Fake blood in hair

  • Vicki Glover

    Actor

    Hey guys,

    Anyone used fake blood before? What I'm wanting to know is, does it stain hair? I've heard of it staining blonde hair but I am very dark.

    Thanks,

    Vicki

    • 20th Sep 2013
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  • Charlie Bannocks

    Actor

    I have had fake blood in my hair (granted I have red hair) but it didn't stain.

    • 17th Sep 2013
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  • Veronica Ellis

    Actor

    It shouldn't stain, I have blond hair and have often ended up covered in fake blood. It is sticky and does not taste good but should wash out well. It does depend on what type they are using as they vary widely.

    Have fun getting messy!! ;-)

    • 18th Sep 2013
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  • Angharhad Owen

    Actor

    I'm blonde and it has never stained mine can't see it staining dark hair :)

    • 18th Sep 2013
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  • Dave Frost

    Actor

    Having trained in SFX before becoming an actor I've seen my fair share of bloodshed.

    The top brands of fake blood are amazing - it washes out of clothes under a cold running tap. If you're after some yourself Screen Face or Charles Fox are the places to go for it.

    If it's a homemade recipe using food colouring don't put it on your skin or hair - it's going to stain.

    • 18th Sep 2013
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  • Keith Hill

    Actor

    I lost an expensive piece of wardrobe recently to an imported and very pricey foreign brand which the FX director insisted on.If you have any say in what is used, tell them to go to Rc-Annie at www.rc-annie.com/blood.php where you can get really quite small or industrially large quantities of several different sorts depending on the type of injury (arterial, veinous, internal/epigastric/headwound, etc) which doesn't stain and you can even get flavoured ones in case it gets in your mouth. They'll choreograph the violence, too.

    • 18th Sep 2013
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  • User Deleted

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    Agree with the above... I have dark hair and had to do a shoot for a music video with blood all over my head and face. No staining on my skin or hair, but it did stain clothes.

    Do ensure the blood is ok for use on face just in case it drips in your eyes. The make up artist hadn't been forewarned that it was going on my face and so it wasn't specifically for that use - my eyes have never stung so much!

    • 18th Sep 2013
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  • Rob Talbot

    Actor

    Assuming it's a professional shoot, first question is to ask to see their COSHH assesment and/or safety risk assessment for their intended use of the fake blood.

    At the very least - make sure YOU read the label on the bottle before you let it anywhere near your skin, eyes or mouth.

    [Sorry, does not answer the "will it stain" question - that will depend on exactly which fake blood they are using AND might even vary with other hair treatments you have used (dyes, bleaching etc.]

    • 20th Sep 2013
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  • User Deleted

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    I think it only stains if the blood is made out of food colouring

    • 20th Sep 2013
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  • Vicki Glover

    Actor

    Thanks guys, this is all really good advice :)

    • 20th Sep 2013
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