For Highlights:

  1. Dip a little CPC out with fingertip.

  2. Rub fingertip and thumb together

  3. Grab a small/med section of hair

  4. Rub into the section of hair in a downward motion

  5. Repeat steps 1-4 if the color is not as vibrant as desired.

  6. Set/Dry color with a blowdryer on lowest setting. Color can be air dried but it will take much longer that way.

  7. If your hair is really dark or you want the color to be more vibrant add another layer by repeating all steps on that same section of hair. Keep in mind the more CPC you use/apply the longer your set/dry time will be.

For All Over Coverage:

  1. Apply color in 4 sections or if hair is really short you can apply all over without sections.

  2. Dip a quarter size amount of CPC and work in each section from the roots down to the tips.

  3. Apply more as needed to get even coverage. You can apply like you were applying conditioner to your hair just avoid rubbing the color into your scalp.

  4. Set/dry color with a hood dryer or hand held blowdryer. Color is not completely dry until you can touch it and it does NOT come off on your hands.

**For straight hair you can follow all the same steps as above but after you set/dry the color with a blowdryer you should comb or brush through the hair with a small tooth comb or brush. Also you should use very little CPC at a time to ensure you don't wet down the hair too much. A little really does go a long way. You can flat iron or use a curling iron with CPC in your hair just make sure you are ok with the color rubbing off on your styling tools as you do so.

***CPC can be used on damp hair for twist outs, braid outs, bantu knots etc. but once the color is dry it may not be as vibrant or bright as you would like. In this case you can apply another layer of CPC once you take down the style.

*Tips & Tricks*

CPC is totally mixable. All colors can be mixed together to create custom colors. CPC is a colored creme NOT a wax like some of our competitors so heat can be applied to the product after it has been applied.

CPC was developed as a way to add pops of temporary hair color to your hair. It can be used as an all over color but it was developed as a “hair makeup” and its regular size were based on eye shadow pots which the founder began her journey using. This is why our “regular” size may seem smaller than our competitors.

Love pastel colors? Apply the color Frosting(white) to your hair first and then layer another color on top to create a pastel or lighter color.

The color will last 3-5 days and sometimes even longer. When the color fades you can add more color on top to refresh the color or create a new color. Keep in mind the color will not be completely gone until you shampoo.

CPC will last up to 16 months as long as the container is tightly closed and it's stored in a cool dry place.

CPC is not intended to be used as regular makeup. It is a "hair makeup" and can be used on any "hair" but not for lips or as eye shadow.


1. Does you hair need to be pre-lightened to use CPC?

No! CPC will work on any color or texture hair. For darker coloured hair more than one layer may need to be applied, for lighter coloured hair less product can be used.

2.  Does CPC need to be applied on wet or dry hair?

Dry hair is the best method. However it can be used on damp hair to achieve certain styles like twist outs or braid outs for example. CPC should be applied as the last step to styling your hair after all your prior hair products have completely dried in the hair.

3. Will CPC make your hair feel hard, crunchy or waxy?

No!  CPC is a cream based product and contains no gel or wax.

4. Will the color transfer onto clothes, pillowcases, etc.?

No! Once you completely set/dry the color with a blowdryer it should NOT transfer. You can check this by touching your hair after drying. If the color continues to rub off on your hands then the color has not completely set. *The colors Fire(red) and Rose(Burgundy) are EXTREMELY pigmented and may take longer than the other colors to completely set.

5. Do you have to set the color with a blowdryer? Can you air dry instead?

No! You can air dry just keep in mind it will take much longer for the color to set this way and it is really only recommended that you air dry if your hair is really short.

6. Can CPC be used on straight hair? Can heating tools be used on top of the color?

Yes! CPC can be used on straight hair. You use the same method to apply the color but once the color is set/dry you should brush or comb through it to allow even distribution. Heating tools can be used on top of the color without the worry of harming your hair but the color will run onto the heating tools.

7. How many containers would I need to buy to color my entire head?

The answer to this varies on how long and how thick your hair may be. CPC was created to achieve color highlights although it can be used for all over coverage. In most cases 1-3 regular sized containers will give you full coverage or one 4oz size is more than enough.

8. What reasons would CPC not  work in your hair?

Product build up and/or the use of heavy oils in your hair will prevent CPC from being able to stick to your hair. Although this has not happened often, when it did it was for one of these two reasons.

9. Will CPC completely fade out or will I need to shampoo it?

CPC is made to last 3-5 days and will slowly fade out. The color can last even longer depending on your base/original hair color. The color will fade some each day but it will still be present in the hair. Upon your first shampoo is when the color will completely go away.

10. Where is CPC shipped from? How long does shipping take?

CPC is based out of Houston, TX. Shipment takes 2-4 business days for processing and then 2-4 days to arrive to you once shipped.

11. Is international shipping available?

International shipping is not yet available but we are actively working to make it possible.

12. What are the CPC indegrents?

Crown Paint Colors are handmade and homemade. They do not include any “wax” or “gel” like some similar products. The active indigents included are: Mica Iron Oxides, Titanium, Water, Glycerin, Cocoa seed butter, Shea butter, glyceryl stearate, hydroxyethyl urea, magnesium aluminium silicate, fragrance, demethicone and titanium dioxide.

13. CPC is a "Temporary Hair Make-up" can it be used like regular make up?

No! CPC is not to be used as eye shadow, lipstick or mascara. However it can be used on eye brows, beards, mustashes and goatees.

14. What is the shelf life for Crown Paint Colors?

Crown Paint Colors will last up to 16 months with the lid screwed tightly on and stored in a cool, dry place.

15. Can you cancel or change an order after it has been made?

To make any changes or cancel an order please email within 24 hours of the time the order was made. Please do not contact us on any social media outlets to make these changes, email only.

16. What happens if I do not receive my order?

Although this does not happen often, if you do not receive your order on or anytime after the expected delivery date please contact your local USPS first. Once you have spoken with them you should contact us to see what can be done further. Also please make sure that you are supplying us with your correct mailing address to send your package. We cannot be held responsible for packages that are not delivered due to us being supplied the wrong mailing address. If for any reason your package is returned to us, upon receiving it we will email you to find out if you would like a refund or if you would like the package resent. If the package is returned as a fault of ours we will resend your package back out to you asap. If the package is returned to us due to you supplying the wrong address, left off apt # or item was never picked up then an additional s/h will have to be paid before the order is reshipped.

17. When leaving color choices for the sampler or combo kits what happens if I give you too many choices or not enough choices?

For example, if you purchase a 6 piece sampler but only leave 5 color choices we will email you to obtain the remaining color you would like. Please note that if we have to email you to obtain color choices this will push back your package being shipped out by at least a day. If you give us too many choices ( like 7 color choices for a 6 pack) we will simply go down the list of the colors you wish to receive and stop at the 6th one. Also please note that when leaving color choices please give us the actual color names you would like to receive. For example, if you just say “red” we will not know what color you actually want because we have 6 shades of red.