, 6:55 pm:
Yes, sharpie would definately damage your hair if you colored a lot of it. Permanent markers have acid in them, and that acid could eat away at your hair. I'm not sure about the effects of highlighter, although I'm positive that it won't show up in dark hair.
I've personally never used sharpie in my hair, but I've heard that it comes out after one shower.
If you had glitter, you could put that in your hair.

If i find anything else, ill edit my answer

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